November 2015

Page 8
But the back at Thruxton no one could touch Justin,” says the familiar voice on the end of the phone line. “He had the ability to go from bump to bump without unsettling the car. If those US...
Page 15
The pace of change For all motor sport’s giant leaps since the pioneering days of the 1890s, the brakes have been applied in recent seasons. Rubens Barrichello is pictured at Monza in 2004, when...
Page 23
Singapore swing Formula 1 had a slightly different look around the streets of Marina Bay. The Mercedes drivers were peculiarly off the pace and Sebastian Vettel took pole position for Ferrari before...
Page 34
Justin Wilson 1978-2015 Some drivers’ career statistics will forever sell them short, and Justin Wilson is one such. There was much, much more to him, though, than an abundance of racecraft. He was a...
Page 35
The quest for greater protection In the immediate aftermath of Justin Wilson’s sad passing, it was inevitable that talk would turn to improving cockpit protection – including the possible...
Page 36
Lord Montagu of Beaulieu Edward John-Scott-Montagu, who has died aged 88, was a pioneer of the open-door stately home movement, an instigator of music festivals, president of the Historic Houses...
Page 38
On the podium at last, but priorities must now change Loïc Duval, Lucas di Grassi and I headed to the Nürburgring World Endurance Championship race full of confidence that we could challenge for...
Page 40
Two plus four equals drama Two-stroke engines are banned from motorcycle Grand Prix racing. It’s an industry thing: when Japanese manufacturers stopped making two-strokes a decade or so ago, due to...
Page 42
Brighton back on track Carter sets FTD in popular seaside sprint | By Paul Lawrence More than 200 competitors tackled the annual Brighton Speed Trials in early September as the famous event returned...
Page 43
Mark Webber Aussie Grit: My Formula One Journey The world is littered with sports biographies that are either a) published before the subject has any story to tell or b) so politically neutral as to...
Page 45
Ferrari Daytona Tell your friends you’ve bought a Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Berlinetta and they’ll look at you blankly. Say “Daytona” and their faces will clear. Maranello never officially titled it thus,...
Page 46
Mission accomplished Porsche springs surprise on show rivals | by Andrew Frankel It was a fine effort. Jaguar, as it has done so many times before, came to Frankfurt planning to whip the rug right...
Page 48
VW crisis: where will it end? Emissions scandal runs deep for whole car industry | by Andrew Frankel The Volkswagen emissions scandal has been described as the biggest shock to hit the business...
Page 50
It has taken more than 50 years, but finally you can buy an official factory import | by Andrew Frankel The proposition looks so enticing as to scarcely seem real. After more than a half a century’s...
Page 52
Demand soars for slower sibling The problem with offering people what they want is that they already know they want it: and where anything is desired, so long as it can also be afforded, it will...
Page 54
Fun to drive, but stripped of a little soul I really wanted to like the new Honda Civic Type R. It was important to me. When I first started testing cars, hot Hondas were magical devices with tiny,...
Page 56
Boldly going where few have gone before It is expected in this business that any member of car company staff trusted to talk to journalists will sing like nightingales in praise of their own product...
Page 58
Howden saved my career It was a thrill to read Doug Nye’s recent words on Howden Ganley’s book. After coming to England to race in F3, I found myself as an out-of-work racer after Marlboro...
Page 64
Guy Ligier 1930-2015 There was a certain patriotic elegance about the cars he drove, likewise those that bore his name. Former racer and team owner Guy Ligier has died at the age of 85, leaving a...
Page 66
Damon Hill lost his father in an air crash on a foggy November night, 40 years ago. Against all expectations – including his own – he followed Graham Hill into the family business, and won on his own...
Page 72
He wasn’t a natural – or so they say. But consider the prolific list of cars and wins in all corners of the world. Doesn’t Graham Hill deserve more credit? writer Paul Fearnley The final action of a...
Page 80
The relationship began with a short expletive but blossomed into a solid professional bond. What was it like working for team boss Hill? Read on… writer Quentin Spurring The first Formula 1 race I...
Page 86
Jamie Chadwick In theory it was supposed to be a learning year, a trial step in the world of pro-level motor racing. Before the campaign was over, however, one of the UK’s highest-profile racing...
Page 88
Jarno Trulli’s racing career began in low-key fashion: a lad, his dad and a kart. He spoke to Motor Sport about his subsequently illustrious career… while preparing a kart for his own son writer Rob...
Page 94
Sometimes seen as the staid cousin of its racing kin, Jaguar’s XKSS is in fact a far rarer bird than a D-type. And this one sparked them all writer Andrew Frankel | photographer Stuart Collins...
Page 98
Don’t be fooled by the quiet manner. This multiple saloon car champion is equal parts racer, engineer and forceful foe writer Simon Taylor | photographer James Mitchell In most branches of...
Page 108
A tight, twisty tradition that has become international F3 racing’s annual showpiece writer Peter Higham One of Formula 1’s fiercest rivalries was ignited 25 years ago on the final lap of the Macau...
Page 113
What was your best bit? As ever, it was hard to choose as Goodwood hosted its 18th Revival meeting. The sight and sound of a dozen Spitfires marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain was...
Page 117
Northern Lights Croft, August 8-9: wall-to-wall bygones… and chips washed down with curry sauce. The very definition of an idyll It felt right from the moment you peeled past the security gate and...
Page 121
Hidden side of SIlverstone For all its modern façade, the British GP’s home retains a few precious links to its military past It’s a big place, Silverstone, and it seems to change every time I go....
Page 125
Chapter averse Bygone British club racing has anecdotes enough to fill several books, but will anybody ever write one? Too many car books are just a waste of trees. Many subjects have just about been...

Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It