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1944-02-14 - 1978-09-11 (age 34)

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The secrets of Formula 1's six-wheeled racer

On this day in 1976, one of Formula 1’s most unique cars made its debut at the Spanish Grand Prix when Tyrrell introduced its infamous six-wheeled P34.

Autocourse back in time: the Lotus 79

Thanks to Autocourse, the world's leading Grand Prix annual, we're going back in time with this exclusive story Alan Henry wrote about Lotus, Colin Chapman and the teams creation and development of the Lotus 79.

This week in racing history (September 28-October 4)

People in this week in racing history include: Ronnie Peterson, Bernd Rosemeyer, Peter Brock, Larry Perkins, Ernie Ervan, Louis de Palma, George Follmer, and Graham Hill.

Lauda uses expletive to describe McLaren, Ferrari cars

Niki Lauda slammed the cars produced by Mercedes' grandee rivals in 2014.

Emerson Fittipaldi and Nigel Mansell complete line-up for Silverstone’s parades

Nigel Mansell and two-times British Grand Prix winner Emerson Fittipaldi are the latest Formula 1® greats confirmed to take part in Silverstone’s 50th Grand Prix parades.

Five-times British GP winner Alain Prost confirmed for Silverstone’s 50th GP parades

Four-times F1® World Champion and Renault ambassador to drive 2012 British Grand Prix winning Red Bull RB8.

Ferrari’s North America 60th anniversary celebration starts

Will Ferrari cap off its 60th Anniversary year in North America with a championship three-peat?

This week in racing history (January 5-11)

People in this week in racing history include: David Donohue, Pat Flaherty, Reg Parnell, Louis Stanley, Ronnie Peterson,Tim Schenken, Robert Woodward "Bobby" Rahal and Bobby Allison.

This week in racing history (August 18-24)

People in this week in racing history include: Dale Jarrett, Rick Mears, Hermann Lang, Elmo Langley, Ronnie Peterson, Stirling Moss and Vern Schuppan.

What is right and what is wrong on team orders?

Team orders is not a new idea in any motor sports event over the ages, nor will it cease to exit.

This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

People in this week in racing history include:

Remembering Colin Chapman: 1928-1982

Thirty years have gone by since the death of Colin Chapman. Many still reflect on his innovations to this day. Many of them are still being used today. The Lotus name leaves on, and there are still Lotus Seven's found on race tracks!

This Week in Racing History (October 10-16)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 10 Giuseppi Campari, Baconin Borzacchini, and Count Stanislas Czaykowski die in two separate accidents during the Monza Grand Prix at Monza, Italy (1933). October 11 George ...

Italian GP: Ferrari preview

Monza, a special place for a special race This weekend's fourteenth round of the Formula 1 World Championship takes place in the historic Royal Park in Monza, one of the most beautiful and charismatic venues on the calendar. The Italian Grand Prix ...

This Week in Racing History (August 29-September 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 29 Keke Rosberg drives a Williams to victory in the Swiss Grand Prix held in Dijon, France (1982). August 30 Ronnie Peterson, driving a March 712, wins the Rothmans ...

This Week in Racing History (August 8-14)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 8 Ronnie Peterson drives a March 712 to victory in the European F2 championship race at Mantdorp Park in Sweden (1971). August 9 Nelson Piquet, driving a Williams-Honda FW11B, ...

Watkins Glen: Series Friday practice report

BRISCOE PACES OPENING PRACTICE AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Friday, July 2, 2010) - Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe topped the time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series teams began preparations for the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen. The ...

Urban Formula One racing in Valencia

2010 European GP preview For round nine of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula One World Championship, all Formula One teams have gathered for the European Grand Prix in Valencia in Southern Spain. The race is the ...

This Week in Racing History (May 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 23 George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the under 2-liter class of the SCCA USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1965). May 24 Jochen Rindt wins ...

Starworks Motorsport news 2010-05-03

MIKE FOREST FINDS A HOME IN ROLEX SERIES Mike Forest expects to be relocating from Colorado to a new address sometime in the next month or so. But the 28-year-old racer has seemingly found a long-term home in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series ...

New Formula One teams: Lotus F1

Introduction It was always the wish of former FIA president Max Mosley to get some fresh blood in Formula One; he predicted that the manufacturer teams would leave Formula One as a result of the economic recession, and unfortunately he was right.

Jordan King tipped for the top

History-maker King tipped for the top by ex-F1 star Praise does not come much higher than when it comes from a man who has qualified as a doctor, achieved title glory in both Formula Three and Formula Two and started almost 100 grands prix in ...

This Week in Racing History (May 31-June 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 31 George Follmer drives a Ford Mustang to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire, USA (1971). June 1 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno ...

This Week in Racing History (June 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 21 Mario Andretti makes his USAC "Big Car" debut at Langhorne, Pennsylvania, USA. He finishes ninth (1964). June 22 James Hunt wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. First GP ...

This Week in Racing History (July 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 19 Mario Andretti wins the USAC Championship race at Trenton, New Jersey, USA (1969). July 20 Arturo Merzario and Nino Vaccarella drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the ...

This Week in Racing History (July 26-August 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 26 Bernd Rosemeyer drives an Auto Union to victory in the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring (1935). July 27 Mario Andretti enters his first road race. He wins the race at ...

This Week in Racing History (August 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 2 Sports car racer Louis Krages, aka "John Winter", born (1949). August 3 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the non-championship F2 race at Falkenberg in Halland, ...

Ingram's Flat Spot On: "Little E"

Ingram's Flat Spot On: By Jonathan Ingram "Little E" There's no cheering in the press box -- even if you're holding the leader's number in the $20 pool. But the rules are different during an off weekend at home sitting in front of the TV. So I ...

F1 Historic & Spa Six Hours preview

When F1 rhymes with family and the general public ... During the weekend of 25th, 26th and 27th September the Spa-Francorchamps circuit will be hosting the Roadbook Organisation's top event, none other than the Spa Six Hours. An event which has ...

The new Formula One World Order

Cost-regulated teams Last week the FIA presented some new facts about the earlier this year announced cost cap regulations which will be applied to the sport from 2010 onwards. Again, the FIA did not come up with the technical ...

This Week in Racing History (March 29-April 4)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 29 Geoff Duke, four-time 500cc Motorcycle Grand Prix World Champion, is born in St. Helens, Lancashire, England (1923). March 30 George Follmer drives a Cheetah-Chevy to ...

Kyalami: TW Steel preview

Amsterdam, The Netherlands (February 17, 2009) - South Africa once again plays host to the A1GP World Cup of Motorsport this weekend but it's a case of pastures new for the nation versus nation championship with the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit in the ...

This Week in Racing History (January 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 4 Denny Hulme, driving a Brabham BT4, wins the first Tasman Series race, held at Levin, New Zealand (1964). January 5 Trevers Walkett, one of four brothers who formed Ginetta ...

Hohenthal is first Swedish driver to join series

24 year old hoping to end Sweden's wait for next F1 star Swedish driver Sebastian Hohenthal has today (18/12) been announced as the seventh competitor to sign up for the 2009 FIA Formula Two Championship. Hohenthal has been competing in the ...

Knocking on heaven's door

Just like so many times before, many are turned away for sins of the past, not meeting expectations in junior formulae. But even the lucky few who are granted access to the forbidden land called Formula 1 paddock can find that the glitz and glamour ...

This Week in Racing History (October 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 12 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the sports car race at Tuscon, Arizona, USA (1969). October 13 Barney Oldfield, driving the "Golden Submarine" for ...

This Week in Racing History (October 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 5 CART champion and IRL team owner Michael Andretti born (1962). October 6 Race car driver Manfred Winklehock born in Waiblingen, West Germany (1951). October 7 Scott ...

This Week in Racing History (September 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 21 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Monza, Italy (1969). September 22 IMSA and CART driver Randy Lanier born (1954). September 23 Dutch ...

Singapore GP newsletter 2008-09-10

SINGAPORE S MAJOR FORMULA ONE MILESTONE New race on 2008 calendar is 800th in World Championship history On September 28 2008 Singapore s new 5.067-km Grand Prix track will have the honour of staging its first Grand Prix which by a ...

This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 24 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Skarpnack in Stockholm, Sweden (1969). August 25 Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Circuit Gilles ...

This Week in Racing History (July 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 20 Guy Verrier drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in the Les Andelys Hill-Climb in France (1969). July 21 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race ...

This Week in Racing History (June 1-7)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 1 Arturo Merzario and Jacques Faffite drive an Alfa Romeo T33TT12 to victory in the 1000km sports car race on the Nurburgring in Germany (1975). June 2 Ronnie Peterson drives a ...

This Week in Racing History (April 27-May 3)

Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 27 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Falkenburg in Halland, Sweden (1969). April 28 Walter Baumer and Huschke von Hanstein drive a BMW 328 Touring Coupe to victory in the Grand ...

This Week in Racing History (April 20-26)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 20 Andy Wallace and Doc Bundy drive a Panoz GTR-1 to victory in the PSR Exxon Supreme GT1 series race at Road Atlanta, Georgia, USA. First ever win for Panoz (1997). April ...

This Week in Racing History (April 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 6 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the F3 race at Monza, Italy (1969). April 7 Alfonso de Portago wins the Coupe de Vitesse at Montlhery, France, driving a Ferrari ...

McLaren Mercedes snaps up Olympus partnership

Woking, United Kingdom: Vodafone McLaren Mercedes is delighted to announce Olympus as the team's official supplier of photographic services. Olympus has a rich history of involvement with Formula 1 through previous sponsorships and has worked ...

DC's Daytona special: Ganassi, standing tall

After the Rolex 24 At Daytona's final Friday practice Chip Ganassi was standing in one of his two garages watching as the crews of his No. 01 Telmex and No. 02 Target Lexus-Rileys Daytona Prototypes checked off line items on a mechanical "to-do" ...

This Week in Racing History (January 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com January 6 USAC racer Jim Hurtubise dies of a heart attack (1989). January 7 Jack Brabham wins the New Zealand Grand Prix driving a Cooper (1967). January 8 Ottorino "Toni" Bianco, ...

This Week in Racing History (September 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 16 Ronnie Peterson drives a March 722 to victory in the Formula 2 race at Oulton Pak, England (1972). September 17 Alfonso de Portago drives a Ferrari 250 GT to victory in ...

This Week in Racing History (September 9-15)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com September 9 Mickey Thompson drives the 4-engined, 4-wheel drive Challenger to 406.600 mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats, but he sets no speed record when a drive shaft falls out on the ...

This Week in Racing History (August 26-September 1)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 26 Alain Prost wins the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in a McLaren MP4/2-TAG (1984). August 27 F1 racer Gerhard Berger born in Vienna, Austria (1959). August 28 Alex ...

This Week in Racing History (August 19-25)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 19 Bill Krause, driving a Maserati Tipo 61, wins a sports car race at Pomona, California, USA (1962). August 20 Bobby Rahal drives a March to victory in the Players ...

This Week in Racing History (August 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 12 Mark Donohue drives a Chevrolet Camaro to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1969). August 13 Bobby Isaac dies of a heart attack caused by ...