June 2018

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There are few things like a sunny spring morning to inspire optimism – especially in the world of motor racing. After a long, hard winter during which many men, women and machines have been hunkered...
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As the season dawns, what chance do the independents have against Toyota? Toyota now stands alone as the only manufacturer competing for outright honours in the World Endurance Championship, in the...
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Porsche alllowed its 919 Hybrid free rein at Spa. And... If you ever had any doubts about just how trick the current breed of hybrid LMP1 machinery is, then look at what Porsche has done with its 919...
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Statistics don't reflect the Finn's speed: Vettel won two of the first three races, Ricciardo one "Why didn’t you tell me he hadn’t pitted,” raged Kimi Räikkönen over the radio as he saw his team-...
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Rumour and gossip from the F1 paddock Changes afoot at McLAREN. Between the Bahrain and Chinese Grand Prix ZAK BROWN was announced as CEO of McLaren Racing rather than executive director. The...
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Turns 8-9, Albert Park A few early impressions at the new season’s dawn Warm gusts scoot across the parkland lake as Sebastian Vettel’s Ferrari bursts out of the shadow of the trees, downshifts...
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The French marque is chasing Tour Auto success half a century after it played a starring role on home soil Nearly half a century after company CEO Jean-Luc Lagardère entered two Matras for the Tour...
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A broad spectrum of period F2 cars offer hope for the future There is a point beyond which Formula 1 cars become impractical, due to excess complexity and software obsolescence, and there is unlikely...
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From the frozen wastes of a British spring to a potentially hot new era for touring cars The British famously have a habit of banging on about the weather – but of late there has been good cause…...
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Racing is a Mitchell family bug – and Ben caught it young There was a sense of inevitability that Ben Mitchell would become immersed in cars. “My great-grandfather owned an Alfa Romeo RL in the 1930s...
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Heveningham is a glorious setting for old cars - and raises money for worthwhile local causes About 50 of the world’s rarest and most desirable cars will be displayed on the grounds of Georgian...
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VW gives its upcoming electric range an uphill start Volkswagen has revealed what its electric Pikes Peak prototype will look like, and it finally has a name: I.D. R Pikes Peak. But not much else has...
WEC racer Nicki Thiim explains the true cost of chasing a career in esports Removing the glass ceiling. That’s what esports’ rise in popularity is doing, we’re told, allowing anyone to go racing. But...
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Jaguar unveils 176mph off-roader... and is swiftly eclipsed by Maserati Diesel might be dying and saloons might be struggling, but if there remains anything in this industry that remains a sure-fire...
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As Renault and Honda square up to each other in the battle of the engines, it's the Japanese firm that appears to have the upper hand It could hardly have been more embarrassing for McLaren in...
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Racing in the rain can both equalise car performance and emphasise driver skill difference - and in an open-wheeler it can be hair raising Last month marked the 25th anniversary of Ayrton Senna’s...
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In 1992 Norton attempted 'the impossible': beating the Japanese factories on the Isle of Man TT with its world rotary racer Many moons ago, Norton ruled the Isle of Man TT. The Birmingham-based...
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Other sports may obsess over the 'spirit of the game' but motor sport has always been a more ruthless affair Maybe it’s an age thing. I’m not sure I have much time any more for professional sportsmen...
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Saying goodbye to one of the good guys in the old car world, and investigating a possible new race circuit - seven decades ago Most people sit back and relax when they retire. Not many take on an...
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'Right' said Fred I read with interest Ian Dove’s letter (May), wherein he described being asked to act as ‘co-driver’ for post-event filming after Toyota’s victory on the 1985 Safari Rally. Juha...
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As Thruxton prepares to mark its 50th anniversary, we continue to select highlights from bygone years. This month? The BTCC's Super Touring era Since opening in its present form in 1968, Thruxton has...
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Entries open for 2018 sale - plus there's a pre-event brunch with Derek Bell and Richard Attwood H&H Classics is set to continue its partnership with the Motor SportHall of Fame, with an auction...
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Watches with dials based on the dashboard instruments of old cars have been a very common industry theme in the last few years. Some are very nice, while others have faces that make it difficult to...
Panerai has gone from being a niche brand to one that has massive global appeal. You can normally spot one a way off, partly because the case is such a distinctive shape, but also because it occupies...
Much has been made about the massive trend for vintage-inspired watches in recent years. But this is an industry that logically should have died out years ago. Quartz was supposed to kill the...
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So this is the view. Staring down the sawn-off barrels of an unsilenced Coventry-Climax V8, ears pricked to the bark and crackle of this angry, pint-sized 1.5-litre race engine, eyes smarting in its...
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World Exclusive: One of the most famous names in motor sport history has made a sensational return - and the track-focused BT62 is just the start. A racing comeback is in the pipeline. Qualified 25th...
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Liberty has outlined its plans for Formula 1's evolution, but how are teams likely to repsond - and how did we get here in the first place? The silence was deafening after Liberty Media presented to...
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A chance discovery of previously unpublished images sheds new light on Jim Clark's fabled time competing in the Indy 500 It was just one of those serendipitous things. I was searching in our photo...
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A note about Jim’s story I first joined Motor Racing magazine at the end of that first Lotus-Ford Indy year, 1963. My employers there were seasoned racing writers John Blunsden and Alan Brinton. And...
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He won at every level on his way to F1, but failed to score so much as a point when he got there. The real story, though, is that he chanced upon racing at all Some youngsters discover motor racing...
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The Trophée Andros is as much a part of European winter sport as après-ski - and there is no sign of its appeal diminishing “Alain Prost couldn’t slide in Formula 1, but he could in the Trophée...
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If the name sounds slightly familiar, it should. In August 2014 Motor Sport published some of Bryan Watson’s candid images from the 1978 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch – and we felt the time was...
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When Peugeot built its Group B rally challenger, it little thought one of its customers would be Lotus Engineering It was surprising to see a pair of Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 Group B homologation road...
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At last, an Aston that appeals to both heart and head When the history of Aston Martin is written, people will look back and name the DB11 as the car that started the most recent and, so far, most...
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The UP GTI has been a long time coming from VW, but is worth the wait You may be wondering why it’s taken Volkswagen seven years to get around to giving its diminutive Up (or Up! if you accept the...
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Meet the refined pick-up truck with a premium feel This might be the first time in the 94-year history of Motor Sport that a review of, let’s not be shy, a pick-up truck has appeared between its...
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The rebuilt Aston that out-replicates the replicas There was a time when words such as ‘replica’, ‘evocation’. ‘tribute’ and ‘continuation’ prompted sneers of disdain among those who believed cars...
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A specialist with a showroom full of Ferraris Anyone who has been near Brands Hatch during the past 20 years will be familiar with the sight of Foskers, the UK’s oldest independent Ferrari specialist...
The largest private blue oval collection comes to auction Bonhams has recently announced that it has been tasked with dispersing what is believed to be the world’s largest privately owned collection...
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Individual lots continue to make big numbers, but some overall yields have dropped A few lots were left unsold after Artcurial’s Automobiles sur les Champs 12 in Paris – and the overall take was...
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When buying and selling classic cars, Mark Hyman can never be accused of following the crowd Mark Hyman, 58, began his career as a real estate broker during the early 1980s, a time when favourable...
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Visually striking, stunningly quick and increasingly valuable Onlookers at the 1988 British Motor Show gaped as Jaguar flung the wraps off its show star – it was amazing to look at, astonishingly...
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Faster, lighter, louder - the perfect trackday mount Compact and cute, the Dino 246 Ferrari was always going to be a hard act to follow. It had created a new niche for the Maranello manufacturer, an...
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Two years after becoming its owner, Geoff Gordon has sampled his unusual Group 2 racer from behind the wheel. Next stop, the Donington Historic Festival When first I reported on my project to return...
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Careful packaging is always a feature of F1 cars, but converting the Peugeot gearbox to pneumatic shift required some especially clever engineering There has been more good news on the engine front....
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Former Motor Sport digital editor Ed Foster returns to the fold, with an update on the car he'll share this year with Nick Trott The B might not have turned a wheel since last autumn, but these have...
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Jim Clark - The best of the best David Tremayne There have been many fine Clark books over time – the pick of them perhaps the Graham Gauld/McKlein co-production that appeared four years ago. With...
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Teaching the passion for Formula 1 to a new generation of enthusiasts “I owe a lot to Stirling Moss,” says David Johnson. “I asked him to sign prints of one of the first paintings I did and he...
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I first encountered AUTOart when searching for a decent, display-quality model of the Porsche 917K as driven by Steve McQueen in the 1971 film Le Mans.  I could have built the model from a kit in 1:...
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ORDER YOUR COLLECTORS’ SPECIAL PORSCHE - FROM RACE TO ROAD To celebrate Porsche’s 70th anniversary as a car manufacturer, Motor Sportmagazine explores the link between the company’s road and racing...
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Stirling Moss makes the best of a traditional Le Mans start as he prepares to take the helm of Jaguar D-type no12, shared with Peter Walker. Also prominent are the Hamilton/Rolt D-type (no14, second...
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David Arnott last apperaed in this feature in 2010, with some shots from Homestead, Florida. Brands Hatch is a little closer to his Surrey roots. Send us your images If you have any images that might...

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