July 2015

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Audience surveys have to be a good thing. I know, because we run them from time to time here at Motor Sport. It’s always helpful to know more about the people you are talking to. But how much...
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Short-sighted F1 policies, rivals remember Jim Clark’s Indy victory In the middle of May there was a meeting at Bernie Ecclestone’s Biggin Hill spread of the Formula 1 Strategy Group. In addition to...
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Too late, too little, Formula 1 is trying to figure out how to recapture its declining fan base. Unfortunately, it’s trying to listen to everyone. What many fans are asking for would militate against...
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Is 17 too young for F1? Max Verstappen’s early form for Toro Rosso suggests not, despite that crash in Monaco. But promise is one thing, living up to ‘next Senna’ hype is quite another As the subdued...
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Spain and Monaco Rd 5, Catalunya, May 10 2015 1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes W06 1hr 41min 12.555sec 2 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W06 1hr 41min 30.106sec 3 Sebastian Vettel Ferrari SF15-T 1hr 41min 57.897sec...
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Battersea races to mark end of first chapter for all-electric series | By Gary Watkins London’s round of the FIA Formula E Championship in Battersea Park on June 27/28 won’t just bring the inaugural...
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After a worrying week and a half of practice and qualifying which saw James Hinchcliffe badly injured in one of five accidents, the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 turned out to be a great race...
Frank Matich Successful Australian racer and car builder Frank Matich died in May, shortly after his 80th birthday. Though he never drove in Formula 1, he raced against the F1 aces in the Tasman...
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I can’t believe that the Le Mans 24 Hours is nearly here! It seems like yesterday I was in Ofterschwang, at the Audi Sport winter fitness camp, preparing for the season ahead. Even back in February,...
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The First American Grand Prix The Savannah Auto Races 1908-1911 Tanya A Bailey Impartiality is an essential factor when it comes to reviewing new books, yet this courted positive feedback the moment...
Motorcycle ace Geoff Duke, who died in May at the age of 92, achieved six World Championships and also won six Isle of Man TT races in a decade at the top of his sport. He also showed potential in...
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Most motor sport enthusiasts think you need to be a bit, erm, unusual to ride in the Isle of Man TT. This isn’t strictly true, but Michael Dunlop is certainly one of the unusual ones. Interviewing...
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Petty in Goodwood return NASCAR legend to light up hill with 1970 Superbird | by Paul Lawrence Richard Petty and his sensational 1970 Plymouth Superbird will be star attractions at the Goodwood...
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For sale @Tom Hartley Jnr Moira, Derbyshire. Tel: 01283 761119 www.tomhartleyjnr.com We’ll never again see those great days of rival coachbuilders competing to offer up wonderful forms on the same...
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The changes might be subtle, but the differences are dramatic | by Andrew Frankel How would you like your very fast sports car to be? This is one you can jump into and with confidence drive almost as...
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It’s quick, certainly… but only for an SUV I always find it a great comfort when I discover my view of a car is at significant variance to that of most industry colleagues. I think I am supposed to...
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The numbers might not be particularly special, but it oozes style What kind of car must a Bentley flagship be? Should it be the fastest car of its kind in the world, or perhaps just the most...
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Rough takes on the smooth This is not my kind of car. It is noisy, quite uncomfortable, has a poor range and is prone to unruly behaviour when driven as its maker intended. Which is of course what is...
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Spence 2, Roebuck 1 Nigel Roebuck is unfair to Mike Spence in claiming that the 1965 Race of Champions was Spence’s only F1 win – the 1966 South African Grand Prix was not a World Championship event...
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Sixty years after taming the wild Mille Miglia, Sir Stirling Moss revisited its familiar roads in his faithful Mercedes 300SLR ‘722’. Motor Sport was there too, in honour of Moss and his late...
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Painstaking planning and hard graft were the foundations of Moss and Jenks’s Mille Miglia win, as our Continental Correspondent’s diary helps recall Writer Doug Nye In mid-August, 1954, the prototype...
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Twenty years ago, Stirling Moss returned to the Mille Miglia. His lucky navigator caught a flavour of Denis Jenkinson’s experience in 1955 – but only by mistake Writer Simon Taylor Sixty years ago I...
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In this extract from his new book, Sir Stirling Moss explains how and why a world-class F1 star ended up driving all manner of cars during his varied career As I’ve said before, all I ever wanted to...
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A tour of homage to pivotal locations in the Bruce McLaren story... at the wheel of a modern road car bearing his name Writer Michael Stahl, Photographer Thomas Wielecki The source is covered in just...
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Parmigiani Fleurier celebrates a decade-long partnership with Bugatti by launching three spectacular anniversary watches. By Richard Holt If you make the fastest car in the world, you will never want...
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Richard Mille tells richard holt about his 10-year partnership with Felipe Massa, and how he enjoys design freedom In a watchmaking world where history and reputation are invaluable commodities,...
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Does the Apple Watch really pose a big risk to the Swiss watch industry, asks Ken Kessler Unsurprisingly, the Apple Watch has given pessimists and pundits a billion-dollar excuse to remind everyone...
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Phillips auctioneer Aurel Bacs gives his expert advice on choosing a vintage watch that suits you Find out what you like This might sound obvious, but a lot of people worry too much about market...
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capturing hearts around the world, the geneva watchmaker chats to Richard Holt about his philosophy Laurent Ferrier is not a man to shout about his achievements. Only when the subject of motor racing...
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Latest addition to Princess Yachts’ luxury M Class fleet A new 100-footer from Princess Yachts is set to hit the water later this year. The Princess 30M will become the new entry-level superyacht in...
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Whether it’s art or luggage, quality counts Caroline Jaine The art of motoring Motoring artist Caroline Jaine combines a deep appreciation for the sensual beauty of car design with a passion for the...
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Simon Arron speaks to a British GP2 rookie who swapped football for racing Some racing drivers are inspired by parental influence – a competing dad, perhaps – but it was a broken collarbone that...
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Gold Leaf tobacco’s arrival in Formula 1 changed the sport’s commercial perspective forever. We spoke to Tim Collins, the man who made sure the deal went through… yet came within a whisker of calling...
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Long before double Indy 500 winner Juan Pablo Montoya, Colombia had another racing son. Talent helped him shine, but misfortune cast its shadow Writer Sam Smith Perhaps the writing was on the wall....
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Famously forthright, the Australian stood out among his Formula 1 peers because he was prepared to speak his mind. He still is... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Mark Webber Career...
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There are pleasing echoes of the past in F1 star Nico Hülkenberg racing at Le Mans this year. But the real novelty for him is that, for once, he will enter a race as a true contender Writer Rob...
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The HRG Aerodynamic caused quite a stir when launched almost 70 years ago. It still does… Writer Richard Heseltine, Photographer Manuel Portugal you could call it anti-expectation. This is an HRG,...
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The chaos of 1973 wouldn’t be repeated at Silverstone’s next British GP, surely..? Writer Peter Higham Run 40 years ago this July, the 1975 British Grand Prix featured one of the most bizarre...
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Déjà vu struck at Spa as the World Endurance Championship delivered another thriller with Porsche quickest, Audi smartest and Toyota anonymous. Porsche will wonder what more it has to do to beat the...
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In the middle of a forest clearing, an elderly gent is cavorting with an inflatable doll. All around, campers have empty bottles strung to their guy ropes – an alcoholic league table, of sorts. It’s...
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To understand the full context, you probably needed to be present at Donington Park on September 4 2010, when it reopened in the wake of its previous leaseholder’s ill-fated attempt to upgrade the...
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It would be hard for an objective observer to say that the Britcar Dunlop 24 Hours at Silverstone belonged to any other than Aston Martin. Three cars entered, three finished in the top five, with the...
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Twin peeks at twin peaks Prescott, April 25 & Shelsley Walsh, May 3: Traditional British motor sport touchstones, about 40 miles apart Far beyond the cones that sectioned off parts of central...
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No need for the AA... … take your own mechanic on your continental tour instead. (And don’t forget the butler) When I plan a car trip abroad I book breakdown cover and throw in some spare bulbs. But...
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Crash tests for dummies Before it was in the rules, Gordon Murray persuaded Bernie to sacrifice a whole car… One might argue that ‘crash testing’ has always been a lesson from which racing car...

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