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March 2011

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Inject some inspiration! Motor racing was better in the past. There, I've said it. But do I really believe it? Never! The next race is as enticing as it ever was. Personally, I can't wait for Bahrain...
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Unrest within FOTAThe unity of the Formula One Teams' Association has come under threat after it was suggested that Red Bull Racing did not comply with the Resource Restriction Agreement last year....
McLaren GT readiedThe new MP4-12C GT3 racer is the first step in a long-term return to sports car racing by McLaren. A tie-up with UK-based GT race team CRS Racing to help develop McLaren Automotive'...
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Ganassi signs RahalChip Ganassi will run a new twocar IndyCar Series team this season in addition to his existing title-winning squad with Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon. Graham Rahal (left with...
Sordo to strengthen Mini line-upThe MINI WRC Team has announced that ex-Citroen factory pilot Dani Sordo will join 2009 IRC champion Kris Meeke as a driver at the new squad. Sordo drove for the works...
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Right Time for Martini trophyChris Craft, John Miles and John Burton were among the drivers present to mark the launch of the Martini Trophy, the new HSCC series for 1970s 2-litre sports-racing cars...
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Derek GardnerDerek Gardner — Tyrrell's highly respected Formula 1 designer from 1970-77 — died on January 7, aged 79. Forty years before, Ken Tyrrell offered him the job of designing a racing car fit...
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Autosport InternationalNEC, Birmingham The motor racing year started in earnest on January 13-16 when Autosport International opened its doors to the public. Ex-Formula 1 commentator Murray Walker...
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REFLECTIONS– Brundle on the Beeb, Daytona and F1 2011 – Reducing sound while improving the vision The idea," said Martin lundle, "was that David [Coulthard] and I would go to the BBC, have a coffee...
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Parental guidance This month I'm going to look back to my earliest connections with motor racing. My father was a very successful amateur racing driver in the 1950s. Michael Head was first and...
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The Newey Philosophy Monday morning in Milton Keynes. Pretty much like Monday morning in any English town, except this is home to the 2010 Formula 1 Constructors' Champion. Inside an ordinary-looking...
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Saluting 'Mike the bike' Most bike people would only consider bestowing the accolade 'greatest motorcycle racer of all time' on one of two men: Valentino Rossi or Mike Hailwood. This year is the 50th...
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As everyone knows, Roger Penske's team is the most successful IndyCar operation in history. Five years have passed, however since Sam Hornish won Penske's 12th and most recent championship. Will...
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A Targa lap with quick VicSir, Reading Vic Elford's account of his Targa Florio history (December issue) took me back to 1968 when he asked if I would like to "do a lap" with him. I was Motor Sport's...
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BRM Chronographs prides itself on its links with motor sport – an influence that shows in its hand-made timepieces Three letters: B, R and M. For Motor Sport's readers, they will be forever...
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BMW’s great record in touring cars owes much to two Brits – Andy Priaulx and Steve Soper. Now they come together to switch cars and experience very different eras A bitter wind snakes through the...
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A talented driver in his own right, Walkinshaw was even more successful as a team boss and became the architect of Benetton’s early F1 success On the Saturday afternoon of the 2002 Belgian Grand Prix...
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Lotus has always aimed high – and so do the men behind its latest motor sport and road car plansBy Ed Foster When it was announced that Lotus had bought into the Renault Grand Prix team in December...
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He was the chain-smoking, Stetson-wearing little Italian at Frank Williams’ team in 1974. But when we reunited Arturo Merzario with the Iso-Marlboro, the fags were just for show… By Damien Smith The...
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A 1975 sponsor brochure offers a great snapshot of F1 'pre-Bernie' ASSISTANCE It will cost £250,000 to field a competitive two-car team in the 15 events of the World Championship. £50,000 is...
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By 2013 we’ll miss the piercing shriek of today’s V8s… But how do they achieve such startling revs? We'll have to look in the history books for 2020 to assess whether the year 2000 was some sort of...
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Tall men are not meant to make top racing drivers, yet he had a busy 12-year career as F1 racer and tester. Now his heart is set on a third Le Mans winBy Simon Taylor Alex Wurz looks like Hollywood’s...
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A 'You Were There' specialOur latest feature showing the best reader photos focuses on the first year of Can-Am Pharmacist by day, motor sport enthusiast by night and at weekends...' That's how the...
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He may downplay his achievements, but daredevil rider turned car designer Chris Lawrence can be rightly proud of taking Morgan to success at La Sarthe He seems impervious to praise. Stretching...
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He had success behind the wheel, but Chip Ganassi has really won big as a team owner In recent years Chip Ganassi has emerged as the only American team owner to rival the wide breadth of Roger Penske...
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Live Rally stage headlines a huge range of events and displays at Britain’s biggest historic motor sport show Race Retro promises to bring together the very best in historic motor sport on two or...
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He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the...
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What a dull year 2010 turned out to be. It's true that Ferrari and Porsche produced their best new cars in a generation (the 458 Italia and 911 GT3 RS respectively), but down in the cheap seats...
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Ford Focus I'll not forget the day Ford changed. It was January 1993 and the first day of the international launch of the Sierra-replacing Mondeo. Until that moment its mainstream products were not...
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A poignant test in the McLaren F1 included playing co-driver to Jonathan Palmer at 200mph-plus Arranging the McLaren F1 road test was not a simple question of ringing the press office and asking for...
SUBJECT Gordon MurrayOCCUPATION CEO & Technical Director, Gordon Murray Design What is your greatest achievement? Winning Le Mans with a road car. What is your biggest regret? That we didn't...
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BIRMINGHAM, UKDunlop tyres factory tourHow to produce almost a quarter of a million racing tyres a year... Since 1888 when John Boyd Dunlop invented the first pneumatic tyre for his son's tricycle,...
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News from the main auction houses around the world – COYS – Coys had what it called "the best Autosport International sale to date" on January 15 at the NEC. As usual there were plenty of racing cars...
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BRM Tyred and exhaustedThe Brltlsh team sought Dunlop's help after lts three star drlvers all suffered worrylng tyre fallures at the 1953 Albl GP Enthusiast Hein de Groot always introduces himself as...
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A punch-start for 'deaf' Hill Former Le Mans Jaguar exponent Peter Lumsden of 'Lumsden/Sargent' fame, vividly recalled from so many middle-of-the-night Raymond Baxter radio commentaries in more...
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A Marque is BourneInitially a private undertaking, ERA went on to become the most successful inter-war British maker of racing cars On June 23, 1934 at Brooklands much interest was caused by a car...

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