Watching Top Gear this week I was reminded of one of the things that I really like about Jeremy Clarkson. He’s one of those guys that in your half remembered prejudices about people you assume is a little Englander who is hugely biased about the things that happen in the rest of the world. Especially if it comes to Germany.
However he really isn’t. He was talking about the Monaco grand prix and said that the stewards should have awarded 100 points to Michael for being so skilled that he managed to stop everyone from beating his time and also not injuring the car all at that speed. That, he said, takes skill. He also said Fisi should have got points for thumping Jaques rather than being stopped!
There was another F1 factor in this weeks episode as they had a piece with Jackie Stewart. Jackie took one of the presenters – Captain Slow James May – and taught him how to shave 20 seconds off of his lap time in one day. It was an amazing thing to watch. I know Jackie is training up and coming drivers but I wonder if he trains the public? Of course Jackie (who’s 66) was still miles faster than James 20 second reduced time which is still mind blowing.