The enduring legacy of a motorsport engineering giant

The enduring legacy of a motorsport engineering giant

An engineering genius and skilled entrepreneur with a gift for instilling confidence in drivers, the late Robin Herd was a man of many talents. Half a century on from the birth of March, he is remembered by those who worked with him and knew him best

As Ayrton Senna led the slow parade around La Rascasse to line up for the start of the 1988 Monaco Grand Prix, the teams and hangers-on watching from the pitlane turned silent, waiting with bated breath.

Among the crowd, March engineers Tim Holloway and Andy Brown hoped that Ivan Capelli's and Mauricio Gugelmin's Judd V8-powered 881s would hold together and steer clear of the barriers for 78 laps.

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