Daytona is a passionate interpretation of motorsports, whether it is the birthplace of speed racing in Florida, the track of the same name and the endurance races held today; or for racers And the famous Rolex chronograph watch, Daytona are Rolex’s passionate interpretation of motorsport. This is the legend that many speed pioneers and successors have worked hard for many years. These historical celebrities are numerous and difficult to record, but everyone has witnessed the long and unique connection between Rolex and motorsport.
Speed King Sir Malcolm Campbell
Sir Malcolm Campbell broke the world land speed record nine times between 1924 and 1935, five of which were set at Daytona Beach, and he also set four world water speed records. In 1935, Sir Malcolm Campbell drove the famous ‘Bluebird’ chariot on the flats of the Bonneville Salt Belt, breaking the record of 300 miles per hour (482 kilometers per hour) for the first time. Lord V. Campbell has been wearing Rolex Oysters since 1930. At the time of this record, Rolex Oysters were also on his wrist, making him the first brand spokesperson for Rolex in motorsports.
First Daytona Endurance Champion Dan Gurney
In 1962, Dan Gurney won the first Continental Daytona race (which was later renamed the ‘Rolex Daytona 24 Hours’), but the time to complete this wonderful victory was in history slowest. Dan Gurney maintained the lead throughout the race, but unexpectedly the engine failed 1 minute 40 seconds when the end point was close to him. He stopped the car, looked at his watch, determined the time remaining, released his hand, and rushed. Cross the finish line and win the crown.
Five years later, in 1967, the legendary driver also won awards in Formula 1, sports cars, NASCAR and IndyCars, bringing a great tradition to the racing world. He won the ‘Le Mans 24 Hours Endurance’ After the race, the drunk driver took the champagne in his hand and sprayed it on all the people in the stands. Record this wonderful moment forever in the photos, you can see that Gurney is wearing a Rolex Datejust watch. Dan Gurney returned to Daytona in 2008 as Chief Commander of the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours and issued a commander to indicate the start of the event.
All-around champion Vic Erfurt
Vic Elford from the United Kingdom entered the car scene from the 1960s to the 1970s, becoming one of the fastest and most accomplished all-round legendary drivers. In 1968, he won the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours and was awarded a cosmograph Daytona watch, which was presented to the champion. For him, it was a fruitful year: he won the MonteCarlo Rally a few weeks ago, and one month after the Daytona event, he was in Sebring Won the runner-up. In May, she won the Targa Florio endurance race in Sicily. Two weeks later, he won the Nürburgring 1000 Kilometres in Germany. He won his first prize in the French Formula 1 Grand Prix. In the 1972 “24-hour Le Mans Endurance Race”, he parked to help a driver who had a serious accident and was awarded the Chevalier de l’ Ordre National Mérite by the French President. This distinguished driver was nicknamed ‘Quick Vic’ by other drivers and was the chief conductor of the 2010 Rolex Daytona 24 Hours.
Racing ace Sir Jack Stewart
Born in Scotland in 1939, Sir Jackie Stewart is definitely a prime example of modern motorsport. With brilliant achievements, he has become one of the most praised Formula One drivers in nearly 40 years. He is committed to promoting safe driving, revolutionizing the face of motorsport, and has earned a high reputation in the media as a sportsman. Sir Jack Stewart has participated in the 99 Formula One Grand Prix, winning 27 of them, winning three World Championship titles (1969, 1971 and 1973) and 43 times on the podium. He has been the face of the Rolex brand since 1968. In commendation for his extraordinary career, he was appointed the commander of the 50th anniversary of the Rolex Daytona 24 Hours in 2012.
Hurley Haywood, winner of the most Daytona races
Hurley Haywood has won five ‘Rolex Daytona 24 Hours’, three ‘Le Mans 24 Hours’ and two ’12 Hours of Sebring’ ), Is considered one of the most outstanding endurance racers. Hurley Haywood won the Daytona Championship for the first time in 1973, and is also the champion driver who won the most Daytona events. His famous saying is: ‘If you have a little energy left, it means that you are not fully (If you have one ounce of energy left, then youhaven’t done your job properly.) In 1977, he achieved amazing results in Daytona, and when two teammates refused to play at night, he was sleepless Drive for eight hours without a break, and finally win. A few months later, he won the 24 Hours of Le Mans, becoming the first legendary driver to win a double championship.
For Haywood, Daytona is the most difficult event of the three famous endurance races, mainly due to the long night of January and the relatively short track where three distinct race levels are held simultaneously. Vehicles Numerous. In 2012, the 64-year-old Hurley Haywood made the perfect end to his racing career-participating in the 50th anniversary of the ‘Rolex Daytona 24 Hours’, and this is his 40th time. In 2013, when he was the chief conductor of the Daytona event, he wore a cosmograph Daytona watch on his wrist.
The ‘Rolex Daytona 24 Hours’ is hailed as one of the world’s most prestigious endurance races. The race is held at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. Nearly twelve hours are night. This is the only event of its kind in North America, attracting tens of thousands of enthusiastic spectators. The world’s top drivers gather here to strive for victory and compete for the legendary trophy of the “Rolex Daytona 24 Hours Endurance Race”-Cosmograph Daytona. Rolex has worked with the Daytona International Circuit since 1959 and has been the title sponsor of the event since 1992.
Rigorous test of endurance Le Mans 24-hour endurance race
Founded in 1923, the Le Mans 24 Hours is one of the oldest and most prestigious car races. This event not only rigorously tests the ruggedness and reliability of the machinery, but also challenges the physical and mental performance of the drivers, and often attracts the stars of the racing world. On a 13.6 km track, each team of three drivers drove about 60 cars to compete in two groups of prototype cars and two sets of GT cars. The team with the longest distance (approximately 5,300 kilometers) of Mercedes within 24 hours can win. Rolex has been the designated timepiece for the event since 2001.
Wymeen’s past glory days
Goodwood Revival is a three-day racing festival held in September every year. It is also the world’s most popular racing event. It is also the only event in Britain that celebrates the golden years of racing in the 1950s to 1960s. Years of antique cars, legendary riders, music and clothing reappear. Before retiring, Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit joined Silverstone as one of Britain’s top racing circuits. The tightly-packed race started at this racing festival, regaining the glory days of the track. Since 2004, Rolex has partnered with the Goodwood Vintage Racing Club.
Endurance record holder Tom Christensen
The Danish driver won the Le Mans 24 Hours nine times between 1997 and 2013, including six consecutive championships from 2000 to 2005, and is the world’s oldest and most prestigious One of the most championships in car endurance races. Known as ‘Mr. Le Mans’, Tom Kristensen is an outstanding figure in sports. He has also won the Sebring 12-Hour Endurance Race six times. This race is held annually in Florida. He has been a Rolex brand ambassador since 2010 and is also the world champion of the 2013 endurance race and the general conductor of the 2016 Rolex Daytona 24 Hours.
Tom Kristensen said: ‘Motorsports is the ultimate in mechanical performance through improvements and technology. Anyone who loves it should also love mechanical watches. If anyone in the racing world wants a watch, they must Choose Rolex Cosmograph Daytona … Every driver who strives for upstream respects and understands the long history and lofty status of Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, and hopes to win his own Rolex Daytona watch . ‘
Rolex’s global partner and designated timepieces for Rolex Formula One Rolex has become a major partner of Formula 1® and designated timepieces since 2013, further demonstrating the brand’s commitment to supporting top motorsport. This partnership takes this opportunity to allow two industry giants to work together, both of which strive for outstanding performance, precision, excellence and continuous innovation. Rolex hopes to use this cooperation to demonstrate the brand’s attention and support for sponsored activities, which have unique symbolic values and can evoke a global response.
New Daytona champion Scott Prut
Scott Pruett equaled Hurley Haywood for the fifth time in the 2013 “Rolex Daytona 24 Hours”, maintaining a record of more than 20 years and a history of racing Open a new page. Each time he wins, he wins a cosmograph Daytona watch with the date, race logo and fascinating words: ‘Winner’ on the case back. When it comes to this legendary prize that all drivers dream of, he says, ‘Everything is all about this watch.’
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