|Global interest building for Fangio Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Car|
|The double Formula 1 Grand Prix-winning Mercedes-Benz W196 which helped five-time world champion Juan Manuel Fangio to his second drivers' championship in 1954 – to be offered for sale by Bonhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Friday 12th July – has already attracted enquiries from potential buyers on three continents.
The 2½-liter straight-eight single-seater – chassis number 00006/54 – was the first open-wheeled, 'slipper'-bodied postwar Mercedes-Benz to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix, an...[Read more...]|
|Grand Prix Circuits: Pau Circuit|
|Some grand prix circuits just have a mythical status about them. Besides the drivers and great races, a lot of the equation comes down to how memorable the circuit truly is. In the case of the Pau Circuit, its sheer place in motorsport history and lore makes this tight, twisting circuit a true legend.
From its very beginnings, Pau would be at the heart of travel and transportation. Situated in a rather deep valley with the Pyrenees mountains lending an imposing back-drop, the area that would ...[Read more...]|
|THE UNDERDOG UPSET CHARLES DRESSING'S RETELLING OF SEBRING'S 1983 RACE|
|Americans love underdogs but hate losers. And we really love upsets because they turn reality inside out and generally make the mighty look weak.
So when anyone demands a prediction, I try to hide because I always remember some races that didn't quite go the way the experts reckoned: the 1954 Sebring 12 Hours, 1955 Monaco Grand Prix, the start of the 1958 Race of Two Worlds at Monza (not the whole race, but the start sure was a great moment for sports car types).
And then … there was the...[Read more...]|
|Monaco GP - Alonso on top and Massa reborn|
|Another podium, the third of the season for Fernando Alonso and Scuderia Ferrari. The Spaniard finished the Grand Prix in third place while his team-mate Felipe Massa came home sixth. With this result, Fernando heads the Drivers' classification, while Felipe moves up to fourteenth. In the classification for Constructors, the Scuderia is now third, equal on points with Lotus. Both Ferrari men made a single pit stop, Fernando on lap 30 and Felipe on lap 31, switching from the Pirelli Supersofts us...[Read more...]|
|Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum at 8th Grand Prix de Monaco Historique|
|The Credit Suisse Drivers Club in Monaco played host this morning to an engaging 1st Credit Suisse Historic Racing Forum in front of a capacity audience.
Media, VIPs and many of the historic racers themselves listened in as respected motoring journalist Simon Taylor acted as mediator for a frank and lively panel of racers with wide experience of F1, endurance racing and historic events over the past 40 years.
Jochen Mass, the former F1 driver and McLaren team-mate of James Hunt, joined fo...[Read more...]|