Blur Since Le Mans is essentially a track in the French Countryside, we found ourselves watching along the Mulsanne straight. Right behind our shoes was a garden, straight out of a Beatrix Potter tale, complete with stakes with labels of what was in each row. Then there was a hedge which we leaned over - and on the far side of the hedge were prototype sports cars passing us at just about Mach .3 - just about a third the speed of sound. There's nothing like it.

And for someone inspired by light and shadow- well, there isn't a more ferocious and dramatic example.