Reading your article on Chris Bristow brought back memories of when as a young man a friend and I went to Brands Hatch for the Kentish 100 F2 race by public transport and thumbing a lift. The race comprised of two heats and a final. Chris won on aggregate and afterwards we went to the paddock to congratulate him.
Then, with the cheek of youth, we asked him for a lift back home as we all lived in Streatham. “Of course, boys” he replied. We got into his Jaguar and drove back home, passing his winning car on the transporter as we went. We had a great chat and a laugh on the way.
I just cannot imagine anything like that happening today. A great bloke and a very fine racing driver, fondly remembered.
Michael Segal, Kingswood, Surrey