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Autosport 16/04/20

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thank you stirling

Early on Easter Sunday, motorsport lost one of its true giants. It’s often easy to get carried away when we lose famous figures, but in Sir Stirling Moss’s case it is no exaggeration to say that he was one of the greatest drivers of all time, not to mention one of the sport’s best and longest-serving ambassadors. Moss’s record of 16 wins from 66 Formula 1 world championship starts is merely the tip of the iceberg of his incredible career. Brilliant in everything, from powerful sportscars to 500cc Formula 3 machinery, he became the benchmark for a whole generation of competitors. Some of Moss’s finest efforts remain among the best ever – comeback drives, wet-weather virtuosity, overcoming inferior equipment; he ticked all the boxes. And he continued to do so after his…

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racing world pays tribute to sir stirling moss

JACKIE STEWART Three-time world champion, interviewed by the BBC He walked like a racing driver should walk, he talked like a racing driver, he looked like a racing driver and he set a standard that I think has been unmatched since he retired. I just think he was a very special man. He was British to the core. It was a great privilege to have known the man and I went to see him regularly while he was all right until the last couple of months. He was such a dynamic man and such an honest and straightforward man. I just adored the man. LEWIS HAMILTON Six-time world champion; only Briton since Moss to win a grand prix in a Mercedes Today we say goodbye to Sir Stirling Moss, the racing legend. I certainly will…

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he was ‘mr motor racing’

For a schoolboy in the 1950s, Stirling Moss was ‘Mr Motor Racing’. Once Juan Manuel Fangio had retired from full-time Formula 1 at the end of 1957, Stirling was the standard by which all drivers were judged in grand prix racing. In sportscars he had already surpassed the great Argentinian with his victories for Mercedes-Benz in the 1955 Mille Miglia, RAC Tourist Trophy and the Targa Florio. Some of his races will forever be part of motor racing legend, not just these three, but winning the Nurburgring 1000Km and RAC TT for Aston Martin in 1959. Without Stirling Moss, neither Mercedes nor Aston would have won the world sportscar championship. In grand prix racing, Moss never had competitive equipment until 1954, when he was so impressive in the family-funded Maserati 250F…

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brawn still confident of ‘full’ season as canada postponed

FORMULA 1 Formula 1 is continuing to explore a number of options for a heavily revised 2020 calendar that could still feature as many as 19 races. As the impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to impact global sport, F1 officials are working on contingencies to get the 2020 season under way whenever it is safe to do so. The opening nine races of the season have been called off, with the Canadian Grand Prix (above) the latest to be postponed. The French Grand Prix, scheduled for 28 June, is likely to meet a similar fate after the French government announced this week that it would be extending its current ban on gatherings until mid-July. But F1 managing director Ross Brawn has revealed there are still hopes of a sizeable calendar being put together…

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‘pink merc’ protest eyed

FORMULA 1 Renault Formula 1 boss Cyril Abiteboul says his team is still uneasy about Racing Point’s ‘pink Mercedes’, with a challenge on its legality still not out of the question. Racing Point caused a stir in pre-season testing when it revealed an RP20 design that was apparently based on last year’s title-winning Mercedes W10. While the Silverstone-based team was adamant that it had done nothing outside the regulations, some rivals were not happy about such a ‘clone’ being allowed. There were also concerns raised about the ever-closer alliances being made between some teams, and how that could hurt those that wanted to remain independent. Speculation in the build-up to the season-opening Australian Grand Prix suggested that Renault was considering lodging an official protest over the matter to get a definitive ruling on…

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drivers support idea of albert park track changes

FORMULA 1 Daniel Ricciardo and Lewis Hamilton have leant their support to the idea of modifying the Australian Grand Prix Albert Park circuit to increase overtaking chances. Australian Grand Prix Corporation CEO Andrew Westacott told Autosport earlier this year that resurfacing works will take place at the Melbourne circuit “in the next year or two”, and the plan could also involve changes to the current 16-turn layout. Ricciardo (right, below) reckons that Albert Park is “a bit like Monaco – like, it’s a pleasure to drive by yourself, but for overtaking come Sunday it’s not always the best track on the calendar. “We were asked our opinion, if we thought the track could do with some changes, and we were told there were some areas on the track they could widen or try and…