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Jochen Rindt – Mosport 1969

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 4.25.14 PMJochen Rindt was Autria’s first World Champion. He dominated the sport from May to September 1970 winning 5 of 6 races on his way to the World Champiosnhip. Sadly, he would be killed in September of that year in a practice accident at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. He remains the only Posthumous World Champion. In 1969 he finished 3rd in the championship, scoring his first ever win at Watkins Glen. This photo is of the start finish line at the Canadian GP at Mosport, where he finished 3rd.

 


Andretti – World Champion 1978

Screen Shot 2016-03-28 at 3.15.23 PMMario Andretti won his World Championship in 1978 in the all conquering Lotus 79. The season long battle with teammate Ronnie Peterson ended tragically with Peterson’s death at Monza in September. The previous race was the Dutch GP at Zandvoort where the team grabbed their 4th 1-2 finish of the year. Zandvoort is located in the sand dunes within sight of the North Sea. Land is so precious in the Netherlands, that fenced pasture land exists within the confines of the track. In this photo Andretti leads the McLaren of Nelson Piquet over the Tunnel Oost.