Originally a motorcycle racer - he switched to cars and then Formula One. He would pull wheelies in the paddock on pit bikes. He was one of my favorite drivers due to his style - and he was almost always smiling. Francois was a team-mate of the great Jackie Stewart and finished a close 2nd behind him many times. I believe he had only one single F1 race win in his career. He was killed at Watkins Glen in 1973 - age 29. I was devastated. I saw this photo of him on the net today and it all came back. Quite intriguing the memories which are stored in the mind only to be brought out by a single photo.
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