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It was suitably quiet - well, almost. One can not always capture these moments at just the right time, but at least the rustling of the leaves amidst the Autumnal trees could still be held to ear.
There are plenty of ghosts that line the font stretch of the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester.
“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.
“Looking to the Grand Prix de Pau”
The 2012 British Formula 3 Series takes in a number of historic and famous locations as it weans its way around the UK and Europe, but few are more prestigious than the Grand Prix de Pau in the beautiful south of France.
Badger GP to Host Pre-Season F1 Meet-Up in London
With the season start edging ever closer, Badger GP have arranged a pre-season Formula 1 fan meet-up for Sunday February 12th at the Roxy Bar and Screen in London.
“The Shy Champion: Phil Hill”
As the 1961 season drew to a close, Ferrari's Wolfgang von Trips was leading team mate Phil Hill and only needed a podium to claim the crown. In the end, death betrayed the German – with von Trips dead in the circuit’s medical unit and Sir Stirling Moss eleven points adrift; Hill became the first American World Champion with one race to spare.
“Giancarlo Baghetti: The Grand Débutante”
------ This post was originally published on Too Much Racing in August of last year, as part of the VivaF1 blogger swap shop. The Grand Débutante reappears here today, as it marks the 50th anniversary of Giancarlo Baghetti's great achievement. ------ In terms of startling Grand Prix débuts, few will ever rank as highly as … Continue reading “Giancarlo Baghetti: The Grand Débutante”
Guest Post: It’s All About Love
It's hard to imagine in today's professional era but until the eighties it was common practice in minor Formula One countries for local drivers to bring some local colour to the grid, joining the regulars for a one-off in their privately entered machines. One such privateer was John Love.
Reflections: “Clark dominates at Clermont-Ferrand – 1965 French Grand Prix (Rd 4)”
Before the 1965 French Grand Prix, Lotus driver Jim Clark was quietly confident. After three rounds, the legendary Scot had a three-point advantage over BRM's Graham Hill when they arrived at Clermont-Ferrand. With skill and smoothness a premium at the French circuit, Clark possessed an advantage that often superseded the superb engineering of his nimble Lotus 33. In the race, he would made it look so easy.
History on Track at Indianapolis
With the 100th anniversary of the very first Indianapolis 500 coming up next May, this week saw a very special photoshoot take place at the famed circuit. Thirty-three previously victorious cars were lined-up on the starting grid, with Speedway historian Donald Davidson in tow. Fronted by a trio of winners, including Ray Harroun's 1911 Marmon … Continue reading History on Track at Indianapolis
The Lost Champion: Jochen Rindt
When Karl Jochen Rindt's Lotus 72 ploughed head-on into the guardrail at Monza's fast, sweeping Parabolica, motor racing was robbed of one of its most outstanding talents. At 28, the exuberant Austrian was to become Formula 1's first - and thankfully only - posthumous world Champion.
“Fast, but Dangerous: Montjuïc Circuit”
When the first race at Montjuïc Circuit took place in 1933, the Catalonia region had already experienced a good deal of either Grand Prix or Sportscar racing events.
Looking to the 2010 Indianapolis 500
Today is the 94th Indianapolis 500 mile race; one of the greatest sporting events of the year. Come Memorial Day every year, 33 drivers fight for 500 miles at the toughest super speedway on the planet to pick up the Borg Warner trophy in victory lane and also to taste the champions milk. The Indy … Continue reading Looking to the 2010 Indianapolis 500
The Death of Jim Clark, Part 2
There is finality about death that means for the most part you only need to write about it once - essentially a life has ended and with that, details unfold and slot together to present a story about person's unique visions, feelings and experiences. The finality...... apart from a few exceptions and skeletons, there is … Continue reading The Death of Jim Clark, Part 2
The Death of Jim Clark
Monday was the 40th anniversary of the death of one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of all time - his name was Jim Clark. He was killed on lap 4 of the opening race of the Formula 2 championship race at the Hockenheimring in Germany (this was, of course, during the days when Formula … Continue reading The Death of Jim Clark