|Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum at 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique|
| The Credit Suisse Drivers Club in Monaco played host this morning to an engaging 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum in front of a capacity audience.
Media, VIPs and many of the historic racers themselves listened in as respected motoring journalist Simon Taylor acted as mediator for a frank and lively panel of racers with wide experience of F1, endurance racing and historic events over the past 40 years.
Jochen Mass, the former F1 driver and McLaren team-mate of James Hunt, joined former F1 driver and multiple Le Mans winner Emanuele Pirro, media personality and long-time racer Alain de Cadenet and ten-times Monaco Historique winner Duncan Dayton at the Forum. The hour-long session covered a wide range of topics comparing modern and old racetracks, the corporate nature of today's F1 world against that of yesteryear, and the regimes, diets and personalities of what many consider F1's golden era, the 1970s, with today's super-professionalism. Below is a selection of views and opinions of the panelists:
On how F1 used to be…
|ROLEX MONTEREY MOTORSPORTS REUNION : LA DOLCE VITAThere is a direct translation for 'the good life' in just about every language, and today la dolce vita pervaded the air at practice sessions for the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion where Italian car manufacturer Maserati, celebrating its 100th anniversary, is this year's distinguished marque. Nearly 550 authentic and historic race cars, split into 15 different competition groups, roared through the turns and straights of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, warming up for weekend racing that will dete....|
|JD CLASSICS AT THE SILVERSTONE CLASSIC◾JD Classics entered four cars into the Silverstone Classic, one of the world's biggest classic motor racing festivals|
◾The line-up featured JD Classics' 1974 Cologne Capri Works, 1959 Costin Lister and 1954 Cooper T33 Jaguar
◾There were class wins for the Cologne Capri Works plus an excellent second place for the Costin Lister
◾In 2014, JD Classics has now scored victories at the Monaco Historique, Goodwood 72nd Members' Meeting, Donington Historic Festival and Snetterton Autosport Three Hou....
|AUDI STARTS SECOND HALF OF DTM SEASON WITH BIG AIMS◾Sights set on clinching first win of the season at Spielberg (Austria)|
◾Audi driver Mattias Ekström in striking distance of top of the standings
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'In good position to attack'
Ingolstadt, July 28, 2014 – In the DTM, Spielberg stands for thrilling races and enthusiastic fans in a beautiful setting. Next weekend (August 1 to 3) the circuit in Styria is to become the venue of the Audi squad's first victory this season. Motorsport fans will get to watch the qual....
|VETTEL AND RICCIARDO PREVIEW THE HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIXSebastian Vettel|
I like the race and atmosphere at the Hungaroring and have good memories of the races there. Even though I have never won in Budapest, it is still on my to do list. It is quite a slow track but also one that can catch you out. It has some tight, twisty corners and is quite a bumpy track, so you cannot underestimate it. It is normally hot in Hungary for the race, which makes it a challenge to drive, but also makes a nice weekend for the fans watching. I really like the s....
|SRT MOTORSPORTS PRE-RACE REPORT - BRICKYARD GRAND PRIX AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAYJuly 22, 2014 , Indianapolis - The SRT (Street and Racing Technology) Motorsports Dodge Viper SRT GTS-Rs visit historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway hunting their first victory of the season in Friday's Brickyard Grand Prix after posting consecutive double podium finishes in the previous two events.|
As SRT Motorsports makes its first appearance at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the team enters the track with confidence coming off its best-ever, two-race span – results of second....
|THE CLASSIC CAR SHOWALL NEW 13 x ONE-HOUR GLOBAL TV SERIES CELEBRATING THE CULT OF CLASSIC CARS|
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|FORMULA E PARTNERS WITH PRINCE ALBERT II OF MONACO FOUNDATIONMONACO (July 8 2014) – Organisers of the FIA Formula E Championship have today announced a joint partnership with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, showing their support for the environmental actions led by the Foundation and helping to raise funds for future projects.|
The Foundation, created by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco in 2006, is dedicated to the protection of the environment and the promotion of sustainable development. The Foundation's efforts focus on three main sec....
|AUDI IN THE DTM: AIMING FOR FIRST PLACE AT MOSCOWFive Audi drivers hunting leader of the standings Marco Wittmann|
◾Audi at the top of the teams' and manufacturers' classifications
◾Dieter Gass, Head of DTM: 'First victory of the season is overdue'
Ingolstadt, July 7, 2014 – The Audi squad is traveling to the DTM's second round in Russia with a clear aim: After seven podium places in the first four races, the first victory of the season is to follow at Moscow next weekend (July 11 to 13). The event marks the season's midpoint and wi....