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Thursday 11th February 2016

 

Sports Cars

Great racing cars: 1975 Alpine A441

Fuel consumption limits cost pioneer Marie-Claude Beaumont a potential Le Mans win in 1975.

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How a bottle top saved Bentley’s Le Mans

A quick-fix kept one of the Bentleys in the race in 2001, but it almost went wrong just yards from the finishing line.

The story behind ESM’s Daytona win

After a challenging 2015, the start of 2016 was a weekend to remember for Extreme Speed Motorsports

Breaking news: Bentley returns to prototypes

Bentley boss Wolfgang Durheimer enlightens Frankel on the company’s future motor sport plans

Great racing cars: 1994-2002 Riley & Scott MkIIIA

The 1997 Daytona 24-hour winning car beloved by James Weaver.

10 great images from the Daytona 24 Hours

We delve into the archives for some great images from the endurance classic.

Ganassi’s multi-car Daytona attack

Ganassi faces a two-pronged attack at Daytona this year. Kirby goes behind the scenes to see how the team’s coping

Richard Attwood’s Formula 1 adventure

The 1970 Le Mans 24 Hours winner – an accurate stylist lacking a puncher’s power?

1966: A seminal year in American racing history

The year that gave us many firsts in American racing from Can-Am to the Daytona 24 Hours

Blue oval, steely purpose: Ford returns to Le Mans

Arron heads north to see fog, pheasants, Andy Priaulx, Marino Franchitti, Olivier Pla and Stefan Mücke

Wind back to 1977…

An edition of the early motor sport radio show featuring trips to Silverstone and Le Mans in 1977

Great racing cars: Lotus 19

Dan Gurney on Colin Chapman’s “giant-killing” and “beautiful” Lotus 19

Great racing cars: 1966-70 Lola T70

The car that can stop Martin Birrane in his tracks, one that Heseltine thinks is the most beautiful racing car ever

Great racing cars: 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SLR

Stirling Moss on his greatest racing car – the 300SLR which he shared with Denis Jenkinson

In celebration of Ivor Bueb

The most successful driver of Jaguar’s D-type? According to Frankel, Bueb deserves more than the usual passing thought

Great racing cars: 1988 Nissan GTP ZX-Turbo

Geoff Brabham on the 1000bhp Nissan, which won eight races in a row during the 1988 IMSA series

Great racing cars: Chaparral 2F and 2H

“One of the most incredible cars” Charlie Whiting had ever seen when he watched the BOAC 500 at Brands Hatch in 1967

Great racing cars: 2001-03 Bentley Speed 8

The 2003 Le Mans 24 Hour winner which is categorically not an Audi R8 with a roof on

The importance of being sporting

Why blocking someone’s qualifying lap goes against the sporting code

Sports Cars photo galleries

Motor Sport on Sports Cars

In 1955 Motor Sport‘s Continental Correspondent Denis Jenkinson partnered the great Stirling Moss in the Mille Miglia and won the event. It’s an achievement that both Sir Stirling and Motor Sport have remained immensely proud of. Nowadays our sports car coverage may not be written from the passenger seat of a Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR, but it comes from the front line of the new World Endurance Championship and other sports car series around the world.