Niels Heusinkveld Tribute to the Late John Surtees

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Paul Jeffrey, Mar 16, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Reiza Studios physics engineer Niels Heusinkveld has released a nice tribute to the recently departed John Surtees, taking a spin in the 1960's era Formula Vintage around the historic Johannesburg circuit in Automobilista.

    In a nice tribute to the recently passed former Grand Prix and motorcycle World Champion John Surtees, Niels Heusinkveld of Reiza Studios has dedicated his 26th Talk and Drive video to the British World Champion, as he takes out for a run his Automobilista Formula Vintage car that is based on the 1967 Formula One era machines.

    As one would imagine, footage from the actual 1967 Grand Prix of South Africa where Surtees finished in third position is rather rare, however I've managed to track down some content from the 1968 running of the event, just to give you a bit of an idea about the conditions under which Surtees plied his trade back in the day:

    For some additional vintage fun, check out this cool video of the 1965 Monaco Grand Prix too:

    For those of you less familiar with John Surtees and his racing career, the British driver remains the only man who has won World Championships on both two and four wheels, having secured numerous races and title's in bike racing until he took the decision to retire from the sport at the age of 26 and take up the challenge of Formula One. During his 12 years in the top level of open wheel racing Surtees secured six Grand Prix wins, 24 podium positions, eight poles and a World Championship for the Ferrari team in 1964.

    As Surtees active Grand Prix driving career wound down the driver then became involved in team management, running his own Surtees team for a number of the top drivers of the day and remaining involved in many different forms of top level motorsport, including the incredible American Can-Am series for ultra powerful open top sports cars.

    Surtees would go on to receive an OBE for his services to motorsport in the UK and his legacy continues with the Henry Surtees Foundation, set up in honour of his son who lost his life at the 2009 Formula 2 event at Brands Hatch.

    A true British legend and a nice tribute from Heusinkveld.

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    Did you enjoy Niels latest Talk & Drive video? What do you think of the Formula Vintage cars and Historic Johannesburg circuit? Share your opinions in the comments section below!
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  2. Alex Townsend

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    Love the video from Niels. Makes me want to jump on AMS with some classic F1.

    The Historic Johannesburg circuit is awesome fun and I really need to give these classic cars a try.

    I think he eluded to the fact that the car he was driving wasn't actually in AMS yet and was one of his wip cars so perhaps something new coming to AMS before they wrap up and concentrate on the new title?
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  3. Colin Knowles

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    Classy tribute for a classic gentleman...:inlove:
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  4. Jake Fangio

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    Very classy gent,and should of been knighted. His son was tragically killed,and he took steps to bring something good out of it. A great driver/rider and a great man. R.I.P Mr Surtees.
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