February 2015

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At the British Racing Drivers’ Club awards lunch in early December, president Derek Warwick pulled no punches as he addressed a room packed with motor racing’s heavy hitters. After yet more upheaval...
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Alonso & Mclaren reunited, Vettel’s woes, Brundle’s thoughts Amidst all the chaos and uncertainty of F1, there remain certain inalienable truths, and one of them is that every new Ferrari driver...
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Behind the ongoing negotiations and attempted trades of the Formula 1 engine manufacturers, there’s a genuine fear that Mercedes has a built-in performance advantage over Renault and Ferrari… and it...
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Red Bull team boss Christian Horner on F1’s political struggles, the loss of Vettel, the rise of Ricciardo, the art of keeping Adrian Newey happy and a potentially tricky road ahead In the early...
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Kristensen bows out End of the (professional) racing road for popular Dane | By Gary Watkins Tom Kristensen has called time on the record-breaking career that made him the most successful driver in...
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Karl Kainhofer was Roger Penske’s first employee when ‘The Captain’ founded his team in 1966. Kainhofer had worked on Penske’s cars when Roger was a driver and was Penske Racing’s chief mechanic...
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Jacques Saoutchik Maître Carrossier Peter M Larsen with Ben Erickson I’ve never seen such wide context in a car book – a positive history lesson about the Romanovs, pogroms and flight to France,...
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British riders have never had a great time aboard Honda machinery in premier-class Grand Prix racing. Only one Briton has won an elite-class Grand Prix on a Honda: the late, great Mike Hailwood, who...
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Brabham theme for show Three-time F1 champ’s legacy to be honoured at NEC | by Paul Lawrence Brabham racing cars – and some of the drivers who raced them in period – will form a major display at...
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Dream garage For sale @ DK Engineering Chorleywood, Herts. Tel: 01923 287 687 www.dkeng.co.uk Recent offerings from Sant’agata may divide opinion, but it’s hard to find any divergence from the view...
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F-type to go manual Jaguar broadens options ahead of busy year | by Andrew Frankel We might be well into winter, but news continues to fall from Jaguar’s side of the JLR business like autumn leaves....
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Sant’agata’s latest delivers on the promise of its looks | by Andrew Frankel How must a car be judged? I prefer to focus not on raw data whose importance can be interpreted a number of ways, but...
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Gentle manner, giant footprint Normally this level of mid-life tweakery would not get within a couple of counties of this page. Space constraints mean I can include fewer than 50 car tests a year for...
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A little fine-tuning goes a very long way Those on the point of ordering a new Porsche 911 Carrera S have until now been faced with an interesting choice. Do you keep the car standard, or spend...
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It has taken 16 years for Audi to turn the TT into what it said it would be from the start: an Audi for people who liked driving. In that time there have been some TTs that have tried to offer...
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Investing in the future Bernie Ecclestone says he is not interested in chasing the youth market as young people cannot afford Rolex watches or “the products on sale here”. I became interested in...
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Keeping an eye on the time: new releases and bygone classics by Richard Holt Roger Dubuis You know where you are with cars. Whether you are in the market for a road-legal racer or a frill-free...
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Hall of Fame Classic racers under one roof For 2015, the Motor Sport Hall of Fame will be on display at the London Classic Car Show with a celebration of the careers of each founding member and the...
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Road to tradition The Hotel de France was once a popular sanctuary for Le Mans racers. Now refurbished, its history will surely make it so once again... - Le Mans Blast from the past Ask anybody to...
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Le Mans Circuit first opened: 1923 Current circuit length: 8.469 miles 2015 event calendar Apr 18-19 Motorbike 24 Hours May 17: Moto gp Jun 13-14: Le Mans 24 Hours Jul 3-5: Karting 24 hours Sep 25-27...
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Spa-Francorchamps Circuit first opened: 1921 Classic circuit length: 8.761 miles 2015 event calendar May 2-3: WEC 6 hours May 30-31: World Series by Renault Jul 24-27: Spa 24 Hours Aug 22-24: F1...
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Monza Circuit first opened: 1922 Current circuit length: 3.60 miles 2015 event calendar April 11-12: Blancpain GT Series May 25: Ferrari Club Italia May 30-31: European F3 Championship Sept 4-6:...
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Nürburgring Circuit first opened: 1927 Combined circuit length (24 Hours): 15.7 miles 2015 event calendar May 14-17: Nürburgring 24 Hours Aug 7-9: Oldtimer Grand Prix Aug 15-17: DTM Aug 28-30: World...
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Monaco Circuit first opened: 1929 Current circuit length: 2.075 miles 2015 event calendar Jan 19-25: Monte Carlo Rally Jan 28-Feb 4: Historic Monte Carlo Rally Mar 20-22: Zero-emissions Rally May 9:...
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Max Verstappen stole the headlines, but didn’t win the Euro F3 title. Adam Cooper caught up with the Dutchman’s conqueror Amid the excitement over Max Verstappen’s graduation to Formula 1 it was easy...
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Having honed his craft in the toughest of racing schools, he conquered Indy, Le Mans, NASCAR... and pretty much everything else he tried Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Julie Soefer Flying in from...
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This Type 43 has had a harder life than most Bugattis, after being both scorched and submerged at separate times, but it’s one of motoring’s great survivors Writer Gordon Cruickshank How racing...
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Taking a slice out of its road car gave Aston Martin a moment of glory on the track, but it also shaped the marque’s styling approach for a decade Writer: Richard Heseltine | Photographer: Matt...
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The inaugural Daytona 24 Classic not only proved to be a huge success, but was also very much a father and son affair. Conceived along the lines of the Le Mans Classic by Brian Redman and son James,...
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Fresh from sealing the FIA World Endurance Championship title with Anthony Davidson in November, Sébastien Buemi concluded a stellar season by winning a frantic third round of the inaugural FIA...
Matthew Robinson and Sam Collis capped a mighty season of historic rallying by winning the 11th Roger Albert Clark Rally, after 27 special stages in and around the vast Kielder forest complex in...
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Home on the range Oulton Park, November 8: one of the modern era’s surprising success stories continues to evolve Given this magazine’s sometimes quirky past, it seems wholly appropriate that Bill...
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Actor’s life isn’t for me How restorer Paul Grist chose the roar of vintage engines over the sound of theatre applause Sometimes you get a feeling about someone. While watching an embassy scene in a...
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Tom’s little secret Tom Walkinshaw had a reputation for stretching the regulations – sometimes to breaking point A friend of mine used to own an ex-TWR team Jaguar XJS. Tom Walkinshaw had launched...

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