Remembering the last driver to transcend his sport
On May 14 1961, the late Stirling Moss achieved what is rightly considered to be not just his greatest victory, but also one of the finest drives of all time. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls the magnificence of 'Mr Motor Racing', who passed away last month
"Rest in peace, racer," was how Mario Andretti signed off his message of condolence, and nothing would have pleased Stirling Moss more. For one thing, he saw Mario as a kindred spirit more than anyone else; for another, he would have seen his words as an ultimate accolade.
"It was easy," said Moss, "for me to understand how Mario went on racing as long as he did, however much he had in the bank. That man was a racer, like Gilles Villeneuve was a racer. And like I was, I think..." For all his artistry, his countless victories, it was on this that he most prided himself.
As the driver of Formula 1’s medical car, Alan van der Merwe’s job is to wait – and hope his skills aren’t needed. JAMES NEWBOLD hears from F1’s lesser-known stalwarts
There was an ace up the sleeve during the 1983 F1 title-winning season of Nelson Piquet and Brabham. It made a frontrunning car invincible for the last three races to see off Renault's Alain Prost and secure the combination's second world title in three years
Brabham’s first world championship race-winning car was held back by unreliable Climax engines – or so its creators believed, as STUART CODLING explains
Lando Norris came of age as a grand prix driver in 2021. McLaren’s young ace is no longer an apprentice or a quietly capable number two – he’s proved himself a potential winner in the top flight and, as STUART CODLING finds out, he’s ready to stake his claim to greatness…
Juan Manuel Fangio, peerless on track and charming off it, established the gold standard of grand prix greatness. NIGEL ROEBUCK recalls a remarkable champion
George Russell joining Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes this year gives it arguably the best line-up in Formula 1 – if it can avoid too many fireworks. After serving his apprenticeship at Williams, Russell is the man that Mercedes team believes can lead it in the post-Hamilton era, but how will he fare against the seven-time champion? Autosport heard from the man himself
OPINION: The Formula 1 season just gone was the second to be completed under the dreaded shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, but in many ways it was much more ‘normal’ than 2020. Here’s the story of how the championship’s various organisers delivered a second challenging campaign, which offers a glimpse at what may be different next time around
As attitudes towards the motor car and what powers it change, Formula 1 must adapt its offering. MARK GALLAGHER ponders the end of fossil fuels
How Sainz went from the fringes to Ferrari in two years
What does Ricciardo’s McLaren sidestep mean for his F1 career?