TV to die for? Why being a Grand Prix racer 50 years ago was a deadly ambition.
In the 1960s and early ’70s it was common for Grand Prix drivers to die while racing, watched on television by millions. And with a queue of eager young racers waiting in the wings, they were considered to be almost expendable.
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