Tag Archive: Graham Hill

Aug 31

Herbie Blash: My greatest memory in F1

With over 700 Formula 1 races to pick from, Herbie Blash reveals what became his greatest day in the sport

2016-06-12_0198The former F1 deputy race director stepped down from the post at the end of the 2016 season to end a career in the sport which spanned five decades. Having started as a mechanic for the RRC Walker Racing Team during 1965, Blash quickly climbed the ranks to become Graham Hill’s race mechanic at Lotus three years later. Read the rest of this entry »


May 05

Monaco ePrix: the key stats

After a year’s break, the Monaco ePrix is back, and here are the key facts and stats around the race

Monaco is the home of the most famous street course in the world, with racing taking place on the streets of the Principality since 1929. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 24

Indy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid – Alonso

Alonso is set to be coached by two-time CART champion and 2003 Indy 500 winner Gil de Ferran

Fernando AloIndy 500 toughest leg of Triple Crown bid - Alonsonso believes that the Indianapolis 500 represents the toughest challenge in his bid for the Triple Crown of Motorsport as he gears up for his first Indy car run next week. Read the rest of this entry »


Apr 13

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans

Never having been at the start of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Fernando Alonso gave the start in 2014

Fernando Alonso is determined to compete in the 24 Hours of Le MansThe announcement of Fernando Alonso’s participation in the 101st edition of the Indianapolis 500 next month took everyone in motorsports by surprise, but the reason makes sense for this competitor at heart: to match the feat of Graham Hill, the only driver to win the F1 Grand Prix of Monaco, the Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Feb 01

Sam MacLeod fearless in NZ Motor Cup victory

Championship leader Lance Stroll had come through to hold fourth place ahead of Santino Ferrucci and Arjun Maini

Toyota Racing Series logo He has led races, scored pole positions, proven a tough rival at every turn of a race, recorded fastest laps and attacked in bold overtaking moves across the opening three rounds of the 2015 Toyota Racing Series.

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Nov 14

Perez and McLaren announce split

Martin Whitmarsh described Perez’s departing statement as “kind and gracious”.

2013-06-09_0551After accusing McLaren of lacking “organisation and humility” in 2013, Sergio Perez has announced he is leaving the British team. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar 05

Ecclestone wants third-generation Hill in F1

A third-generation formula one driver would be “fantastic”, the sport’s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has admitted.

Formula 1 Circuit in Sochi - Bernier Ecclestone 2Josh Hill portraitActually, the possibility is now quite real, with 1996 world champion Damon Hill’s 22-year-old son Josh to contest the European F3 championship this year. The winner of this year’s series will get a test with the fabled F1 team Ferrari. Read the rest of this entry »


Aug 10

A horse called Damon Hill, a medallist at McLaren

Rarely do the worlds of formula one and the Olympics collide.

2012-03-16 - Australian Grand Prix 2012 Friday #1 406But casual viewers of the prestigious equestrian dressage event could hardly believe their ears when a commentator said a German competitor was riding in London “her lovely stallion (called) Damon Hill”. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 06

Peter Gethin 1940-2011

Peter Gethin died yesterday at the age of 71

Peter Gethin 1940-2011Peter Gethin 1940-2011He was one of the most dependable and versatile racing drivers of the late 1960s and 1970s. Successful in most forms of motor sport at his time, Gethin was a true enthusiast who won many races driving for Lola amongst many other constructors.

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Sep 27

Vettel climbing all-time F1 winner’s list

Vettel also climbing F1 earnings list – report

2011-09-11 - Red Bull Racing - Italy - Sebastian Vettel 32011-09-24 - Red Bull Racing - Singapore - Sebastian Vettel 3During his meteoric 2011 season, double champion-elect Sebastian Vettel has quietly climbed the list of all time greats. Before the season began, the young German was 29th on the all-time winner’s list with his ten victories, alongside Gerhard Berger and James Hunt.

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Sep 11

Vettel title edges closer with Monza win

Sebastian Vettel could wrap up his second world championship in Singapore.

MonzaSebastian Vettel MonzaThe German pulled out another 20 points in his runaway title lead on Sunday by dominantly winning the Italian grand prix at Monza. There are just 150 points left to win in 2011, and Vettel’s lead is now 112.

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Dec 20

Cosworth congratulates Sir Frank Williams

For BBC Sports Personality Honour; celebrates 2010 season with VIP and staff party

2010-12-20 - Sir Frank Williams2010-12-20 - Tim Routsis - Sam MichaelCosworth would like to extend its congratulations to Sir Frank Williams who was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at the BBC’s prestigious Sports Personality of the Year show held at the LG Arena in Birmingham last night. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 16

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion in Monterey, California

Race Groups announced

Rolex Monterey logoRolex Monterey Reunion carA diverse list of race groups for the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion have been determined and entry request forms are now available online at www.MazdaRaceway.com. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec 13

2011 to equal 40-year-old ‘most F1 champions’ record

There have never been six active world champions all still driving in F1 at the same time.

2010-10-23 - Red Bull Racing - Lewis Hamilton - Fernando Alonso - Mark Webber - Jenson Button - Sebastian Vettel 22010-10-10 - Mercedes GP - Michael Schumacher 042011 will be the first season in four decades in which no fewer than five world champions line up on the grid. Among new champion Sebastian Vettel’s rivals next season will be former title winners Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), Fernando Alonso (2005-6) and Michael Schumacher (1994-5 and 2000-4). Read the rest of this entry »


Oct 24

IndyCar: Ganassi to make history at Surfers

Target Chip Ganassi Racing to make history

As its runs its 2009 driver line-up for the first time on the Gold Coast. Read the rest of this entry »