|JOHN SURTEES CBE ANNOUNCES AUCTION LOTS FOR THE 2016 HENRY SURTEES FOUNDATION TEAM KARTING CHALLENGE|
|• Tuesday 5 July 2016 – Mercedes-Benz World Circuit, Brooklands|
Team entries are shaping up well for the hotly contested Henry Surtees Foundation Team Karting Challenge, which will take place on Tuesday 5 July 2016. The event organised by John Surtees CBE, in co-operation with Brooklands Museum and Mercedes-Benz World will be staged once again at the iconic Mercedes-Benz World, Surrey and is free to spectate.
Each year the Brooklands Team Challenge receives tremendous support from t...[Read more...]
|SILVERSTONE SET FOR CLASSIC RAT TRAP|
| ||The Boomtown Rats join The Stranglers and Reef on the Silverstone Classic bill
◾Live music shows included free in all entrance tickets
◾Early Bird ticket offer available until the end of March
The Boomtown Rats will lead Friday's live music line-up at this summer's 'Rocking and Racing' Silverstone Classic festival (29-31 July).
With a great line-up already confirmed for Saturday night with Reef and The Stranglers headlining – plus the world's premier Elton John and Thin Lizzy tribute a...[Read more...]|
|ALFA ROMEO CELEBRATES 65TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS VICTORY IN THE INAUGURAL FORMULA ONE RACE IN SILVERSTONE|
|◾Four Alfetta 158 race cars take to the Silverstone race track to compete in the inaugural Formula One race
◾Giuseppe 'Nino' Farina leads home an Alfa Romeo podium sweep as Alfa Romeo begins its domination of the first championship season
◾The Alfetta was upgraded for 1951 to give Juan Manuel Fangio his first championship and Alfa Romeo its second
◾Today the Alfetta 158 is one of the most important cars in the famous Museo Storico Alfa Romeo
Exactly 65 years ago today, on May 13th 1950, fo...[Read more...]|
|1959 German Grand Prix: Briton-Italian Dominance Amidst the Darkness|
|In the pages of Formula One history, the weekend of the 1959 German Grand Prix is usually remembered for a couple of incidents. One of those would see a providential escape. The other, unfortunately, would end in tragedy. Most unfortunate is the fact these two events, though very considerable in the annals of motor racing history, would largely overshadow what would end up being one of the most dominant performances by a Briton in an Italian car.
Tony Brooks had proven himself, his talent, wi...[Read more...]|
|1951 Italian Grand Prix: Promising Result Left Unfilfilled|
|In 1957, at the Italian Grand Prix, Andre Simon, almost as usual, would share a drive with Ottorino Volonterio and would finish his final Formula One grand prix in 11th place. And while the fact Simon would have to share his drive with another would not be all that surprising to many, it would be a far cry from what many believed would be the case after the 1951 Italian Grand Prix.
Andre Simon had made an impressive debut at the 1949 24 Hours of Le Mans, which gained the attention of Amedee G...[Read more...]|