Feature Mark Walker March 14, 2023 (Comments off) (138)

F1, Indycar & More at the Island

Over the weekend, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit was sung some of the sweetest notes from the world of historic open-wheel racing.

The 34th annual Phillip Island Classic brought together a host of northern hemisphere visiting Formula One cars, which mixed with the cream of the local ex-GP scene, while added into the mix were some classic Indycars, F5000s, Formula Holdens, plus the usual eclectic mix of historic Group Q and R machinery, which covers an incredible array of machinery from around the world – picture North American SCCA oddities matched against Formula Pacifics and more.

A highlight of the event was the Phillip Island Historic GP, an eight-lapper on the fourth and final day of festivities which saw the surviving Grand Prix cars battle it out for honours.

For the record, James Hagen aboard the ex-James Hunt Hesketh was shadowed across the line by the Shadow DN8 of Martin O’Connell, with Guido Belgiorno-Nettis third in his Ferrari.

Awesome cars in a brilliant setting – it made for some excellent content, with The Race Torque there to capture it…



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