On Friday, May 31, Mercedes Benz invited two of Great Britain’s foremost race drivers from past and present to Silverstone Circuit for a publicity op that proved a lark for both men – current Mercedes AMG Petronas shoe Lewis Hamilton and one of RRDC’s own, the legendary Sir Stirling Moss.
They also brought a pair of Mercedes Benz racecars that each had driven in anger – Hamilton’s current F1 mount and a brilliant W196 from the mid-1950s that Fangio drove to a pair of wins in 1954. Moss drove a similar model to his first F1 victory in 1955 – the British GP at Aintree becoming the first British driver to win the event. Hamilton won the BGP at Silverstone in 2008.
DON KNOWLES FEATURED IN RUNOFFS VIDEO
GoPro’s video of the 2012 SCCA National Championship Runoffs at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc., features the T2 race. RRDC member Don Knowles won the 13-lapper to claim his sixth national championship.
The video was a promotional piece for GoPro’s HERO3 camera system.