October 2014

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"It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes up with so much...
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The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in...
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On and off the circuit, F1 continues to confound. Bernie Ecclestone’s Munich court case for alleged bribery of the German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky has been concluded by a payment from Ecclestone of...
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Lewis Hamilton divides opinion like no other current Formula 1 driver. Somewhere between the deifying and the vitriol lies the truth behind this monumental – yet flawed – talent of the tracks Lewis...
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Hungary Rd. 11 Hungaroring, July 27 2014 1 Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull RB9 1hr 53min 05.058sec 2 Fernando Alonso Williams FW36 1hr 53min 10.283sec 3 Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1hr 53min 10.915sec...
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Toyota's rally taster Japanese giant tipped for world championship return from 2017 Toyota’s mooted return to the World Rally Championship gathered further momentum when the company’s president and...
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Aero kits increase Indy’s traction IndyCar hopes to add some variety to its Dallara DW12 spec car formula next year by allowing its two competing engine manufacturers, Honda and Chevrolet, to design...
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Lancia and De Virgilio, At the Center Geoffrey Goldberg When I drove a Lancia Aurelia I was astonished at how sophisticated it was. Much of the credit belongs to Francesco De Virgilio, a brilliant...
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BMW’s unlikely winner The revelation in Motor Sport that Adrian Newey’s engineering brilliance may find a different outlet in the America’s Cup put me in mind of another racing engineer whose genius...
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Welch tragedy mars Classic Accident claims well-known historic racer | By Paul Lawrence A tragic accident took the life of Denis Welch at the Silverstone Classic – the first fatality in the annual...
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When they were new An original road test taken from the Motor Sport archives, November 1971 | By Denis Jenkinson During the summer of 1956 I saw drawings of the V8 Maserati engine, and later that...
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Lagonda name to return Extreme luxury saloon – for Middle East only | By Andrew Frankel It has been a busy month for Aston Martin, which has finally decided what it is going to do with its long...
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An astounding leap, but does it beat the 458 Italia? | By Andrew Frankel There is a document that accompanies any loan of a new Ferrari to a journalist – and you must sign it before the car is...
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British supercar hits new peaks of accomplishment | By Andrew Frankel What level of performance would you ascribe to a car that does 0-60mph in 5.7sec? Twenty-five years ago, such pace was the...
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Letter of the month War of words War of words Having just read Nigel Roebuck’s chat with Niki Lauda about drivers’ freedom to voice their opinions, I find it interesting that the blame is laid at the...
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In 1984, Alain Prost joined mighty McLaren and confirmed what we already knew: he was the fastest man on the grid. But wily old team-mate Lauda wasn’t about to roll over… F1 was set for an epic – and...
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Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father...
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We asked versatile Frenchman Nicolas Minassian to try his hand at Group C2 – sports car racing’s finishing school when such as Porsche and Jaguar ruled the roost – and assess the formula’s enduring...
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The youngest member of Ferrari’s Driver Academy isn’t quite 16. Sam Smith spoke to a teenager who’s already making waves A spectacularly quick young Canadian at Maranello? We’ve been here before......
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Engineer, record label proprietor, sports car champion, journalist, works Lotus F1 driver... By any standard, his has been a diverse life Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Career in...
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The wild world of Special Saloons and Modsports went out of fashion as the traditional grass roots became swamped with one-make championships. But now they’re back in vogue – and blooming Writer...
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British Grand Prix, Aintree, July 1955 Mercedes controlled the first British GP at the Liverpool circuit with its historic victory for Moss – but could it have gone the other way? Writer Simon Arron...
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To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard...
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Huge grids, fantastic racing, big crowds and superb weather all pointed to the best edition of the Silverstone Classic so far. Tragically, an awful shadow was cast when Denis Welch lost his life...
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Incredibly, this was the 42nd annual running of the Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix… so many of the cars entered hadn’t even been born when the event started. In the UK, historic racing leans towards...
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Back in the old routine Mallory Park, July 22: a cheap fried breakfast can mean only one thing… The programme cover bears the motto “Revival Meeting”, but that’s probably overstating the case. It...
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A day in the country Among the green fields of Hertfordshire there’s a little farm with a fine harvest on show I had meant to stop in at DK Engineering for ages, but here’s a funny thing about a top...
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A matter of moment Carlo Abarth may have had fixed ideas about engine placement – but his cars won plenty of races Over the past few months I have been closely involved with what was Fabrizio...

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