Well, folks, the time has come for the summer break. It’s been a busy year but with nothing much happening in F1 until the clans gather again in Spa on August 21, I am shutting down the blog.
It is a good moment to say “thank you” to my readers. Writing a blog is not always an easy thing because you need motivation and it is the passion of the fans that motivates me. I’d love that passion to be translated into readership of GP+ because it’s a win-win for everybody. You get the fastest e-magazine in the sport for a pittance. At £29.99 for the calendar year, it’s an astonishing bargain and if even half the blog readers signed up, my life would change dramatically. Money buys time and I’d have the time to write more on the blog. The magazine too would be much improved, because we would have the money to do greater things. You get 21 magazines in the course of the 12-month period from January to December for the price of a dull dinner for one… Give it a try. To sign up all you have to do is to go to www.grandprixplus.com
You can spend the summer break catching up with the F1 action so far this year, not to mention our eclectic feature articles and columns. And, of course the great photography.
If you have done that already, I suggest you try “The Grand Prix Saboteurs”. It is the true story of three Grand Prix drivers who became British secret agents, operating in France during the German Occupation in World War II. It is hard to believe that such a story could be true, but it is! If you are in Europe, buy it here. If you are in the US, click here.
If that does not float you boat, I have also written a rollicking tale of a young man who ran away to sea in the 1890s and went on to have the most extraordinary life on the ocean waves. It has got nothing to do with motor sport, but they say that a change is as good as a rest. It is called “The Man Who Caught Crippen” and if you are in the UK who you can buy it here. If you are in the US or Canada, try here.
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When I get back I am probably going to start work another book (or two) for the Christmas period, if I can find the time to get it sorted out while rushing around the world between Grands Prix – not to mention keeping this blog going on a duly basis.