Today's British Grand Prix will be Nino Barlini's first race here at Brands Hatch.
Going into the penultimate race of the season Scott Stoddard is in fantastic form, in spite of the fact that he is still recovering from his crash in Monaco. He's won the last three races and leads the championship from, Sarti, Aron, and Barlini.
The sweeping corners and undulations of Brands Hatch have made it one of the best loved, and most well known tracks in Britain. In fact Gerhard Berger once called it "the best circuit in the world". Brands Hatch hosted the British Grand Prix from 1964-86, on alternate years, sharing with Silverstone.
Size 4.22 x 3.41m, 13.85 x 11.18ft
Length: 2.433 miles, 3.908 km km
Brands Hatch was originally a natural grassy hollow that was shaped like an amphitheatre, first used as a circuit in the late 1920s by a group of cyclists, with the permission of the local farmer and landowner.
It wasn't until 1950 that the circuit was paved, and the circuit opened as a motor racing venue on the 16th April.
The original kidney shaped layout was extended in 1954 to add what is now Druid's Hill Bend, and in 1960 the track length was doubled by taking the track into the next valley, to form what is more or less the current layout.
Barlini's the leader, but he's not far ahead of Sarti and Aron.
Here's Stoddard coming into the pits very slowly.
Goodness, he looks as if he's on the edge of collapse.
What a shame, he was driving a beautiful race.
Scott Stoddard does seem to be in a bad way.
His retirement certainly puts a new complexion on the race.
Barlini leads, but Ferrari team leader Sarti, Aron, and Rindt, all have the Sicilian in their sights.
Results & Standings
|DNF||Scott Stoddard||Jordan BRM||0|
|2nd=||Scott Stoddard||Jordan BRM||27|