It might be safe to call Chris Amon the unluckiest man to ever race at the highest level of motorsport. He started his racing career in his native New Zealand where former driver and Aston Martin team Manager Reg Parnell saw the 17-year-old Amon driving a Maserati 250F with great skill. From there, Amon went straight to Europe and launched a career racing sports cars and Formula 1. Initial drives came with Parnell Racing and through fellow-New Zealander Bruce McLaren, for whom he also tested. In addition to superb driving skills, Amon became known as a talented test driver able to give excellent feedback.
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