Peter Gethin passed away yesterday following a long illness. He was 71 years old. Born in Surrey in early 1940, Gethin is most famous for winning the 1971 Italian Grand Prix 0.01 of-a-second ahead of Ronnie Peterson and his Cosworth-powered March.
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Aaron Steele to test Formula Two
Following a dominating performance in Class A of this year’s MSV Formula 3 Cup, 22-year-old racer Aaron Steele has secured a Formula Two test.
“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”
British Formula 3 In-season Testing (Brands Hatch, June 17th)
In a test day filled with changeable weather, Felipe Nasr topped the time sheets at Brands Hatch ahead of the fourth round of the British Formula 3 series.
Robert Wickens Joins Virgin Racing
Amidst all the noise regarding the reinstated Bahrain Grand Prix, Robert Wickens was announced Virgin Racing's news reserve driver.
GP2 Pre-Season Testing (Silverstone, April 6th)
iSport International's Marcus Ericsson topped the second and final day of GP2 testing at the Silverstone Arena circuit yesterday.
Dunlop InterSteps Championship Debuts
Despite the ever growing calendar for junior categories, the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) have launched another series to tempt UK racing talent.
Despite several cash prizes already on offer, the Auto GP Series announced an extra incentive for its competitors over the weekend.
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.
GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 7th)
As the final day of GP2 Asia pre-season testing wrapped up at the Yas Marina, Jules Bianchi and Davide Valsecchi once again outlined their potential. Bianchi topped the morning session at a slightly shortened version of the Abu Dhabi circuit with a best of 1:35.940 from his 34 lap run - a mere 0.085 quicker … Continue reading GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 7th)
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.
GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 6th)
Josef Kral and Michael Herck were the pace setters today on the slightly shortened layout of the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi. Kral was quickest in the morning in his Arden International machine with a lap of 1:36.609, eventually finishing the session three-tenths quicker than next man Marcus Ericsson (iSport International). Spain's Dani Clos … Continue reading GP2 Asia Pre-Season Testing (Yas Marina, February 6th)
Get Well Soon Dean Stoneman
Reigning Formula 2 champion Dean Stoneman was sadly diagnosed with testicular cancer last week, forcing him to withdraw from the World Series by Renault Championship.
Driver Replacement Therapy: Ricardo Zuniño
When Niki Lauda walked out on his Brabham team following practice for the 1979 Canadian Grand Prix, the British team found themselves in a dire situation. Step forward Ricardo Zuniño.
“It Never Rains, but it Snows: The 1973 BRDC International Trophy”
An unseasonal cold spell broken, a sodden and wintry base is revealed, as the snow in Ireland and the UK peels away feebly. Motorsport tends not to happen in these conditions.
A Christmas Gift for Formula 2
Starting in 2011, Formula 2 moves to MotorsTV, becoming one of the station's flagship Championship's, bringing with it extended extended coverage.
Flying the Flag: Masahiro Hasemi
When the Formula 1 teams showed up for the final race of the 1976 season and the conclusion of a titanic battle between Ferrari’s Niki Lauda and McLaren’s James Hunt, few noticed several Japanese drivers on the entry list for the main event; one of which happened to be Tokyo native Masahiro Hasemi.
Feeding the Feeders
The recently revived Formula 2 Series today revealed plans for rewarding drivers that finish 2nd and 3rd in the Championship from 2011 onward.
Tom Walkinshaw (R.I.P., 1946-2010)
Former Formula 1 and Sportscar boss, Tom Walkinshaw has passed away at the age of 64. The Scot had been suffering from cancer for some time, before eventually succumbing to the disease