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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.

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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.

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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.

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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, …

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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.

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Why ‘Class 1′ DTM was too good to be true

Image: DTM.de
In 1995 and 1996 the DTM and ITC had it all: great racing, hi-tech cars, superstar drivers and three willing manufacturers hell-bent on making it the best racing series in the world. These were …

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A tale of Swedish F1 drivers

Fascinating in-depth look at Sweden’s contribution to the world of Formula 1.

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Dakar 1988: The year the leading car was stolen – during the race!

…and they still crossed the line first. You won’t believe this happened!

Pike Peak

Photo Gallery: Pikes Peak 2013

It’s America’s own Nurburgring Nordschleiffe. Awesome views, run off areas made of fresh air, huge elevation, thinning air at the top, 156 turns and about twelve and a half miles against the clock. It’s one …

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20 Questions with Brock Yates Jr

Who as a kid, didn’t see the movie Cannonball Run and want to be a renegade outlaw like Burt Reynolds, breaking every speed limit on the way from New York to California accompanied by Farrah …

Fighting For a View

Photo Gallery: Long Beach Then and Now

Image: The Cahier Archive
The Long Beach Grand Prix was the Formula 1 dream in the eye of founder Chris Pook, who felt in  the mid 1970s there was space for a “Monaco on America’s West …

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Nannini: A different viewpoint

Motorsport Retro readers have opinions, we know that from our bursting inboxes and feedback on Facebook and Twitter. You guys speak from around the world with astounding knowledge, and sometimes the opinions that can only …

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Exclusive: Alessandro Nannini on what Kubica faces

Some people simply don’t understand the phrase, “No, you can’t do that.” Alex Zanardi, Alessandro Nannini and Robert Kubica are just some of those people. All three suffered potentially career-ending injuries, yet successfully climbed back …