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Friday 18th May 2012


PIC OF THE WEEK: SHELBY BEYOND THE COBRA

Why Carroll Shelby was more than just a race car constructor


With the sad news of motoring legend Carroll Shelby's death last week, the chat and tributes to the great man have - probably rightly - focussed on his work with Cobras and Mustangs.

But Shelby wasn't just a car constructor, he was also a racer. As this picture - taken during the 1958 British Grand Prix - proves, he had a fair bit of natural car control, too.

Shelby wasn't a hugely successful F1 driver - he only made eight GP starts, and this picture captures him on the way to ninth place in the non-works Scuderia Centro Sud Maserati 250F (his best GP result was a fourth in Italy). But the very fact he was there, mixing it with the likes of Moss, von Trips et al, makes him even more of a legend to our minds.

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Author: Riggers