Category Archives: Reject Drivers

Johnny Claes: Part 2 – Top Of His Gaeme

After only two and a half years in the sport, Johnny Claes had established himself on the racing scene. He wasn’t considered a world-class driver, but his yellow Talbot-Lago had become a mainstay in the Grand Prix paddock, and he had scored his maiden victory

Johnny Claes: Part 1 – The Staert

How a jazz bandleader became the first true Formula One backmarker, contributed to the glory days of Belgian motorsport and pulled off one of the sport’s best ever drives. Formula One backmarkers come in many shapes and sizes. There are the one-off appearances who come

Profile – Joe Kelly

Nationality Irish Date of Birth 13th March 1913 Date of Death 28th November 1993 Car Alta (1950-51) Races Entered 2 Races Started 2 Best Result NC (GB 1950, GB 1951) Before Formula One The Irish Republic has had little association with Formula One over the