The most remarkable feature of the month, and probably of the whole season, has been the sudden rise to supremacy of a British racing car in the one and a half litre class.
Continental organisers are ordering new gramophone records of the British National Anthem to play at the end of their races, for the E.R.A. is regarded as unbeatable. Maserati and Bugatti—names to conjure with—have been subdued. The prominence which has thus been thrust upon
1,500 c.c. races has given a different aspect to the financial angle of these events, and it is possible that next year will see a whole crop of new voiturette races appear on the Racing Calendar. This in turn may induce other manufacturers to build teams of cars, particularly the Germans. A small Alfa-Romeo has already been rumoured, and it would only remain for Mercedes-Benz or AutoUnion to construct a team to complete the picture. E.R.A.s would, in our opinion, stand every chance of maintaining their superiority, which would be even more emphasised by the
more increased strength of the opposition.
The question of 1,500 c.c. racing is one that we should have thought would particularly recommend itself to the Germans, for it represents the finest possible trainingground for new drivers.
Carried to its ultimate limit, the move outlined above would finally bring about the position advocated by so many people with regard to the Grand Prix Formula, although in our opinion it would be a thousand pities if the present cars were to he abandoned. From the driving point of view the month has been an
encouraging one. In SEAMAN we obviously possess a driver of outstanding ability. It is to be noted that he has wisely used the continental road races as his training-ground.
StrurrrxwoRTH, too, has made his mark, and in two continental appearances has proved himself to be the match of independent drivers abroad.
In the realms of record-breaking a gallant adventure started last month which will in all probability go down in motor-racing history as one of the finest of its kind.
SIR MALCOLM CAMPBELL and GEORGE EYSTON will go into action during September at the Salt Flats of Utah. They have different objectives, one seeking the elusive 300 m.p.h. mark and the other to regain those records from one to 24 hours which he had already held in the past.
Both are in a sense treading unexplored regions, the charting of which will be of untold benefit to the development of the automobile. All this progress carries with it a corresponding re gret that public opinion is not more keenly interested
in motor-racing. At the moment all of us are playing a lone-hand, championing a sport Which has long since taken its true place in other nations. In this issue we publish an article dealing with the German Grand Prix which bears ample testimony to the enthusiasm of the ordinary people for the great
sport of motor-racing. In France and Italy the same state of affairs obtains, and vast crowds attend all motor-races.
How long are the deeds of our drivers to go unsung?