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Joe Saward's Austrian GP notebook

When I am in Austria, I stay at the Gasthaus Kaufmann in a little village named after the church, not far from the Red Bull Ring. It is run by an old fellow who doesn’t speak English but has all the walls adorned with guests of old (or rather photos of them), including many racing stars.  He tells stories about his adventures and how he waved the chequered flag at the first Austrian Grand Prix at what was then called the Osterreichring. His pride and joy is a photograph of Britain’s Princess Anne, who – astonishingly – stayed at the Gasthaus Kaufmann while attending an Austrian GP as a guest of Sir Jackie Stewart. You could have knocked me down with a feather when I saw the...
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