It distresses me greatly to behold the utter disorganisation of our racing car manufacturers – so manifest in recent weeks. Surely the time to object to the 1961 Formula 1 was when it was accepted and not now, less than a year before its commencement. While Porsche, Ferrari, Borgward, Maserati, Scarab and Mercedes have accepted the challenge of the new formula and are busy preparing for early success, we in Great Britain are trying to find arguments for retaining the position of the present 2-1/2-litre Formula, so favourable to our selves. Does spectator appeal really differ very greatly when the average race speed drops by 5 m.p.h.?
I feel we shall have only ourselves to blame when we find that we have missed the boat with the. new Formula 1 – possibly we shall be winning races just when a new formula is introduced.
I am, Yours. etc.,
Bristol. W. J. Rich.