The leading designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey, is planning to branch out into historic motorsport.
McLaren’s technical chief has acquired a Ford GT40 and is planning to compete in both the Le Mans Classic and the Whitsun Trophy at Goodwood in 2004.
Newey has previously contested classic rallies in his Jaguar S S100, but never pursued driving before embarking on his F1 career, during which he was responsible for the design of five world championship-winning cars.
In the closing weeks of the 2003 national racing season he raced a Ferrari F355 in order to gain upgrading signatures on his licence.
Record Bentley in the USA
American racing driver Augie Pabst owns the 41/2-litre Bentley with which the Hon Mrs Victor Bruce took the 24-hour record at Montlhery in 1929.
MS Trophy goes to Gillett
Charles Gillett has won the 2007 Motor Sport Brooklands Trophy for his performances at VSCC race meetings last year. The award, conceived by Bill Boddy in 1950 to commemorate racing…
H. S. Eaton drove a Talbot " 90 " into third place at an average speed of 68.66 m.p.h. Since then he has been No. 1 driver in the Talbot…