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Best of The Cahier Archive: Francois Cevert

The handsome Frenchman made his Formula 1 debut when he was called into the Tyrrell March team in 1970 to replace the disillusioned Johnny Servoz-Gavin.

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The luckiest man alive Part III – The missing cheque

“I went back out to the clinic again. It was bloody hard. They eventually said ‘Martin, we can’t do anything more for your legs’.”

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Black Speed: 1973 Lola T330 Carling Black Label F5000 Car

By 1973, the F5000 formula had become one of the most intense open wheeled series the planet has ever witnessed, with championships in Europe, Australia, and North America that saw some of the worlds top …

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Film: Some Thoughts on Senna

The bottom line is simple: if you’re a fan of Motorsport Retro, cars, and those golden years of motorsport which we all cherish, or a fan of film and documentaries, Senna is worth watching. You’ve …

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The luckiest man alive, Part II

Martin Donnelly’s accident at Jerez in September 1990 should – he admits – have taken his life. Thankfully it didn’t.


Legendary Bikes: Barry Sheene’s Suzuki RG500 1976-77

Barry Sheene’s Suzuki 500 holds the record for the fastest motorcycle GP race ever.
On July 3, 1977 Sheene averaged 217.37 km/h to win the Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps, compared with fastest MotoGP race averages of …

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Martin Donnelly: The luckiest man alive (Part one)

Derek Warwick summed it up best in September 1990 at the Spanish GP at Jerez the day after his Lotus teammate Martin Donnelly’s sickening qualifying crash: “For Martin Donnelly to have survived that accident was …


Video: Sir Stirling Moss talks about the Porsche 718 RS 61 and the Targa Florio

Watch this interview with legendary driver Sir Stirling Moss as he recounts his experiences of driving the Porsche 718 RS 61 at the Targa Florio.
The interview was captured at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of …