Articles tagged Damon Hill

Page 70, July 2008

"I went from Sports Personality of the year to being a nasty smell."

Damon Hill’s turbulent relationship with Williams led to him losing his drive on the brink of becoming World Champion. The men at the heart of this tale talk candidly for the first time about what went wrong By Andrew Benson This is the story of how Damon Hill came to lose his drive and win the World Championship at the same time. It is about the disintegration of a professional relationship,...

Page 9, June 2004

You were there

Another chapter in the series for photographs taken by our readers.This month we cross a choppy Irish Sea, meet Damon Hill's teacher and enjoy some Mediterranean sun in Monaco In 1954, when John Patterson set off from Kent for the Tourist Trophy at Dundrod, it entailed a 24 hour journey by train and a rough ferry crossing to Belfast. But it was worth it. "It was a wonderful experience," he...

Page 114, November 2014

Green field to green flag

As a new circuit in Wales awaits the go-ahead, we investigate the challenges of shaping a new track Writer Gordon Cruickshank Dragonflies. That’s the latest snag to get in the way of a £300m race circuit proposal for central Wales. Gwent Wildlife Trust says the site near Merthyr Tydfil is important for rare insect species, but it hasn’t stopped the backers of Circuit of Wales announcing a five-...

Page 135, September 2014

On the road with... Simon Arron

All the wolds a stage... Cadwell Park, June 22: the perfect alternative to a cancelled ’Ring trip When I awoke this morning, the first thing I heard was a cuckoo…” The Historic Sports Car Club’s CEO Grahame White seemed rather pleased about his unexpected alarm call, one that perfectly summarised the appeal of Cadwell Park and its surrounding Wolds. My original weekend plan had been to attend the...

Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 58, August 2014

Classic meet hosts 90s GTs

McLaren F1s plus record F1 parade headline programme at Silverstone’s huge historic event Up to 40 iconic GT cars from the 1990s will run in high-speed demonstration sessions as a major new feature of the Silverstone Classic (July 25-27), the biggest event of its kind. The GT Legends concept has brought together some of the most evocative cars of the decade, with the current entry list covering...

Page 36, August 2014

"It's absurd to spend so much money”

Formula 1 excess? It aggravates Jean Todt as much as it winds up the wider world, but how do you address it when teams won’t change their ways? Just one of the topics the FIA president addressed in Motor Sport’s exclusive interview. Will he stand again? Did Max Mosley do a good job? Read on... The striking thing about the vocalised thoughts of the FIA president is how much he agrees with this...

Page 173, July 2014

The end of innocence

Huge advances in safety corresponded with real-world political and financial machinations that would change motor racing forever. And it can all be traced back to one terrible Sunday afternoon Writer Andrew Benson Everything changed on the afternoon of May 1, 1994. When Ayrton Senna’s Williams hit the wall at Imola’s Tamburello corner, and the great Brazilian was killed by a suspension arm...

Page 78, November 2008

Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey!By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

Page 56, November 2008

TAG Heuer Celebrates British Formula 1 Drivers

During the week leading up to the Goodwood Revival, a host of celebrities attended the TAG Heuer photo exhibition of British Formula 1 drivers. TAG ambassador Lewis Hamilton, Damon Hill OBE and Sir Stirling Moss were present at the event, hosted at the Mall Galleries in London, alongside Hollywood actress Neve Campbell, Pink Floyd drummer and racing driver Nick Mason, and from the world of rugby...

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