|FAMOUS FIVE McLAREN F1 GTR FINISHERS TO BE REUNITED AT LE MANS TWO DECADES AFTER DOMINANT RESULT|
|◾The five McLaren F1 GTRs that finished the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans to complete a parade lap 20 years after famous victory
◾Ultimate celebration of the GTR legacy as the McLaren P1™ GTR makes global dynamic debut
◾Follow the celebrations and join the conversation on the McLaren social channels using the hashtag #McLaren95
McLaren Automotive and McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans win next month with the ultimate display at ...[Read more...]|
|BMW GROUP CLASSIC BRINGS THE BRABHAM BMW BT52 BACK TO THE RACE TRACK|
|Munich/Spielberg. The history of Formula One is replete with compelling stories. A number of particularly spectacular episodes will be recalled on Sunday, 21 June 2015, as part of the Austrian Grand Prix world championship event. Eight historic vehicles from motor sport's crowning discipline will be lining up for the Legends Parade at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg with former F1 racing drivers at the wheel – including a reunion with three-times Formula One world champion Nelson Piquet. I...[Read more...]|
|1982 Monaco Grand Prix: Patrese Triumphs Amid Spills, Thrills|
|From the moment Riccardo Patrese emerged on the Formula One scene in the late-1970s, spins, accidents and over-drives was all a part of who he was at the time. There was certainly talent there, but controversy as well. At the Monaco Grand Prix in 1982, the spills and thrills would be everywhere, and yet, it would be Patrese that would come through all the wildness to take his first victory.
Riccardo Patrese would quickly earn a reputation in Formula One, and it wasn't a good one. He would be ...[Read more...]|
|1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the Rise|
|Following the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.
He had to be careful to let the tactics play out. This would not be easy as the sister-car drew far away into the distance. It was the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans and Renault was still to crack the reliability and per...[Read more...]|
|BMW congratulates Paul Rosche: The 'father' of the Formula One World Championship engine turns 80 today.|
|Munich. Though he embarked on his well-earned retirement 15 years ago, whenever the name Paul Rosche is mentioned among BMW Group engine developers it resonates with reverence to this day. There's barely a higher accolade for the sporty performance of a new power unit than the statement: 'Paul Rosche will like it too.' The engineer who defined engine development at BMW for almost four decades, whose ideas led to legendary triumphs on the race track as well as definitively advancing produc...[Read more...]|
|1989 Brazilian Grand Prix: Dangerous Like a Wounded Animal|
|Sunday March 26th, 1989 would break with sunny skies. As the day grew later and later the already warm weather only grew hotter and hotter. It was clear the 18th Grande Premio do Brasil would be absolutely torrid as far as the weather was concerned. But in the Benetton pits, one man would not be thinking about the weather as much as the dream that was about to come to fruition with the start of the race at two in the afternoon.
Ever since he began to race karts at the age of ten, Johnny Herb...[Read more...]|