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Formula 1’s greatest drivers: Sir Stirling Moss

Sir Stirling Moss is the ultimate proof that statistics count only for so much when assessing the worth of a grand prix driver. Once Juan Manuel Fangio had retired in mid-1958, there were no doubts in the minds of anyone in Formula 1 – including the other drivers – about who was the best. The […]

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Sir Stirling Moss to retire from public life after illness

Moss never won a World Championship to reflect his talent behind the wheel Motor racing legend Sir Stirling Moss has decided to retire from public life following a long illness. A statement from his son said Moss had made the decision because of his “slow recovery” from health problems. The 88-year-old spent 134 days in […]

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Formula 1: Sergey Sirotkin named as Williams driver

Russian Sergey Sirotkin has joined Williams to fill the final place on the 2018 Formula 1 grid. The 22-year-old will make his F1 debut after beating Pole Robert Kubica to the seat following the analysis of a test by both drivers at the end of last season. Sirotkin will partner Canadian Lance Stroll, 19, giving […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Lewis Hamilton favourite again – Nigel Mansell

Tuesday, 16 January Hamilton has won four world titles (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2017) Lewis Hamilton is the “hot favourite” to win another F1 world title in 2018, but Max Verstappen is ready to challenge for his maiden crown, according to former world champion Nigel Mansell. (Sky Sports) Mansell, who won his title in 1992, […]

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Dan Gurney: Pioneering F1 driver dies aged 86

Gurney, pictured driving the Brabham BT7 Climax, during the 1964 British Grand Prix Dan Gurney, one of the greatest Formula 1 drivers of the 1960s and a towering figure in motorsport, has died aged 86. The American was the first to spray champagne on the podium, and the first to wear a full-face helmet. He […]

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Double amputee teen racing driver makes comeback

This time last year Billy Monger was being tipped by many as the next Lewis Hamilton. He was 17 and a star of Formula 4 racing but after a horrific accident in April 2017, he had both his lower legs amputated. Billy spoke to BBC Breakfast about making a comeback as a stunt driver.

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Daniil Kvyat: Red Bull reject joins Ferrari as development driver

Kvyat struggled to impress at Toro Rosso last season and was replaced by Pierre Gasly. He was previously dropped by sister team Red Bull in 2016 Red Bull reject Daniil Kvyat has been signed by Ferrari as their development driver. The 23-year-old Russian’s role will primarily involve work in the Italian team’s simulator. There are […]

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Formula 1 gossip: Gasly, Mercedes, Stroll, Newey, Ferrari, Toro Rosso

Newey has been a respected figure in the sport for many years Monday, 8 January Toro Rosso driver Pierre Gasly says his Formula 1 breakthrough should encourage young drivers by showing it is not “all about money”. (Autosport) Red Bull technical chief Adrian Newey has detailed how Ferrari tried to hire him on three separate […]