The Driver Suit Blog-Let’s Look At Undershirts Part 1-Maurício Gugelmin

By David G. Firestone

Racing is an inherently dangerous sport.  It’s one of, if not the only sport where it is possible to be crushed and burned at the exact same time.  Fire is an ever present danger, and drivers wear fire retardent clothing to help keep them safe.  Other accesories are worn, including undershirts, which we will examine today.

Hailing from Joinville, Brazil, Maurício Gugelmin moved to The United Kingdom, and moved his way in to Formula 1 by 1988, where ha lased until 1992. In 1993, he raced in CART/Champ Car until 2001. He won a race, the 1997 Molson Indy Vancouver driving the Hollywood Cigarettes Mercedes. He has since moved back to Brazil, to work at the family business.

While Maurício Gugelmin wore various different suits over the years, many pictures of him feature Sparco suits. Since many drivers are loyal to suit companies, it would come as little surprise that he wore other accessories made by Sparco. This undated, customized Sparco shirt is one such example. The shirt does show some light use, though it is difficult to photograph cream-colored in Nomex.The front of the collar has a SPARCO logo embroidered.Inside the collar is a size tag that indicates that the size is Medium, as well as the Sparco warranty label.The front torso featues M. GUGELMIN embroidered, and the FIA safety certification. The torso is otherwise unadorned.The shoulders are unadorned. The long sleeve have no adornment. The back of the shirt is unadorned, and shows some light stains.The back of the neck and torso are unadorned. With that out of the way, let’s do some…


I’m a fan of chicken, but it can be a little bland and boring sometimes. There are some different recipes, including Chicken Kiev, so lets make that!

Chicken Kiev

8 Servings


4 whole boneless skinless chicken breasts

salt and pepper

1/2 tablespoon chopped chives or 1/2 teaspoon leaf tarragon

1 tablespoon minced parsley

1 stick cold butter

1/4 cup butter

1 egg, slightly beaten

1/2 cup dry bread crumbs or corn-flake crumbs


1-Place one breast at a time boned side up between pieces of plastic wrap

2-Using the flat side of a meat mallet or a rolling pin, flatten each until 1/8 inch thick.

3-Peel off wrap

4-Sprinkle breasts with salt and pepper

5-Divide chives and parsley among chicken breasts.

6-Cut butter in quarters lengthwise, and then in half crosswise to make 8 sticks/

7-Place a stick of butter on each chicken breast.

8-Rolling up chicken with butter inside, tucking in ends and sealing well.

9-Roll breasts in flower, dip in egg, and coat with crumbs.

10-Cover loosely, and refrigerate until ready to cook.

11-Heat 1 1/2 to 2 inches in oil in fry pan to 340 degrees.

12-Place chicken in oil and cook 10 minutes, or until golden brown

13-Serve with rice or noodles.

That is a tasty dish that would work at a party.

Next week, something special.

Author: dgf2099

I'm just a normal guy who collects race-worn driver suits, helmets, sheet metal, and other race-worn items. I will use this blog to help collectors, and race fans alike understand the various aspects of driver suits and helmets, and commentate on paint schemes.

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