September 2017

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There are times when you watch Lewis Hamilton drive a racing car when you think that no one has been better. Even in this golden era of F1 talent, with three other world champions on the grid plus...
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A racing uncertainty Silverstone had no option but to trigger the break clause in its British Grand Prix hosting contract in order to ensure the track’s future. The losses incurred by the Formula 1...
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Bentley celebrated its most successful weekend since returning to motor sport in the GT3 ranks with victories in both the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Europe and the Pirelli World Challenge...
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Bellof’s racer back on the menu Rescued from a Spanish restaurant, one of the last DFV F1 cars has been restored to its former glor Back on track this summer for the first time in more than 30 years...
Why Finland continues to blaze a trail in world rallying  A small piece of news recently announced that a certain Emil Lindholm had been appointed ‘Future Star’ of Finland: an award dished out every...
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Wales Rally GB October 26-29. Wales will host the penultimate challenge of the World Rally Championship season in  October, on a route that takes in some classic special stages. Sweet Lamb, Hafren...
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At the time of writing, the early stages of what could be the most remarkable sporting comeback story of all time were unfolding. Robert Kubica could be returning to F1, after an absence of almost...
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Taking us to the halfway point of the championship, this three-race sequence had an interesting underlying dynamic, one that might yet prove to be the crucial shift that decided its outcome. The most...
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Historic cars may slide, but standards shouldn't After the furore surrounding Sebastian Vettel’s wheel-banging hissy-fit with Lewis Hamilton in Baku, driving standards (or their absence) have been a...
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Where have all the women gone? The man in the Aston Martin hospitality unit, attending his first 24 Hours of Le Mans, put down the glass of wine and asked: “Are there any women in this race?” To my...
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The life and times of Giacomo Agostini This summer marks the 40th anniversary of the retirement of the world’s most successful motorcycle racer. In August 1977 Giacomo Agostini contested his final...
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Key highlights at classic and racing auctions from around the world  Artcurial @  Monte Carlo, Monaco July 2 1967 Ferrari 330 GT  2+2 Pininfarina Elegant touring Ferrari with original interior. Sold...
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Tradition not dead yet Reports of the demise of the internal combustion engine have been greatly exaggerated | BY ANDREW FRANKEL​ Most reading this will have an area of expertise, a subject upon...
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Theoretically this is supposed to be a facelift, but there’s rather more to it than that | BY ANDREW FRANKEL Two statements, one of fact, the other an opinion. Together they paint a realistic picture...
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If you really need a 200mph estate car, look no further I await this autumn’s new BMW M5 with more than the usual interest. To me the outgoing car was not just the most disappointing M5 in five...
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The German firm sacrifices more than doors with its cut-down E-class Coupés are curious things. Smaller and more cramped than the saloons on which they are based, they are rarely any quicker or...
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Auf Wiedersehen, petulant  The events at Baku made a mockery of the FIA road safety campaign. Here we had a four-time champion losing his ability to control his race car through anger; this is...
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FerrariThe Golden Years Leonardo Acerbi Similar in spirit to Nada’s Mille Miglia Portraits, reviewed last month, and equally fine value, this is a largely pictorial trail through a period bracketed...
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Bremont The Swiss are not averse to a bit of light gloating about the British watch industry. Our clockmakers may have led the world in the 17th and 18th centuries, but a slow and apparently terminal...
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Sixty years ago an Italian town hosted one of the most evocative of all Grands Prix. Won by an Englishman, it still resonates throughout the motor racing world  If you wanted to amuse and astound Max...
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An array of precious metal turned out to celebrate the anniversary of the race in true Italian style   The bells of San Pietro Apostolo were calling Pescara’s faithful to nine o’clock mass as...
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Tony Brooks remembers a disappointing race enlivened by an unexpected police chase It may be 60 years gone, but Tony Brooks has the details of his abortive 1957 Pescara Grand Prix to hand, in the...
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It hosted only one world championship F1 GP, but that was enough to earn it a place in the record books The Gran Premio di Pescara was elevated to world championship status in 1957, when the Belgian...
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A happy-go-lucky approach to life might seem incompatible with a relentless will to win, but Daniel Ricciardo blends both to good effect. His recent victory in Azerbaijan owed much to racecraft and...
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At first glance it might look like period geometric simplicity, but look again. See that driveshaft? Almost half a century ago, the distinctive 4WD Hepworth FF was a huge success on the UK hills  ...
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It’s Sunday at Goodwood's Festival of Speed and Anthony Reid heads up the hill at the wheel of an Arrinera Hussarya GT3, an obscure Corvette-powered Polish supercar he has spent much of the winter...
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Following its enforced withdrawal from Formula 1, Manor Racing’s assets were split up and sold off The story began amid a sonic frenzy, in the pit garages at the Sakhir International Circuit ahead of...
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Our track tester is accustomed to historic racing success in Lola T70s and Lotus Cortinas, but a Chevron B42 represented a step into an altogether more challenging domain: that of peak-era Formula 2...
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The FIA has this year reintroduced the name F2, 50 years after launching the first European Championship of the same name. The original is remembered for being ferociously competitive, but fun What...
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The FIA’s embrace of a sport born of illegal street racing may smack of getting down with the kids – but that might not be a bad thing When grandees like Jean Todt put their weight behind drifting,...
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Prescott, June 24: First visit of the year to one of the UK’s prettiest sporting institutions. To have left it quite so long was, frankly, idiotic By definition all British hillclimbs are grass-roots...
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Brooklands gets a little closer to its past, hosting the Double 12 on the re-opened Straight When Alan Wynn, Brooklands museum director, told me a couple of years ago they planned to move the...
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How a chance encounter with a former world champion at Goodwood opened up a new business opportunity Coo – it was hot. That was the downside of driving the 1966 Le Mans GT-winning Ferrari 275GTB/C at...
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Former Formula 1 driver Jackie Oliver is best known for founding the Arrows racing team. He also won the 24-hour classics at Le Mans and Daytona When did you first read Motor Sport? In the mid-1960s...

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