Andy Hallbery

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The forgotten story of Hamilton's first race against a Verstappen Plus

The forgotten story of Hamilton's first race against a Verstappen

Lewis Hamilton's rivalry with Max Verstappen was one of the biggest stories of 2021. For the seven-time world champion it was only the latest occasion he has faced off against Dutch motorsport's most famous name, having taken on 2021 champion Verstappen's dad as an 11-year-old in an indoor kart race at Birmingham's NEC

Archive: How a standout test launched the Verstappen name into F1

After his win in Monte Carlo, Max Verstappen enters the Azerbaijan GP weekend embroiled in a title fight as an F1 points leader for the first time. But excitement over a Verstappen is nothing new, for such expectation previously surrounded his father Jos, as Autosport explained in the 7 October 1993 magazine that covered the Dutchman's remarkable F1 test debut at Estoril

The legend that was Skid Solo

In cartoon land, Stirling Moss had a legendary team-mate in Skid Solo in the iconic Tiger and Speed comic book, which despite being fantasy loosely based on reality, drew far closer to the truth than anyone would foresee. ANDY HALLBERY looks back

Have a go hero: When a bruised McNish took on an IndyCar oval test

Just days after his terrifying Formula 1 crash at Suzuka, a battered Allan McNish went to the United States to take on an equally frightening IndyCar oval test with Penske at Fontana

Remembering Greg Moore - the lost bright star of motorsport Plus

Remembering Greg Moore - the lost bright star of motorsport

Twenty years ago, one of US motorsport's brightest young talents was lost. Greg Moore was just 24 years old when he died in a crash at Fontana on October 31 1999, but his friends and rivals have no doubt he would have rewritten the record books

Peter Foubister obituary: 1953-2016

As the news of the unexpected passing of Peter Foubister on Friday filtered through, the level of respect he held was clear in reactions from all over the world carrying the same message: "What a sad loss of a wonderful, lovely, genuine, enthusiastic character. A great man." They were unanimously followed by tales of great times, fun, celebrations and laughter

Young drivers need more help in Scotland, says Dario Franchitti

Four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti believes more needs to be done to help young Scottish drivers progress in motorsport, after backing the launch of a new scheme earlier this week

Alex Zanardi: Dreams are made of this Plus

Alex Zanardi: Dreams are made of this

Winning two CART titles and a paralympic gold medal would be enough for most folk who, in between, had been given the last rites. Not for Alex Zanardi though. As Andy Hallbery found out, he's set his sights on tackling the Indy 500...

Remembering 1993's F1 young driver test Plus

Remembering 1993's F1 young driver test

This week's Jerez test is the opportunity for the next generation of young drivers to sample Formula 1 machinery and stake their claim for a future drive. AUTOSPORT winds the clock back to the same test, 16 years earlier

The Young Drivers: No.3 - Dario Franchitti Plus

The Young Drivers: No.3 - Dario Franchitti

As the 2008 Autosport Awards gets ever closer, is counting down the top ten McLaren Autosport BRDC Award winners, reliving the success of their winning year and looking at what they've gone on to achieve since

Castroneves on Mid-Ohio pole

Helio Castroneves surprised himself to take pole position for the Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio