Thursday, 25 February 2010

François Cevert 1944-1973

Today is the anniversary of François Cevert’s birth in 1944 … he would be 66 years old.

I like to think that he would have accomplished so much if he was still amongst us, because he had done so much in his tragically short life.

He left such an strong mark on us … his skill on the track, his grace and elegance, his respect and dedication to his “métier”, his colleagues and his team, and of course, his wonderful smile, and those piercing, intense blue eyes …

Nous pensons à toi, François!


Original in Prismacolor pencils on mid-gray stock
© Paul Chenard 2009
Lyndsay Styles collection

A limited edition of 50 Giclee prints 11"x 14.5" (27.9 cm x 36.8 cm) is available.

2 comments:

Gee Halen (Gábor Vajda) said...

omehow it instantly reminded me to the vintage C64 game's cover, Pitstop II: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/2/22/Pitstop_II_cover.jpg/252px-Pitstop_II_cover.jpg

rob ijbema said...

yes paul after all these years he is still missed,
nice capture my friend