Sir Nicholas Williamson Bt

The hillclimbing baronet. Williamson was one of the great characters from the old-school of British Hillclimbing.

He was the fastest of the traditional F5000 based V8s in the early seventies, before introducing small, light and aerodynamically efficient circuit racing cars to the sport in 1972, winning his second championship in a March F2 car that year.

He retired from hillclimbing due to illness shortly afterwards, but remained involved in the sport, helping to run Wiscombe Park hillclimb until his death in 2000.

Sir Nicholas Williamson Brabham BT35

Sir Nicholas Williamson at Doune in his Brabham BT35 (thanks to Steve Wilkinson)