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Alex Zanardi: from Formula One to Paralympic glory

Alex Zanardi shakes hands firmly, smiles a lot and still looks like the Italian racing driver from Central Casting. At his first visit to the ...

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Monaco by night: a petrolhead’s dream

Not long ago, the former principal of a Formula One team was interviewed for an article about drivers’ contracts. The conversation turned to the ...

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Johnny Herbert on Le Mans and his rotary-engined screamer

From its distinctive orange and green livery to the shriek from its rotary engine, the 1991 Le Mans-winning Mazda 787B remains one of the ...

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Meeting your heroes: Le Mans winner Andy Wallace

In the February issue of the magazine, we all list our highlights from 2015. My ‘Hero of the Year’ was easy. Back in the summer, I was lucky ...

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The return of a famous name

  David Brabham’s decision to follow his illustrious father in a career as a racing driver brought its own pressure and expectation, but ...

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Remembering a builder of extraordinary specials

Unless you are a member of Bristol Pegasus Motor Club, or you have a keen interest in that area’s racing history or its jazz scene, you are ...

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Uncovering the history of Donington

A recent trip to Donington Park for the Historic Festival preview day confirmed my affection for a circuit that was so nearly lost after the ...

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Why the pointless Prost-bashing does Senna movie no favours

Silverstone has never been the most charismatic of places, but I retain a certain affection for it following my visits to the British Grand Prix ...

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Lapping it up at two great circuits

The last time I went to the Nürburgring, it was October, which meant that it was wet, cold and misty. The few slippery laps that I completed on ...

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Talking design with Tom Karen

Each year, the Royal College of Art puts on a display of the final-year students' work, including those on the Vehicle Design course. Although we ...