Peter Revson: not just a pretty face

Peter Revson: not just a pretty face

Peter Revson is often seen as a playboy, but he was also a fast racing driver. Four decades since his death, ADAM COOPER looks back at a career cut short

Forty years ago this week the racing world was sent reeling following the death of Peter Revson in a gruesome testing accident at Kyalami. It was an era when every other week seemed to bring a tragedy, but the timing of the loss of Revson, a star both in F1 and in Indycars, was cruel indeed.

In 1973 he'd won two grands prix for McLaren, and in so doing he had finally switched the focus from his wealthy, privileged background and convinced the sceptics that he was a force to be reckoned with.

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