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Friday 22nd August 2014

 

History

Simon’s snapshots #7

BMW County Championship,
Oulton Park, June 30 1979

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Bugatti’s work of art

How the T59 largely failed on track but became an important part of Bugatti’s legacy

Racing’s greatest sportsmen

Racing drivers’ athletic achievements away from the race track

Simon’s snapshots #6

Oulton Park, summer of 1981

How not to do the Targa

Two journeys around the same Sicilian roads with very different outcomes

Masters at Silverstone

All the action from the Masters Historic series at the Silverstone Classic

Meeting Pete Aron

Recalling an encounter with James Garner at Monza, 15 years ago

Still in love with Le Mans

Derek Bell still feels at home at the classic French circuit

Simon’s snapshots #5

Marlboro Trophy, Silverstone,
June 8 1980

Losing streaks

Toyota isn’t the only one to try and fail at major events

Homage to Catalunya

Why do so many of MotoGP’s greats hail from the same region?

Simon’s snapshots #3

Staw Renault 5 Elf Challenge,
Oulton Park, August 9 1980

Simon’s snapshots #2

Le Mans 24 Hours,
June 10-11, 1978

Long Beach’s best race

Gordon Kirby recalls the 1998 Grand Prix of Long Beach and an emphatic comeback victory from Alex Zanardi

McQueen vs Newman

Andrew Frankel compares the two most successful Hollywood stars to get behind the wheel of a race car

Goodwood gearing up for Members’ Meeting

Rob Widdows previews the 72nd Goodwood Members’ Meeting, featuring more modern machinery than the circuit’s usual events

Williams-Martini deal confirmed

Simon Arron’s take on the Williams-Martini partnership, plus a gallery of Martini Racing’s history:

Garage 34 at Indianapolis

Paul Fearnley thinks the mooted Garage 56-style experimental entry at Indianapolis is urgently needed

The Villeneuves at Trois-Rivières

With Jacques Villeneuve racing Rallycross at Trois-Rivières this year, Mark Hughes looks back on the family’s achievements there

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