The All-Motorsport Power Rankings: Week 27

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The All-Motorsport Power Rankings: Week 27

The decision on how to write, or even whether to write the Power Rankings this week as not an easy one.

Following the events on Sunday that took the lives of Henry Surtees at Brands Hatch and rally co-driver Flavio Gugelmini in Bulgaria, I was questioning whether it was in poor taste, or even possible to make light-hearted comments about the men and women who take such risks, many of whom would have shared a pit lane or paddock with the victims of accidents.

However, while racing showed just how dangerous it is this weekend, it is important to know that it also brings enjoyment to millions. Not only you or I who sit by our T.V.s or line the tracks and stages as fans, but the men and women we come to see race, who do so for the glory and excitement of competition and winning.

While much of the focus has been on Henry on Sunday, I have a picture from Saturday, arguably the biggest day of his career, standing on the podium at his home round, the first Briton to do so in the new F2 series.

The smile says it all.

Henry enjoyed racing. And so should we.

We should continue to watch, read about, write about and support racing and the racers who take risks every weekend. While many of us, myself very much included, have drivers we follow, and don’t follow, drivers we rate highly, and drivers we rate not so highly, we respect every single of them.

This is just my way of showing it.


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