Harvey’s in hot water
Last Sunday’s British Touring Car Championship races were packed with too much action at Snetterton, which saw several cars severely damaged, a TV camera tower demolished in the process and even drivers calling for an urgent improvement in driving standards.
Then, what comment at the end of the day did former champion Tim Harvey have to offer? That drivers further down the grid “need to learn how to push and shove safely”. Outrageous.
This situation is particularly disappointing because the series director of the BTCC is Alan Gow, also the chairman of the national governing body, the Motor Sports Association, and it is this body that is in charge of improving driving standards for all.
Motor racing is supposedly a non-contact sport. John D Perry Calverton, Nottinghamshire
It’s that time. The F1 summer break kicks in and we’re left pondering what to do. Luckily Motorsport News has scoured TV land to bring you acceptable replacements.
If it is F1 you’re missing, what better than F1 Classics to whet your appetite? This week’s a good one; Senna and Prost at Suzuka (Friday, 2100-2230hrs, Sky Sports F1) and Prost and Berger at Monza in 1989 (Thursday, 2100-2130hrs, Sky Sports F1). Feast on that.
The Architects of F1 series takes on Flavio Briatore and his rollercoaster ride in Formula 1 this week (Wednesday, 2145-2245hrs, Sky Sports F1). The ex-renault and Benetton team boss has a history that won’t fail to entertain.
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