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Formula 1 Mourns As Legendary Tank Driver Tom Wheatcroft Dies

There are two WWII tank crewman that I respect very much from the United Kingdom. Both are legends and, as it happens, both spent their post-war lives involved in motorsport. Perhaps I am nostalgic (often accused of romanticizing the WWII era), given my age, but I remain indebted for the sacrifice of the many. The first is Murray Walker of motorsport commentary fame and the other is Tom Wheatcroft. With this reverie in mind, I am saddened to report (more like perpetuate) the unfortunate news that Donington owner Tom Wheatcroft has died. A luminary among the racing community, Wheatcroft had saved Donington Park from a suspect future and set to making Donington what it is today. Sad also is that the famous circuit has been embroiled in ...

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