Articles tagged Michael Lyons

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2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort’s third Historic Grand Prix event, on August 29-31, attracted a record 50,000 spectators and featured not only the cream of Europe’s racing championships but also competitors from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Dubai. Michael Lyons topped the scoring with three wins, a repeat of 2013’s FIA Masters Formula 1 result in the family Hesketh 308E and, splendidly, the...

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2014 Oulton Park Gold Cup

The name resonates still, but there were mumblings about the content – both within the press room and from the spectator banks. When the Gold Cup was conceived, 60 years ago, it was a non-championship Formula 1 race with a trophy that reflected the event’s title. On August 6, 1954, Stirling Moss became the first recipient after taking his Maserati 250F to a comfortable victory over Reg Parnell’s...

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Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nürburgring

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 the earlier days of motor sport, when the British were building cars and winning races across the globe. At this event, the Germans had a more ‘recent past’ emphasis, so British visitors were able to...

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Silverstone Classic

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 after his Lotus 18 overturned in the HGPCA Pre-61 race on Sunday. Welch’s death was a stark reminder of the inherent risk in racing cars that are 50 years old – or more. Only the previous day Sid Hoole,...

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FIA Masters Historic F1, Barcelona

As Formula 1 fans discussed the merits of their sport’s new sound and quality, the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship blasted into life with a 31-car grid in Barcelona – and it produced some tremendous racing. Steve Hartley (Arrows A4) won both parts of the Spanish double-header, his first success coming after leader Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E) and pole qualifier Simon Fish (Ensign N180) both...

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HSCC SuperPrix, Brands Hatch

Finally unshackled from a date clash with the Goodwood Festival of Speed, one of Britain’s finest staples still struggled to pull in a significant crowd – a quirk science is powerless to explain. One or two classes were short on numbers, but there were still 360-odd entries for 14 categories and 18 races. The meeting commenced in receding fog and passed via glorious sunshine to brief, teeming...

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Grand Prix Historique, Monaco

What is it about Monaco? The high-rise apartments have trashed the old Victorian elegance, the streets and traffic are brain-fryingly chaotic and the almost palpable smell of money leaves a vulgar aftertaste. And yet no matter how many times you go back, each visit lures you in. You become transfixed. Perhaps it’s the glimpse of lives most of us can barely imagine. Mostly, at least in the month...

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F5000 heads to Thruxton

Formula 5000 cars will be a highlight of the second Thruxton Easter Revival Meeting (April 19/20). The 5-litre single-seaters from the late 1960s and early 1970s will feature in a double-header for the HSCC’s Derek Bell Trophy, along with Formula 2 cars competing for the Jochen Rindt Trophy. “I’ve been pushing to take the cars there,” said leading F5000 racer Michael Lyons. “I really enjoyed...

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F5000 set for 2012 Classic

Formula 5000, Formula 2 and touring cars from 1975 to 1999 are among the changes to the race line-up for the 2012 Silverstone Classic. For the first time, F5000 and F2 cars will race together at the huge July festival, sharing a grid for two races on the full Grand Prix circuit. The mighty 5-litre Chevrolet-powered F5000s are expected to set the pace, but the best of the 2-litre F2 cars from the...

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HSCC Historic Superprix

Brands Hatch, Kent The late loss of the FIA Historic Formula One Championship was, on paper, a blow to the prestige of the annual HSCC Historic Superprix on the Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch. However, the defection of the HFO championship to a British Grand Prix support slot was admirably countered by the Historic Formula 2 and Martini Trophy series. While the Fl feature would have struggled...

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