In your article on the World’s Greatest Racing Car, you show Caracciola’s Mercedes at the Donington GP in 1937 leaping Melbourne Rise. I was there at that spot!
In my many years since 1933 when Donington opened (I was 13) I have followed car and motorcycle racing. No one has ever been able to explain to me (an engineer) why, at Melbourne Rise, the front engined Mercedes leapt with the front wheels off the ground and the rear engined Auto Unions leapt with their rear wheels off the track. Odd, isn’t it?
I have had MOTOR SPORT since I was a boy and congratulate you on its continued excellence. Like William Boddy I have seen a lot. The Formula One drivers now are a spoilt, over-paid lot. Gone are the days when one would see them take part in saloon car racing on the same day. Moss, Clark, Salvadori, Fairman et al the Greats !
It took Tom Wheatcroft to resurrect the Donington track, and I cannot understand why he has not been honoured.
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Mr G H H Bryan, Tamworth, Stafs