On-board camera footage of a preview lap of the 1956 Le Mans race,
driven and commented on by Mike Hawthorn in a Jaguar D-type.
I'd like to do a compare and contrast on today's track.
> That's fantastic! Engineer wearing a knotted hanky, random French
> chappies wandering about carrying strings of onions, cars all over the road.
> I'd like to do a compare and contrast on today's track.
> Mike Gooding
Pedant's note: it's Hawthorn not Hawthorne
Henry Birkin, Bt.
> Yes, classic footage, thanks.
> The incredible thing to remember is that over 80 people were killed at the
> previous year's race, an accident for which many people blamed Hawthorn
> (wrongly in my view but let's not open that can of worms!).
> Things were certainly very different in those days.
> Pedant's note: it's Hawthorn not Hawthorne
I remember too something that I once read in an interview with Damon
Hill. The interviewer asked Hill what it like growing up with a World
Champion for a father. Hill replied that they went to lots of