F1 DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: NIKI LAUDA.

On 1 August 1976, at the infamous Nurburgring track in Germany, Austrian driver, Niki Lauda, driving his Ferrari, swerved off the track and hit an embankment, before drifting into the middle of the track and being hit by Brett Lunger. The shunt alone was enough to cause panic, but, while Lauda was trapped in the... Continue Reading →

F1 DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: JAMES HUNT.

The 1970s was the decade of excess. It was a decade of glamour. It was a decade of mavericks. It was the decade of fun. No driver better encapsulates the 1970s than James Hunt. The flamboyant, quick-witted driver, with his devil-may-care attitude, brought Formula One to the front of the British consciousness. Hunt was a... Continue Reading →

F1 DRIVERS SPOTLIGHT: EMERSON FITTIPALDI.

Brazil--home of the samba, Sugarloaf mountain, Christ The Redeemer and some incredible racing drivers. Third only to Britain and Germany in terms of Drivers World Championships, Brazil has produced drivers of the calibre of Ayrton Senna, Nelson Piquet and the focus of this spotlight, Emerson Fittipaldi. Known for his distinctive sideburns, usually teamed with sunglasses,... Continue Reading →

F1 DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: JIM CLARK

The debate is the same, the drivers are almost always different, but a few, a few are mainstays. The debate is simple: who is the greatest F1 driver of all-time? Drivers like Prost, Piquet and Lauda are sometimes mentioned, but Jim Clark, Jim Clark is always a contender. He was that good. On paper, his... Continue Reading →

F1 DRIVER SPOTLIGHT: JACQUES VILLENEUVE.

Being the son of one of the most well thought of and fastest racing drivers ever has to come with some amount of expectation. Jacques Villeneuve used that expectation to secure a famous World Championship in 1997. Not particularly interested in racing at an early age, Jacques eventually followed in his father's footsteps by racing... Continue Reading →

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