After insisting that the 1974 British Grand Prix be called the John Player Grand Prix, the RAC, or to be more precise certain nameless, and presumably faceless, duals made a right nonsense in the pit lane on the last lap and prevented Lauda’s Ferran from completing the last lap. This dropped Lauda from 5th to 9th position in the results but now, after much legal chat at Tribunals, the FIA have overridden the RAC and Put Lauda back into 5th place.
Therefore the results listed in the Sept her 1974 Motor Sport, page 967 are incorrect and Lauda takes 5th place from Reutemann, who becomes 6th and everyone moves down one to 10th place, which Is unchanged.
Next year the British Grand Prix should be at Silverstone, and last year we had that monumental accident at the end of the first lap. I wonder what the RAC have in store for us in 1975 ?—D.S.J.