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Sunday 1st February 2015

 

F1 History

1000 horsepower

What the last era of 1000 horsepower F1 cars was like, and why the concept’s worth revisiting

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Penske’s F1 cars

From Penske’s first foray as an F1 constructor to its first win in 1976

Jarier’s 1975

Two poles to start the year for Shadow promised much but delivered little

Jean-Pierre Beltoise, 1937-2015

Remembering the 1972 Monaco Grand Prix winner

Mechanics’ tales: Bob Dance

The long-time Team Lotus mechanic recalls his time with Mario Andretti

Jackie Stewart: F1′s original young gun

Max Verstappen may be young, but JYS proved in the early ’60s that if you’re good enough, you’re old enough

Comparing eras at Mercedes

Fangio vs Moss and
Hamilton vs Rosberg

Customer cars

Arguing that customer cars and three-car teams are in fact part of the very fabric of Formula 1 history

New beginnings in Brazil

How triumph turned to dust for two British drivers on the rise in the 1984 Brazilian GP

The first Haas F1 team

The short history of an F1 superteam that never
really got off the ground

It’s not easy out there

Celebrating the history of
Formula 1′s ‘failures’

Dan Gurney to receive Edison-Ford Medal

Gurney’s body of work with Ford will be recognised this week

A unique achievement

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Surtees’ F1 title

Constructors champions

A photographic look back at constructors champions since 1958

Harsh lessons from F1′s past

A look back at the finale of the 1974 F1 season when the sport tragically lost Helmuth Koinigg

De Cesaris by Giacomelli

Friend and ex-team-mate Giacomelli pays tribute to the “kind and genuine” De Cesaris

Mechanics’ tales: Kerry Adams

What it was like to work for Williams, Brabham and McLaren in the 1970s

The man in the green helmet

Happy birthday to Henri Pescarolo, France’s Le Mans hero

Team Lotus nicknames

Bob Dance and Dave Sims explain their monikers at Lotus in the 1960s

F1 History photo galleries

Motor Sport on F1 History

“I get disappointed when I hear about modern racing drivers not having any interest in the past,” said Sir Jackie Stewart when he came into the office to edit the December 2011 issue of Motor Sport. “The one thing about history, and the one thing about knowing a bit of it, is that you learn from it”. Not only that, but the sight of Grand Prix machines tackling the old Nürburgring and Spa circuits is enough to get most of us hooked on the sport for good. Motor Sport has always delved into interesting stories from the past and although the magazine looks to the future, it constantly keeps an eye on F1 history.