Articles tagged Phil Keen

Page 10 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 2014

Matters of moment

Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg is great box office, offering Formula 1 a much-needed narrative at a time when it is clamouring to engage with a global audience that’s shrinking alarmingly. But the knee-jerk, mid-season decision to ban some – but not all – radio communications between teams and drivers, perceived as ‘puppets’ for doing as they are told, was an act of strange desperation. Regular...

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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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Porsche squad parties like it's 1976

It was flares ’til dawn when a host of racing drivers and team members attended Porsche team Jota Sport’s 1976 Formula 1-themed party to celebrate a fantastic 2008 season. It was a chance for Jota to say thank you to everyone involved with the team throughout the year. Jota’s workshop in Frant, Kent was transformed into a 1970s wonderland of music, lights and historic cars. ‘Jota Juice’ (non-...

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Simon Arron

Turning back the clockThruxton, March 30-31 & Oulton Park, April 1: a traditional Easter double revisited... in reverse The recipe was usually similar: bicycle, tent, Camping Gaz stove, one small saucepan, a few tinned meals and a couple of equally daft mates. I first attended an Easter Oulton Park meeting in 1972, to watch Niki Lauda win a sodden round of the British Formula 2 Championship,...

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