|THE McLAREN F1|
|FOR THE DRIVER VITALLY – AS IN ONE OF McLAREN'S WORLD CHAMPION RACING CARS – DRIVER AND VEHICLE BECOME ENTIRELY AS ONE
The primary design consideration for the McLaren F1 has been to make it without reserve 'a driver's car', an extremely high-performance design which advances all conventional boundaries. It combines Formula 1 racing car dynamics with genuine Grand Touring capabilities. ▪ Beginning with its radical and entirely innovative one-plus-two seating configuration, the McLaren...[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...]|
|McLaren: 50 Years of Winning Gold|
|Throughout its 50 year history, McLaren has worn a number of different liveries from orange, to red and white, to silver and black. However, there is one color that is even more synonymous with the name—gold.
In the world of Formula One, Mclaren, as of this moment, sits in 2nd place behind Ferrari as the most successful manufacturer in Formula One with more than 180 wins. Ferrari might be in the lead but consider for a moment that Ferrari would take part in the Formula One World Championshi...[Read more...]|
|Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame opens its doors to Lotus|
|Celebrations as Colin Chapman CBE is recognised for his engineering and technical genius
Colin Chapman CBE, the Lotus founder and engineer was recognised for his contribution to the automotive and motorsport industry at the 2013 Motor Sport Magazine Hall of Fame annual inauguration event, attended by Colin's son and Classic Team Lotus founder, Clive Chapman.
The motorsport glitterati attended a star-studded evening at the prestigious Royal Opera House where this outstanding enginee...[Read more...]|
|1990 Hungarian Grand Prix: The Third Time's the Charm|
|On March 1st, 1992 Williams would debut its new FW14B. On the outside, it would appear no different than the previous year's car. But underneath Newey's design would be an array of technology that would start a revolution in Formula One. Complete with a semi-automatic gearbox, active suspension, anti-lock brakes and traction control, the FW14B was well ahead of its time and it would usher in technology that would be in use more than a decade later. It would dominate the 1992 season and give Nige...[Read more...]|