|1997 Hungarian Grand Prix: Arrows Misses the Target and Wins|
|By far, the largest ovation on the podium would go to the man that had finished in 2nd place. In the mind of just about everyone assembled around the circuit or watching the race around the globe, Damon Hill had proven the move to Arrows was not an errant shot made by a reigning World Champion. Arrows had been the consummate tail-end team, yet on this day, even though they missed the target, they would win.
There have been many David versus Goliath stories; many stories of the underdog coming...[Read more...]|
|2012 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Preview|
|Round 18 of the 2012 Formula One World Championship takes place in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 4 November. The race is the season's only twilight event with the lights going out at 17:00hrs at the 5.554 km Yas Marina Circuit.
• DRS can be used for 59% of a qualifying lap; the season's highest value is 63% in Monza and Montreal
• Only one of the three Abu Dhabi Grands Prix has been won from pole; so far in 2012, 10 of 17 races have been
• Mercedes-Benz engines have averaged nearly 40 points per rac...[Read more...]|
|1968 Belgian Grand Prix: A First for McLaren|
|McLaren and Formula One are truly synonymous. Over the course of its history, McLaren has completed 714 races and have garnered no less than 178 victories. But while McLaren and victory in Formula One are an almost certainty, the very first would be anything but a complete surprise.
In December of 1959, Jack Brabham would be leading the way in his Cooper T51 with Bruce McLaren following along not all that far behind. The final lap of the United States Grand Prix held at Sebring, Florida has j...[Read more...]|
|1984 Brazilian Grand Prix: An Overshadowed Overachievement|
|In 1983, a little-known Belgian driver by the name of Thierry Boutsen would buy his way into a drive with the Arrows Racing Team in time to take part in the Belgian Grand Prix. Though he would retire early in the race, he would follow the performance up with two-straight near misses of the points, beating his teammate in the process. He had been close with a car that was already overreaching. One year later, competing with an older and underdeveloped car, championship points couldn't have seemed...[Read more...]|
|1956 24 Hours of Le Mans: The Rise of Two Counts|
|The 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans would end up being the darkest day in all of motorsport when Pierre Levegh launched off the back of Lance Macklin's Austin-Healey and crashed into a barrier sending large portions of the car flying through the air acting like guillotines to the record crowd crammed along the main straight. It would be estimated that more than eighty would lose their life as a result, scores more would be severely injured. Yet, despite the graphic horror of the event the race would co...[Read more...]|