I doubt very much if this will be the only letter lamenting the retirement of the Hesketh Racing Team from Formula One competition.
I would like to express my opinion that in this depressing era of British sport, Lord Hesketh and his team did offer a ray of sunlight into British sporting life. Not only will Hesketh be missed by ardent racegoers, but British race circuits in particular will probably lose the “freshers” to motor racing who only started following the sport because of the interest generated by the Hesketh Team. After all, it is far more interesting to see an English car driven by an Englishman competing successfully against multinational manufactured cars driven by cosmopolitans.
Let us all hope that Hesketh will be able to return, and that this time MOTOR SPORT will treat their performance with less cynicism.
CHRISTOPHER T. WAGHORN Stone, Staffs.