I have just enjoyed this month’s MOTOR SPORT as usual, in particular the pieces on Jabby Crombac and Francois Cevert.
As a Jim Clark devotee I was extremely interested in Jabby’s comments and in that photograph of Jimmy at Monza. Although M Crombac is more interested in the technical side of things, a lot of us are more interested in the human element – particularly where Jim Clark is concerned.
I have been a follower of the sport for nearly 30 years (my first race was at Crystal Palace in 1964) and a Jim Clark fan since the 1965 Race of Champions, I never got to meet the man and lament for that. Although I still love motor racing, a large part of my enthusiasm disappeared that bleak day in April 1968.
Continuing further, I have just caught the news that Alain Prost is retiring at the end of the season.
Honestly, Frank, what do you do?
First it was Jones, then Reutemann, Mansell and now Prost.I suppose this means Senna will retire as champion at the end of 1994?
Incidentally, Ayrton may possess the skill of a great but he will never ever be one for his blatant disregard for common sense. I mean, could you see Ascari, Rangio, Clark, or Stewart carving people up as Senna does?
Of course not.