I write in support of the sentiments which you expressed with regard to current Formula One. It has little to do with motorsport, having been virtually reduced to high-speed bill-boarding, on convoluted `Scalextric’ circuits, with laps so short as to guarantee that the slower cars will obstruct the faster ones — all to please the television advertiser. Spa-Francorchamps, perhaps, is the only circuit to retain any credibility.
My delay in writing has enabled me to confirm my continuing enthusiasm for the style of your new format and content, as exemplified, for instance, by the George Eyston, Tony Gaze and Pierre Levegh articles, and those on ‘Aston’s Finest Three’ and the Works 3-litre Bentley; the articles on the jaguar XJ13 and ‘The Versatile Wisdoms’, and of course, the incomparable ‘Onwards and Upwards’ about the Mercedes and Auto-Union mountain-climber variants.
I am not sure for how long you can continue to unearth fresh material, but! hope that it will be for many years to come. I have been addicted to MOTOR SPORT for fifty years, and see no reason to change now.
I am yours, etc
Keith Barnett, Chichester, West Sussex