Kevs Racing Bits
Yeah there's loads of multiple references to different matters in this thread, some are worth rementioning over and over.
You would probably be able to predict most of the race results - and thus the World Champion - by watching the performances in the first race of the season. All development would be frozen. Not a good idea I think.Equally you could have no development budget, the car that first turns a wheel is homologated as that for the whole season.
Sounds like any BriSCA meeting at Mendip Raceway.Ah to be a racing driver in the early 60,s our team headed for the open at Ramsgate , four up in a Imp ( no private jet for us ) after a very long journey and a pit stop half way at the greasy spoon for eggs and bacon and a wedge of bread and butter ( not for us was the fine dining of today,
We arrived in a sodden Ramsgate no fans to great us for our autographs , no pit crew to carry our things , we parked up and headed to the venue a hall , signed on for practise , sat in the corner, no team accomadation for us, when our time came for our runs , no 24 people gathered round our cars to check them over.
Practise over we headed to our first class dining , Bert's chippy for fish and chips all round ate it in a very nice bus shelter, before deciding to stay over to save going home and back on Sunday for the race , so we headed to our luxury hotel ( Barries Imp ) where the 4 of us tucked up for the night and it was still bloody raining.
Race day came after looking for first class loo's and failing we ended up back at the venue where we were treated to a cup of soup by other kind entrants , just like Lewis and Max would today ( tongue in cheek ) .
There was the morning warm up , think the first time i drove a car with overcoat and gloves on , qualified around half way which what was expected .
The race soon came start was 14-00 and by 18-00 it was over i managed a 6th overall, Barrie was 9th, Ian lost a wheel luckily it was on the straight not in a corner, so no injuries the wheel missed the marshall by inches , can't remember where Mike finished.
They had no champers so a luke warm cuppa was my celebration before once again we headed into the rain to our executive car ( the Imp ) didn't head to the airport but the A2 and headed home in pouring rain , unlike being at Spa we carried on finally getting back somewhere around 21-00 the adrenaline had worn of by then, the moral of this story is of the 4 of us with our F1 cars actually enjoying the racing , no ill feelings , no Mr Horner type people , no hype, and we did that sort of racing many times after that. ( just a little light F1 story )