A few days ago, this site posted a tweet showing a 1970s F1 machine exiting the Goodwood chicane and inviting followers to name both car and driver. And, for once, I could do it. Clearly, it was a Lotus and, from the helmet, it had to be Ronnie Peterson at the wheel.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: Was the 76 Lotus' worst F1 car?
Andrew Frankel has been racing cars for over 20 years and testing them for nearer to 30. He is senior contributing writer to both Autocar and MotorSport magazines, sits on the Car of the Year jury and was chief car tester for the Sunday Times for 15 years. He cites driving and writing as the only disciplines for which he has any talent and therefore considers himself vocationally employed. When he is not working he lives quietly in the Wye Valley with his family, a small and unimportant accumulation of cheap old cars and some sheep.