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Articles by Henry Hope-Frost

A personal account of Ayrton Senna – before F1

An intimate tale of Ayrton’s years rising through the ranks of Formula Ford.

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The ten greatest Jaguar race cars ever built

Prepare yourself for the nine greatest racing Jaguars of all time!

LOtus38 Jim Clark

The 10 most beautiful IndyCar liveries of all time

We have taken a vote in the Motorsport Retro office and these are our Top 10 favourite IndyCar liveries of all time. Have we got it right?

Ten forgotten Formula 1 circuits

Ten former Grand Prix circuits that thrilled, tested and, on occasion, terrified those who tried to tame them.

10 years in the making: How Lancia won the 1988 Safari Rally

Success on the gruelling African adventure had eluded Lancia in its 10 previous attempts. In 1988, that story would change.

On this day in… 1984

Thirty years ago today the first round of the 1984 Formula 1 World Championship took place at the Jacarepagua circuit in Rio de Janeiro.

Video: Five of the best-sounding Formula 1 engines

These five terrific videos showcase the best-sounding engines ever heard in F1.

Villeneuve 1981 Monaco

The number of the beast

News has broken that Formula 1 drivers will now be able to select their own permanent racing numbers – but which are already accounted for by history?