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A history of Ferrari’s sporting directors

17/04/14

With the resignation of Stefano Domenicali from Ferrari, Paul Fearnley looks back at the Scuderia’s past team bosses

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Ayrton Senna: the McLaren years

17/04/14

Simon Arron shares Ron Dennis’s thoughts on his time working with Ayrton Senna

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How will Mercedes manage its drivers?

10/04/14

Paul Fearnley thinks that Niki Lauda has the right experience to help manage Hamilton and Rosberg this season

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Simon’s snapshots #1: 1977 British GP

09/04/14

A series in which Motor Sport’s features editor raids the loft to salvage grainy fragments from his racing past

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Mercedes once again setting the standard

03/04/14

Paul Fearnley looks back to 1955, the last time a factory Mercedes was the car to beat in Formula 1

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Schumacher at his sporting best

27/03/14

Paul Fearnley looks back to the 1999 Malaysian Grand Prix, one of Michael Schumacher’s greatest performances

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Keke and Nico’s Australian GP wins

20/03/14

Paul Fearnley sees similarities between Keke Rosberg and son Nico’s Australian Grand Prix victories, almost 29 years apart

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Jacky Ickx’s final flourish in Formula 1

13/03/14

Paul Fearnley looks back to the 1974 Race of Champions, Jacky Ickx’s last win in an F1 car

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The new F1: part of a cycle of change

06/02/14

Paul Fearnley thinks that F1′s new formula will be easy to get used to in time, just as previous changes were

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GP drivers in the Monte Carlo Rally

23/01/14

Paul Fearnley looks back on the history of GP drivers on the Monte, from Wimille to Kubica

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Alex Harmer’s highlight of 2013

01/01/14

Working at Motor Sport certainly has its perks. In April I visited a BMW Classic workshop near Munich to see …

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Brooks: one of the greatest talents

30/12/13

In celebration of the upcoming Motor Sport Hall of Fame, we look back on the careers of our founding members …

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Gordon Cruickshank’s highlight of 2013

29/12/13

Like all the best awards ceremonies I’ll air my runner-up highlight first: fighting off the BBC to get time with …

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Moss: in a category reserved for icons

23/12/13

From the archive: why Sir Stirling Moss is one of the all-time greats

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The farce of the 1999 title decider

20/12/13

Nigel Roebuck looks back at the 1999 title decider and wonders whether it’s perhaps a little easier to have double points…

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The cars Karun would love to drive

19/12/13

Ex-Formula 1 driver Karun Chandhok takes us through the cars he’d love to drive – a list which includes the Porsche 956 and the Penske PC-23

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Chapman’s final years

19/12/13

Paul Fearnley looks back at Colin Chapman’s later years, his potential innovations and frustrations

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Fangio: the morning I met the Maestro

16/12/13

From the archive: Nigel Roebuck remembers a seminal moment from his career, his first interview with Juan Manuel Fangio

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Bruce McLaren’s first win at Sebring

12/12/13

Paul Fearnley looks back on Bruce McLaren’s maiden GP win in the USA and a record that would last for 44 years

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Ken Gregory and Stirling Moss

06/12/13

In honour of the late Ken Gregory we go back to the October, 2009 issue of the magazine for an interview with Moss’ manager

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F1′s number conundrum

05/12/13

With Formula 1 pondering whether to have permanent race numbers Paul Fearnley looks back at which ones mean the most

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.