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Historic scene with Gordon Cruickshank

Man behind the Legends A day with Duncan Wiltshire, organiser of the prestigious Le Mans support event On the morning of the most famous race in the world, there’s a highly prestigious historic event called Le Mans Legends. But it’s not run by the ACO; it’s run by two guys in an old fire station in Warwickshire. Motor Racing Legends is the outfit, now well known for historic racing series and...

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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Reflections with Nigel Roebuck

The Bianchi accident, Montjuich Park 1975, Vettel and Alonso In the hours following Jules Bianchi’s accident, several moments and conversations came back to me, one of them with Martin Brundle at Suzuka in 1995, in which he recalled the Japanese Grand Prix a year earlier. In appalling conditions – worse even than those at this year’s race – Brundle’s McLaren flew off the road at the Dunlop Curve...

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Germany’s Championship

Turbocharging for (nearly) all Ranging over Germany and Belgium, the deutsche Rennsport Meisterschaft is an 11-round series that caters for some superbly engineered cars of extraordinary value. Basically the cars conform to Group 5 of the FIA International regulations, popularly known as the Silhouette formula. There are exceptions here and there, but largely this has been interpreted as the...

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Mat Oxley

“It was dangerous but great” Lately there has been much talk about safety in MotoGP. Even before Andrea Iannone’s Ducati reached 224mph during June’s Italian Grand Prix, the people in charge had decided bikes must be slowed down. In the old days the safety focus was elsewhere – on the tracks. During the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s, one by one the grand old tracks of old were deemed unsafe for...

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To Finish First

"To finish first, you must first finish" the saying goes and during the 1983 Formula One season most of the top drivers did their best to eliminate themselves from the races at one time or another. Some of their mistakes were pardonable, some were as a result of trying too hard, some were due to brain-fade and some were plain stupidity. World Champion Nelson Piquet was not perfect, stalling his...

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Formula Two review

Tragedy and disorganisation at Rouen The annual Formula Two race at the impressive Rouen Les Essarts road circuit has always been a favourite. The track itself is fast and extremely challenging, the surroundings are extremely pleasant and the meeting has always had a relaxed air. This year it was rather different and a shadow was placed over the whole proceedings by the death in practice of the...

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Letters

Letter of the month Fear of the past? Watching coverage of the German GP qualifying session, I was struck by how poorly F1 connects with its past. The Sky team made brief mention of the old Hockenheim, Jim Clark’s death and John Surtees winning in Germany, but their focus is on the here and now. I don’t blame broadcasters for that, but F1 should do far more to connect with the history of the...

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Grand Prix notebook

Great Britain & Germany Rd 8 Silverstone, July 6 2014 1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 26min 52.094sec 2 Valtteri Bottas – Williams FW36 – 2hr 27min 22.229sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 27min 38.589sec Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 37.176secRace distance: 52 laps, 190.262 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes W05 – 1min 35.766sec Rd 9 Hockenheim,...

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Reflections with... Nigel Roebuck

The thoughts of chairman Lauda, why politically correct is incorrect In a changing world there is always Niki Lauda, and thank the Lord for that. As Formula 1 ties itself in ever more convoluted knots, a chat with Lauda is always refreshing, not least for the reassurance that one is not alone in being dismayed by the showbiz path on which F1 appears increasingly set. A few minutes with Niki and...

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