Articles tagged Paddock Club

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Letters

Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the top was Letters; the experiences, reminiscences and general enthusiasm of racers and fans make our sport stand apart. It is sad, then, that Letters has become littered with pessimism. I just cannot...

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The end of innocence

Huge advances in safety corresponded with real-world political and financial machinations that would change motor racing forever. And it can all be traced back to one terrible Sunday afternoon Writer Andrew Benson Everything changed on the afternoon of May 1, 1994. When Ayrton Senna’s Williams hit the wall at Imola’s Tamburello corner, and the great Brazilian was killed by a suspension arm...

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Hall of Fame 2014

Our fifth annual awards night drew star names to London as four more racing heroes were honoured with membership to our club for the best of the best Passers-by could tell that something a bit different was happening at the Royal Opera House on Wednesday January 29. A Porsche 904 and Lola T70 MkIIIB sat bathed in light on Bow Street as autograph hunters stood under dripping umbrellas outside the...

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Matters of moment

One mishap too many Elsewhere in this issue, you can read of the myriad trials and tribulations that have soured Benetton's month, and there's little doubt that there are many who have little sympathy for the Enstone team. The black flag at Silverstone; the launch control controversy that arose at Hockenheim: the allegations of tampering with refuelling equipment that emerged in the wake of the...

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Seeing red

On a number of counts F1 plumbed new depths at Hockenheim, but a long overdue victory for Ferrari, courtesy of Gerhard Berger, provided a timely uplift An all-Ferrari front row in qualifying, scandalous allegations about the Benetton team, shunts involving 10 cars before the first corner, retirement for Michael Schumacher, a horrible pit lane fire, victory for Gerhard Berger and Ferrari. Oh, and...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Bernie's happy; now what about Silverstone's fans? Alonso a hero - in González Ferrari and British GP 'Smokey' Yunick's Indy special graces Goodwood When I got home from Silverstone late on Sunday night, I poured a stiff scotch and soda, and sat down to watch the IndyCar race from Toronto, which was eventually won — after endless 'full-course yellows' — by Dario Franchitti. He was...

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Professor Sid Watkins 1928-2012

The man who did more for modern motor racing than any other has left us. Professor Sid Watkins died at the King Edward VII Hospital in London on September 12, at the age of 84. It is relatively rare in Formula 1 to come across anyone who might be described as selfless, but Sid – ‘The Prof’ – was one such. Here was one of the world’s leading neurosurgeons, but also a man who served as F1’s doctor...

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Deadline time for British GP

The future of the British Grand Prix was expected to be decided as Motor Sport closed for press as Donington Park reached its deadline to secure the £80 million it needs to make modifications in order to host the race from 2010. Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone said: “They have got until the end of September to produce a bank guarantee and their contract depends on that. We’re waiting to hear...

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Lunch with... Damon Hill

It’s a decade since a Briton took the Formula 1 world championship. Simon Taylor sits down with that man as he reflects on a hard-fought career Photography: James Bareham Ten years on from that cold, grey afternoon in Japan when he became Britain’s most recent World Champion, Damon Hill looks fit and relaxed. He smiles a lot, laughs at some of his more ironic racing memories, and can look back on...

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Getting a grip

After the bloody arguments and acrimony of 1994, resident Max Mosley quietly confident that the FIA has the thorny subject of policing the F1 regulations under much tighter control for '95 Not so long ago, when I was discussing the subject matter for the Delirium Tremens column in this issue, one team owner remarked, of FIA President Max Mosley: "In his first year as President he left well enough...

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