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Connew F1 tiny workshop

The story of the Connew F1 Team

If remembered at all, motorsports fans  recall Sunday, August 13 1972 as the date Emerson Fittipaldi won the Austrian Grand Prix, and in doing so all but clinched his first Formula One World Drivers’ Championship. …

Ickx Brabham BT26A

“The fastest thing about the monocoque Lotus is Jimmy Clark”: Ron Tauranac

The headline to this story has been attributed again and again to Ron Tauranac, designer of early Brabham Formula 1 cars. He may or may not have spoken those exact words, but his actions certainly …

Jackie Stewart Matra 1969

French Flair: The Brief But Extraordinary History of Matra International

Image: Cahier Archive
It all began casually enough. Ken Tyrrell, whose eponymously named racing team would become a major force in 1970s Formula 1 competition, was in Paris attending the 1965 Trophees de France prize-giving ceremony. …

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Video and Gallery: Porsche 917 – Looking Back at a Legend

Forty years ago this coming weekend (June 12 to be exact) the iconic Porsche 917 sports racer – which gave the Stuttgart manufacturer its maiden overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans –made …