(continued) … immediate explanation only six of the fifteen cars had appeared at the end of the first lap, with Gurney coming along on his own much later.
Any form of motor racing is a serious matter and Grand Prix racing is the most serious of all, and I feel that it is wrong to allow any form of distraction that might upset the even tenure of things. Without question the attempt to make a film of Hollywood proportions. in the midst of a Grand Prix race can be calculated to upset the atmosphere and I would guarantee that 50% of the people involved in the Belgian G.P., whether they be driver, mechanic, official or “camp-follower,” were mentally and psychologically out of adjustment in comparison with their normal condition at a Grand Prix race. The sooner the comedy stops the better for all concerned.—D.S.J.