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Friday 24th October 2014


F1 History

A unique achievement

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Surtees’ F1 title

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Fangio: the morning I met the Maestro

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

Bruce McLaren’s first win at Sebring

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

Ken Gregory and Stirling Moss

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

F1′s number conundrum

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

Enzo Ferrari: the mantle of mystique

From the archive: Denis Jenkinson pays tribute to Enzo Ferrari following his death in 1988

Dan Gurney with Porsche

Gordon Kirby speaks to Dan Gurney about his time with Porsche during its short-lived but successful foray into F1

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.

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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.