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F1weekly podcast # 330

 

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Motorsports Mondial with Nasir Hameed.

This weeks special interview with Jackie Oliver.

People like Jackie Oliver make motor racing such a fascinating sport. He was born in Essex, England, on August 14th 1942. His racing career started in 1961 at the wheel of a Mini.

After driving for Lotus in Formula 1, he replaced Jim Clark as teammate to Graham Hill in 1968 after the Hockenheim tragedy. Oliver qualified on the front row of his home Grand Prix at Silverstone and was leading when the car broke down.

In 1969 driving the beautiful John Wyer’s Gulf GT40 he won the Le Mans 24 hour race and the Sebring 12 hours.

In 1971, he won the Daytona 24 hours in a Porsche shared with Pedro Rodriguez.

In 1974 Jackie Oliver won the Can Am championship driving for Don Nichols Shadow team. He would drive in Formula 1 for the same team and later became involved in management.

At the end of 1977, Oliver left Shadow and started his won Formula 1 team called Arrows. Some of his drivers included Riccardo Patrese, Gerhard Berger and Eddie Cheever. Team also had sponsors as varied as USF&G, Ragno Ceramiche and Warsteiner.

This conversation took place last month at his business, Arrows Self Storage Limited, in Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK. My sincere thanks to Mister Oliver for his time and to Mister Brazier for making this possible.