I am highly amused with your photograph and captain of the lifebelt on page 110 of your February issue. How’s your libel insurance? Far from a “sinking ship”, the BRDC is far more buoyent than ever before in its 40-odd years of operation, owning Silverstone Circuit, promoting nine races at the Circuit in 1972 and developing the whole 700 acres of the estate through our subsidiary companies.
If the lifebelt was ours, it may even be taken as an indication with all the Press talk and other fulminations on circuit safety, that it just goes to show how the BRDC thinks of everything—even a rescue service for Pressmen on wet days to enable them to get to the beer tent. After all, our first President, the late Earl Howe, was the President Of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. Ah!, well….
Here’s looking forward to a good racing year for 1972 and we look forward to seeing all your readers at Silverstone during the year.
Anthony A. Salmon.
London, W1Y 8ES.
Secretary, British Racing Drivers’ Club.
[The picture was published to leaven a heavy subject—we never for a moment thought of the BRDC, established for 44 years, pulling out of motor racing, only that it might not see eye-to-eye with the GPDA and prefer to support other drivers besides GP drivers, and other races additional to F1—Ed.].