Formula 1 is certainly very popular in the United Kingdom with the Silverstone GP being on the of most sought after races in a race calendar.
Another sport that is quite popular in the UK is Cricket, one that was invented by the British, and later adopted by a lot of the commonwealth countries like India and Australia.
The British Royalty has often indulged in a little cricket with Prince Charles being a massive fan of the game himself.
Now, with the entire F1 fraternity in Britain for the grand prix in 1974, Prince Charles made it a point to invite the drivers to game of cricket, in order to give them a flavour of the English sporting culture.
In a rare photo that has surfaced on social media today, one can see the drivers from 1974 being pictured in cricket kits for their game agains Prince Charles.
F1 drivers’ cricket team in 1974 for a match against Prince Charles’ team pic.twitter.com/Dlh54TYW8z
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The Team: Formula One Champions Drivers in Cricket Team 1974
Back L-R: Ken Tyrrell, John Watson, Guy Edwards, Mike Hailwood, James Hunt, Graham Hill, Patrick Depailler, Peter Gethin, David Purley and Clay Regazzoni.
Front L-R: Jody Scheckter, Derek Bell, Niki Lauda, Jackie Stewart, Ronnie Peterson, Jochen Mass and Denny Hulme.(information scoured by r/elkon24).
If you look closely, you can spot a young Damon in between Hunt and Hill in the photograph, making this picture even more special.
Do you think the current crop of drivers should also indulge in some local sporting activities during their visits to various countries during a F1 season?