May 2011

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Donald Davidson Even as a youth Donald knew so much about Indianapolis that on his first visit there in 1964 he made an impact. A year on he left England for good to become USAC's 'Mr Memory...
Chill wind of the real world Damien Smith, Editor The atrocities inflicted by the Bahraini government on its own people threw into sharp focus the fact that sport and politics do indeed mix. Whatever...
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Bahrain GP date yet to be confirmedF1 teams will start the season in Australia not knowing the final shape of the 2011 calendar after the FIA failed to find a new slot for Bahrain. Bernie Ecclestone...
New Aston goes ainst conventionAston Martin Racing has taken a "novel" approach to the all-new challenger it hopes will conquer the Le Mans 24 Hours. The AMR-One LMP 1 prototype, which will take on...
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Ford reveals latest tin-topFord took the wraps off its Focus 'Global Touring Car' at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The manufacturer has joined forces with the Arena British Touring Car Championship...
$5m prize for Vegas winnerThe IZOD IndyCar Series is hoping to create additional interest in this year's championship by offering a US$5 million bonus to any driver from outside the series who enters...
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Daly switches to EuropeConnor Daly, son of 1970s and '80s Grand Prix driver Derek, is to cross the pond to forge his career in Europe. US-born Daly, who won last year's Star Mazda Championship, will...
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Tambay stars in Spa rallyFormer Grand Prix winner Patrick Tambay contested his second rally ever when he drove a Porsche 911 in the Boucles de Spa. Although he competed on the Paris-Dakar Rally Raid...
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WRC Rally MexicoLeon, Mexico A Sebastien Loeb victory in Mexico - his fiffh there in succession wasn't what those advocating the World Rally Championship's new era had yearned for when the series...
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REFLECTIONS – F1 pays the price for Bernie’s shift eastwards – A Cuban lesson in how not to run a Grand Prix – Gizmos that are still detracting from the racing On one of the websites I saw a headline...
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Year of Eureka! This month I'm taking a look back to our first truly successful car, the FW07, with which Clay Regazzoni won our first Grand Prix and which is still winning historic F1 races today....
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Good times roll on You know you're getting on a bit when Johnny Herbert is a guest of honour at Race Retro, the winter gathering formerly known as the Historic Motor Sport Show. Unlike many of the...
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Advance Australia I've recently been visiting a few Aussie bike racing legends Down Under Mick Doohan, Casey Stoner Wayne Gardner and Jack Ahearn. This part of the world has always punched above its...
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A team is reborn The wood brothers team is one of NASCAR's most respected outfits. Founders Glen and Leonard Wood are true Virginia gentlemen who have always turned out superbly prepared cars since...
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Tom on two wheelsSir, I was saddened to hear of Tom Walkinshaw's passing (March issue); he and his association with Jaguar played an integral part in my fascination with motor racing from my earliest...
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It was, by his own admission, the race of his life. Moss and the Lotus 18 earned their plaudits when they took on the might of Ferrari at Monaco 50 years agoBy Nigel Roebuck Sunday, May 14 1961, and...
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As a schoolboy he lied his way in, and ever since this local lad has been living out his obsession with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway In 1958, my third grade class on the south side of Indianapolis...
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From blazing cars to victory by inches, the Motor Speedway’s official historian talks us through the most dramatic race climaxes There has long been a saying in the United States, attributed to the...
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One family – the Unsers – has enjoyed more success at the Indianapolis 500 than any other in its 100-year history By Gordon Kirby Without doubt they are the first family of the Indianapolis Motor...
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When Britain swept the 'Yard...and we don't mean 1965. By the 1980s every car on the Indianapolis grid was built in the UK – and that goes for the engines too By Ian Wagstaff The majority of...
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Brits on the trackWhile British cars ruled Indy, one of few driver exports was N Mansell Despite the plethora of British cars during the period in question, only two British drivers qualified for the...
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For more than a decade this Scot has proved there is a racing life beyond F1, emulating his hero Jimmy Clark with victory at Indianapolis and much more besidesBy Simon Taylor In today's Formula 1-...
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Tiff Needell is that rare case: a racing driver who was a fan first. As a peek into his scrapbooks shows, he trod the spectator banks in the 1960s, and was handy with a camera, too He's been a racing...
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The shiny decals of Rondel Racing might have caused a few sniggers in F2 paddocks 40 years ago, but Ron Dennis and Neil Trundle set new standards in team image – and they had the last laugh in the...
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Developers trying to turn a profit at the Nürburgring are embroiled in a bitter dispute with local businesses that has cast a shadow over this great circuitBy Ed Foster The first glimpses of spring...
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Lewis Hamilton’s father Anthony knows how precarious the path to Formula 1 is, which is why he’s trying to educate young karters – and their parentsBy Rob Widdows World Champion F1 racing driver...
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This year's exodus to Geneva for the world's most important motor show was more than usually worth it. For those who turned up to a frozen Cobo Hall in Detroit in January to wander around stands...
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200MPH-Plus felt 'Undramatic' in ultimate Veyron A brief but memorable encounter with the ultimate Bugatti Veyron, the 1200bhp Super Sport. Although it looks like the normal car, everything about it...
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Aston Martin Virage There are two ways of looking at the Aston Martin Virage. There's the charitable approach that sees the new look, the unique engine specification, bespoke suspension settings,...
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SUBJECT: Edmund King OCCUPATION: President of the Automobile Association What is your greatest achievement? Helping Max Mosley, the Department for Transport and others get the first Euro NCAP crash...
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NORWICH, NORFOLKSnetterton gets Palmer touch Motorsport vision boss has used racing experience to help revamp track Jonathan Palmer admits that the £3.5 million revamp of Snetterton is a bold move....
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Around the houses NEWS FROM THE MAIN AUCTION HOUSES AROUND THE WORLD R1VI AUCTIONS — Thanks to an impressive 96 per cent sell-through rate, RM sold over £15 million worth of cars at its Amelia Island...
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Le MansThe official history of the world's greatest race 1970-79 by Quentin Spurring There are so many great nuggets in this book. The story of the 'Pink Pig' Porsche 917, for example, and how...
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Bouncing backInjury is a constant risk in motor racing, but some drivers have shown immense powers of recovery Robert Kubica's careerspoiling injuries in his February rally crash are a reminder of...
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After World War II, 'Round the Pole' racIng for model cars became very popular, and even had Its own autodrome After the war the pastime of racing miniature car models with miniature internal...

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