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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.


Clay Regazzoni: The man who could never stop

Throw anything that life could at him, but Clay Regazzoni still raced whatever he could get his hands on. Even after he was paralysed.
Clay Regazzoni is one of those drivers that seemingly would have fitted …

John Force

NHRA: Can you feel the Force?

Imagine interviewing a machine gun. That’s what it is like talking with John Force. The 15-time NHRA Funny Car Champion is the sport’s most popular driver
Californian John Force is extremely well known in the United …

West ticket

Formula 1: The evolution of the car launch

The Formula 1 season kicks off in earnest this week as the teams unveil their 2012 challengers. However, it’s not all the fun of the fair it has been in the past


The history of Daytona Beach and NASCAR

For around six weeks, Daytona Beach, Florida is taken over by motorsport, its history growing by the year
The first event at Daytona International Speedway is the Rolex 24 Hours which celebrated its 50th anniversary in …

1968 Daytona 24 hours

50th Anniversary of 24 hours at Daytona: 1968 – Vic Elford wins for Porsche

As a galaxy of stars get ready for the 50th running of sportscars at Daytona this weekend at the 24 Hours we celebrate the  event’s most successful marque: Porsche


Paul Newman: Behind Blue Eyes

For a world-famous multiple award-winning actor, Paul Newman kept a low profile at the race track. He was just ‘one of the team’.


1985 Daytona 24hrs: The Porsche superstar show

What do sportscar superstar Bob Wollek, Grand Prix winner Thierry Boutsen, all-round racing legend AJ Foyt and four-time Indy 500 winner have in common?
Bizzare and as random as it may sound… At the start of …

Patrick Tambay 1973 Monte Carlo Rally

Patrick Tambay: 1973 Monte Carlo Rally

The 1973 Monte Carlo Rally is remembered for many things – protests, police intervention, blizzards, and a week of long, tortuous stages. However, how many of you knew it was future Formula 1 winner Patrick …

purley helmet

David Purley: Fearless

David Purley is a hero. Some would say an unsung one, but just a quick look at his life, and it will take you less than two minutes to realize this guy was like no …


The Dakar Rally: “A school of life”

The motorsport season is always an adventure, but there can be no bigger adventure than the Dakar Rally that traditionally starts on New Year’s Day.


Patrick Depailler: One of the old school

When you look back at some of the real characters of Formula 1 from the 60s, 70s and 80s, no one was less ‘F1’ than Patrick Depailler.
Forget your healthy diets and exercise, Depailler’s regime was: …

Formula One Testing

Ayrton Senna: Testing the McLaren Lamborghini

A three-time World Champion frustrated by a not so competitive car has to make a decision. But Ayrton Senna was pushing.