© Kieran Roberts Art
Dominating Hell
Jackie Stewart on his way to victory in the Tyrrell 006 in 1973 at one of his least favourite tracks, the Nürburgring, which he nicknamed 'the green hell', so called for it's exposed forests and fields around the track. Stewart led the crusade for safer tracks and better first aid facilities after suffering a horrific crash at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit. Stewart has many quotes about the Nürburgring Nordschleife, most of them less than complimentary. However, one of my personal favourites sums up the terror of driving flat out on 'the green hell' - "In a quick lap of the Nürburgring you probably experience more in seven minutes, and six or seven seconds, than most people have experienced in all their life, in the way of fear and tension, and animosity towards machinery and a racetrack". In the race, Stewart started on pole, was briefly led by team-mate François Cevert, before taking the lead and both Tyrrell's dominating proceedings for a 1-2 finish.
Original arcrylic on canvas
18" x 24" (45 x 61cm)
$1,250 NZD
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