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Arrows, Australian Grand Prix, Jackie Stewart, Nigerian Prince, Tom Walkinshaw -

After reflecting on the Jaguar XJ220 and Tom Walkinshaw’s role in building the engines for that car Shelby McLaren was drawn to his recollection of the 1999 Australian Grand Prix and to what would become one of the most bizarre moments in Formula 1 sponsorship history. The gloriously sunny weather in Melbourne in the March of 1999 was a welcome relief from Shelby’s native Edinburgh and it brought with it all the anticipation and excitement of a new F1 season. During practice Shelby spotted a very unfamiliar ’t-minus’ logo on the Arrows cars so he asked Tom Walkinshaw who their...

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