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Le Mans 66, setting the record straight part one

Le Mans 1966 was a special race for me, and it could have been even more so had parental permission been granted for me to join the Model Cars magazine group on their Page & May run trip to the race. Sadly the trip was vetoed (I was only 13), but a slot racing friend had a relative who worked at Alan Mann Racing and he was on their crew for the race so I got a lot of second hand news from the race plus a programme. My French teacher was impressed with my surge of interest in her native tongue even if was just to help me translate the programme’s pages. Continue reading

What a difference a track makes #F1

The Canadian GP showed why the right track can make a difference, for whilst the front runners were cruising around in formation we had some great racing going on elsewhere down the field.

Why? Because there are places where passing is possible; fast corners, slow corners, decent straights and places where you can outbrake. None of the slot car track nonsense that we have seen in newer circuits over the last thirty years or so, just the basics for good racing.

Long may it be a part of F1.

F1 on an Oval? Why not?

That tracks have changed for safety reasons is unarguable; it had to happen, but I can’t get excited about so many of the circuits that are raced on these days. Then reading something the other day struck a chord with me. Continue reading

#F1 to return to Vegas?

The F1 calendar is starting to just get ridiculous and rumours of a return to Las Vegas for another street race just adds to the stupidity. Why would we want this? Bernie can’t see past a big bag of cash of course, but what we are getting is quantity over quality. Continue reading

Great to see a Williams front row! #F1

Interesting times on our return to Austria with a new look to the front row of the grid for today’s race. Continue reading

Canadian GP pre race musings #F1

Great to see the Williams cars up towards the front. They look great in their Martini livery and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for a podium finish tomorrow. Continue reading

stop nagging; we know!

Yes, we know that we need to get on with writing some more of our Setting the Record Straight series, and we will try to dust off the research on the James Hunt v David Morgan story and also the 1966-69 story of Fords at Le Mans so that we can get those stories on here. Continue reading

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