Paul Hawkins - Monaco - 1965 He is one of only two Formula One drivers, along with Italian Alberto Ascari, to have crashed into the harbour in Monaco during a Grand Prix. He escaped from the crash unhurt. Hawkins struck the wooden barrier at the entry and spun through the straw bales and over the edge of the quay and into the harbour. The Lotus sank to the bottom and the rugged Australian bobbed to the surface and struck out for shore, while boats went to his rescue.
Hornchurch’s fastest teenager Bobby Thompson made a sensational debut in the hotly contested Milltek Sport Volkswagen Racing Cup over the Easter weekend, scoring a trio of top ten finishes in the first three races of the year at Oulton Park despite neve