October 2018

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It doesn’t take much to get our features editor Simon Arron scrambling for a notepad and pen, but the news that Fernando Alonso would be leaving Formula 1 at the end of the season and replaced by...
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The Scuderia proved it can blitz the timesheets in Germany and Hungary, but key mistakes meant that Mercedes ended both weekends on top   GERMAN & HUNGARIAN GRANDS PRIX The word started filtering...
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Rumour and gossip from the F1 paddock FORCE INDIA entered receivership before the Hungarian GP, but continued to operate under the receivers, who were looking at takeover bids from four interested...
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A vision of sheer speed that Clark wouldn’t have believed Heat building upon sun-bleached seats, a retro-feel Hockenheim, quiet on this Friday before the Dutch arrive. As at Ricard, it’s as if...
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Works Formula E teams were expected to head season four, but the reality proved different Privateers don’t beat manufacturer teams in high-level motor sport. Or at least it’s a rarity. But Techeetah...
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...and United decides to boycott Daytona 24 Hours The 2018 Daytona 24 Hours gave a glimpse of what diehard sports car fans think the race should be — an event at which top teams from around the world...
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Lost F1 talent Tommy back where it all began, at Mondello Park Irish eyes were smiling last month when one of the most storied drivers in the island’s history made a dramatic return to the race track...
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The right way to celebrate an anniversary? Formula Junior celebrated its 60th anniversary of racing with a three-year world tour that culminated at the Silverstone Classic, an event that attracted...
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There were other options while Silverstone hosted the British GP Fresh motor sport venues are ever a treat – and by rough calculation Gurston Down became the 104th I’ve visited across six continents...
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Dan & Steve Minton – keeping a racing heirloom on track “It broke my heart to let it go,” says Steve Minton, nodding at a Mk2 Ford Escort that will be familiar to anybody who watched racing...
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Moto at Motorland Spain is a motorcycle racing haven, and one of its newer circuits is definitely worth a visit Motorland Aragón is set in a spectacular, land-locked region of Spain, and this modern...
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Performance simulators now use aviation-inspired technology When you enter Base Performance Simulators, tucked away on what seems to be a farm deep in motor sport valley, you know you’re stepping...
Even the professionals continue to learn on simulators “Try braking later and harder,” says the engineer’s voice in my ear. “But it’s lifting me from the seat every time I step on the pedal,” I think...
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New Macan and electric Taycan... plus a sneak preview of the next 911 In a busy month for Porsche, the firm has released images of the second-generation Macan. This is a lightly facelifted version of...
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The death of Sergio Marchionne, after a year-long battle with cancer, has big repercussions for both Formula 1 and Scuderia Ferrari Sergio Marchionne was a man who’d played hardball with the American...
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Balance of Performance, or Imbalance of Performance? Either way the current GT racing rules would be preposterous in any other sport Balance of Performance. Lifeblood of GT racing or perennial bone...
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Mike Hailwood's fairy-tale Isle of Man TT comeback proved his brilliance beyond doubt. Or is that merely a myth? Forty years ago this summer, Mike Hailwood commenced his motorcycle racing comeback....
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A renowned and sucessful endurance racer and busienssman, Luigi Chinetti was both Enzo Ferrari's great friend and adversary Enzo Ferrari was a man with few friends. One of the most enduring – on-...
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Unique sounds as well as rare sights always mark out Goodwood's Festival of Speed, but this year two V8s made a special impact Perhaps years in the future I’ll get tired of the Festival of Speed, but...
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F1’s engine struggles Having recently become aware that 2021’s fabulous new Formula 1 engine rules are no longer, it seems to me that Mark Hughes is right – the manufacturers have too much say in...
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RICHARD MILLE When Richard Mille wakes up in his 18th century Breton château fancying a croissant, it’s not unknown for him to head off to find one behind the wheel of an ex-Björn Waldegård Lancia...
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Porsche 917, Ferrari 512, Lola T70 - perhaps as great a concentration of sports car heritage as you could find in a single pit garage. And Motor Sport was at Donington Park to dirve them. Your...
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DARIO'S VERDICT ON THE FERRARI 512S The Ferrari is dominated by its 5.0-litre V12, which isn’t really a surprise, but the intake is right next to your head. I took my earplugs out initially, because...
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DARIO'S VERDICT ON THE PORSCHE 917K "I guess this is the daddy of them all, the car. It has such a fearsome reputation, but then you get in and… look how reclined I am! Then you realise the back of...
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DARIO'S VERDICT ON THE LOLA T70 "The Lola feels a little different in that  it’s an active racing car, while the 917 and 512S are borderline museum pieces. This is a bit more ‘on the button’, maybe...
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All three cars came to define their eras and attracted some of the greatest drivers ever to grace the sport Porsche 917   One of history’s most celebrated racing cars, from any domain Engine: 5.0-...
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We track down one of the very few drivers who raced the Lola T70, Porsche 917 and Ferrari 512 in their heyday Four years separated the Lola T70, the Porsche 917 and the Ferrari 512 in an era when the...
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In the slipstream of the Festival of Speed's 25th anniversary, the Goodwood Revival Meeting celebrates its 20th. Racers and Motor Sport writers recall a few personal highlights It has become as much...
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Motor Sport writers choose some favourite Goodwood moments 1998 The Woodcote Cup by Simon Arron I had been to Goodwood before, because it a) had a nice café and b) was a convenient meeting point...
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A futuristic new race track billed as the Nordschleife of Oz could turbocharge racing Down Under, and its eccentric owner claims it is his momenument to the sport 'Take the South Eastern Freeway...
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Over 1000 entries shared across a plethora of categories helps make the Classic one of the world's biggest historic racing events It seems to get bigger and better every year, and this season the...
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Spec series are few and far between in historic motor sport, so we went to Spa-Francorchamps to get a flavour of the latest success story - the Porsche 2.0L Cup Spa-Francorchamps has been witness to...
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TOPPING THE LAP CHARTS Take That star Howard Donald on his new-found racing passion... and hating an Austin A30 “I guess it all started with an Austin A30 in the wet at Silverstone… and I hated it!”...
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Serial sports car champion, IndyCar star and a NASCAR podium finisher, one of America's most versatile drivers has called time on his career... to focus on producing wine For four decades he has been...
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Despite it being a new era for global touring car competition, seven tin-top action heroes are still setting the benchmarks Remember that movie The Expendables? If it passed you by, you can be...
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On the 30th anniversary of his death we recall how a spurned Enzo Ferrari cleverly conspired to overhaul, and ultimately end, Fiat's Grand Prix dominance and in doing so put himself on the path to...
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Aston Martin's new DBS Superleggera appears a brave move but, on closer inspection, it has a market all to itself It is said that fortune favours the brave and, judging by the spectacular recovery of...
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Volkswagen's latest GTI addition falls short of its promise On one level at least, driving the new Volkswagen Polo GTI was a rather reassuring process. Not because it was safe, predictable and stable...
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V8, manual, rear-drive and now refused, too. What's not to like? Spend any time at the wheel of this substantially revised Mustang and you may soon find yourself banging said wheel with frustration...
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Blunt-bodied beauty wasn't immediately popular, but surprised many on track Sports-racing cars of the 1950s don’t come much more ‘quintessential’ than the jewel-like Cooper T39 Bobtail, one of the...
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Why leaving London behind has been of benefit It is fair to say that Nicholas Mee’s working life has been dedicated to the Aston Martin marque. He joined the company in 1976 and rose to become head...
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Legendary NASCAR Fabulous Hudson Hornet heads historic collection of American classics A host of Hudsons – the world’s largest collection – was put on offer by Worldwide Auctions on August 4, with a...
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An ultra-rare Porsche desert raider is ready for a new home, reports Simon De Burton Anyone who attended this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed and watched one of the regular Porsche parades – held...
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The model that began a luxurious line There’s often a technology tumbledown when a war ceases and manufacturers look around for other ways to employ skills and manpower honed through years of making...
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Pony car that's champing at the bit There’s often a technology tumbledown when a war ceases and manufacturers look around for other ways to employ skills and manpower honed through years of making...
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Grahame Goudie on the gradual rebirth of a 1968 British Saloon Car Championship staple Those who read the opening instalment of this restoration tale might notice the somewhat dramatic difference...
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Martin Stretton, of Martin Stretton Racing, recounts how the Antiques Roadshow helped to bring an ex-Jackie Stewart F1 machine to his attention I’d have to choose Tyrrell 005 in which I won the 1995...
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Jim Stokes Workshops Ltd restored one of Donald Campbell's old cars. Manager Tim Patterson outlines the finer points When an ex-Donald Campbell AC Aceca came to us, the plan was to repair the...
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Joel Clark - FEATURED ARTIST - Not a brush in sight, but poster techniques & a scalpel create impact  Here’s something different: to produce his vibrant images, Joel Clark doesn’t use brush or...
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BBR Models - FEATURED MODELMAKER - Marcus Nicholls analyses another Italian miniature maker Being Italian, BBR likes to focus heavily on Ferraris. A high percentage of its catalogue consists of...
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Lang Cooper 97 Peter Brock's Group 7 USRRC sports car Ed Heuvink Ed Heuvink’s McKlein-published books have many things in common, but the most important – for a book costing close to £100 – is...
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September 11, 1977, Monza, Italy Ronnie Peterson gets his Ford Cosworth-powered Tyrrell P34 sideways at Parabolica, on his way to an eventual  sixth place in a race won by Mario Andretti (Lotus)....
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Harry Nixon visited Oulton Park only once, to watch a sports car international in August 1955. His son Andrew submitted some evidence Send us your images If you have any images that might be...

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