Your August editorial laments the silence of the diesels at Le Mans and enthuses about the Aston Martin GT1 win. While it is great that someone cares about sports car racing, this is all wrong! For me, the variety at Le Mans is key (it is more or less the last bastion of variety in racing), and a few quiet cars are most welcome – just don’t make them all like that. The Corvette is best: a different sound which doesn’t cause pain or threaten permanent damage to health. The ACO should be encouraging as many engine types as it can, and high-revving petrol engines are surely not the future.
It was nice to see Aston finally win but frankly I couldn’t care who wins GT1. The cars are great but if you want publicity in GT1 try winning at Spa.
A few other thoughts for the ACO: get rid of GT2 (it’s boring and slow); open up more of the circuit to viewing and stop tidying it up – we are being pushed further and further back (getting close on the approach to Tertre Rouge seems lost forever); stop tinkering with the rules – decide what you want and stick to it.
Ian Mann, Divonne-les-Bains, France