A history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans- Part 2

Post war, motorsport returns in 1946 with a Grand prix on the French Riveria city of Nice whilst over in the USA, the AAA Championship Car Trail had returned with the Indianapolis 500 remaining its jewel in the crown. In Britain, it would take some time for Motorsport to be re-established. Brooklands would never host a race again, whilst Donington Park was in a temporary state of...
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Then and Now – Last lap drama

Last lap dramas are nothing new to formula one.  In 1959 Sir Jack Brabham arrived at the final race of the season (the US Grand Prix) with a 5.5 point lead over Sir Stirling Moss (motor racing was an elitist sport in those days!) and a further 2.5 points ahead of Tony Brooks.  The race was initially lead by Moss, until mechanical failure after six laps forced him to retire. As...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Then and Now – Engine changes in 1961

During 1954 to 1960 engines used is formula 1 were restricted to a maximum capacity of 2500cc (normally aspirated) or 750cc (forced induction).  For  the 1961 season this was changed, with forced induction banned and engines required to be between 1300 and 1500cc.  The capacity reduction is comparable to that we are seeing this year, with the old 2400cc normally aspirated V8...
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January 22, 2014  |  Discuss

It’s time to rethink the Monaco Grand Prix

On Sunday, Formula 1 held one of its most heralded and storied events, the Monaco Grand Prix. Looking over the list of past winners, you find names like the late great Ayrton Senna, Sir Stirling Moss, and Sir Jackie Stewart. Sunday’s race would add another entry to the history books, but at the same time, it raised a question or two. The Monaco Grand Prix has long been a signature...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Monaco Grand Prix racers unveil some cool helmet art

Even if you're not a big fan of European Formula One racing— and Monte Carlo to you might mean a type of sandwich or a Chevy — you've got to admit these crash helmets are pretty cool. As racers gear up for Sunday's Monaco Grand Prix, a host of drivers unveiled their elaborately decorated helmets for the world-class race on the Monte Carlo track. World champion...
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May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Formula One remains largely a man's world

(Eds: With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL CASEY AP Sports Writer From the moment Susie Wolff first got into her Williams car, she heard the snickers from those questioning whether women belong in Formula One. There were more than a few cynical looks from teammates before the development driver completed 100 kilometers (62 miles) of Silverstone's international circuit last year. And...
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May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

F1 race legend: Women 'don’t have aptitude' to win

Sir Stirling Moss is a man among men in Formula 1 racing. He is the Bill Russell to Michael Schumacher’s Michael Jordan. He set the benchmark for future drivers with 16 Grands Prix in the 1950s and 60s. However, he is not the example they should follow when it comes to talking about women in their sport. While speaking to the Guardian, Moss made a Sir Sean Connery type statement...
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April 15, 2013  |  Discuss

VINTAGE: Lightning Jim, Sebring’s First Endurance Champion

Long before Juan Manuel Fangio, Phil Hill, Stirling Moss and Dan Gurney roared down the concrete of Sebring International Raceway, it was the roar of B-17s that thundered through the orange groves of Highlands County Florida...
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January 31, 2012  |  Discuss
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