With regards to the recent article ‘100 Greatest Drives’, I’d like to add a few more to your list: John Cannon, in the rain, in the 1968 Laguna Seca CanAm race; Gilles Villeneuve, in the rain, in the 1976 Formula Atlantic race, at Gimfi, Canada, when vision was down to 15 feet.
My other nominations are Alex Zanardi and Juan Montoya for their last-to-first charges at Cleveland CART races in different years.
As you said in your editorial, the lists and debate are full of endless discussion — but I’d like to see the full lists by your panel members, to see more about the also-rans so tantalisingly mentioned in your editorial.
So many of the great drives involve rain that perhaps all races should have some rainy segments — even if artificially induced.
I am, Yours etc, Jim Park, Victoria, Canada