Cricket lover, walking encyclopaedia, former Motor Sport editor, professional Mancunian: Paul Fearnley is all of these and relishes a challenge. This month, his missions embraced the 1964 Indy 500, the last to be won by a front-engined car, and the fleeting, fascinating duel between Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. How might that have panned out, given time? A young Richard Williams hadn’t heard of Jim Clark… until he watched the Scot scoop four wins at Mallory Park in 1959. The waiting is over for Andrew Frankel, who has been able to try McLaren’s extraordinary, £866,000 P1 road car. And Simon Taylor concluded his recent US tour with a visit to drag racing linchpin John Force (and family).