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Niki Lauda

Illustrations: 1970s Formula 1 Helmets

Illustrations by Paul Laguette
I have a soft spot in my heart for the motorsport aesthetics of the ’70s. The cars were getting bigger, faster and more bombastic, while the liveries, promotion and branding maintained an …

Ferrari line up

Gallery: Schumacher’s World Championship winning F1 engines

There’s something mesmerising about Formula 1 engines, something beyond the timeless beauty of aluminium, titanium and carbon fibre. As if like a time-capsule of engineering, whilst staring at these engines you are peering into the best …

monza 1969

Video: 1969 Italian GP – The closest F1 finish ever?

Monza has played witness to some of the most terrific finishes in Formula 1 history; alongside that of 1967, 1970 and of course, the 1971 which we ran in our Monza Moments piece last week, …

Beltoise - Brabham - 1970 - Spain

Sideways Formula 1 cars – 12 incredible photos

Formula 1 is about being fast, and being fast is about having grip. For the most part, Formula 1 engineers and drivers work pretty well together in order to maintain traction when and where it …

Fangio - 1957 - France

Photo of the day: Fangio in France, 1957

Juan Manuel Fangio on his way to winning the 1957 French GP by close to a full minute. Fangio won four GPs in ’57 and took the overall points championship victory for the year.
Image: The …

Sterling Moss - Monza 1956

Video: Monza 1956 Highlights

Always a spectacle, the Monza Grand Prix has played host to some incredible racing over the years. Today, we take a video tour of one of our favourites – the 1956 Italian GP.

Christian Fittipaldi

Top 10 most memorable Monza moments caught on film

With the Formula 1 World Championship making its way to Circuit of Monza this weekend, it’s time to reflect on ten of the wildest moments the Italian venue has witnessed. Shocking, jaw-dropping, inspiring, terrifying, and …

McLaren Champions

50 Years of McLaren – Tale of seven champions

McLaren are celebrating their 50th birthday this week, making it a great time to take stock of the seven McLaren drivers who have held onto victory at the end of a Formula 1 World Championship …

Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari 126CK Monaco 1981

Photo of the day: Gilles Villeneuve and Ferrari, Monaco 1981

Gilles Villeneuve at the 1981 Monaco Grand Prix
Ferrari 126CK
Image: Coolamundo!

Villeneuve 1978

Video: Legends of F1 – Gilles Villeneuve

Image: The Cahier Archive
“He was like Clark Kent, you know, in the phone box. Put him in a Formula 1 car and he had a competitiveness beyond anything I’ve ever seen.” - Nigel Roebuck

RUSH logo

Win tickets to an exclusive Motorsport Retro pre-screening of RUSH!

To celebrate the release of Ron Howard’s RUSH, Motorsport Retro and Hoyts are giving away 50 double passes to an exclusive preview screening of the movie.
Set to tell the story of James Hunt and Niki …

emmo tooned

Video: Tooned 50 – Emerson Fittipaldi story

Now well into its second season, McLaren have begun using their highly successful online series “Tooned” to showcase the long and colourful history of the brands involvement in motor sport. The latest episode just landed, …