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First published in Autosport magazine in its "Race of my Life" series, this is the account of the 1960 Daytona 500 that the legendary Robert Glenn Johnson Jr kindly gave to me when I met him in 2010. He was Grand Marshal for the 500 that year, and his car took a ceremonial lap ahead of the race (pictured). Rest in peace, Junior.
The 1993 Portuguese Grand Prix was significant for a number of reasons – not least Alain Prost’s announcement that he was retiring from the sport, the day before he wrapped up his fourth world title. But it was a big weekend for a young Finn called Mika Hakkinen, too…
In this amazing video from Ford Performance, amateur footage of the epic Le Mans 24 Hours of 1966 – subject of the Ford v Ferrari feature film released this week – was unearthed in 2015 and is presented here with some great anecdotes of the key employees of the time. Get a feel for the real story before you go and see the film!
Officially, 164 drivers have made just one grand prix start – a statistic slightly skewed by the anomalous Indianapolis 500s on the 1950s 'Formula 1' calendars.
Thirty years ago today, it happened: Lap 47 of the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix and Ayrton Senna lunges to the inside of McLaren teammate – and Formula 1 World Championship rival – Alain Prost. What happened next would not only cause huge controversy at the time, and define that year’s title, but spark a fire that would rage for years.
Tyrrell shocked the Formula 1 world when it launched its six-wheeled P34 in the 1976 season, and managed to take victory in that year's Swedish Grand Prix.
Red Bull Formula 1 team principal Christian Horner has revealed that as a teenage kart racer he met his hero Ayrton Senna at Silverstone – but only after he snuck through a hole in the fence.
Thirty years ago an exciting young French talent not only swept to the Formula 3000 title but rocked F1 with Tyrrell too. Charles Bradley reminisces with Jean Alesi on 1989…
Every day, Motorsport.com invites you to rediscover a milestone edition of the greatest endurance race in the world, the Le Mans 24 Hours. Today, it’s the turn of the jaw-dropping 1999 event.
Every day before this year's event, Motorsport.com invites you to rediscover a milestone edition of the greatest endurance race in the world, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Today, it’s the turn of 1959.
Having entered Formula 1 at a similar time and joined him at McLaren, few are in a better position to shine a light over the racing career of Ayrton Senna, both on and off the track, than Gerhard Berger.
Fernando Alonso says he had no intention of returning to Formula 1 when he said “bye-bye” in 2018, but he is certainly not the first driver to be tempted back from ‘retirement’.
Ex-Formula 1 racer Pierluigi Martini has a special place in the hearts of Minardi fans – after all, he was the driver with whom the team made its F1 debut in 1985, scored its first point in 1988, and recorded its only ever front-row start in 1990. This diminutive but larger-than-life character has his own racing love affair, however: his pride and joy is an ex-Ronnie Peterson Tyrrell P34.
Narain Karthikeyan was en route to victory in the prestigious Macau Grand Prix in 2000, before crashing out from the lead of the race. We cast a look on the weekend Karthikeyan first captured the attention of the international motorsport fraternity.
Sam Smith recalls the story of Didier Artzet, one of the most naturally gifted drivers to fail to make it to Formula 1 at a time when many of his countrymen ascended the ladder all the way to the summit of the sport.
Rene Fagnan looks back on the day when Jean Alesi captured his first and only Formula 1 victory in Montreal, on the day of the Frenchman's 31st birthday.