Barry Sheene 1977

Retrospective: Suzuki in MotoGP

Suzuki has delighted fans (and likely frightened rivals) by announcing that it will return to MotoGP in 2015.  The Japanese company withdrew from the sport in 2011, citing the onset of the global financial crisis …

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 …

Lancia Delta Evolution

Video: Pure engine sounds – Lancia Delta Evoluzione

Raw, uncompromising, brutal, pure. These words and more spring to mind when asked to describe the era of rally from which cars such as the Lancia Delta Evoluziones were born.

Near miss Goodwood Revival

Video: Anticipating the Revival: 8 wild Goodwood moments

The 2013 Goodwood Revival is set to be held this weekend, and we’re starting to feel the itch here at Motorsport Retro. The itch that is, to delve into the depths of the internet in …

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, …

1960 Tipo 61 Birdcage Maserati

Auction: 6 reasons why this old Maserati is worth £2.5m

With a glorious example of the Maserati Birdcage going under the hammer this week in London, it’s time to remind ourselves what exactly makes this half-century old Le Mans classic worth every penny of its …

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 …