June 2013

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Spot the real motor race: first, there's a Grand Prix in Shanghai, in which we hear a driver ask his team on the radio whether he should defend against a closing rival, or let him go without a fight...
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You already know how versatile 'Quick Vic' Elford is: rallies, sports cars, F1, Can-Am, rallycross — a list garlanded with laurels. He turns a neat phrase, too: you'll be gripped by his tale of how...
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Time for last orders?Another F1 season, another political minefield... By Adam Cooper Should team orders be part of Formula 1? It's a debate that's been going on for years and one that was brought...
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DTM set for AmericaCould fresh initiative attract Japanese firms? By Gary Watkins Plans to export DTM to North America are on course to happen within the next three years after a new partnership deal...
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Ganassi's Future Vision Chip Ganassi's team won 89 races and nine CART, IRL or IndyCar championships over the past 17 years. Ganassi has established himself as one of IndyCar's top team owners and is...
US-based race promoter Sanchez has died aged 63, after a long illness. He took sports car racing to downtown Miami, built the Homestead oval and helped persuade Emerson Fittipaldi to get back behind...
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The darkest day Jarno Saarinen was so good at motorcycle racing that he taught 'King' Kenny Roberts to road race without even knowing it When the Finn went racing in the States — in March 1973 he...
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Cleland back in VectraBTCC champ joins Super Touring revival racers. By Paul Laurence John Cleland will return the wheel of his 1997 Vauxhall Vectra to contest the new Super Touring Trophy this...
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A life on the open road Driving a high-performance car in Britain can be a frustrating experience. We are not supposed to do more than 70mph, and we spend a lot of time in traffic or, worse still,...
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When they were newAn original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, March 1987. By Alan Henry Factfile Production: 1986-89 Power: 270bhp 0-60mph: 5.7sec Max speed: 151mph Economy: 18mpg Like...
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Electric storm brewingTechnology pioneers face contrasting fortunes. By Andrew Frankel In recent weeks, two very different fortunes have visited America's two main players in the premium all-electric...
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At long last, the Cat is out of the bag... By Andrew Frankel Factfile Price: £79,985 Engine: 5.0 litres, eight cylinders, supercharged Power: 488bhp @6500rpm Torque: 416lb ft @2500-5500rpm...
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Welcome to the cheap seats Romania drives a hard bargain Factfile Price: £5995 Engine: 1.2 litres, four cylinders, normally aspirated Power: 75bhp @5500rpm Torque: 79lb ft @4250rpm Transmission: five...
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Ingolstadt adds handling vim to its outrageously brisk load-lugger Factfile Price: £76, 985 Engine: 4.0 litres, eight cylinders, twin-turbocharged Power: 552bhp @5700-6600rpm Torque: 516lb ft @1750-...
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Blue Oval creates headache for rivals with sharp new sports hatch Factfile Price: £16,995 Engine: 1.6 litres, four cylinders, turbocharged Power: 179bhp @5800rpm Torque: 177lb ft @1500-5000rpm...
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Forghieri on Ferrari1947 to presentMauro Forghieri and Daniele Buzzonetti "Unlike [Vittorio] Jano, I had the advantage of not being known in the GP world, so no way was I obstructed as I photographed...
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We refresh, you react... I am a firm believer in an old adage, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". Gone is your magazine's classy and familiar front cover, replaced by a design that could be from any...
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Thoughts on the artifice of contemporary Formula 1, the brittle nature of sporting relationships and the sense of duty that united team-mates in simpler, distant times... Lewis Hamilton took pole...
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Porsche had no plans for a 911 competition programme in the 1960s... until a prominent driver forced a rethink writer Vic Elford, photographer Matthew Howell By the middle of my 1966, my third year...
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No. 1 Writer Mike Cotton recalls some significant racing 911s he watched No one knows for sure how many race victories have been achieved by Porsche's 911 model in the past halfcentury, but the...
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Porsche's Stuttgart museum captures the 911's evolution from road car to Le Mans victor. Here we select some peaks writer Damien Smith, photographer Matthew Howell * 1972 2.7 Carrera RS & 1974 2....
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There are four British drivers on this year's F1 grid and another four in 6P2, in tantalising reach of the summit. We spoke to them about hope and ambitionwriter Simon Arron Before we begin, it's...
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Audi's track warriors pick personal highlights from one of the biggest success stories in modern racingwriter Rob Widdows Pause for thought. The years, even the decades, fly by in a blur of snapshots...
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Acute attention to detail is a vital weapon in Audi's armoury... and its winning habit shows no sign of abating after more than a decade The recent success of Audi Sport is based on some essential...
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The 2756TB/C is gorgeous to both car and eye, yet remains something of an understated gem in the Ferrari canonwriter Richard Heseltine, photographer Tim Scott/Fluid Images There is every possibility...
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An extraordinary stroke of luck paved his way into racing, and committed him to a happy life of ducking, diving and hustlingwriter Simon Taylor. photographer James Mitchell Over the past seven years...
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Few motor racing battles have such enduring appeal as those between Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union. It was arguably the most courageous chapter in Grand Prix history, and Bernd Rosemeyer became its...
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Were 21 years in F1 a matter of hardship or excitement? Gian Carlo Minardi sits down to chat over a plate of tagliataWriter Ed Foster The history books show that Minardi scored just 38 world...
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Silverstone WEC Audi driver Allan McNish joined an illustrious list of winners of the 108-year-old Tourist Trophy after pulling back a half-minute deficit in the closing stages of the opening round...
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Turning back the clockThruxton, March 30-31 & Oulton Park, April 1: a traditional Easter double revisited... in reverse The recipe was usually similar: bicycle, tent, Camping Gaz stove, one small...
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International rescueThe future of Lola Cars might not yet be mapped out, but in Multimatic it appears to be in good hands 12 months on from its devastating liquidation So what's the plan for Lola? "...
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Preserving the PatinaBare-metal rebuilds are the simple way to restore a car, but it takes knowledge and effort to retain the relevant history It's always the same: you go to a restoration shop to...
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Ignoring 'the call'Team orders are a frequent source of debate in modern F1, but such controversies have raged for decades As reverberations persist from Red Bull's Malaysian Grand Prix wrong-way-...

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