August 2014

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To his credit, Jean Todt rarely shied away from facing the press when he was sporting director at Ferrari. A few hours after most Grands Prix, he would make himself available for questions, and in...
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Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the...
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Face to face with Todt, small teams at risk, advantage Rosberg I believe that there is a conspiracy in Formula 1 that is trying – and at the moment looks like succeeding – to keep costs high enough...
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Formula 1 excess? It aggravates Jean Todt as much as it winds up the wider world, but how do you address it when teams won’t change their ways? Just one of the topics the FIA president addressed in...
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Monaco, Canada & Austria Rd 6 Monte Carlo, May 25 2014 1 Nico Rosberg – Mercedes W05 – 1hr 49min 27.661sec 2 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1hr 49min 36.871sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10...
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WTCC set for ’Ring Series targets Nordschleife date in 2015 | By Gary Watkins World championship motor racing is set to return to the Nürburgring Nordschleife for the first time in more than 30...
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Right man for the job The feeling in the media centre after this year’s 98th Indianapolis 500 was that the right driver and team won the race. Ryan Hunter-Reay dominated the second half of this year’...
A front-running Formula 3 racer for many years, Barrie Maskell has died at the age of 75. The Yorkshireman competed in F3 from 1967 until the mid-1970s, but never had the means to take his career any...
One of the most influential figures in American racing, John Bishop has died aged 87. Bishop was a key player in the Sports Car Club of America, joining in the 1950s and becoming its executive...
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Motor Racing The Pursuit of Victory 1963-1972 Steve Wyatt The second in Veloce’s unpretentious Pursuit of Victory series picks up where the previous volume left off, with contributions from Lotus...
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Podcast: Perry McCarthy on driving for Andrea Moda in 1992 Perry McCarthy: “It was wonderful to have reached Formula 1, but then, of course, it was only a matter of time before you realised ‘This is...
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300 GPs and counting Last month at Mugello Valentino Rossi contested his 300th Grand Prix. He didn’t win the race but wasn’t far off, finishing third just 2.6sec behind winner Marc Márquez. The...
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Saloon aces on parade Touring car champions to star at historic events | By Paul Lawrence The boom in popularity of the current British Touring Car Championship – and the buzz around the cars that...
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McLaren F1s plus record F1 parade headline programme at Silverstone’s huge historic event Up to 40 iconic GT cars from the 1990s will run in high-speed demonstration sessions as a major new feature...
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When they were new An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, October 1982 | By Alan Henry For more than a decade the cornerstone of BMW’s sporting image has been its imposingly...
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Bentley launches GT3-R Continental receives extra sporting touches | By Andrew Frankel Bentley has released details of its most sporting car of the modern era, one its GT3 Continental racer is said...
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EU legislation has forced a character change, but is that necessarily a bad thing? | By Andrew Frankel it’s not often I start a test with the bad news, but understanding what’s wrong with the new BMW...
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Not perfect, perhaps, but perfectly charming... It has been a remarkably long time coming, some would say the thick end of half a century, but for the first time in as long as I’ve been doing this...
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Brisk but flawed... and no match for its V6 diesel sibling Here’s some good news. By replacing the Panamera’s old normally aspirated 4.8-litre V8 engine with a 3-litre V6 to which two turbos have...
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Potentially good for sales, but a little less so on the road After far too long stuck in third place, Mercedes is on the march and plotting finally to outstrip the sales of both BMW and Audi by the...
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Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the...
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Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at...
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A familiar name is back on top of the podium. Simon Arron meets one of a famous dynasty’s youngest representatives "One of my first proper kart races was at Bayford Meadows, but nobody was available...
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The D-type didn’t win many races in period, but fared spectacularly well in those that most mattered. Sixty years on from the car’s first test, Motor Sport joins Jaguar development driver Norman...
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Can motor sport help Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie win the America’s Cup for Britain? He swaps the high seas for race track to find out more with Prodrive at Silverstone Writer Ed Foster Sir Ben...
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In an extract from John Surtees’ new book, we look back at the 1963 and ’64 seasons. The Englishman might have become the first racer to take world titles on two wheels and four, but it wasn’t all...
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These were unsettled times, with the Great War a matter of weeks from declaration, but political tension was no obstacle to one of the most gripping of all motor races. A century has passed since...
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Many drivers have the talent, but only a few get the breaks. Andrea Gilardi’s junior CV is a thing of wonder, a tale of titles won and future heroes conquered – Michael Schumacher among them....
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Spanish GP, Jarama, 1970People accuse F1 of being too political in the modern era, but distasteful spats are by no means a fresh inventionWriter Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen The 1969 Spanish...
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For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has...
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In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of...
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Excellent grids, fine racing and a fitting tribute to Sir Jack Brabham made a winning combination for the annual Masters Historic Festival on the awesome Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. As the event...
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There are some who compare it with the Festival of Speed, but Cholmondeley’s annual homage to internal combustion bears little relation to Goodwood. This is a far more homely event, where...
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A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter...
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Mammoth restoration Down in Avon something stirs – a lost Land Speed Record machine, Fiat’s 28-litre S76 The views from the barn are expansive, sweeping over the Avon valley. The views inside the...
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Phoenix in waiting A distinctive 1960s racer is coming under the hammer, but will need lashings of TLC I will declare an interest. I offer consultancy advice (often justifiably ignored) to auctioneer...

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