🇫🇷 French Connection 🇫🇷

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As the UK swelters in record breaking temperature, there will be little reprieve from the heat at Paul Ricard this weekend. Track limits were a big issue in Austria and are likely to be so again on the super smooth tarmac with seemingly endless blue striped run offs. A great track to drive, let’s hope it creates another good race.

In 1989 and 1990, Leyton House made the headlines for different reasons at Le Castellet. Mauricio Gugelmin’s Car somersaulted after the start in ‘89, whilst his team mate, Ivan Capelli almost won the race in ‘90 but had to settle for second to Prost’s Ferrari. We have just acquired a consignment of original new old stock Leyton House team gear from that period that has been in storage for 30 years and is extremely rare – the Miami blue Colours were always popular! The items include: Rain Jacket and Trouser SetTeam Race Shirt and Purple Mechanics Suit.

French teams and drivers are always popular  and we have a Pirelli cap hand signed by Pierre Gasly and his team mate Yuki Tsunoda available, as well as a Romain Grosjean promotional race suit from his Lotus Renault days.

Alain Prost remains the most successful French driver and a framed original black and white professional photograph from 1993 hand signed by ‘Le Professor’ is a wonderful item to have. 

Renault may have re-named themselves Alpine but Fernando Alonso remains at th core of the team. We have his race suit used to launch the R28 in Paris in 2008 as well as a pair of his race used boots in stock.

Thank you,

Tim

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