There’s a line in the Rush trailer that I think is somewhat wide of the mark: “the closer I am to death, the more alive I feel”. Would James Hunt really have said that? Racing drivers just don’t suffer such existential angst, or if they do they sublimate it and just go out there and […]
- Posted by Vijay Pattni
- 2:13 pm on Thursday June 20, 2013
RIP Allan Simonsen, the Danish Aston Martin driver who has tragically died after injuries sustained in an accident just ten minutes into this year’s race. To his wife, young daughter and family and friends, we extend all our sympathy.
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