Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum at 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique
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| The Credit Suisse Drivers Club in Monaco played host this morning to an engaging 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum in front of a capacity audience.
Media, VIPs and many of the historic racers themselves listened in as respected motoring journalist Simon Taylor acted as mediator for a frank and lively panel of racers with wide experience of F1, endurance racing and historic events over the past 40 years.
Jochen Mass, the former F1 driver and McLaren team-mate of James Hunt, joined former F1 driver and multiple Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro, media personality and long-time racer Alain de Cadenet and ten-times Monaco Historique winner Duncan Dayton at the Forum. The hour-long session covered a wide range of topics comparing modern and old racetracks, the corporate nature of today's F1 world against that of yesteryear, and the regimes, diets and personalities of what many consider F1's golden era, the 1970s, with today's super-professionalism. Below is a selection of views and opinions of the panelists:
On how F1 used to be…
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