In England, Italy's Bruno Giacomelli led from start to finish to win the final round of the European Formula Two Motor Racing Championship at Donington Park on Sunday (30 October).
In England, Italy's Bruno Giacomelli led from start to finish to win the final round of the European Formula Two Motor Racing Championship at Donington Park on Sunday (30 October). It was Giacomelli's third win of the season, but Frenchman Rene Arnoux had already clinched the Championship with a total of 52 points-12 more than American Eddie Cheever, who took second place.
SYNOPSIS: The world's Grand Prix stars took the 24 grid positions, after another 13 drivers had been eliminated in practice. The world Grand Prix Championships had finished only the week before and talent scouts from all the top teams were present. Already being looked upon as the Hunts and Andrettis of tomorrow were 19-year-old Eddie Cheever from the United States, and Italians Riccardo Patrese, Ello de Angelis and Giacomelli himself. Giacomelli's victory was never really in doubt-but the race was not without incident.
Twenty-four-year-old Giacomelli made his Grand Prix debut only last month, driving as a team-mate to James Hunt in the Marlboro-McLaren team. He was showing same form on this occasion at the Park.
The GRD 40,000 race (73,600 dollars) was the biggest and most expensive event staged at the track since it was re-opened earlier this year. The winner-Giacomelli. Second was Keke Roseberg of Sweden and third, Frenchman Didier Peroni.