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François and I used to spend hours talking about flying. He absolutely loved it, and had got his instrument rating in the United States a year or so earlier. He had a wonderful sense of humour and a remarkable amount of confidence.

I remember a round of golf with him and Ken a few days before Mosport. When he won the first three holes, it was quite obvious Ken and I didn’t have a hope of beating him, so we changed our tactics. Every time he was about to make a shot Ken would say, ‘Hang on, there’s a bird rustling the leaves in that tree - I’ll just go and stop it…’ and so on. François got more and more annoyed, but he beat us in the end and you’d have thought from his delight that he’d won The Open! Just a lovely guy…

— Chris Amon on François Cevert. Motor Sport Magazine, November 2013.

Chris Amon at the 1968 Oulton Park Gold Cup driving a Ferrari 312.

Chris Amon at the 1968 Oulton Park Gold Cup driving a Ferrari 312.

Brands Hatch, 21st July 1968. The team for the traditional post-GP cricket match.

Back row (L-R): Les Leston, Richard Attwood, Piers Courage, Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill, Charles Lucas (behind), Pedro Rodriguez, Denny Hulme, Rob Widdows, unidentified.

Front row (L-R): Innes Ireland, Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, Stirling Moss, Colin Chapman and Peter Jopp.

The Grand Prix Drivers XI lost to Lord Bradbourne’s XI.

Brands Hatch, 21st July 1968. The team for the traditional post-GP cricket match.
Back row (L-R): Les Leston, Richard Attwood, Piers Courage, Jochen Rindt, Graham Hill, Charles Lucas (behind), Pedro Rodriguez, Denny Hulme, Rob Widdows, unidentified.
Front row (L-R): Innes Ireland, Bruce McLaren, Chris Amon, Stirling Moss, Colin Chapman and Peter Jopp.
The Grand Prix Drivers XI lost to Lord Bradbourne’s XI.

Jochen Rindt starts on pole at 1969 British GP ahead of Jackie Stewart, Denny Hulme, Jacky Ickx and Chris Amon.

Jochen Rindt starts on pole at 1969 British GP ahead of Jackie Stewart, Denny Hulme, Jacky Ickx and Chris Amon.

Jacky Ickx, Chris Amon and Jochen Rindt lock out the front row of the grid at the 1968 German GP.

Jackie Stewart would go on to win this extremely wet and foggy race by four minutes, all while nursing a broken wrist, no less!