One hardly likes to contemplate how far Behra would have been ahead if he had been driving a works RSK Porsche instead of a private RS.
Reports on the practice accident to Flockhart that appeared in many daily papers were a bit wide of the mark. Some said he ran into an ambulance that was going the wrong way round the circuit when, in fact, the ambulance was stationary on the grass verge and Flockhart was in the throes of an accident when he hit it.
Thanks to the quick action of Stacey’s mechanic, who was on the scene and hauled Flockhart out of the crashed car when it caught fire, the Scotsman was not badly burnt.
Cohn Chapman really must screw his Lotus Fifteens together more firmly; the Lotus Xis seem faultless and the first three in the 1,100 class were perfect at the end of the three hours, with not a trace of oil in the cockpit.
The idea of having, a busy day of activities to make up a race meeting seems to have spread from Silverstone to France: first of all Pau and now Rouen—before the Sports-car race there was a bicycle race, a motor-cycle race and a “Monomill Circus” rave. In spite of glorious weather only 15,000 people turned up to watch.
Seems there will only be one Formula 1 Grand Prix in France this year, and that will be at Reims. Is France losing interest in real motor racing ?