Remembering a lost Dutch F1 hopeful

Remembering a lost Dutch F1 hopeful

Twenty-five years ago Marcel Albers lost his life in a huge Formula 3 accident at Thruxton. Here, the Formula 1 hopeful is remembered by those who knew him best

At just after half past two on Easter Monday, April 20 1992, Gil de Ferran and Marcel Albers led the field around to the Thruxton grid to continue their fight for the British Formula 3 Championship title. After the opening two rounds the scores stood at one win apiece: Albers had triumphed at Donington Park; de Ferran at Silverstone.

Eight laps later at the Chicane: screams, shouting, silence. Albers, who was attempting to fight back up the field after dropping to seventh, had clipped the rear of team-mate Elton Julian's car as he tried to slipstream him on the approach to the Chicane.

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