Articles tagged Murray Walker

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"I went from Sports Personality of the year to being a nasty smell."

Damon Hill’s turbulent relationship with Williams led to him losing his drive on the brink of becoming World Champion. The men at the heart of this tale talk candidly for the first time about what went wrong By Andrew Benson This is the story of how Damon Hill came to lose his drive and win the World Championship at the same time. It is about the disintegration of a professional relationship,...

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The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

A season of contrasts Brands Hatch, May 25 & June 8: blast from the past plus a visit from the brash-and-bash brigade There’s an argument that Britain has too much motor sport, but I’d counter that the year simply needs a few more weekends. I’d never previously attended the Masters Historic meeting on the full version of Brands Hatch, not least because the Monaco Grand Prix had occupied my...

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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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A nation divided

Behind the shock and awe of era-defining Silver Arrows domination, tension festered in the wake of the Führer’s decision to split state funding between Mercedes and the new Auto UnionWriter Doug Nye Pre-war motor racing was well reported by the British weeklies The Motor and The Autocar, with Tom Moore and friends in Motor Sport having more time to get it right. Time reveals so much more – but...

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In brief

* Richard Branson made a rare F1 appearance at Monza, as a guest of Force India. But it was nothing to do with a shared passion for F1 with fellow airline owner and team boss Vijay Mallya. In fact he was present because the team’s Dutch co-owner Michiel Mol has pre-booked a ticket on a Virgin space flight... * On race morning at Monza Max Mosley joined a number of veteran F1 personalities who...

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A nose for motor sport

I loved the Brabham cover shot for the December edition of your great magazine. It reminded me that, like all collections and passions in life, they have to start somewhere. My love for motor sport started life when an up-and-coming Formula Ford driver by the name of Alexander Lubov came over from Australia to try and hit the big time in the UK. My father was a photographer and was commissioned...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

'Other' Austin F1 race blooms A grid of 30 1966-83 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix group proved a popular support to the revival of the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas in November. The 10-lap HGP event was won by former Formula Atlantic star Dan Marvin aboard Phil and Kathy Reilly's 1974 Brabham BT44. Marvin qualified fourth, took the lead on lap four, and pulled away...

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In the hot seat

The 'voice of the sport' speaks out on muddy men on muddy bikes, crazy Norweigans in muddy cars, muddled-up phrases and mislaid tortoise mascots. If we're not very much mistaken, it's Murray Walker... For sheer entertainment value, what is your favourite brand of motorsport? Andy McCafferty, County Down Motocross. Motorcycles were my first love and I commentated on scrambling for the BBC and ITV...

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Brands lament

Sir, I enjoyed your 100 Things That Made F1 Great, some of which were in my time and some which were not. I, too, could not see why F1 abandoned the wonderful sweeps and curves of the full Brands Hatch circuit for the sterile flat of Silverstone. But how could you leave out something that is so sadly missed today by all us who, for whatever reason, can only watch Formula One from the safety of...

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