Articles tagged Alberto Ascari

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Book reviews

Fifty Famous Motor Racesby Alan Henry. 224 pp. 11" x 7½". (Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd, Denington Estate, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN8 2RQ. £16.95.) A nice idea, this, to remember fifty famous occasions - not necessarily superb contests but great events. Alan Henry has chosen races ranging from the 1935 German Grand Prix, when Nuvolari at his peak took victory for Alfa Romeo from under...

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This month in

1994 Ayrton Senna (above) is killed in the San Marino GP at Imola. Karl Wendlinger is left in a coma after crashing in practice at Monaco. Accidents persuade the FIA to force through immediate rule changes for Spanish GP, to slow cars and improve safety. 1984 Alain Prost romps to victory in the San Marino GP as teammate Niki Lauda retires with engine failure. But Lauda hits back at Dijon two...

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Sterling silver

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 Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

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All mod pros and cons

Rose-tinted spectacles are a wonderful invention, but they don’t always focus accurately. Modern life, then, is not necessarily rubbish… Writer Andrew Frankel Although it probably didn’t seem so at the time, as the grid assembled in Melbourne for the first Grand Prix of the new millennium, the world of Formula 1 was a somewhat simple place to be, at least relative to where it is today. The cars...

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Three colours red

Alfa Romeo, Maserati and Ferrari flew the flag for Italy with elegant style – and success. How they did it, so rapidly after the ravages of war, is a remarkable tale grounded in politics and passionWriter Richard Williams Alfa Romeo’s team of cherry-red Tipo 158s took the first three places in the inaugural round of the Formula 1 world championship at Silverstone on May 13, 1950, with Nino Farina...

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Cleared for take-off

Necessity rendered this one of the briefest ‘decades’ in the annals of motor sport, yet it would also be one of the most pivotal in Britain as the business found its future directionWriter Simon Arron The world had rather more pressing concerns than a monthly price rise, but that was one of the headlines when the January 1940 issue of Motor Sport reached the shelves of a nation at war. It is...

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Grand Prix notebook

Australia 1 Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1hr 32min 58.710sec 2 Kevin Magnussen McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes 1hr 33min 25.487sec 3 Jenson Button McLaren MP4-29 Mercedes 1hr 33min 28.737sec Fastest lap: Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 1min 32.478secRace distance: 58 laps, 191.117 milesPole position: Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 1min 44.231sec ❖ The sound Just the sound of gently lapping water, the oars of a boat...

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The Corse of true love

…never did run smooth between garagista Enzo Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Yet their turbulent partnership through the 1930s laid the bedrock of the Ferrari legend Writer Paul Fearnley A chill March day yet his car is naked: tubes, wires, rivets. He’s road-tested bare chassis before. That, though, was a long time ago, and this is momentously different. In suit, shirt and tie, he, never the most agile,...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Matters of moment

It’s become something of a running joke in these parts that editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck doesn’t ‘do’ social media, particularly since he wrote about his reservations on our website a few months ago. Of course, by submitting that article he inadvertently made himself a talking point for a few hours, suitably enough, on Twitter. How exquisite. Perhaps it’s just as well for Nigel to avoid the ‘...

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