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Gallery: Hungarian rally madness 1975-84

We recently stumbled across a gold mine of photographs taken during what looks to have been various Hungarian rally and road-race events during the 1970s and 80s. In the air, in the dirt, in the …

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Photo Gallery: Remembering Maria de Villota

Motorsport Retro has been deeply saddened this week with news of Maria de Villota’s untimely passing. By all accounts she was not only a great driver and avid supporter of motorsports, but a genuinely nice …

Senna Prost 1990 Suzuka crash

Video: 7 top Japanese F1 GP moments caught on film

Suzuka has played host to 26 rounds of the Japanese Grand Prix, and has long been one of the most iconic events on the Formula 1 World Championship calendar. So popular at times that tickets …

James Hunt Monaco 1975

Video: On the Hunt – Monaco 1975

When a moment between James Hunt and Patrick Depailler resulted in an accident at the 1975 Monaco GP, Hunt saw red and in the heat of the moment after skidding into the barrier, decided to hang …

Formula 1 Hitchhiking

Six reasons why Webber hitchhiking at Singapore wasn’t a big deal.

We’re a little unsettled by the news that Mark Webber has been penalised for hitching a ride with Fernando Alonso at the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix on the weekend. We can’t help but see …

Ferrari 312 F1-67

The 10 most beautiful Ferrari Formula 1 racers

There’s something special about each car Ferrari builds for Formula 1 – some have penned the history books, others have proved disappointing, and of course many have been champions. Ferrari has been involved with Formula …

Rindt - 1969

Rindt to Chapman: “I can only drive a car in which I have some confidence”

The eerie scan below is a letter written by Jochen Rindt in 1969, the first year in which he drove for Team Lotus. At the time of writing Rindt was still recovering from his terrible …

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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, …

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 …

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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 …

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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, …