Motor Sport Magazine June 2021

Published as the Brooklands Gazette in 1924, Motor Sport magazine is the best-known motor racing magazine in the world. From the very first issue celebrating record-breaking motor cycle racing at Brooklands to Stirling Moss’ win in the 1000-mile Mille Miglia, right up to modern F1 we’ve been there, bringing the action to the fans in the best format with unbeatable quality and authoritative content. As ever, the pages are brimmed with stunning images, plus anecdotes, tales and insight from leading writers including Nigel Roebuck, Maurice Hamilton, Doug Nye, Mark Hughes, Mat Oxley and Simon Arron.

United Kingdom
Motorsport Magazine Limited
12 期號


4 分鐘
the editor

THE MONTH OF MAY IS UPON US AND despite the excitement of the new Formula 1 season, much talk in the Motor Sport office (yes, we are back, in rotas) is now focused on what will happen at the Brickyard this year. It will spark the traditional conversations and debates about the relative merits of the two premier open-wheel global racing categories. There will be the usual talk about drivers getting dizzy only turning left and pointed comments about how F1 is predictable, that it’s “all about the car” and only two drivers ever win. But those debates are tame compared to the ongoing discussions I have with my three daughters about the role of women in motor sport, and my view that racing is not just a man’s sport and…

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details matter.

It isn’t every day that you see a bonfire made from footwear. This photo from our John Gentry feature (page 82) shows a Wicker Man-style conclusion to Brabham’s unpopular team trainers from 1986. The story goes that at the end of the F1 season in Australia, some team gear would be sold from a makeshift stall. The crew had two pairs of trainers each... “However,” Gentry recalls, “we would not wish these on anyone so their fate was decided.” The ceremony took place after the race, much to the chagrin of pit marshals.…

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miami gp on the calendar for 2022

The addition of a Miami Grand Prix to the Formula 1 calendar from 2022 represents an important milestone – and a significant degree of face saving – for commercial rights holder Liberty Media. The US corporation has finally clinched a deal with a host city it targeted as a priority following its succession from the Bernie Ecclestone era in 2017, only to lose the Florida location after an initial project hit resistance from politicians and residents. Now, instead of a track based in the city’s bay area, a 19-corner, 3.36-mile layout has been created around the Hard Rock Stadium, home to the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. A date has yet to be confirmed, but the race is likely to run in spring rather than as a double-header with the autumn US GP…

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that’s cool... nascar on ice

IN A BID FOR A BIT OF PRE-SEASON PROMO action, the EuroNASCAR series opted to take a leaf out of the playbook of its American bigger brother and try something new – test a stock car on ice. Coming just weeks after NASCAR itself returned to dirt-track racing for the first time in 60 years in a meet at Bristol, its European counterpart headed to Val Thorens in France for its own loose-surface test. Series organiser Team FJ equipped one of its Chevrolet Camaro stock cars with slim, studded ice tyres and went for some laps around the Andros Trophy venue, driven by series boss Jerome Galpin. The 400bhp, 1225kg car reportedly fared well, setting lap times that EuroNASCAR described as “already quicker than specifically designed rear-wheel-drive cars and close to those of…

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karter banned for 15 years for violent conduct

Luca Corberi has been handed a 15-year racing ban for violent conduct at the 2020 FIA Karting World Championship event in Italy. The Italian, 23 at the time, crashed out of the event after a collision with Paolo Ippolito, and then threw the bumper of his kart towards Ippolito who was still racing. Footage of the scene was widely shared on social media, as was a subsequent attack by Corberi on Ippolito in pare fermé. Parents of both karters joined the fray. In its decision published last month, an FIA tribunal said that Corberi’s actions breached multiple articles of the FIA Statutes, Code of Good Conduct and Karting World Championship sporting regulations, declaring that “he is fully and completely guilty”. The FIA had argued for a full life ban from racing, but the…

2 分鐘
channel your inner jenks for shelsley walsh’s e-type soirée

FAMED HILLCLIMB SHELSLEY WALSH IN Worcestershire will reverberate to Jaguar’s legendary six-cylinder XK snarl as hundreds of E-types assemble on the weekend of June 12/13 to celebrate 60 years of a motoring legend and the groovy era it symbolised. There’s a very special link with Motor Sport magazine too. Revealed to a gaping public in June 1961, the E-type instantly outperformed, underpriced and out-styled everything else in the market, becoming the cool car everyone wanted. And six decades on, they still do. Combining 1960s fashion, music and dancing the weekend harks back to Swinging London, but it’s the cars which star. Oldest of all present is 9600 HP, the original press car, plus the E-type from The Italian Job and examples of every model up to the last V12, but Motor Sport…