I am reminded to comment after reading your excellent article (Liberté, Egalité, Velocity, January 2004) about the Bugatti T57G driven to victory by Messrs Benoist and Wimille at Le Mans in 1937.
I have noticed that the memorial to Robert Benoist (on the back of the grandstand next to the Tribune) has disappeared. It was a fitting tribute to a great racing driver and brave Resistance fighter.
The words upon it were clearly written before political correctness took over modem Europe. The plaque read: Fusilé par les Allemandes.
What an excellent reminder that racing drivers put their lives on the line for freedom as well as for speed.
Charles Newsome, London