Why tradition still matters in F1

Why tradition still matters in F1

State-of-the-art facilities sure take Formula 1 to the next level, but Tony Dodgins reckons there is still a lot to value from older circuits

As we left the Silverstone paddock on British GP Saturday, a World War 2 bomber flew overhead. It was either a Lanc or a Wellington – I didn't count the engines. "He's late back!" someone joked.

There's long been a connection between motor racing and flying, not least because many circuits, Silverstone included, are old air bases or non-operational airfields. And often there seems to be an affinity between flyers and racing drivers. Similar kind of spirit, I suppose.

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