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HISTORY

THE 1970S

The 1970s

The winter of 1974/75 saw extensive work at the circuit. In addition to the construction of a new pits complex with 44 garages – opened by the Duke of Edinburgh – the famous Woodcote Corner underwent major changes.

Over the previous two decades, with the ever increasing speed of Formula One cars, Woodcote had become the high-speed corner in motor racing, the ultimate challenge to drivers of outstanding talent – taken by the bravest and most skilled quite literally flat-out in top gear at speeds above 160mph.

“It was without doubt one of the most important corners in the F1 world,” said Stewart. “In the early '70s, you could come into Woodcote and – if there was no wind, track conditions were perfect and the car was really well set up – it was suggested you could take it absolutely 'flat'.

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