Formula 1 driver Chris Amon remembered

Chris Amon

Chris Amon was one of F1's most talented drivers never to win a race.

If it is true that nice guys always come second, the New Zealander - who died on 3 August aged 73 - won the respect and admiration of the sport many times over...

Chris Amon
1968 British Grand Prix, Brands Hatch: On his way to his first second place in a Ferrari
Chris Amon and Jackie Stewart
Monaco, 1969: Trailing Jackie Stewart. They both retired, and Graham Hill won the race
Chris Amon
Ah, the 1970s, when people stood on roofs for no apparent reason. Here, in Belgium, Amon (left) has to watch Mexican Pedro Rodriguez soak up victory
Chris Amon
1973 Dutch Grand Prix, Zandvoort. The fuel system did for him here, in the beautiful Tecno car. In fact, most things did for him in the Tecno
Chris Amon
1968 Spanish Grand Prix. He was on pole here, for Ferrari (left) but was beaten away at the start by Rodriguez, which would not be the first time. He retired with a fuel pump problem
Chris Amon
His own place in the pantheon of legends: At Brands Hatch, second from right, next to Graham Hill
Chris Amon
1971 Italian Grand Prix: On pole again here for Matra - he had five career poles - but beaten off the line by Belgian Jacky Ickx in the Ferrari. Unlikely anyone at Monza would have felt too sorry for him there...
Chris Amons
1967 Belgian Grand Prix: New Zealander Amon worked on the family farm before and after his F1 career, and was at home in the green Ardennes mountains, finishing third for Ferrari
Chris Amon
Amon competed in Formula 1 from 1963 to 1976

With thanks to Forix

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