Sir, I have just bought and read my first issue of Motor Sport (not the last) and was delighted to see you mention AJ Foyt in the article about Schumacher’s seven championships and counting (October 2004).
One of Foyt’s other achievements was his fantastic drive alongside Dan Gurney in the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours in the Ford MkIV which won overall — and took the prize for the Index of Thermal Efficiency. Endurance sportscars was a type of racing not terribly familiar to Foyt, who had not driven at this circuit before, and the competition was stiff. Despite all that, he turned in his usual sterling performance and was at the helm when the red Ford crossed the finish line.
Foyt deserves more recognition than he generally receives for his outstanding record in motorsports. He has driven quite a few different types of cars, he has won consistently and often, and in some of the most arduous events.
He is really one of the greatest drivers of the 20th century and I am glad you note him as such.
Jim Rosenthal. Maryland. USA