Roger Williamson: Britain's new hope wasted

Roger Williamson: Britain's new hope wasted

He looked like a sensation on his way up the ranks, but Roger Williamson never got his chance to shine in F1 thanks to a tragic day at Zandvoort. By David Tremayne

Roger Williamson was going to be a world champion. The way he handled a Formula 3 GRD 372 in 1972, and an F2 March-BMW 732 in '73, left no doubt, and a test for BRM at Silverstone in February in the latter year merely confirmed it. He was... fast.

But there was more to him than that; he had an unquenchable determination, and he never gave up.

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