December 2006

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Your responses to our reader survey in the July 2006 issue were very positive, and so were your comments when the Motor Sport team met readers at events during the summer. Many of you, though, have...
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News views and comment Close out? Cosworth out of F1 for 2007Spyker's shock switch leaves British firm high and dry It now seems probable that the Cosworth name will be absent from the Formula 1 grid...
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Watson tried A1GP Formula 1 star-turned-TV pundit John Watson drove Team Ireland's A1GP car around Zandvoort on September 29. It was the first time the five-time grand prix winner had driven round...
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Matters of moment Veteran driver taken to hospitalMini star injured Racing veteran John Rhodes is recovering at home after being injured in a Heritage GT Car Challenge race at Brands Hatch in...
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GP racer gets coolAustrian frostHistoric cars to compete in winter ice trophy Former grand prix racer Johnny Cecotto is one of 50 entrants due to contest the Historic Ice Trophy, to be held in...
November 5, Silverstone Keith Duckworth Trophy F1 race at BRDC Walter Hayes meeting. Tickets: £10. www.brdc.co.uk November 9-12, Llandudno Rally of the Tests – www.classicrally.org.uk November 18-21...
ObituaryErwin Kremer 1937-2006 Racing driver, constructor and entrant Erwin Kremer died in October after a stroke He was 69. Co-founded with brother Manfred, Kremer Porsche Racing was a colossus of...
The first 60 years of the British Hil!climb Championship will be celebrated in a special three-day event at Shelsley Walsh in August 2007. As well as a round of the modern series, the August 17-19...
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Books Grand Prix Yesterday & Todayby Bruce Jones. Published by Carlton Books. £20. ISBN: 1844421600 This is a well-written, coffee-table compendium rather than an in-depth look at the sport. The...
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This month's lotGP DelageFranco-British icon will open auction season Racers who know their history will be fighting over one of the prime pre-war cars – the GP Delage which made Seaman famous 1...
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The early signs of greatness Sir, I nearly fell off the chair to see October's photo of Emmo and me in dicing Merlyns at Snetterton in 1969 – how many lifetimes ago was that race! That was the day...
Matters of moment Please take a seat Sir, I arrived at Monza for this year's Italian Grand Prix only to find part of the large stand cordoned off by security for corporate entertainment, and my...
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The Thompson International Speedway in Connecticut, known as the 'Indianapolis of the East', will be largely unfamiliar to our readers. Yet, built in 1940, originally as an oval and later...
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Nigel Roebuck LegendsIt's been an astonishing career, but as Michael Schumacher heads into the sunset there remain a few clouds... As I write, two races in the 2006 F1 season remain, and Michael...
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Matters of moment Guest column Colin McRaeWhen leading Citroën driver Sebastian Loeb broke his arm, the British rally champion was rushed in to take his place I had heard about Seb's accident, but it...
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Matters of moment Formula 1As Michael Schumacher reluctantly calls time on F1, finding God might make life in the slow lane a bit easier. Well, it worked for Sir Jackie Stewart... When Michael...
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Matters of moment Andrew Frankel Lamborghini Gallardo SpyderOne of Andrew Frankel's life lessons has been that meeting your hero is often a let-down. Not any more... During the 1970s and 1980s I was...
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He won 25 grands prix and the Indy 500, but, as Paul Fearnley discovers, it was Jim Clark's exploits away from Formula 1 — whether hustling stock cars or rallying a Lotus-Cortina — which truly...
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Grand designs With every major European junior formula well and truly sewn up, Reynard entered the '90s with one mission – to annihilate Lola in North America's CART series. And it did just that......
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Track testCircuit: Donington Park Date: 14.09.06 History has been unkind to this Anglo-Italian hybrid. So claims Andrew Frankel after savouring all 12 cylinders It may not be immediately obvious what...
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Our theoretical look at the comparative speeds of leading cars from 100 years of GP racing,Part 5: the arrival of forced induction and ground effects Words: Mark Hughes. Photography: LAT 1972 Ferrari...
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Profile Stubby, light and a bit twitchy, this classic British grand prix car propelled Sir Jackie Stewart to his third and final Formula 1 world championship. The car's career, however, didn't end...
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Grand prix cars of 10 decades converged on Donington Parkfor the VSCC's most ambitious and wide-ranging race meeting yet Words: Paul Lawrence. Photography: Phil Jones Nowhere in living memory has the...
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Simon Taylor talks to the man who, almost unwillingly, became one of the world's fastest sports car racers, with multiple wins including the Targa Florio History takes a lot of notice of Formula 1,...
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By the late Antonio Ascari In the August 1925 edition of Motor Sport Antonio Ascari wrote of how he won that year's Grand Prix d'Europe in his Alfa P2. Here, we reprint that article, with shots from...
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Words: Gary Watkins. Photography: LAT More by accident than design, Gordon Spice lent his name to a sports car marque that delivered world championship success. A pity it couldn't last Pick a sports...
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Busman's holiday The Le Mans-winning sports car star attempted to add another long-distance victory to his tally during the '79 season. On a lawn mower. With Stirling Moss...Interview: Rob Widdows....
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In the first in a new regular series for Motor Sport, we drive one of Lancia's legendary Deltas on the road and take a look at its competition heritage Words: Rickard Heseltine. Photography: Ian...
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Bill Boddy Motor Sport's Founding Editor WB recalls a very informal lunch with Colin Chapman, and the variety of Lotus models he tested Mike Kimberley has returned to Lotus as CEO, and a revival of...
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Motor Sport's Founding Editor Rare breedMarendaz en masse In a pre-war breaker's yard I saw a derelict American engine on which were the letters 'MS'. It took me a long time to realise that the...

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