OFFICIAL Hesketh Racing Zandvoort 1975 T Shirt
ABOUT THIS SHIRT
WHEN THE PLAYBOYS BEAT THE BIG BOYS
We celebrate the day when 'The Underdog Squad', took on the might of Formula 1 and duffed them up.
Few arrived in Zandvoort expecting to see anything other than a Ferrari victory, especially with star driver Niki Lauda in almost unbeatable form. Having won at the seaside venue a year earlier, Lauda entered the race on the back of three successive victories, and he dominated practice.
But taking third on the grid, just 0.41s back from Lauda and team mate Clay Regazzoni, was Hunt in the Hesketh 308. A terrific effort. Not even the man himself thought he stood much chance of challenging the powerful Prancing Horses for victory in the race.
Lord Hesketh, James Hunt, Bubbles Horsley and Harvey Poselthwaite
To read more about Hesketh Racing's incredible victory at Zandvoort visit our 'Motorsport History' Blog
Zandvoort 1975 Racetrack Art. Click Here
The Biggest Little Race Team in the World
Scorned by the established teams who considered them a bunch of public school boy amateurs with no place in the sport, Hesketh Racing audaciously challenged the big boys in their own back yard, and won.
If you are going to be involved in one of the most demanding, most expensive and most dangerous sports in the world, you might as well have as much fun as you can doing it. The team arrived by Rolls-Royce, hired yachts for Monaco and had a Grand Piano in the back of Pitlane for sing songs with friends and celebraties. Champagne flowed in abundance at Hesketh Racing.
To read more about Hesketh Racing visit our 'Motorsport History' Blog
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