Silverstone Classic and BTCC thrill me but Formula 1 still misses the mark


Silverstone Classic 2016

A weekend of watching fan-friendly motor racing highlighted just how disappointing modern grand prix racing can be for the enthusiast

During my first visit to the Silverstone Classic on Saturday I stood on the spectator banking between Copse and Maggotts and was spellbound by the CanAm 50 Interserie Challenge race.

It was a great duel: Andrew Newall’s ground-shaking McLaren M8F from 1972 set the early pace but as he began to struggle on worn tyres, Rob Hall’s Matra MS670B/C slipped ahead into the lead and went on to win.

The following day I reclined on my sofa watching ITV4’s coverage of …read more

Source:: Autocar