May 2013

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By Damien Smith, Editor PSA Peugeot Citroën is in big trouble. It said so on the TV as I left my hotel room to head for the halls of the Geneva Motor Show. More than 10,000 jobs are to be cut and a...
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Honda tipped for McLaren Woking team's Mercedes link in doubt, By Adam Cooper The famed McLaren-Honda partnership is set to return to Formula 1 in 2015, potentially leaving the team's current engine...
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Electrifying Le Mans Nissan will fill Garage 56 with an electric car in 2014, By Gary Watkins Nissan is to race at the Le Mans 24 Hours with an all-electric car next season. The Japanese manufacturer...
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Why NASCAR is tougher than F1 Don't ever fool yourself that NASCAR stock cars are anything but tough to drive and even more difficult to race. The cars weigh 3500 pounds and the single-camshaft...
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Maserati AGG 2000 ZagatoBy Walter Balmer With the trident badge announcing the engineering and the Z flash denoting the coachbuilder, this was a car with pedigree when Ferrari was still a new badge...
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Important Grand Prix masterpiece resurfaces after years in secret collectionBy Damien Smith The most important and expensive Grand Prix car ever sold will go for auction this summer in a sale that...
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Podcast extract Marussia consultant Pat Symonds on the unintended consequences of a budget cap in Formula 1 "If you have a budget cap and very free rules you'll certainly get some innovation and you'...
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Rossi's last chance The MotoGP world championship has lacked its most important component over the past two seasons: Valentino Rossi running at the sharp end. No one knows exactly how many MotoGP...
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Dave Charlton The South African racer, who contested 11 World Championship Grands Prix between 1967 and 1975, has died in Johannesburg aged 76. Born in Yorkshire, Charlton was best known for winning...
F1 future is resolvedGP Masters championship gains FIA status, By Paul Laurence After a winter of negotiations, the Grand Prix Masters series will become the FIA Historic Formula One Championship for...
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To be first you must first be fit To race a 21st Century sports car flat out round Sebring for 12 hours you need drivers who are not only fast but fit. Not the kind of fitness you feel from a swim...
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An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, May 1965By Denis Jenkinson Factfile Production: 1962-74 Engine: 1558cc Lotus-Ford twin-cam Power: 105bhp; SE: 118bhp; Sprint: 126bhp At the...
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Hybrids at full chargeFerrari and McLaren hypercars revealed, By Andrew Frankel Full details — almost — of how McLaren's P1 and Ferrari's awkwardly titled LaFerrari will square up to each other...
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Need a car for the Mojave? This could be it Factfile Price: £167,900 Engine: 6.0 litres, 12 cylinders, twin turbochargers Power: 616bhp @6000rpm Torque: 590lb ft @2000rpm Transmission: eight-speed...
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Less is more with Audi's R8 supercar Factfile Price: £127,575 Engine: 5.2 litres, 10 cylinders, normally aspirated Power: 542bhp @8000rpm Torque: 398.28lb ft @6500rpm Transmission: seven-speed paddle...
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And take a breath. Then take another and look at the price Factfile Price: £28,9790 Engine: 1.6 litres, four cylinders, turbocharged Power: 215bhp @6000rpm Torque: 206lb ft @2000rpm Transmission: six...
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Trying to work as a 4x4 and a sports car might be a step too far Factfile Price: £67,147 Engine: 4.8 litres, eight cylinders, normally aspirated Power: 420bhp @6500rpm Torque: 380lb ft @3500rpm...
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When noise annoys Nigel Roebuck's Reflections in the April issue provides yet another reminder of the importance of noise, especially in today's TV coverage of motor sport in general. The advantage...
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Australian rain recalls Prost's bold action at Adelaide 24 years back, while Raikkonen's "easy" win highlights the contrast between the dour Finn and an innocent Chris Amon "Kimi can do some good...
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The fourth Motor Sport Hall of Fame took place in a new venue, but the evening's allure remained unchangedRob Widdows It is not every day that visitors to the Royal Opera House in London find a Le...
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The details remain fresh to all who bore witness, but 20 years have passed since Ayrton Senna won Donington Park's only post-war Grand Prix. The weather was miserable, the spectacle unforgettable...
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Thirty years ago, a bright spark — called Ayrton Senna talked his way into a test in this Williams. That first historic run in an F1 car revealed all the traces of genius that would make him a Grand...
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Today, Formula 1 teams expect two years' warning of technical rule changes. Thirty years ago, they got four months. Cue panic - then a prime example of pure inspirationwriter Paul Fearnley All stop!...
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During the Geneva Motor Show, we had an opportunity to chat to Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo about road cars, motor sport... and Bernie Ecclestone's succession writer Andrew Frankel Luca...
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Smooth, undramatic and always very fast, he remains one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers this country has ever produced writer Simon Taylor, photographer James Mitchell For today's Formula 1...
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It is 40 years since the lanes of Sicily last echoed to the full-blooded wail of a world championship race. A privileged spectator back then, Richard Williams recently retraced his steps Somewhere on...
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Jaguars are big business for the vast JD Classics concern. But pull back the workshop doors and you'll discover all sorts of other treasures, toowriter Gordon Cruickshank There are some businesses...
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Watchmaker Jack Heuer forged close motor racing ties through associations with Jo Siffert, Steve McQueen and Ferrari. A modern marketing man's dream? Oh yes. And yet it all started purely by...
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Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep...
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Dirty HurryLydden Hill, February 22: European Rallycross drivers gather for pre-season testing Lydden Circuit presents a Festival of Motor Sport: racing cars, bangers, karts and rallycross." I have...
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Great British 'bike offA British team is out to break 400mph on two wheels - no easy task even with World Superbike Champion James Toseland aboard Very few people have been faster than 400mph on land...
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Well met at Race RetroJust about everyone in the old car business heads to Kenilworth in February for Britain's biggest historic motor sport show A very social do, Race Retro, the UK's historic motor...
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Thrill of the chaseEmerson Fittipaldi felt the heat ahead of the 1973 Argentine GP, but knew the race could be won Passage of time is an extraordinary thing. Everyone over 40 will be very familiar...

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