April 2015

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A London ‘ePrix’ has hovered at the bottom of the Formula E calendar since the all-electric single-seater series first sparked into life, but legislative red tape being what it is in the UK, we...
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Formula 1’s skewed priorities, why Prost had the edge on Senna Through his long years as president of the FIA, Max Mosley was a master of many black arts, not the least of which was occasionally to...
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As the management of the former Marussia team jumped through the hoops of attempting to rise from the ashes as Manor Racing, so it found its way blocked recently by the Formula 1 Strategy Group....
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Questions, questions and no definitive answers; that’s what makes this time of year so intriguing. Months of toil by thousands of exceptionally clever brains just to create a car a little faster than...
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Nissan goes back to front Le Mans challenger reverses convention with FWD | By Gary Watkins Nissan has unveiled a World Endurance Championship LMP1 contender that stands motor sport convention on...
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Ed Brown’s Patron tequila was the most active and visible sponsor in the old American Le Mans Series. These days, Patron enjoys the same role in the merged Tudor United SportsCar arena. Patron is the...
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“You’ll be replacing a legend!” That’s a phrase I’ve heard on many occasions since it was announced that I would replace Tom Kristensen – ‘Mr Le Mans’ himself – in 2015, and join forces with Loïc...
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Klementaski Master Motorsports Photographer Paul Parker Just occasionally, the packaging is peeled from a freshly delivered book and most of the office starts clamouring for a peep. This is one such...
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The mystery surrounding Barry Sheene's terrifying Daytona crash Forty years ago this spring, Barry Sheene was in Florida preparing for the Daytona 200, the biggest date on the motorcycle racing...
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Jarier back in Shadow French star to be reunited with 1975 F1 car | by Paul Lawrence More than 40 years after he put the car on pole position for the 1975 Argentine Grand Prix, Jean-Pierre Jarier...
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For sale at Taylor & Crawley London W1. Tel: 020 7823 2599 www.taylorandcrawley.com You can make a fine meal from simple ingredients, and the Ford Mustang is proof. Not many men get to be solely...
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Ferrari sets Geneva tone Wraps come off 488 as supercars dominate | by Andrew Frankel My world appears to have gone mad. On March 2 I was scheduled to pace the halls of the Geneva Motor Show,...
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A crucial newcomer – and for several reasons | by Andrew Frankel What is the problem with Jaguar? Why last year did it sell just over 80,000 cars, while BMW managed 1.8 million, not including Mini?...
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Common sense defied, but spirit lifted… The Porsche Panamera GTS, a long-time brand staple, suddenly finds itself a rather special member of the family. This is not because it has gained another...
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Raw, but not without a certain charm I am not sure how Nissan has done it, but to an entire generation of younger fans, the word ‘NISMO’ is revered in the way people like me have revered the ‘RS’...
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High on engineering content, short on range For those not wishing to wear their environmental credentials on their shoulder by driving a car as overtly styled as a BMW i3, Audi’s first plug-in hybrid...
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Uphill struggle Nigel Roebuck’s article on the original V16 BRM was fascinating. I first heard this car as a schoolboy, when Ken Wharton drove it up Shelsley Walsh. That noise is never to be...
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Keeping an eye on the time: new releases and bygone classics by Richard Holt Bamford Watch Department By having ‘aftermarket’ modifications done to your car you can make it faster. But when you come...
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Gordon Coppuck is rarely mentioned when motor racing’s most influential designers are discussed, but his low profile masks a catalogue of great achievements Writer Rob Widdows "Ah, yes, of course, a...
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Monarchs come and go, but Carlos Sainz will always rule the rally stages for many. His intensity hasn’t dimmed with age Writer Anthony Peacock And still his reign continues. Greyer around the temples...
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Indy winner, team owner and F1 team principal who reversed convention by tackling Europe before coming home to clean up in the USA Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Matthew Gilson In past Lunches...
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Ferociously competitive and rich in camaraderie, the FIA Formula 3000 Championship was born 30 years ago as Grand Prix racing’s official ante-chamber. It lasted 20 seasons and is fondly remembered...
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Two parallel campaigns plus a winter series – this young hopeful just can’t get enough racing, as Sam Smith found out Down the years there have been countless French drivers who have been blessed...
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It is 45 years since Pedro Rodriguez put in one of racing’s great drives, fuelled by fury after a lecture. We spoke to the official who ‘inspired’ him Writer Ian Wagstaff Clerk of the course Nick...
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British MotoGP rider Bradley Smith is hunting a works seat – and this is the year he must grab it Writer Ed Foster Strangely for someone at the top of their sport, MotoGP rider Bradley Smith never...
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Minardi’s gallant but largely fruitless stay at the wrong end of the Formula 1 pitlane began at the 1985 Brazilian Grand Prix, some 30 years ago Writer Peter Higham Faenza-based truck dealer...
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…or at least half of one. Lella Lombardi remains the only woman on F1’s score sheet, but her passion brought impressive racing achievements elsewhere, too Writer Paul Fearnley Formula 1 was at its...
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Living in the shadow of his late, great father Tom can’t have been easy. But as saviour of Donington Park, it’s high time Kevin Wheatcroft received his dues Writer Damien Smith, photographer Jeff...
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Chip Ganassi’s team scored a record sixth win in January’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona. All Ganassi’s wins have been recorded with Riley Daytona Prototype chassis, but this was the first with Ford’s...
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It had been billed as a battle of the titans, but in the end it was over in less than two days. Nine-time world rally champion Sébastien Loeb returned to take on Sébastien Ogier, for what he insisted...
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Blackpool rocks Blackpool: February 6-7: sometimes, a quick-fire 510-mile return trip makes perfect sense The town might be a little frayed around the edges, but its amusement arcades and souvenir...
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A prince in the paddock One man’s charmed life of wealth, fame and racing success – and the woman who became his princess Some years ago a book arrived for review: The Prince and I, by Princess Ceril...
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Ducking and driving Monaco’s presence on the F1 calendar seems to defy logic, but some of its potential hazards have been tamed The Monaco Grand Prix survives on the Formula 1 calendar as an...

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