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Saturday 6th February 2016


F1 History

Jack Brabham – Personality Parade

Asking a double World Champion about the highlight of his career via questionnaire? A different time…

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Vic Elford on coaching Juan Pablo Montoya

What was Montoya like behind the wheel when he first started racing? ‘Quick Vic’ explains…

Richard Attwood’s Formula 1 adventure

The 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours winner – an accurate stylist lacking a puncher’s power?

Maria Teresa de Filippis, 1926-2016

The first female Formula 1 driver passed away over the weekend; we look back to our 2012 feature on one of the sport’s true trailblazers

Tyler Alexander – 1940-2016

In memory of Alexander’s passing we look back to 2013 when Simon Taylor met him for lunch.

Great racing cars: 2004 Ferrari F2004

Rob Smedley on the “perfect racing car,” which Schumacher used to “destroy everyone” in 2004

The Roebuck-Hughes Show II

Nigel Roebuck and Mark Hughes answer readers’ questions

Great racing cars: 1992 Lotus 107

Johnny Herbert on why the Lotus 107 holds a special place in his heart

Rick Mears’s 1980 F1 tests with Brabham

Why Rick Mears tested for Bernie, but ultimately stayed in CART, shunning the life (and pay) of an F1 driver

Gilles Villeneuve: new light on an old story

Károly Méhes’ book shed new light on the life of one of motor racing’s unique talents through a series of revealing interviews

Great racing cars: Brabham, Tyrrell & Minardi

Some of the drivers we interviewed went with cult classics rather than world champions

Looking for answers in McLaren’s past

Johns Watson and Barnard, two central figures in McLaren’s early ’80s resurgence, think that Ron Dennis needs to remember what worked in the early days

The last race of the season

Even with both championships wrapped up, there’s still room for intrigue and excitement in Abu Dhabi

End-of-season slumps

Lewis Hamilton’s in “exalted company” when it comes to winless streaks to close out a title-winning season

Graham Hill celebration at the NEC

Our celebration of Graham Hill’s life and legacy continues at the NEC’s Classic Motor Show

Jo Ramírez’s Mexican memories

Sam Smith speaks to one of Mexico’s great racers, a man who worked with his country’s first international star

Lotus’s ground-effects revolution, part three

Part three of Andretti’s championship story; why he deserved his title and how F1 cars were “piece of cake” in comparison to his other mounts

Lotus’s ground-effect revolution, part two

Part two of Andretti’s championship story; the transition from 78 to 79 and developing a winner

Lotus’s ground-effect revolution, part one

Part one of Andretti’s championship story, starting with the design of the Lotus 78

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.