Prophet without Honour


Re WB’s comments on Cameron Earl, Autosport reported at that time that he died testing, not R14B, but a G-type ERA, for which he was the technical advisor. He was also described as responsible for the post-war research on the pre-war German GP car.

What he really should be remembered for was the Autocar article in 1951 where he did his best to kill the then-current BRM concept. Lots of money and frustration would have been saved if his advice had been heeded.

Jon WindIng-Sorensen, Oslo.