Over the years, General Motors has often tried to be a trailblazer (no pun intended) in new vehicle design and development. Many of these vehicles failed, but we believe GM deserves a tremendous amount of credit for trying where other companies did not have the creative thought or resources to make a "segment breaking" product.
FOTA's position is that they could enter into Agreements with some of the most historic circuits around the world within weeks, and could run a 17-race series in 2010 with as many as 24 cars and most, if not all of the top drivers. Racing would return to Canada, the United States, Mexico, and yes, even Silverstone.
It seems as though the further along we get into this project the faster things seem to go (thank goodness!). We’ve learned a lot about axles and we are beginning to learn a lot about leaf springs/suspension and driveshafts. For now, we will try and impart some of what we learned about solid axles with you…
I cannot help but smile as I think of a quiet and talented American driver, representing his country in a match of wits and skill. A driver who overcame adversity, weather, and on occasion an ill-handling racing machine to win a Championship for not only himself and his team, but for Americans all over the world. And he used that victory to bring people together, of all races, nationalities and backgrounds. Phil Hill was a gentleman and a racer.