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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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Chandhok’s racing idol: Alain Prost

02/08/13

One of the most common questions that journalists ask me is: “Who was your racing idol when you were growing …

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The hot Grands Prix

01/08/13

The heat of Hungary delivered a commanding victory for a chilled Lewis Hamilton. He spoke of being “mellow” and in …

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Drivers’ boycotts

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29/07/13

Dear Nigel, After listening in awe to the drivers’ threat of a boycott if there was a blow-up at the …

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The unforgettable Rob Walker

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29/07/13

Dear Nigel, I’d like to read your thoughts on Rob Walker, a character from Formula 1’s past who intrigues me, …

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I was there when… 2006 Hungarian GP

25/07/13

Sunday, we’re told, will be a scorcher – a contender for one of the hottest World Championship Grands Prix of …

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F1′s mid-season winners and losers

24/07/13

This weekend’s Hungarian Grand Prix is pivotal – there being nine races either side of it in the schedule. Sebastian …

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July’s audio podcast from Goodwood

16/07/13

You never quite know who’s going to turn up to these podcasts at Goodwood – we camp ourselves out in …

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The old new Nürburgring

09/07/13

I see that in a rare moment of apparent indecision, Bernie Ecclestone has been doing a spot of back-pedalling since …

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I was there when… 2007 European GP

04/07/13

Technically, this was a season without a German Grand Prix. After years of hosting two Formula 1 events, the nation …

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Coulthard drives Clark’s Lotus 25

29/06/13

The cover story of the August issue of Motor Sport has plenty of provocative images of David Coulthard driving the …

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I was there when: 1973 British GP

27/06/13

It might as well be 1000 years ago: 1973. No internet. No camera phones. And neither a TV – our …

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Emerson Fittipaldi: an all-time great

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21/06/13

Dear Nigel, I was reading your Grand Prix Greats book and the chapter on Mario Andretti reminded me of another …

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Juan Pablo Montoya: a great loss for F1

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21/06/13

Dear Nigel, During your article in the April edition you mentioned you were, for a variety of reasons, delighted at Juan Pablo …

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Ronnie Peterson: a match for anyone

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21/06/13

Dear Nigel, My childhood hero was Ronnie Peterson. How do you rate him on pure speed?

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José Froilán González at Silverstone

20/06/13

Professional racing drivers tend to fight shy of admitting to a favourite circuit because any such pronouncement presupposes that there …

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I was there when… 2007 Canadian GP

07/06/13

Six years distant already? It seems barely feasible. At the time Lewis Hamilton was a bright-eyed neophyte, bereft of cynicism …

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Canadian GP history

06/06/13

Montréal is a fair city. Its Grand Prix circuit ain’t too shabby either: interesting location, quirky backdrop; layout conducive to …

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Keke and Nico Rosberg at Monaco

30/05/13

Ross James Brawn knows quality when he sees it. And so he should – he used to watch as a …

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I was there when… 1970 Monaco GP

24/05/13

As Jack Brabham headed towards the last corner of the last lap of the 1970 Monaco Grand Prix, Piers Courage’s …

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Clark’s Monaco jinx

23/05/13

Ivan Lendl never did win the Wimbledon Men’s Singles. Don Bradman never did score a Test century at Old Trafford. …

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.