Remembering F1 boss Guy Ligier

Very sad to hear the news of the death of former Formula 1 team owner Guy Ligier at the age of 85.

Ligier, who first made his name as a rugby player, ran a grand prix team for 16 years from 1976, winning a total of nine races.

Among the legendary names who won races for him were Patrick Depailler, Jacques Laffite and Dider Pironi.

Ligier's final victory was with Olivier Panis at the Monaco Grand Prix in 1996.

However I remember Guy Ligier in action at the 1967 British Grand Prix, where he drove a Brabham BT20.

I photographed him as he rounded Copse Corner at Silverstone (pictured right) on his way to finishing in 10th place.

The race was a runaway victory for Jim Clark in a Lotus 49.

Sadly, this was Clark's last grand prix on British soil before his fatal crash at Hockenheim in a Formula 2 race the following year.

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