Stuart to Drive Father's Brainchild at the Chateau

Monday 15 June 2015

A Banbury man will be giving demonstrations of his unique Formula 1 car, the only four-wheel drive car ever to win a F1 race, at this year's Hill Climb.

Stuart Rolt, 66, bought the Ferguson P99, which holds special memories for his family, five years ago.

The Ferguson P99 was created by Ferguson, the tractor company, in 1961 and was the only racing car the company ever made. It was the brainchild of the managing director at the time – Tony Rolt, Stuart’s father. Tony was a very successful racing driver, winning Le Mans in 1953.

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The P99 won its last major F1 race, the International Gold Cup at Oulton Park, driven by Stirling Moss. The car then went on to a very successful hill climb career, winning the British Hill Climb Championship in 1964, driven by Peter Westbury.

It was owned by the Ferguson family until they sold it to Stuart. Stuart was a touring car racer in the 1970s, whose biggest successes came at Silverstone in the TT and the Spa 24-Hour Race.

Stuart competes regularly in the Ferguson. He is a member of the British Racing Drivers’ Club and was chairman for many years until last year. Stuart, from near Banbury, is looking forward to demonstrating the car at Chateau Impney, along with his son, Freddie.

We are certainly looking forward to seeing this one-off car at Chateau Impney, and it’s sure to wow spectators of all ages!

  • Ferguson P99 at the Chateau Impney Hill Climb, Droitwich
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