Reassessing Stefan Bellof - 30 years on

Reassessing Stefan Bellof - 30 years on

Stefan Bellof lost his life in a sportscar race at Spa 30 years ago this week. GARY WATKINS analyses his reputation and asks whether he would have reached the top in Formula 1

The laptimes defied logic, and Derek Bell sidled up to the Nurburgring pitwall. He suggested it might be time to hang out the 'HOLD' board to his mercurial young team-mate.

Porsche's management didn't agree and minutes later Stefan Bellof crashed out of the lead in spectacular fashion after taking off at Pflanzgarten.

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