In memoriam

In memory of Denis Jenkinson it is the intention that at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday the engines of all the racing cars present will be run up for two minutes — DSJ would approve, because he loved the sound of racing cars and once told me the sound of a full grid of F1 cars could be compared with the opening bars of a great orchestra getting into its stride.

This form of respect for a significant figure in motor-racing has been adopted on previous occasions; for instance, after Antonio Ascari had died following a crash during the 1925 French Grand Prix. The other P2 Alfa Romeos were in the pits when the sad news arrived; their engines were started by the , mechanics, revved-up, then cut into respectful silence.