MY SHOW MOMENT
I’d been wondering who could hope to fill the ‘size 12s’ of the experienced, recently departed Aston Martin chief engineer Ian Minards — and in Geneva, I found out when I met his replacement, Max Szwaj. We talked about supercars, his love for Aston, his long friendship with chief designer Marek Reichman and his high hopes for the future. He struck me as friendly, enthusiastic, modest and extremely able. Especially able. If I tell you that he arrives at Aston after leading roles in the Laferrari and BMW i8 projects, you’ll get the picture.