Formula One legend Chris Amon died

  • Chris Amon (1943-2016)
  • ChrisAmon, Ford GT40

Chris Amon, a Formula One legend from New Zealand,who was considered by many as the best F1 driver who never won the F1 championship Grand Prix, had died today in his home country, at the age 73. He died in Rotorua Hospital, after a battle with cancer.

Here’s the statement of his family: “Chris battled cancer in recent years but retained not only a close interest in Formula 1 – and his very wide range of favourite topics – but also his wonderful sense of humour complete with infectious chuckle.”

Amon was active during the 1960s and 1970s, debuting in Formula One in 1963. He recorded 96 starts in the Formula One with eleven different teams, scoring five pole positions, three fastest laps and eleven podiums but without wins. Amon was more successful in sports car racing, winning some of the greatest endurance races, such were 24 hours of Daytona (1967) and 24 hours of Le Mans (1966).

Here’s the insight into Chris Amon’s fascinating career