Articles tagged TV

Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 30 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1976

Reflections in the Spanish dust

[Production schedules dictate that this look-back at the controversial Spanish Grand Prix, which had to await the CSI decision on Hunt's disputed victory, appears further forward in the issue than the Grand Prix report, on pages 641-647.] One thing I always like to try to do is to "dilly-dally" about after a race to watch the cars being loaded into their transporters, to talk to people after the...

Page 102 of April 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, April 2008

What in the world is going on?

By John Davenport. The 1990s boom years of the World Rally Championship have become a distant memory. Some say it has lost its way, with one dominant driver, rules confusion and media apathy As it celebrates its 35th birthday, the World Rally Championship appears to some observers to be in crisis, while to others it is the epitome of 21st- Century motor sport. Where does the truth lie? What are...

Page 58 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, February 2009

The BBC: are they ready for the switch?

Twelve years after it lost out to ITV, the BBC has won back the contract to screen F1. That was the easy part – now it has to win over GP fans and casual observers alike… By Adam Sweeting In 1976, the BBC was so enthralled by the drama of the championship decider between James Hunt and Niki Lauda at Fuji that it showed edited highlights of the race lasting an entire 20 minutes. Both ITV and the...

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