Rob was brought up on racing, being taken to Goodwood as a small child and devouring his father’s copies of Motor Sport. During a career in newspaper, radio and TV journalism he created the ‘Track Torque’ motorsport show on radio and was Indycar commentator for Eurosport before co-founding the Festival of Speed and Revival events, where he was Marketing Director of the Goodwood Road Racing Company.
Having covered the Formula 1 beat for more than a decade, Adam Cooper is well suited to chart the course of the intriguing cloak-and-dagger story of ‘Stepney-gate’ and the on-going battle between Ferrari and McLaren that is now being fought in the courtrooms just as fiercely as it is on the track. It’s safe to say that the sport’s two top teams are sworn enemies. Adam is also responsible for this month’s F1 news stories.
Writer, historian, commentator on television and radio and keen historic racing stalwart, Taylor contributes our ‘Lunch with…’ article each month, in which he invites inspirational and influential figures to sit down for a spot of lunch and talk. This issue it’s the turn of Jo Ramirez, long-time team co-ordinator at McLaren F1, who has known just about everyone in the grand prix paddock over the last four decades.
Does Formula 1 understand the US, and does the US understand F1? That is the multi-million dollar question. US racing journalist Phillips examines the decline and fall of the United States Grand Prix that now has no place on the 2008 calendar. With manufacturers keen to race in the US, David hunts down signs of a possible revival, with a street race in Las Vegas more likely than most.
Here is a man who goes racing every weekend from March to October. Paul’s passion for the sport goes back to being a child of the 1960s. He has organised, competed in and marshalled on scores of events, and has written about the subject for 20 years. He is as at home in the paddock at Brands as in a Welsh forest or at Shelsley Walsh. Paul is also responsible for Motor Sport’s historic racing news.
Anyone who knows the entire history of the Deep Sanderson marque has already passed the entrance exam for pontificating about classic cars. That’s why we let him take to the road in a selection of gorgeous machinery to provide an insight to what made them great, or not. This month’s Lancia Aurelia B20 GT caught his attention like few others, and not just because of his obsession with Italian cars.