Thank you for your article on Carlos Reutemann. The F2 meeting referred to (Barcelona, May 1970) was my first continental motor race. I was gofer to Barrie Maskell’s Chevron Formula Three works team, ferrying out a new Holbay ‘screamer’ to Monaco, along with parts, bodywork, food and chassis ballast. This latter item took the form of church-roof lead and took some explaining to the ‘carnet man’ on the border.
That weekend, all around Montjuich Park, Reutemann was stunningly fast, standing out in extremely good company, i.e. Pescarolo, Bell, Watson, Cevert, Peterson, Beltoise, Regazzoni.
He was also gentle on his cars. Don’t forget, he brought his Williams home for a record number of consecutive GP finishes (15).
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Brian W Marshall, Leeds, Yorkshire