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The German legend who raced and beat Nuvolari Plus

The German legend who raced and beat Nuvolari

Ninety years ago, Rudolf Caracciola became the first non-Italian to win the epic Mille Miglia. We look at how he stacks up to the most famous pre-war ace Tazio Nuvolari, one of the drivers he beat on that day in 1931

When a breakaway series tried and failed to usurp F1 Plus

When a breakaway series tried and failed to usurp F1

Threats to form a new series come up routinely during Formula 1 arguments, but in 1961 things went beyond words. The 3.0-litre Intercontinental Formula series it spawned produced an all-time great Stirling Moss drive, but momentum didn't last

The secret Tyrrell that started an F1 dynasty Plus

The secret Tyrrell that started an F1 dynasty

Fifty years ago, Formula 1's top team was struggling to find a suitable car that would allow it to keep hold of its number one asset - reigning world champion Jackie Stewart. The solution to its problem was radical, but laid the foundations that established Tyrrell as a dominant force

The dogfight to become F1's first 'Alfa' male Plus

The dogfight to become F1's first 'Alfa' male

Farina, Fagioli, and exciting newcomer Fangio staged a classic duel for the inaugural F1 world championship in 1950. But, while Farina won the war, it was the youngest of the trio - at 38, himself no spring chicken - with time on his side

The full story of Lola Plus

The full story of Lola

Lola's history in motorsport is impressive and two men - Eric Broadley and Martin Birrane were key to the British firm's success

The greatest German GP driver before Schumacher Plus

The greatest German GP driver before Schumacher

Bernd Rosemeyer, who was killed 80 years ago in a record attempt, was a supernatural talent behind the wheel. These are the moments that made him a legend

Maria Teresa de Filippis obituary and F1 career appreciation

Maria Teresa de Filippis, the first woman to start a Formula 1 world championship grand prix, died last week. PAUL FEARNLEY assesses her career and place in F1 history

Fast Failures: The great Le Mans robbery Plus

Fast Failures: The great Le Mans robbery

After being squeezed out of grand prix racing, Alfa Romeo took Le Mans by storm in 1938 with the car dubbed Devil's Breath, only to fall short of victory. PAUL FEARNLEY looks back at the 8C 2900B Le Mans Speciale

Enzo Ferrari: turning weakness into success Plus

Enzo Ferrari: turning weakness into success

It is 25 years since the founder of the world's most legendary marque died, but how exactly did a mediocre driver with limited engineering knowledge create an icon? PAUL FEARNLEY looks back