Articles tagged Mercedes

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Behind Mercedes’ last Le Mans

A fatal design flaw that led to three spectacular accidents scuppered the Silver Arrows' attempt to win Le Mans almost 20 years ago, leaving the team so badly bruised it has never returned. It is an episode the German marque would rather forget, but previously unseen photographs have now emerged giving unprecedented insight into what happened on that fateful weekend at the Circuit de la Sarthe...

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Letters: October 2018

F1’s engine struggles Having recently become aware that 2021’s fabulous new Formula 1 engine rules are no longer, it seems to me that Mark Hughes is right – the manufacturers have too much say in what is going to happen, so Liberty and the FIA need to come to terms with the need to have independent rules created to foster improved competition. The way to achieve that is to have an F1 engine class...

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Nigel Roebuck

Warring team-mates, matters acoustic, Senna and Ferrari When Jochen Rindt’s Lotus crashed massively at Montjuich in 1969, he was extraordinarily fortunate to escape with relatively light injuries. This was the time of the ludicrous ‘tall’ wings, and the flimsy supports on Rindt’s car simply collapsed, as they had – a few minutes earlier, at the same spot – on the sister car of Graham Hill, the...

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Why Mercedes is the works

The backstory behind the three-pointed star’s dominance in Formula 1 is a fascinating one – and will make uncomfortable reading for its rivals at Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren For Mercedes there was a nice historical thread to its early dominance of F1 this year. It conformed to a pattern of years ending in ‘4’ (1914, 1934, 1954), seeing its technical superiority in Grands Prix wipe the floor...

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Look who’s back

With the news that Ron Dennis has recaptured control of the McLaren F1 team – after five years away – it’s timely to recall just how he surrendered that position in the first place. The tale is a fascinating one of politics and betrayal December 2009, the morning after an awards night: the big news had been all about Jenson Button leaving the team for which he’d just won the world championship,...

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Nigel Roebuck

In the slipstream of his final Grand Prix season, Mark Webber sat down to discuss Formula 1 politics, Sebastian Vettel, Porsche, the idiocy of DRS and much else besides... A catch-up with Mark Webber over lunch in a Buckinghamshire pub, near the delightful house in which he and his partner Ann have lived these many years. It was perhaps no more than inevitable that we should begin by talking...

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Jaguar E-Type v. Mercedes-Benz 300SL

Sir, I have been a regular reader of your excellent journal for ten years and would appreciate very much your publication of the following in the readers' letters. The new Jaguar E-type is remarkable value for money, and, as you say, at nearly one-third of its competitors' prices it cannot fail to be a best seller in the G.T. class. However, very creditable though it may be, one must bear in mind...

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Simtek: F1's latest Catch 22 victim

Simtek's withdrawal from the Canadian Grand Prix was the precursor to its swift decline into receivership. Led by promising designer Nick Wirth, Simtek entered Formula One at the same time as Pacific Grand Prix, the team for which Bertrand Gachot drives. Its demise, following hot on the heels of those of Lotus and Larrousse, prompted the Belgian to reflect: "It's very sad to see a team that was...

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My Year's Motoring

The Editor Looks Back on the Cars he Drove in 1961 ANOTHER busy year is over and it is time to take out my diary and recall the pros and cons, the merits and shortcomings, of the cars I road-tested for MOTOR SPORT during 1961. It was a year during which I covered 18,930 miles on these test runs, 15,000 further miles in staff and personal vehicles, was a passenger for considerable mileages in...

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Vive l'Ecosse!

Scotland’s greatest race team lives again, and the target is a return to Le Mans. But first Ecurie Ecosse must prove itself with this BMW Z4 Ecurie Ecosse, the Scottish team with the French name, is on the road back to Le Mans. Fifty-five years after it won the Vingt-Quatre Heures for the second time running, the team is back and, wherever else it might venture between now and then, there is no...

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