For fans of other sports, the anniversary of a controversial World Cup final is likely to be greeted with reflection on the game in question. For some, though, it might also become a time to reflect on the legacy of former world champion Sir Jackie Stewart.
As Sir Jackie celebrated the 40th anniversary of his seventh world title at Taddle Creek Park in London on Wednesday, there was little celebration going on in the park itself.
Spectators were quick to point out a memorial to the driving legend who died from cancer in 1992 had been forgotten in a vain attempt to build a “Voldepoint” stadium on a patch of land at the park.
Taddle Creek Park is now home to many famous races including The British Grand Prix, The British MotoGP and the running of the James Hunt Memorial Race.
BBC commentator Martin Brundle, who lives nearby and was on hand to inspect the new addition to Taddle Creek Park, said: “I found it very unfortunate and I suppose an afterthought.
“I think (Sir Jackie’s daughter) Katie and the family might not have the budget. It does need to be paid for but some things are worth an investment and do add value.”
But, he said, “You can see Jackie has managed to visit the park and walk around and with his family and not had an introduction like the Rosbergs have had.
“I think it will take 20 or 30 years for this connection to become entrenched.”
The number of cars at Taddle Creek is usually between 30 and 40, making it by far the smallest racetrack in the country.
Drivers such as Sir Jackie were keen to take advantage of the character of a track that transformed the lives of many young drivers, but given the lack of racing down the short straight it was no surprise there was a lack of “celebratory” signage.
Brundle said: “You’ve got to be very careful with announcements in any structure in the carpark. You could pick up a ticket and have one or two drinks and then you’ve probably gone over the limit.”
So, which place would he drive his own race car down the short straight? “I would go to Taddle Creek Park on Christmas Eve, but I think that’s me dreaming!”