Jacques Lafitte & Jonathan Palmer

Jacques Lafitte & Jonathan Palmer

JACQUES LAFITTE. French Formula 1 driver with ISO / Ligier and Williams between 1974-1986. Career record ; 180 races / 6 wins (all with Ligier) / 32 podiums and 7 pole-positions. He rather unluckily (on the day he equalled Graham Hills record number of GP starts) broke both his legs during a multi-car pile up at the start of the 1986 British GP at Brands Hatch, this eventually leading to his retirement from Grand Prix racing. Despite the crash happening just past the pits, the first doctor on the scene happened to be British F1 driver Jonathan Palmer who had started the race in 22nd place on the grid. A qualified GP before taking up motor-racing in 1978, he stopped his Zakspeed (just past Laffite's crashed Ligier) and jumped out to assist the injured Frenchman

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Jacques Lafitte & Jonathan Palmer

Reference Number. 7531


An original pair of vintage 1986 autograph book pages, clearly signed and dated in ballpoint by both Jacques Lafitte AND Dr Jonathan Palmer 

Both signatures double mounted for fine display with photographs

An emotive pair of autographs actually signed at Brands Hatch on the day of Jacques Lafitte's final race. Alongside the first man to arrive / help at the accident scene

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