|1999: European Grand Prix: Ralf Deflated but Buoyant|
| ||Not often is an individual held in higher esteem for coming up short. But, in a sport where there are many things that can override a fantastic result, Ralf Schumacher would pull up lame, and yet, would come away a sheer winner.
Ralf Schumacher's stock had been on the rise even before he reached Formula One. Being in the same family of a World Champion automatically raises the stock of an individual. However, being the brother of a two-time World Champion has everyone hedging their bets even ...[Read more...]|
|BEIJING DEBUT FOR INFINITI Q50 EAU ROUGE RUNNING PROTOTYPE|
|◾Prototype project now officially an engineering feasibility study
◾Sebastian Vettel, Infiniti's Director of Performance, takes active part in track testing
BEIJING / HONG KONG – Infiniti revealed at the Beijing Auto Show 2014 that an Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype had been built and track tested and that the concept was now officially an engineering feasibility study.
The Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge prototype has undergone on-track dynamics testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground, a...[Read more...]|
|1996 European Grand Prix: Villeneuve Is Back|
|In the first Formula One race of the 1996 season a Villeneuve name would be back in Formula One for the first time in more than 14 years. Gilles' son Jacques would demonstrate his father's blood ran heavily through his veins when he qualified on pole for his very first race. Unfortunately, the Canadian would have to give way throughout the first three races of the season. But that would only set the stage for the Villeneuve name to return to Europe.
Gilles Villeneuve would lose his life duri...[Read more...]|
|1989 24 Hours of Le Mans: Mass and Mercedes Slay its Dragons|
It had been nearly 35 years since Mercedes-Benz had made an appearance at Le Mans as a factory team. It had been longer than that since the German manufacturer had taken victory in the famed event. To return to the top the manufacturer needed speed, but they would also need experience. Jochen Mass was their ideal candidate.
Mass had enjoyed a competitive, but short, Formula One career. He would earn victory in the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix at the impressive Montjuic Park Circuit. Unfo...[Read more...]|
|1958 Moroccan Grand Prix: British All the Way|
|After years of frustration, and well past his life-expectancy, Mike Hawthorn would be on the verge of his first World Championship. This was more than likely Hawthorn's last and best hope at a World Championship title. Just one last race, and a fellow Brit, would separate Hawthorn from his World Championship.
Emotionally, Hawthorn was done. The last few seasons had seen Hawthorn fail to experience anywhere near the level of success he had even in his rookie year of 1952. In 1952, with an unde...[Read more...]|