…it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…(Charles Dickens)
The American Le Mans Series will pass away before the week is out.
The latest “good source” information is that the France’s have purchased all of The Don’s racing-related assets outright. That includes tracks, hotels, series, sanctioning bodies. The Le Mans name will endure for the length of the current contract (2013), then be dropped. Prototypes will be “similar” (that covers a lot of sins, doesn’t it?) to P1’s, but will not in the future “follow ACO rules.” The Don and The Boss will be on the board of directors of the new sports car racing entity. In other words, they’ll get expenses and free dinner to attend the occasional board meeting, but have no place in running anything (the one bit of good news in this). If there’s anything important for the board to vote on, they’ll each get a vote, but allies will be firmly in control. Is this the new boss? Read the rest of this entry »