Aeschylus. Know him? Seems he knows - or knew - Ford's Malcolm Wilson. Even though he was born 2500 years before the World Rally Championship's longest-serving team principal.
Aeschylus must have been familiar with Wilson's work. One line from Agamemnon - one of his (Aeschylus's, not Malcolm's) livelier productions, centred on a murderously feisty wife looking to exact revenge for all manner of foul play - highlights the familiarity.
'It is the nature of mortals, to kick a man when he is down.'
That line might have been delivered for the first time in around 450BC but, for Wilson, it was never truer than last week.
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David Evans is the rallies editor of Autosport and Motorsport News. A successful rally driving father ensured an early introduction to motorsport and, fascinated as he was by rallying, the fourth estate was of equal interest. Having read (or at least looked at the pictures) from the age of two, he joined <i>Motoring News</i> in 1996 and later moved to Autosport in 2002.@davidevansrally More features by David Evans