When nothing stopped for snow

When nothing stopped for snow

As Formula 1 teams are forced to play catch up after last week's snow, the first Barcelona pre-season test proves just how much times have changed

I have known some true racing fanatics in my time, but none more so than McLaren director of design and development Neil Oatley.

Regularly Oatley emails photographs from the past that take his fancy, and last week - in the midst of a largely wasted pre-season test session at Barcelona - he chose pictures of the 1933 Pau Grand Prix, complete with pithy comment: 'Just get on with it.'

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