Letters, October 1993 - 3



Vital statistics


While I know comparisons are difficult, and often said to be odious, I wondered about a recent statement in The Daily Telegraph that Alain Prost was “the first man in Formula One history to achieve 50 victories”. This is probably literally true, but as an armchair enthusiast of motor racing (and a reader of Motor Sport since the 1930s, when it cost a massive 6d per copy), I vividly remember accounts of the many victories of Tazio Nuvolari in the 750 kg formula and others, I wondered how many Grands Prix he won, of whatever importance, driving for three hours or more on cart-springs damped by Hartfords?

Readers may be interested, if only to put modern statistics into perspective.

RAP Smith, Knebworth, Herts.