How Formula 1 has lost its humanity
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How Formula 1 has lost its humanity

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Formula 1 is trying to recapture some of its lost swashbuckling image in 2017. A man who lived through its most gladiatorial era thinks there's a different spark which needs to be ignited

Back in the day, there was something gloriously exotic and aloof about Jacky Ickx. In the 1960s and early '70s he cut a figure of elegance, occupying the same stratosphere as Sir Jackie Stewart and Jochen Rindt - and yet somehow standing apart. He was always his own man.

Today, the contrast to that cold 'untouchable' is stark, only more so when the 72-year-old Belgian maestro speaks with emotion about the modern sport having lost touch with its human essence.

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