In one respect, anyway, the 1967 British Grand Prix was not dissimilar to the one just past, in that we had the winner we all expected. Fifty years ago the Silverstone crowd almost dared Jim Clark to lose, as would later be the case with Nigel Mansell, as today with Lewis Hamilton.
I think of 1967 as the last simple year in Formula 1, when the cars, uncluttered by wings and other aerodynamic devices, were things of simple beauty, and - devoid of commercial sponsorship - still raced in their country's national colours. If PR stood for anything, it was Puerto Rico.
By the standards of today, Formula 1 was all rather minimalist. To look after two cars, Dan Gurney's Eagle team employed just five mechanics, one of whom was Jo Ramirez; working at Cooper was another young mechanic, who would later employ Ramirez: one Ron Dennis.