F1 - Chris Amon passed away aged 73
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    Default F1 - Chris Amon passed away aged 73

    Chris Amon passed away in NZ at age of 73 from cancer.

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    Funny thing the Australian newpapers/media sometimes . Chris Amon's death was reported in the NZ Herald last Wednesday ( Aug 3 ). Our lack of outward looking curiosity is starting to rival the Americans. For instance zero coverage of the super rugby final ( Hurricanes 20 Lions 3 ) once the Australian teams were knocked out.
    If you are interested in Chris Amon and the connection between Ferrari and New Zealand have a read of " Enzo Ferrari's Secret War" by David Manton. The author suggests that the wartime presence of NZ troops in Italy and their actions ( amongst others) to save his chief engineer Colombo from anti-fascist reprisals may have given the old man a soft spot for Kiwis ( Amon included) from then on. Interesting theory.
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    There is very little overseas motor sport reported here, unless Australians are involved and even then it is not guaranteed. I read Finnish media and they cover all sorts of interesting snippets, even if it has nothing to do with Finnish drivers, such as this one about C Amon.
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