It was off to the RAC Club in Pall Mall last week, for a chance to talk to Frank Williams, Patrick Head, Sam Michael, Nico Rosberg, Kazuki Nakajima and Nico Hulkenberg ahead of the new season.
For Frank, it's now 40 years since Frank Williams Racing Cars Ltd embarked on that first real serious season of F2 with a Brabham BT23C run for Piers Courage from FW's first premises in Bath Road, Slough.
It was busy in '68 as Frank also maintained customer Lolas for wealthy Spaniards Alex Soler-Roig and Price Jorge de Bagration. Predictably, they were known throughout the workshop as Solenoid and Buggeration.
Frank also fielded a Brabham for a certain Max Mosley in selected F2 races that year. For the record, the FIA president was 10th in heat two of the Holts Trophy at Crystal Palace, crashed in the Rhine Cup at Hockenheim, finished eighth in the Monza lottery, was 10th in heat 2 of the Zandvoort F2 GP before crashing in the final, and finished 14th on aggregate in the Rome GP at Vallelunga.