There are plenty of ghosts that line the font stretch of the Goodwood Circuit in Chichester.
Sir Stirling Moss and women in motorsport.
In 1985, the International Formula 3000 replaced the defunct European F2 Series as the final stepping stone before Formula 1. Come 1986, F3000 altered its schedule slightly to include races at Imola, Bugatti Le Mans and Jarama; however the destination that stood out like a sore thumb was "Birmingham".
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.
A few moments ago, motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss announced his retirement from all competitive motorsports on Radio Le Mans.
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.
The BBC documentary, Hammond Meets Moss, will be released onto DVD on Monday November 8th. The film, originally shown recently on BBC2, concerns the life-altering head injuries that both Sir Stirling Moss and Richard Hammond suffered following terrifying car accidents.
Although the Australian Grand Prix only became part of the Formula 1 World Championship in 1985, it actually stands as one of the oldest races on the calendar with its inception at Phillip Island in 1928 for the "100 mile Road Race". Since then, it has taken in many venues, such as Bathurst's Mount Panorama … Continue reading 2010 Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne, Round 2, March 26th-28th)
(March 8th, 2010) Just a quick note to offer my best wishes to former Formula 1 racing driver, Sir Stirling Moss, who had a heavy fall down a lift shaft over the weekend. Although the legendary driver suffered two broken ankles and other injuries, he is thought to be in good spirits. All the best … Continue reading Sir Stirling Moss (**Updated)
One of the current themes of not just Formula 1, but motor racing in general, is one of cost-cutting and material conservation. Mention those two elements in the same sentence as F1 fifteen years ago and you would have been laughed out of every room, but times have changed. In a greater push to bring … Continue reading The Banks of Monza