|PAYING TRIBUTE TO A TRUE RACING LEGEND|
|MILTON KEYNES, UK – Twenty years ago on this date, Formula One lost one of its true giants, a driver who came to define in the public imagination what a racing driver should be.
Daring, committed, focused, impossibly brave, ruthless and relentless – Ayrton Senna was all of those things, but in addition he possessed the rare ability to translate his experience of being a world class sportsman operating at the height of his powers into language the layman could understand and readily ide...[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...]|
|1997 Hungarian Grand Prix: Arrows Misses the Target and Wins|
|By far, the largest ovation on the podium would go to the man that had finished in 2nd place. In the mind of just about everyone assembled around the circuit or watching the race around the globe, Damon Hill had proven the move to Arrows was not an errant shot made by a reigning World Champion. Arrows had been the consummate tail-end team, yet on this day, even though they missed the target, they would win.
There have been many David versus Goliath stories; many stories of the underdog coming...[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...]|
|1999 European Grand Prix: The First and Last|
|When Johnny Herbert signed with the brand new Stewart-Ford Racing team many believed Herbert to have missed out on his opportunity at success in Formula One. In fact, many would see a great divide between him and the obvious number one driver Rubens Barrichello. However, on the 26th of September Herbert would show he still had some fight within and would actually be the one to earn a very important first for the team.
Herbert's Formula One career would go through something of a renaissance af...[Read more...]|