Monday, September 9, 2013
That Was Then, This Is Now
This amusing (to me anyway) BBC Sports video, with product placement by Mercedes-Benz, accents how much things have changed in six decades. The only similarity seems to be "no fenders." Taking the long view, Grand Prix racing in 1955 had more in common with 1925 than it did with 1985. And 2015 is "Star Wars" compared to 1985. Like everything else, motor racing has been revolutionized by the Digital Age.
Stirling Moss drove for the factory Mercedes team in 1955 and Lewis Hamilton drives for it now. The best portrait pictures I could find, though, show Moss in a Maserati 250 F and Hamilton with a McLaren.