Stirling Moss, winner of 16 Formula One grands prix and four-times runner up in the world championship, has announced his retirement from public life.
Is this vast new biography of Stirling Moss really the “definitive” work on the greatest driver never to win the F1 championship?
Lewis Hamilton and Stirling Moss took to the historic banked Monza circuit in a pair of classic Mercedes racing cars last month.
Over 50 Formula 1 cars have been confirmed for the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of their celebration of 60 years of the world championship. Among the drivers taking the cars up Goodwood hill throughout the course of today, tomorrow and Sunday are Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Jarno Trulli, … Continue reading Complete guide to the F1 cars and stars at the 2010 Goodwood Festival of Speed
Both of Britain’s active F1 world champions will appear at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed as part of its celebration of 60 years of Formula 1. According to the event organisers Jenson Button will drive a 2010-specification MP4-25. Lewis Hamilton will go up the hill in last year’s MP4-24 with which he won the … Continue reading Hamilton and Button to drive at Goodwood
This new book chronicles Stirling Moss’s entire racing career, covering almost 600 races in F1, F3, touring cars, sports cars, rallies, time trials and more.
Fuji Speedway is to disappear from the F1 calendar once again. Despite a multi-million pounds upgrade ahead of its reintroduction in 2007, its return last a mere two races. But there are venues whose acquaintance with F1 was even more fleeting. Ten tracks held just a single race each and do not look likely to … Continue reading The one-off Grand Prix tracks
Dozens of drivers were named by F1 Fanatic readers in the quest to find F1’s greatest underdog winner. Here’s the final ten to make your choice from – with videos of each race below to help you make up your mind…
Mercedes has revealed the final version of its SLR McLaren sports car, which will be named after Sir Stirling Moss, who drove for the team in the 1950s. Just 75 examples of the Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss will be built. This most powerful version of the SLR, a joint production with McLaren, has 650bhp … Continue reading Mercedes SLR McLaren Stirling Moss edition announced (pictures)
He may be the youngest ever Formula 1 world champion but the British public snubbed Lewis Hamilton in the voting for Sports Personality of the Year 2008. Hamilton was beaten by cyclist Chris Hoy, who was supposed to be racing Hamilton in the Race of Champions at Wembley today. That event was cancelled due to … Continue reading Lewis Hamilton loses Sports Personality of the Year Award for a second year
‘From Hawthorn to Hamilton’ was the theme of this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Tomorrow Lewis Hamilton could win the F1 title on the 50th anniversary of the first British driver to win the championship: Mike Hawthorn. Journeyer tells the story. An unpredictable season, with multiple winners and stunning upsets. But as we approach the … Continue reading From Hawthorn to Hamilton? (Video)
F1 Fanatic guest writer Journeyer returns with the first in a two-part look at the history of the Monaco Grand Prix. And so we reach Monaco, Formula 1’s most famous and glamorous race – and with good reason. Barring World War II, Grands Prix has been held here for the last 80 years or so. … Continue reading Video: Monaco GP history 1929-73
I’m meeting Sir Stirling Moss on Wednesday for the first time for an interview for my motorsport column Trackside over at Autotrader.co.uk. I don’t mind admitting I’m a little bit nervous about meeting one of Britain’s greatest racing drivers. Words and phrases like “legend” and “national institution” are bandied around too freely, but all the … Continue reading Hello to Sir Stirling Moss
Kimi Raikkonen matched Stirling Moss’s victory record with his Malaysian Grand Prix win. Here’s a round-up of the statistics from yesterday’s race – post your findings in the comments below…
Kimi Raikkonen won his first title – and Lewis Hamilton joined the bitter collection of drivers to lose the championship lead in the final round. Plus another former F1 driver’s son made his F1 debut, and all the other interesting statistics from the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Three drivers will go into the last race of the season still able to win the championship. It’s the first time this has happened since 1986.
Five world championships, 24 wins from 51 starts – benchmarks that for decades the Formula 1 fraternity thought un-surpassable. They have been beaten now, but his victory strike rate and sheer total of championships won – second only to Michael Schumacher – will remain etched in the pages of history. But anyone who came to … Continue reading “Fangio: The Life behind the Legend” (Gerald Donaldson, 2003)
It’s fifty years since Juan Manuel Fangio won his fifth and final world championship. It took until 2003 for Michael Schumacher to surpass his haul of championship victories. He may have raced at the dawn of the world championship but a fair amount of footage of the great Argentinian’s career does exist. Plenty of which … Continue reading “Champion: Fangio” (DVD, 2002)
The three-week summer break follows the next Grand Prix in Hungary. If you’re heading off on holiday a stack of summer paperbacks is essential for those long days at the beach. Here’s a selection of five of my favourites from biographies to general topics. Plus you can pick them up at bargain prices from F1Fanatic’s … Continue reading Essential & cheap summer reads for F1 fans
The British Grand Prix is one of only two races to have held a round of the world championship every year since the series started. So it must have held a few decent races in 57 years? Damn right. Here’s ten of the best: