Letter of the month
Trying to tackle the wrong problem
I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...
Why is it that when we have a new F1 venue, the talk is always of the architecture? I’ve been a life-long fan of motor sport yet am not particularly interested in the design of paddock buildings or grandstands. When people eulogise about the Nordschleife, Spa or Monza, it’s about the corners and the test of skill and bravery they present to the driver; it’s irrelevant whether a pit lane exit...
Nicholas Bird’s letter in the January issue suggests building a race circuit in a Disneyland-style theme park. Unfortunately he is over a decade late with this suggestion – the fledgling IRL thought the same thing and Walt Disney World Speedway was opened in 1996. It didn’t last very long either.
Darren Galpin, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, Avon
Oh so wrong, Mr Wright
I read Peter Wright’s thoughts on the future of Grand Prix racing with a mounting sense of disbelief and irritation (Shaping the future of F1, June issue). His proposal to introduce a lame little 1400 turbo four, if accepted,will succeed in hammering the final nail into my sport’s coffin. I have watched GP cars in action for 40 years and fell in love with the sport the...