Category: A Visit to the Past

Multi 21 – Red Bull’s Most Controversial Race

On March 24, 2013, Sebastian Vettel infamously disobeyed team orders from Red Bull to hold station behind Mark Webber at the 2013 Malaysian Grand Prix. Even before the events of Sepang ‘13, Vettel and Webber had endured a fractious relationship as teammates at Red Bull. Vettel was the first star to emerge from Red Bull’s…



Ayrton Senna – San Marino 1994

The partially lost on-board video of the fatal Formula One crash in 1994 Arguably one of the greatest racing drivers of all time, Ayrton Senna, crashed during the 1994 Formula One San Marino Grand Prix, held in Imola on 1 May 1994. He crashed into the Tamburello corner at the Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari,…



Circuit Zandvoort – History

Circuit Zandvoort, known for sponsorship reasons as CM.com Circuit Zandvoort, and previously known as Circuit Park Zandvoort until 2017, is a motorsport track located in the dunes north of Zandvoort, Netherlands, near the North Sea coast line. 1969 Dutch Grand Prix, Circuit Zandvoort – Netherlands 1930s to mid 1980s There were plans for races at…



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XA GTHO Phase IV sells for Big $$$

It’s one of the most famous cars in Australian touring car history and now the Ford XA Falcon GTHO Phase IV is making headlines again, reportedly selling for a record price for an Australia-built car. Australian Muscle Car Sales claims to have sold this incredibly rare prototype touring car for “just under $2m” to a…



Revisiting – The Many Faces Of Spa-Francorchamps

Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, longtime home of the Belgian Grand Prix, is a tricky circuit, but today, it is nothing compared to what it once was. Originally, the circuit was nine miles long and used many public roads before it was shortened to four miles of dedicated track in 1979. Much of the public-road portion of…



Michael Schumacher’s Scintillating Spa F1 Debut

Never before had one and half laps in a midfield F1 car sent such shockwaves through grand prix racing. It was 30 years ago today that Michael Schumacher, in the glinting emerald Jordan 191, qualified seventh for the Belgian GP, beating his vastly experienced team-mate and a whole host of other big grand prix names…



Ross Stone Talks Pirtek Falcon

Supercars Hall of Famer Ross Stone admitted it was hard to select one “standout” moment created by the iconic Pirtek Falcon in the hands of two-time Supercars champion Marcos Ambrose as it left his workshop for the last time yesterday. The Ambrose Pirtek Falcon Ross and his brother Jimmy said goodbye to the most successful…



A Brief History of the Porsche 356

After the Second World War there were many, many more automakers than there are today. From Abarth to Zundapp, the automotive marketplace was a crowded and often bizarre place. Each segment offered a wide range of vehicles, with a range of shapes and build quality that would baffle a modern buyer. In 1947 Ferry Porsche,…



Mazda’s Win At Le Mans 30 Years Ago

At 4pm on the 23rd June 1991 Johnny Herbert crossed the finish line at the Le Mans 24 Hour race to mark a unique achievement. Mazda had become the first Japanese manufacturer to win the world’s most famous endurance race. Not only that, they’d done it with a totally unique engine that had captivated the…