With 11 wins from 322 Grand Prix over 19 seasons, Rubens Barrichello is fondly remembered as one of the quickest and most highly respected drivers in the history of Formula One. However, as 2020 stutters along amidst the seemingly endless Coronavirus pandemic, Barrichello – now a stock car racer in South America – is more … Continue reading “I Have a Passion for Racing – Barrichello”
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“F1: It Was Clear for Me to Change My Life – Gerhard Berger”
Gerhard Berger may be fondly remembered as one of the jokers of Formula One’s past, but with ten victories over the course of fourteen seasons, he is also one of the most highly respected drivers of the 1980s and 90s. Now 60 and long retired as a Formula One driver, the Austrian tells World in … Continue reading “F1: It Was Clear for Me to Change My Life – Gerhard Berger”
“Oliver Jarvis: I’m here to win!”
There is little doubt the start of the 2015 FIA World Endurance Championship has proved a stern test for Audi Sport Team Joest racer Oliver Jarvis. Yet as Jarvis approaches the 83rd 24 Heures du Mans, the Englishman reveals that rather than be disheartened with early season form, he is excited for the challenge ahead. Recently, TheMotorsportArchive.com caught up with Jarvis to hear his thoughts on Le Mans, teammates and finding his path.
“Perc Fermé, Episode 8 with Luke Smith (RichlandF1.com and NBC Sports)”
The Parc Fermé Podcast returns for the first time in almost two years with an edition that is all about Formula One. For episode 8, I’ll be chatting to one of the category’s young, modern and up-and-coming journalists, Luke Smith.
“GP2 Series: ‘2nd in points possible’ says Evans”
Despite a tough opening portion of the season, New Zealand’s Mitch Evans claims some good prizes are still possible, but also that the title may be beyond him.
“Remembering Roland Ratzenberger”
When Roland Ratzenberger crashed brutally during qualifying for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix, Formula One was forced to face mortality for the first time in eight years, but the death the following day of Ayrton Senna cast a shadow over Ratzenberger’s tragedy. Twenty years on, Ratzenberger’s memory breathes, as does his legacy. Leigh O’Gorman spoke to the drivers who raced against and knew him, as they remember Roland Ratzenberger – Formula One’s forgotten man.
“The Comeback Kid?”
At first, it was strange to see the name "Roberto Merhi" on the entry list for Formula Renault 3.5 pre-season test.
“Herbert: ‘Mercedes have the advantage’”
In an exclusive interview, three-time Grand Prix victor and Sky Sports F1 analyst Johnny Herbert believes the factory Mercedes Formula One team hold the strongest hand going into this weekend’s Australian Grand Prix.
“Speaking of Zlobin…”
Sergey Zlobin also happens to be the Sporting Director of SMP Racing – that his son, Nikita, has been chosen for the Russian Driver Development Programme may, or may not, be purely coincidental.
“Protecting the Dynasty: talking with David Brabham”
If one listens closely, you can almost hear David Brabham relax. Almost. The son of the three-time World Champion Jack Brabham – a great in the annals of motorsport – Brabham emerged from the shadow of his father’s legacy to build a successful career of his own.
“Felix Rosenqvist: some unflustered charm”
Last week, despite the late autumn heat, Felix Rosenqvist appeared to be the coolest man in Zandvoort. With only two rounds of Formula 3’s primary series still remaining, the Swede is laying pressure on rival Raffaele Marciello for the title, but what is his mindset as the series goes to Vallelunga?
“Thoughts on François Cevert”
With Jackie Stewart set to retire from Formula One at the end of the 1973 season, preparations had been made to promote his understudy, François Cevert, to the lead seat in Ken Tyrrell's world championship winning team.
“James Hunt: On the politics surrounding the 1982 San Marino Grand Prix”
Leading up to the fourth round of the 1982 Formula One World Championship, the political battles between the FISA-affiliated teams and the FOCA entities finally exploded into all-out war. Former World Champion and then BBC F1 commentator James Hunt had this to say.
“According to James Hunt…”
Who knows? Maybe the good ol' days were not as good as we like to remember.
“Reflections: ‘Brabham reigns in the rain – 1967 Canadian Grand Prix (Rd 8)'”
After running non-championship Grand Prix under sportscar rules for six years at Mosport Park, the Canadian Grand Prix had its bid to become a World Championship event in 1967 accepted.
“Nick Yelloly: ‘I’m fully focussed on F1’”
Carlin Motorsport racer Nick Yelloly is confident his sidestep to the GP3 Series in 2013 will bear fruit in his push to reach Formula One.
“Zamparelli: ‘I’m ready for GP3′”
A millennia old city situated in the south west region of the UK, Bristol is hardly known for producing top-level motorsport talent. Indeed the city has never had one of its own grace Formula One – 20-year-old Dino Zamparelli is aiming to change all that.
“Ed Jones: learning to fly, on the fly”
For most drivers, getting a relatively last minute one-off drive for a series as competitive as the European F3 Championship might be daunting; however 18-year-old Dubai racer Ed Jones sees it all as a learning experience.
“Reflections: ‘Lauda razor sharp in Long Beach – 1982 US Grand Prix West (Rd 3)’”
As the Formula One circus pitched up at Long Beach for the first of three American Grands Prix in 1982, the tensions between FOCA and FISA began to heat up once again following two heated meets in South Africa and Brazil.
“Brundle: The ladder system to F1 is crazy”
Former Formula 1 Grand Prix driver Martin Brundle has spoken out about the rising cost of competing in today’s single-seater ladder system.