James Hunt’s American adventures
At a Laguna Seca party James amiably quaffed a few beers and puffed away at a funny, hand-rolled California cigarette somebody had produced. In those days there was no delineation between drivers and press people, no PR types to get in the way and no recriminations for anyone enjoying themselves as they saw fit.
Ducati’s winning secret
There’s been talk over the last week or so suggesting Crutchlow is doing the wrong thing by going to Ducati because he’s doing it for the money. Well, of course, that’s got to be a factor. In 1992 I asked Kevin Schwantz what was most important to him: winning the world title or earning big money. He chose the money.
Ferrari at Monza
Phil Hill watched with dismay while team-mate and title rival von Trips dangerously over-tightened his internal spring during practice and pre-race prep in 1961. (Enzo Ferrari, a self-professed ‘agitator of men’, had selected this ticklish moment to unleash the furious speed of Ricardo Rodríguez.)