HAVE WILLIAMS FORGOTTEN HOW TO WIN?

It was the 14th of July, 1979, the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and Alan Jones’ Williams FW07 had spluttered to a halt 30-laps shy of a seemingly assured first Grand Prix victory. Jones had started from pole-position, thanks largely to mighty strides with the improvement of the Williams’ ‘ground effect’ aerodynamics; almost overnight, Williams…

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‘KING KENNY’

Let’s get this straight, I’m a Barry Sheene boy through and through for the same reasons I’m a James Hunt fan – they were very similar characters after all. But the sight of Kenny Roberts, Sheene’s biggest rival, ascending Goodwood’s famous hill had me instantly enthralled. And the sight of him striding through the crowd with more…

THE PIRELLI CONCERN

Until now, I’ve avoided commenting on Formula One’s current tyre situation for two reasons. Firstly, and excuse the pun, I find it a tiresome subject, one that has been approached by every motor sport publication often enough and sometimes, too often; every possible opinion has been voiced.  Secondly, the subject detracts from the racing –…

ENDURANCE RACING – I WAS WRONG

I confess, while motor racing holds my attention like nothing else on earth, endurance racing has never really appealed to me. I’m ashamed to admit that I found the likes of the 12 Hours of Sebring or, dare I say it, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a tad tedious – I am a fool…