October 2011

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Andrew Frankel With his day job as road-tester on A Certain Weekly, Andrew drives more cars every month than most folk do in a decade. But the two monsters he caned round Brands for our Can-Am duel...
Paul Feamley Cricket is one of Paul's other passions, and recently he helped the English test team to victory by contributing to their official programmes. But he also found time to interview Britain...
Richard Heseltine Heseltine brings a unique viewpoint to our NOrburgring special he is one of the few people to have lapped the historic circuit in a Volvo 850. And an estate at that. Well, if it's...
They've only just begun A work in progress is how I described Silverstone last month, in the wake of a British Grand Prix that left some of our readers less than enthused by their 'fan experience' (...
Vic Elford As if the NOrburgring wasn't hard enough... Vic Elford in his Porsche 911 was leading halfway through one race and that was two days in when fog shrouded the tortuous track. Yet his mental...
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Fury at hiring of FIA man Formula 1 teams and engine suppliers are furious that the FIA allowed engine expert Gilles Simon to walk straight into a new job with Craig Pollock's PURE concern. As the...
Teams and fans split over BBC/Sky deal The BBC and Sky chose the Friday of the Hungarian Grand Prix to release the first details of their deal to jointly cover Formula 1 in the UK from 2012....
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Draft calendar a work in progress for Bernie The 2012 F1 calendar announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in June has been thrown away after Bernie Ecclestone made major changes in a new...
GT1 goes on as makes sign up Stephane Rate!, the boss of the of the FIA GT1 World Championship, has given the green light to next year's series after securing entries for seven of the 10 teams he...
Six-wheeler races at last Thirty-five years after it was created by the March Grand Prix team, the six-wheeled March 2-4-0 had its debut race at the Silverstone Classic. After two tests in 1976 the...
MG wants motor sport future The historic MG brand and its Chinese owners have pledged a long-term commitment to motor sport. MG, which has just put its MG6 saloon and coupe into production at its...
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On August 24, after Motor Sport closed for press, the podcast team were due to sit down with Murray Walker to mull over thi Fl season as well as the e commentator's long career. Hopefully you've...
THE SKY DEAL e big talking point on the e big talking point on the ebsite this month has been he news that Sky will take over live British TV coverag of Fl from 2012 to 2018. In our Week in Motor...
is month Nigel wrote about new FIA plan regarding ormula 1 cars running in the pitlane from 2014. "The proposal is that when the new environmentally-friendly 6 turbo engines arrive," he Wrote, "cars...
Prescott pauses to remember and salute WB That pleasant annual picnic, the VSCC August weekend at Prescott hillclimb, was the appropriate scene of a short commemoration of Bill Boddy's life. During...
Wheldon tests new Dallara The all-new 2012 Dallara Indycar has finally hit the track. The one-make racer, known at Dallara as the IR12, was given a shakedown by the Italian constructor at the Vairano...
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Harvey gets Cobra ride for Spa Former British Touring Car Champion Tim Harvey hopes to contest this year's Spa Classic Six Hours sharing James Shead's AC Cobra. The pair were rivals in the Metro...
Masters major at Oldtimer The first Grand Prix Masters race delivered a close finish during the 39th Oldtimer GP at the Niirburgring. Roland Kinch (Arrows A4) pipped Joaquin Folch (Brabham BT49C) by...
Roy Winkelmann Roy Winkelmann, who has died aged 81, had a big impact in his short career as a team owner. Roy Winkelmann Racing was the Formula 2 team in the late 1960s, winning more races than any...
Stars out for Revival races The debuts of former Indy 500 winner Kenny Brack and triple World Touring Car champion Andy Priaulx will top the Goodwood Revival race meeting on September 16-18. Brack (...
WB Tribute at The Track To celebrate the life of our founder editor Bill Boddy, Motor Sport and Brooklands Museum plan a Tribute Day at Brooklands on October 1. Vehicles associated directly with WB...
Winter joy for Buffum? Former American Rally Champion Jon Buffum is among the entries for the 18th Winter Challenge, which returns in November after a five-year absence. Buffum will again team up...
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Silverstone Classic BY ANY MEASURE, THE 2011 SILVERSTONE Classic was huge. Billed as the biggest historic racing festival of all and, quite probably, the biggest race meeting ever staged, it had over...
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ECOSS \A BACK I ACTIO DEPENDING ON YOUR AGE, ECURIE Ecosse will spark memories of Le Mans-winning D-types, World Championship-winning C2s or BTCC Vauxhalls. Since the 1990s the team has lain dormant...
Spa 24 Hours Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium THE TOPSY-TURVY HISTORY OF THE Spa 24 Hours has almost certainly taken an upward turn with the decision to make it effectively an event for GT3 cars only. The...
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Roebuck REFLECTIONS 'ormu a 1 awats tne fa Letna Lang none tne out over BBC/Sy dea LS tracK feared by dhvers here's more t n one way to skin a McLaren, and we saw that again in Hungary. A week...
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RACERS JUST LIKE US FROM 2012 WILLIAMS IS RENEWING ITS LINKS WITH RENAULT, with whom we had a very successful working relationship between 1989 and '97. The main reason for making the change has been...
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PRESCOTT PLEASURES IHAVE A CONFESSION TO MAKE. UNTIL THIS LAST MONTH I HAD never had the Prescott experience. Not the swashbuckling bloke who inexplicably became Deputy Prime Minister. No, I mean the...
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November’s season-ending Valencia Grand Prix will be a historic event for motorcycle racing – the last two-stroke GP. The racing two-stroke has been legislated out of existence, largely at the whim...
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WORLD AWAY FROM THE FIA RACING IN THE UNITED STATES BOTH THRIVES AND struggles because of the sport's immense diversity, which enables it to present so many different forms of sport identities and...
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'Facilities better in the '50s' Sir, Further to the picture you printed of the spectator area at Silverstone with a stream running through it (Matters of Moment, September issue), I wish I had...
Back to the bad old days? Sir, Oh dear, what a disappointment last Saturday was at Silverstone for the Classic meeting. My normal journey time from Warwickshire is under an hour; last Saturday it...
BBC should stand its ground Sir, How disappointing that the BBC has yielded live coverage of 10 Grands Prix a year to BSkyB, part of the highly-respected Murdoch empire. So, a plea to the BBC: the '...
Jaguar in safe hands Sir, Huge thanks to all concerned for the most tremendous feature I have read in many editions (E-type vs Ferrari 2505WB, September). It really does give one hope for Jaguar to...
Kind thoughts appreciated Sir, Due to the overwhelming response to the death of my father, Bill Boddy, I am unable to respond personally to all who kindly wrote, e-mailed, came to the memorial...
No value for money in Fl Sir, I suspect that like many other F1 fans I will not be subscribing to Sky and/or Ecclestone's coffers. In the past 25 years I have knowingly missed only one televised...
One last trip... to the TT Sir, I read with fascination Ed Foster's article 'This Island Race' (September). For 15 years in the 1960s and '70s I travelled the continent reporting for Motoring News...
Other Perfect options Sir, As a mature enthusiast and lover of the UK's top left-hand corner, I envied your 'Perfect Day'. While I wait for my Lottery win I considered what modern car would be so...
Precious words from WB Sir, How sad that we will no longer be able to read new articles by Bill Boddy. He leaves us with a huge legacy of beautifully crafted work based on his encyclopaedic knowledge...
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A moment with the W165 Sir, Reading Andrew Frankel's track test of the Mercedes-Benz W165 (September) brought back memories of my encounter with the car in the early '60s. Alerted by a mention in the...
When Lighming struck Sir, I enjoyed reading the British Grand Prix edition of Motor Sport (August), and was pleased you mentioned the Red Arrows and other air displays that kept the crowds...
Need for sound and vision Sir, On the very day that the disappointing news concerning F1 coverage on the BBC became known, the September edition of Motor Sport dropped through the letter box. Two...
On the road with Reg Sir, I very much enjoyed Lunch with Tim Parnell in the August issue. However, please allow me to make a correction to the Reg Parnell Le Mans/ British Empire Trophy story: it was...
Silent cars, noisy boos Sir, I agree with Demetris Yiokkas's sentiments about falling in love with motor sport because of the charismatic engine sounds produced by high-performance cars over the past...
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AP OF THE 'RING WITH Q„ICK VIC Vic Elford's love affair with the Nordschleife started in the '60s here he talks us round the famed track GREEN HELL IS WHAT the Nordschleife of the Nurburgring is...
The Nordschleife is split into natural sections, making it comparatively easy to learn. Starting through Hatzenbach there's a series of medium-fast left-right curves, originally with nasty, sharp...
There follows a swoop downhill over the Quiddelbacher bridge and up over a blind crest to Flugplatz. The front end gets light over the crest, but the car doesn't take off (Flugplatz doesn't mean...
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Two corners later used to be another photographers' dream BrOnchen. It means 'Little Bridge', although it was in fact a humpback bridge where we'd normally do a hop in the air, come back to earth and...
CARACCIOLA-KARUSSEL Next is probably the most difficult and intense part of the NOrburgring the Caracciola-Karussel, so named because although it was always there, Ca racciola is believed to be the...
From all the exciting experiences I had at the Nurburgring one race stands out in my mind the 7970 500Kms where, in an underpowered Chevron 876, from sixth on the grid I forced my way past a horde of...
KESSELCHEN Then it's very fast again, slightly uphill and through a long left bend over a crest at Kesselchen where we used to leave the ground. We would only jump about nine inches in the air, but...
There follows another of those special 'Ring stretches, Pflanzgarten very fast, but only for those who know where they're going. Top gear, flat out in a 908 that meant about 180mph, more in a 917,...
After that comes a dive down into Schwalbenschwanz, the little Karussel, up the hill and through two fast righthanders on to what was 40 years ago a long roller-coaster straight, but which has also...
In the 7969 Grand Prix, driving a McLaren M78, I made a lousy start and Mario Andretti and Jean-Pierre Beltoise passed me before the first corner After VVipperman comes a long right-hand corner over...
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It was supposed to be a walkover for the Silver Arrows, a home win at the Nürburgring in front of 300,000 spectators and Nazi party brass. Except someone forgot to tell Tazio Nuvolari. His 1935...
Moments of heaven in a green hell BY RICHARD HESELTINE t taKes a speda sort of to ent to master tne \ ordscn dfe tnese are tne radng neroes wno, for us, nave stood above tne rest otor sport lore is...
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T WAS A DRIVE OF IMPERTINENT brilliance. Except perhaps for Giancarlo Baghetti's triumph in the 1961 French Grand Prix, There had never been a more impressive debut in motor sport's top tier. Except...
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GERMAN GRAND PRIX E HAD THE INTELLECTUAL CAPACITY and the imagination to handle both the tactical and the strategic that and a clear-eyed ruthlessness when it mattered. Rudolf Caracciola was a man...
GERMAN GRAND PRIX UAN MANUAL FANGIO WAS A MAN CAPABLE OF the seemingly impossible, but even reading about otherworldly charge in the August 1957 German Grand Prix leaves you with a knot-in-the-...
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NURBURGRING 1000KMS F OR MANY, HIS 1961 GERMAN Prix win was his most important 'Ring drive, yet the surrounding Stirling Moss's triumph in the 1000Kms sports car classic two years earlier is hard to...
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He already packed a hefty resume but everything John Surtees had done previously on four wheels paled by comparison. The Briton’s drive in the 1963 German Grand Prix helped confirm his greatness away...
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The key word in the title was ‘marathon’. What began life in the ’30s as the Liège-Rome-Liège Rally morphed into the Spa-Rome-Liège before the complexities of staging such an event – and trying to...
GERMAN GRAND PRIX A N SUNDAY AUGUST 4 1968, JACKIE STEWART WAS A man apart from the world he inhabited. His galaxyclass drive to win that season's German Grand Prix was all the more remarkable as he...
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HERE WAS LIME ABOUT HIS DRIVE that didn't invite hyperbole yet Jacky Ickx's 1972 German GP win was just one of many extraordinary, performances at the 'Ring by the brilliant Belgian. While barely out...
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NURB 000 ri A T MARKED THE END OF AN ERA AND the start of a new one. Construction of the much shorter Nurburgringlite was already underway, the Nordschleife hosting one last 1000Kms race in May 1983...
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Stateside Story With F1 seemingly out of reach, Britain's Dan Wheldon jetted to America and joined the Indycar gang, He's had success, but a few rumbles too... BY ROB WIDDOWS Wheldon has won the...
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With a brilliant Revival race as his inspiration, that’s what our man was told to do with two Can-Am greats – Lola’s T70 Spyder and McLaren’s M1BBy Andrew Frankel Did you see the Whitsun Trophy at...
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He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics...
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The university of Brtsn '3 and, attery, tne 3:uro Serbs nave proved to be great tutohng grounds for future Word Cnampbns, and tnerefore Key to our Voney Tree BY ED FOSTER If we were to cover Formula...
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BRITISH F3 JACKIE STEWART 7964 champion, below AYRTON SENNA 1983 champion MIKA HAKKINEN 7990 champion JAIME ALGUERSUARI 2008 champion
F3 EURO SERIES LEWIS HAMILTON 2005 champion PAUL DI RESTA 2006 champion SEBASTIAN VETTEL 2006 runner-up
ONES TO WATCH % FELIPE NASR: BRITISH F3 The Brazilian won the 2009 Formula BMW Europe Championship with seven victories from 16 races. He looks set to claim the 2011 British F3 crown as well, even...
Philippe Sinault is team manager for Signature racing, which is running Marco Wittmann, Laurens Vanthoor, Carlos Munoz and Daniel Abt in the F3 Euro Series. The team won the title last year and may...
THE HISTORY British Formula 3 is the world's oldest F3 championship. It started in 1951 and has remained one of the series you must compete in as an aspiring professional driver. One of the reasons...
THE PROS AND CONS in With other series we've always said there are alternative routes a driver can take to the top. But it's hard to argue against doing F3. 1:1 Both series have a reputation for...
TOP DRIVERS WHO HAVE COMPETED We always seem to name current Fl drivers who have raced in these series. However we need to look at some British F3 Championship facts this time because they are quite...
WHAT THE TEAMS SAY Richard Dutton is team principal of Fortec Motorsport, which currently runs William Buller (second in the points), Lucas Foresti and Harry Tincknell in British F3. The team has yet...
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When Britain began rockin'em t's 10 years shce RocKhgnam Votor Speedway opened wfn a dramatt Cnamp Car race, The new ova owed tnanKs to one man's \/sbn but by tnen ne was on tne sbe nes BY DAMIEN...
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A unique problem almost ruined Rockingham's Champ Car debut When the Champ Cars came to Rockingham in September 2001 a new word entered our motor racing lexicon: the 'weeper'. Definition: when...
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Fostering an international network of classic car fans ivA.41 Beach, Goodwood, Monaco — not just places on the map for classic car enthusiasts. Historic cars, roaring engines, chrome glinting in the...
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Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late...
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INSIGHT VIEW F ROV THE COC Was Super TouPeg beffer than s BTCC? Maff Nears not so sure... A two-time BTCC champion, 6ff 6in Maff Neal from Stourbridge has seen it all. He made his debut in 1991 as a...
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opit s41 ...And he takes a milestone victory. Peter Gethin's win at Monza in 1971 made the record books, but it was also his sole Grand Prix success BY ALAN HENRY into Parabolica they came for the...
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Andrew Frankel -F--, ord has announced its intention to phase out CD players from its cars and move to an all-digital future, and the only surprise is that it's taken this long. Forget cassettes and...
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A FERRARI SHORT WHEELBASE LIKE NO OTHER OF ALL THE WONDERFUL CARS at Silverstone, the one I coveted most was there neither to display nor race. It was a grey Ferrari 250GT SWB that, having been...
TWO PADDOCKS TOO FAR FOR THE CLASSIC? THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC HAS rightly grown in popularity from one year to the next. But I left this year's event with more mixed emotions than I had expected....
WHY THE E-TYPE ONE-MODEL SERIES CAN LIVE ON THIS YEAR IS, OF COURSE, THE year of the E-type Jag ua r, a point the Silverstone organisers could hardly have made more clear by puffing over 800 examples...
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  It may not be New Year, but I am going to resolve to spend more time at Morgan over the next 12 months. In an industry where getting to drive a new car usually involves an aeroplane, a bus, a...
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MERCEDES-BENZ SLK350 IS MUCH TO BE learned from this, the third all-new generation of SLK roadster, about how Mercedes is slowly repositioning itself in the world. It is bigger more comfortable,...
rear tyre whose width probably exceeds that of both front tyres combined. The chassis is a simple steel spaceframe designed by Morgan but manufactured in Hinckley, while the body is not some...
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ROLLS-ROYCE GHOST (EWB) if NOT TO CALL THIS new variant of the Ghost if you wish to stay friends with the folk at Goodwood: this car is not 'stretched' or 'long wheelbase', it is 'Extended Wheelbase...
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AND THAT REIN 'IND111 ME. WB had long-established work practices and who was I to try and change them? may remember that towards the end of the last century the Tee family sold this title to...
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S PROBABLY DIDN'T HELP that the car I got out of to climb aboard this new Porsche Panamera Turbo S was an 85bhp Kia Picanto, but when I first sampled its 542bhp it was to...
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WHEN LUXURY CAR BRAND INFINITI JOINED FORCES WITH RED BULL, IT WASN'T JUST A IVA f you'd said 10 or 20 years ago that you were going to have a drinks company running a Formula 1 team and a car...
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HUNTINGDON, CAMBS LOLA TAKES PRIDE IN ITS HERITAGE FORMER CHEF ENGINEER TO RUN NEW HERITAGE CENTRE N 1958 A SMALL COMPANY called Lola Cars was created by Eric Broadley to build an 1100cc sports racer...
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APPY DAYS WITH ERIC AND CO BOB MARSTON LOVED HIS TIME AT LOLA, EVEN THE SCARY BITS CON AFTER SITTING DOWN to chat with Bob Marston, conversation turned to what it was like to work at Lola in new...
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\G \ T EDG_ THE ART AND SCIENCE OF RACE DRIVING by Michael Krumm Michael Krumm is one of those drivers who should have made it to Formula 1, but didn't through no fault of his own. However, he has...
RA\ D THE KILLER YEARS This documentary cha its the tragic story of the many accidents and deaths in Grand Prix racing during the 1960s and '70s. For many the DVD will be a sad reminder of how many...
JAGUAR -YP THE DEFINITIVE HISTORY by Philip Porter Porter has already written a book under this title, but as it came out in 1989 and he has not stopped delving into Jaguar history since, it was time...
T _ RAC \G D R'S POCKET-BOO HIGH-SPEED THRILLS FROM MOTORSPORT'S GOLDEN AGE by Colin Goodwin This is an interesting departure from the conventional. Instead of new writing about historical events,...
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ROVING RACERS ON THE HIGH SEAS Faced \An two races a week apart n Spah and Sbly, the S-T-D team set sdl \An keen yachtsman Kendm Lee Ganness ontesting two important international races a week apart...
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'Original' D-type complete with drawn-on house! The proof of genuine historic car provenance often lies in the detail. Recently, poring over the entrails of a 1950s sports-racing car, it was...
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Brabham carcass with an Indy past Leading British restorer/racing car preparer Rick Hall stumbled across something recently which amused him and which he sent on to me. It was a letter that I wrote...

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