Skip navigation

Wednesday 3rd September 2014

 

F1 History

Mechanics’ tales: Alastair Gibson

The ex-BAR and Honda chief mechanic on what life is like when things go wrong in the F1 pitlane

Most recent

The world according to Jack

A 1999 interview with Sir Jack Brabham

When ‘The Boy’ was 24

When Stirling Moss got his hands on a proper Grand Prix car

Credit Suisse Monaco Forum

Derek Bell, Jochen Mass, Stirling Moss and Romain Dumas discuss the world’s greatest tracks.

When Bernie saw his chance

Nivelles ’74: Bernie Ecclestone’s first taste of control

Senna at Monaco

Senna’s record six Monaco GP wins

Senna’s first win

Looking back at the 1985 Portuguese GP

The man in the yellow helmet

From the archives: a Senna retrospective

“Did you ever meet him?”

Rob Widdows on the time he spent with Ayrton Senna

History is on Hamilton’s side

Paul Fearnley looks back at the history of drivers who won four GPs on the trot, an achievement within Lewis Hamilton’s reach in Spain

The marvel of Hesketh

Andrew Frankel recounts the unlikely story of Hesketh Racing and James Hunt’s win in only its car’s third race

Ferrari’s sporting directors

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

Ayrton Senna at McLaren

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

How will Mercedes manage its drivers?

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

Simon’s snapshots #1

British Grand Prix, Silverstone,
July 16 1977

Mercedes once again setting the standard

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

Schumacher at his sporting best

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

Keke and Nico’s Australian GP wins

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

Jacky Ickx’s final flourish in Formula 1

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

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.