|John Barnard's Finest: Some of the Greatest of Barnard's Design|
The latter-part of Barnard's Formula One career would be filled with disappointments and disputes. However, there was no disputing the genius of the man from London. In fact, a couple of innovations that are mainstays in Formula One design were first introduced by this man who had been involved in motor racing in some form or manner since the 1960s.
John Barnard would be born in London on the 4th of May in 1946. The war was over and a whole new world loomed on the horizon. It was t...[Read more...]|
|RK Motors Collector Car Auctions To Offer Historic Hunt McLaren M26 Formula 1 Racecar|
|Charlotte, N.C. – September 9, 2013-- RK Motors Collector Car Auctions (RKMCCA) will offer collector car enthusiasts the first-ever opportunity to bid on James Hunt's iconic1977 McLaren M26 (Lot #3032). The legendary racecar will be in the spotlight at the RKMCCA auction at the Charlotte Convention Center, October 31 to November 3.
Steeped in Formula 1 history, this legendary McLaren earned Hunt's last-ever Formula 1 win at the Japanese Grand Prix in 1977. Hunt will be featured in the ...[Read more...]|
|1997 Monaco Grand Prix: If There Ever Was a Time…|
|Hindsight being twenty-twenty, the move from Jordan to Stewart Grand Prix would certainly seem ill-advised as the 1997 season would be an absolute shambles with the team having just eight race finishes between them out of seventeen races. However, if there was ever a time to look more competitive than what reality would suggest it would be in front of the royal family at Monaco. And, on one wet afternoon on the 11th of May, Rubens Barrichello would be out enjoying himself dancing around in the r...[Read more...]|
|1982 Austrian Grand Prix: de Angelis Flying Through the Thin Air|
|It is almost impossible to predict events and just how momentous they just might be. This would certainly be the case with the 1982 Austrian Grand Prix, a truly special and memorable moment in Formula One history.
Heading into the Austrian Grand Prix in 1982 Formula One was in a bit of trouble and desperately needed a lift. All throughout the paddock there were teams that needed some good news. And then there would be others that needed some good news in order to be able to weather a storm co...[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...]|