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Old 26 Apr 2017, 07:06 (Ref:3729240)   #1
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SidewaysFeltham should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridSidewaysFeltham should be qualifying in the top 5 on the gridSidewaysFeltham should be qualifying in the top 5 on the grid
Fred Saunders:

Was a Formula V champion in 1969 and afterwards, apparently competed in F5000.

I post this, mainly, as a warning; he was accidentally burned to death when draining the petrol tank of his camper van. At age 84.

Interesting man.

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Old 26 Apr 2017, 08:09 (Ref:3729247)   #2
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Heard this story on the news, never thought it would be an ex racer!

Fearless Fred had some great races with Steve Matchett and I believe was the first (only driver?) to have a rear wing on a Formula Vee!

I still have vivid memories of sitting at North Tower Corner at Crystal Palace taking pictures, bearing my photographers armband, from the 6 feet of grass between the track and the spectators when Fred had a massive aerial accident flying over my head but fortunately landing back on the track.

Happy days.

Condolences to his family and friends.
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Old 26 Apr 2017, 20:58 (Ref:3729376)   #3
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I remember watching Fred in F5000 races with a Crossle. I think he was known as fearless Fred for the way he handled the car. I remember one of his awful jokes "What are the vital statistics of a mermaid. 36", 26" and 7 shilling and sixpence a pound" Happy days. RIP Fred
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