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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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The McLaren F1: It was 20 years ago this week

It was the final week of May, 1992. Location: The Sporting Club, Monte Carlo. The Principality was full of Lamborghinis, Porsches and Ferraris. For the Grand Prix, however, there was a new kid on the …

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Interview Part One: Rubens Barrichello – Still a Rookie

Ten minutes will always turn into 40 with Rubens Barrichello. It’s tough in this business to not have favourites, but Rubens is one of mine. He, like just a handful of others, has not changed …

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Doing the Indy NASCAR double

If 500 miles at Indianapolis wasn’t enough, imagine jumping from your race car, onto a helicopter, a private jet, and then taking on NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 night race at Charlotte that night. Three drivers have …

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Indy 500, 1994: Power and glory

It has to be the ultimate in decadence – building an engine for just one race only. That’s what happened in 1994, when the might of Roger Penske and Mercedes-Benz got together with the brilliant …

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One off winners: Juan Pablo Montoya – 2000 Indy 500

It seems absurd to call Juan Pablo Montoya a one off winner, but that’s what he is. Indy 500 starts, one. Indy 500 wins, one. Dominant? Absolutely. It earned him a place or two in …

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Indy 500: Steeped in history

As the tension grows towards the running of the 2012 Indianapolis 500, it is time to take a trip down ‘Memory Victory Lane’.  What better place to start than the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Hall of …

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Indy 500: Fast, Faster, Fastest: Arie Luyendyk

As the drivers build up for this year’s Indianapolis 500 Pole Day, let’s check out a guy that set the fastest qualifying speed ever at Indy – only to start 20th. And that’s not the …

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Photo Gallery: Remembering a legend – Gilles Villeneuve

Thirty years ago this week, motorsport lost a genuine hero. Much has been said – and will be – written about Gilles Villeneuve, but we like to be a bit different here at MotorsportRetro.com.