|Harry Schell: American Bleue|
| ||Americans would officially set foot on French soil during the Second World War in 1944. However, after a few years, the troops would leave, yet, there would be one that would remain. He had been in Europe long before and he would be there still when the Americans returned in the 1950s.
Selim Lawrence 'Laury' Schell would lead the way. Though conceived by American parents, Laury would be actually be born in Switzerland in the late 19th century. At that time, the automobile was still very much ...[Read more...]|
|Bonhams announces new auction sale at Mercedes-Benz Museum|
|On 12 July 2014, Bonhams' Mercedes-Benz Sale will feature a choice selection of some 40 motor cars manufactured by the renowned German marque over its more than a century-long history.
The modern engineering giant that is Daimler, manufacturing Mercedes-Benz motor vehicles, can trace its automotive roots back to 1886 when Carl Benz patented his pioneering Motorwagen, and Gottlieb Daimler fitted one of his new internal combustion engines into a four-wheeled carriage. Fourteen years later, in 1...[Read more...]|
|Newey and Vettel: A Special Bond|
|The conversation, one imagines, would have gone a little like James Bond's briefing from Q, top mastermind of the British Secret Service, when Bond received his latest special order vehicle, complete with machine guns, bullet-proof screen and ejector seat...
Adrian Newey: 'Now pay attention Sebastian, you'll be using our new car, the RB9, with a few special modifications.'
Sebastian Vettel: 'What's wrong with the old one, she never let me down…?'
Newey: 'Boss's orders, I'm afraid. Now, ...[Read more...]|
|1954 British Grand Prix: An Argentinean at Home in England|
|Long before the Falklands War cooled feelings between England and Argentina, Jose Froilan Gonzalez would show himself to be right at home on English shores. Having put his name in the record books as Ferrari's first Formula One victor, Gonzalez would be back with the very same team looking to see if he could repeat the achievement.
Jose Froilan Gonzalez had struggled in Formula One throughout his debut season in 1950. His prospects seemed to be all gone by the end of the season. However, an i...[Read more...]|
|2012 Brazilian Grand Prix: Race|
|A thrilling Brazilian Grand Prix at Interlagos this afternoon saw Michael Schumacher end his Formula One career with a battling seventh place finish, whilst Nico Rosberg came home in 15th position after a dramatic and rain-affected race.
• Both drivers suffered a puncture from debris in the early stages of the race which compromised their afternoons
• Michael stopped four times on laps 5, 8, 17 and 54, with a prime/prime/inter/prime/inter tyre usage
• Nico also came into the pits four ti...[Read more...]|