A fine chap if ever there was one.
As all (most?) of us are aware there are a number of fantastic historic races and documentaries available through the wonder of YouTube, such as "If you're not winning .." etc and I'm grateful to those who have provided the links to them. One thing that has sprung to mind while watching them is how much of what is going on looks pretty ... well ... amateurish by modern standards. Pit crews wear normal clothing, marshals are often anyone who will run with a fire extinguisher (ability and common sense on how to use it optional), catch fencing that couldn't stop a go-kart etc etc. While I look back at the racing of yesteryear with much fondness, numerous incidents took place that were frankly unnecessary with a bit more professionalism, such as the deaths of Tom Pryce and Roger Williamson. I'm very appreciative of the other improvements that have come in the meantime and wondered on your thoughts.