going electric

Change is constant and the way that motor sport is moving away from a reliance of fossil fuels is as inevitable as was the migration from front to rear engines and the development of aerodynamics in previous decades. Continue reading

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racing ain’t what it used to be

When I first started to attend motor racing events back in 1968 it was pretty much all thrilling; the sounds and smells, the cars, the drivers and teams all made it a mgical experience and I loved it. Continue reading

F1 gaining a halo

Seeing pictures of the Ferrari wearing its halo during the formula one testing was encouraging, at least in terms of someone trying it out as a concept. News that Red Bull might try a so called Batmobile style canopy alternative is also a good move if it comes to fruition. Continue reading

whatever happened to great looking sports prototypes?

Looking at the Rolex 24 at Daytona the other weekend brough home the sharp contrast between the iconic 1967 photo of two Ferrari P4s and a P3/4 in that formation finish. Continue reading

Is the #NASCAR Charter good news?

So NASCAR have, unsurprisingly, brought in a charter system for their premier series. This was widely expected, but is it good news for the fans? Continue reading

What does F1 really need, noise or sound?

I do not want noisier F1; making the engines louder is pointless. What makes motor sport more interesting are the sounds, and the plural here is important. Continue reading

The heavenly grid has grown again

The ranks of the heavenly grid have swollen somewhat this week with the arrivals of Guy Ligier, Justin Wilson, Eric Thompson and Roger Keele, racers all, if of differing eras. Continue reading

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