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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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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.

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Interview: Leo Sayer – Part 2

Leo Sayer. Grammy winning, multi-million, platinum album-selling singer and recording artist needs little introduction, so let’s take you to the other side of Leo. He is a Formula 1 fan. No, I’ll correct that, he …

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Rudolf Uhlenhaut: Supreme engineer

Imagine if Adrian Newey made changes to his Red Bull Racing design, then strapped himself into the car to see if they worked, and tested it quicker than Sebastien Vettel. That’s what happened in the …