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Thursday 18th September 2014


F1 History

Team Lotus nicknames

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

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I was there when… 2008 Brazilian GP

Simon Arron looks back on the title-deciding last race of 2008, Hamilton’s triumph and disappointment for Massa

Carlos Pace, São Paulo’s hero

Paul Fearnley looks at the life and career of Brazilian F1 driver Carlos Pace, whose name now graces his home circuit

Roebuck’s legends: Dallas 1984

Roebuck from the archives: Nigel looks back on the one-off Dallas Grand Prix and how a travesty became a triumph

Formula 1′s travels through the USA

Paul Fearnley looks back at the street circuits that hosted Formula 1′s former US Grands Prix

I was there when… 1979 United States GP

Nigel Roebuck looks back on Watkins Glen in 1979 and Gilles Villeneuve’s peerless performance

Roebuck’s legends: Jean Behra

Nigel Roebuck on his childhood hero, ’50s hard charger Jean Behra

Roebuck’s legends: Mansell in the media

Roebuck from the archives: Nigel talks about Nigel Mansell’s relationship with the press, for better or worse

Vettel vs Fangio

Paul Fearnley looks at how Sebastian Vettel stacks up against the first driver to win four straight World Championships – Juan Manuel Fangio

I was there when… 2010 Abu Dhabi GP

Simon Arron looks back on the 2010 race in Abu Dhabi and Sebastian Vettel clinching his first of four World Championships

The notorious Nelson Piquet

Damien Smith previews the December issue of Motor Sport and our cover story – an exclusive interview with Nelson Piquet

I was there when… 2011 Indian GP

Simon Arron looks back at the first Indian Grand Prix in 2011. The result may have been predictable, but the traffic wasn’t.

Roebuck’s legends: Kyalami ’83

Roebuck from the archives: the 1983 title decider between Piquet, Prost and Arnoux.

Hunt and Lauda at Fuji, 1976

Paul Fearnley looks back at Japan’s Formula 1 title deciders. There were none more famous than that of the 1976 season with James Hunt and Niki Lauda

I was there when… 2005 Japanese GP

Simon Arron remembers Kimi Räikkönen’s victory from 18th on the grid.

Audio podcast with Tony Brooks

The racing dentist sits down with Roebuck, Cruickshank and Widdows to talk 1950s GP racing, Stirling Moss and F1 today.

I was there when… 2010 Korean GP

The warnings had been fairly bleak. The circuit, we were told, wasn’t so much in the middle of nowhere as …

How good was Peter Revson?

Dear Nigel, Next March will mark the 40th anniversary of Peter Revson’s death while testing his Shadow F1 car in …

Lauda’s falling out with Ferrari

Dear Nigel, I’d like your opinion on the 1977 F1 season, in particular the deteriorating relationship between Niki Lauda and …

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.