|High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One Season|
|C.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providing rides, but in single-seater grand prix cars.
Prior to the Second World War, Atkins would be in search of speed records on a motorcycle. Riding motorcycles, Atkins knew very well their ability t...[Read more...]|
|SURTEES TURNS 80 – MONTEZEMOLO: 'A DEAR FRIEND AND AN EXTRAORDINARY CHAMPION'|
|Maranello, 11 February – Reaching the age of eighty is a wonderful landmark, as are the many and great landmarks first achieved by John Surtees in his time as a racer on two and four wheels.
'First of all, he was an extraordinary motorcycle champion before doing the same in motor sport, taking a fantastic Formula 1 World Championship crown with us in 1964,' President Luca di Montezemolo told www.ferrari.com. 'He is a dear friend to me and he has always maintained an excellent relations...[Read more...]|
|1969 24 Hours of Le Mans: A Traditional Statement Provides a Memorable Race|
|What if a statement ended up costing one of the biggest victories of one's career? Would it be worth it? Jacky Ickx would come close to finding out as he approached the checkered flag on the afternoon of the 15th of June in 1969.
Ford had determined to defeat Ferrari on ground it had come to dominate throughout the early 1960s. By 1966, the mission would be complete. Ford would take the overall victory with their GT40 Mk II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon. However, the dominance would ...[Read more...]|
|1967 German Grand Prix: Ickx Just Playing with the Big Boys|
|As the usual immense crowd gathered around the Nuburgring for the 1967 German Grand Prix, just a casual glance at the grid would not tell the real story. However, it wouldn't take too long before the crowd would begin to take notice of a Formula 2 car being driven by some young Belgian with a short, but interesting, last name. From that moment on, nearly everyone would know the name Ickx.
Jacky Ickx's talent was quickly gaining recognition and praise. However, at the beginning of the 1967 se...[Read more...]|
|Nismo Global Driver Exchange Program Launches|
|◾Lucas Ordonez to race in SUPER GT as full driver exchange program gets into gear
◾Japanese SUPER GT drivers to race outside of Japan to gain global experience
◾New 'NISMO Athlete Global Team' to compete in Sepang and Bathurst 12-hour races
◾Australian V8 Supercar star Rick Kelly to lead Bathurst 12-hour driver line-up
YOKOHAMA, Japan – Nissan and NISMO today announced a wide-ranging new initiative: The NISMO Global Driver Exchange, which will open race car doors all over the world ...[Read more...]|