Home » Archive by Author

Articles by Andy Hallbery

Andy Hallbery

Andy has been the editor of both Autosport and RACER magazines. Today he is a freelance writer and contributor to Official FIA yearbooks as well as being involved with his own book projects.

Formula 1 Strike in the Hotel

Formula 1 Strike One. South Africa, 1982

Images: LAT Photographic
The drivers were unified, for once; fighting clauses in their Superlicence contracts, and it sparked a remarkable weekend. This is the story of the 1982 Formula 1 drivers strike.

Mansilla McLaren Test 1981

Quique Mansilla – One who should have been

He was Ayrton Senna’s Formula Ford team mate, he raced Formula 3 and landed an F1 test. Were it not for politics and war, Quique Mansilla would have had the perfect route to Formula One.

Porsche Le Mans

Video: Porsche at Le Mans – A definitive history

A definitive look at why Porsche’s return to Le Mans in 2014 was so important.

PHCahier Mont Vill Oz 2001

Villeneuve and Montoya: Back to the future

They both raced and won for Williams in F1, they were both IndyCar champions, and they both won the Indy 500. Now Jacques Villeneuve and Juan Montoya are returning to the Brickyard in 2014…

Elio Brab Imola 86 PHC

Elio de Angelis – F1′s Roman Candle

May is a cruel month in racing – the list of losses almost unbelievable. One very unsung hero was among those: Elio de Angelis, who died on May 15, 1986. This is his story.

92 Spa Sch sparks PHC

Remembering Michael Schumacher’s first Formula 1 win

How the most successful F1 driver of all time came to score his first Grand Prix win.

Jan Aida McLaren Photo Bandeira Verde

Like father, like son: The McLaren Magnussen tale

Jan Magnussen had the world at his feet when he made is F1 debut for McLaren in 1995, but for one reason or another failed to make it all work in the big league. Now, …

mercedes-benz-clk-gtr_key_6 PH AMG

From racing to road – The colourful history of AMG

Iconic global tuner AMG began life as an after-work pastime for a pair of small-town racing nuts. This is their story.