There are few pleasures greater in my working life than sitting down and talking cars with Richard Attwood. And I really do mean that, and not just because 20 years ago he let me drive his Porsche 917. Richard is not just a fine racing driver who, but for mechanical maladies would have won Le Mans for Porsche not just once, but three times in succession, he also provides the best of company.
Richard Attwood is the most humble Le Mans‑winner | Thank Frankel it's Friday
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.