Good morning and welcome to December. For the motoring journalist, this is the month during which we tend to spend as much time cleaning cars for photoshoots as driving them and getting frozen half to death doing it. Yesterday was one such day during which I equalled my record for garments worn on a shoot – 15 not including four socks but not counting shoes.
Thank Frankel it's Friday: Time to get our heads round Formula E?
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.