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You have to guess this is a
photo of the 1957 start, taken from the Martini and Rossi bridge,
right? What do you suppose is the role of that fellow standing in
front of the cars? Chief Target And Doormat?
Let me answer my own questions:
After further review, it looks as if there was no M&R
bridge in 1957, that it was installed very close to the "U-turn"
at the top of this photo.
That is not a pudgy guy standing on the track. It's two
guys: one in a sports jacket, waving a green flag; the other is
facing right up against him, and dressed in worker white. I think
what you have is boss man Alec Ullman starting the race,
and his safety person, someone to drag him out of the way if it
seems he is likely to get run over and doesn't know it. What