The legacy of Ron Tauranac, the designer of world championship-winning Brabham Formula 1 cars and founder of Ralt who passed away last week aged 95, lives on in UK motorsport. The hub that was Tauranac's Ralt factory in Weybridge through the late 1970s and 1980s is arguably responsible for much that we are seeing today.
Arguably Carlin and Double R Racing, the two most successful teams in British Formula 3 and 4 over the past half a decade, would not exist quite in the form they do today without his enormous influence.
"The reason I'm still based at Woking is because of Ralt, there's no doubt about it," says Double R chief Anthony 'Boyo' Hieatt. "Weybridge, New Haw, Addlestone and Woking was a big heart of motor racing. It was this part of the world rather than the Oxford valley it is now."