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How DTM is embracing classic cars
The return of the BRM V16
Inside Goodwood's hillclimb record
Chilton breaks Goodwood record
10 things to watch at Goodwood FoS

The DTM pivoted away from its touring car heritage by moving to GT3 cars in 2021, but it’s still indulging its history with familiar machines appearing on the support bill. A move to expand the offering for fans, the new-for-2022 DTM Classic Cup is already proving a worthwhile addition to its platform and attracting some of its past names to do battle once more.

BRM V16: How F1's greatest sound has returned to the track Prime

The first of three new BRM V16s is bringing the greatest-sounding engine to a new audience – and back to the race track - at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. Here is the story of the ambitious 1950 Formula 1 project's resurrection for historic competition

Nick Heidfeld's official Goodwood Festival of Speed record in McLaren's MP4/13 Formula 1 car - and the unofficial hillclimb record set by the Volkswagen ID.R - were both brushed aside by the McMurtry Speirling driven by Max Chilton on Sunday. Here's a look at the fan car that blew away the competition

Chilton breaks Goodwood record in McMurtry Automotive Speirling
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Ex-Formula 1 and IndyCar driver Max Chilton has broken both official and unofficial hillclimb records at the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed aboard the McMurtry Automotive Speirling fan car.

The Goodwood Festival of Speed returns this weekend, with a usual stellar line-up of both cars and drivers. Here are the top 10 things to watch out for...

Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships
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Mercedes sells unraced 300 SLR for £115m to fund youth scholarships

Mercedes has sold one of its two never-raced and highly revered 300 SLR ‘Uhlenhaut Coupe’ sportscar prototypes for a world record-smashing £115million to fund a youth scholarship programme.

Ex-F1 driver Moreno to make Formula Ford Festival comeback

Ex-Formula 1 and Indycar driver Roberto Moreno is to race a Van Diemen RF80 at next week’s Formula Ford Festival, 41 years after he won the event in a similar car.

Lowndes to drive Dallara Formula 1 car

Supercars legend Craig Lowndes will drive a Dallara F189 Formula 1 car at The Bend Classic this weekend.

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance Prime

How a flawed ‘throwback’ series gained acceptance

Against all odds, the series for V12-powered Superleague Formula cars adorning the liveries of football clubs earned a place in the hearts of many. Even 10 years on from its last race, on this day in 2011, it is fondly remembered by those who were part of it.

Bell beats Pastrana to Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootout honours
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Bell beats Pastrana to Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootout honours

McLaren GT ace Rob Bell pipped Travis Pastrana to clinch a hotly-contested 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed Shootout.

Martin and Alex Brundle team up for Jaguar E-type race at Silverstone
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Martin and Alex Brundle team up for Jaguar E-type race at Silverstone

Father and son Martin and Alex Brundle will team up to share a Jaguar E-type in the special 60th anniversary race for the model at The Classic at Silverstone at the end of July.

Vatanen to be reunited with WRC title-winning Ford after 40 years
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Vatanen to be reunited with WRC title-winning Ford after 40 years

Rally legend Ari Vatanen will drive his 1981 World Rally Championship-winning Ford Escort RS1800 MkII for the first time since winning the title at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Permanent memorial to Stirling Moss unveiled at Shelsley Walsh
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Permanent memorial to Stirling Moss unveiled at Shelsley Walsh

The life of legendary racer Sir Stirling Moss OBE will be permanently honoured at Shelsley Walsh following the unveiling of a blue plaque in his memory at the Worcestershire venue.

Alesi and Werner on their controversial Monaco F1 crash

Jean Alesi and Marco Werner have both spoken out following their controversial clash in a historic Formula 1 race at Monaco.

Alesi taken out at Monaco Historic GP while leading in Ferrari
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Alesi taken out at Monaco Historic GP while leading in Ferrari

Jean Alesi crashed out of a sensational lead at the Monaco Historic GP after a clash with three-time Le Mans winner Marco Werner.

Penske to be celebrated at Goodwood Festival of Speed

American motorsport legend Roger Penske is set to return to Goodwood for the first time in nearly 60 years this summer with a planned appearance at the Festival of Speed.

Jordan 191 set to feature in new Masters F1 demos

A Jordan-Cosworth 191 is set to be among the Formula 1 cars at Donington Park next month for the first of a new series of demos from Masters Historic Racing.

Goodwood Festival of Speed postponed

Goodwood's popular Festival of Speed event is the latest motorsport fixture to be postponed due to the global coronavirus pandemic.

Franchitti to make racing return in Goodwood Revival

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner and four-time IndyCar champion Dario Franchitti will return to racing for the first time since his career-ending 2013 accident at next month’s Goodwood Revival.

This $6m Ferrari 275 GTB prototype took on Rally Monte Carlo

Ferrari's test mule for the 275 GTB, which stretched its legs on Rally Monte Carlo in 1966, is now expected to fetch over $6m at auction

Team Menard's 1982 Indy 500 racer is being sold in January

This all-American icon was fielded by Team Menard in Indycar racing during the 1980s, including a top 10 finish at the Indy 500

Ex-Louis Chiron Bugatti Type 35A racer set for auction

A Bugatti Type 35A grand prix car piloted by marque legend Louis Chiron will be auctioned in Arizona next January

Ex-Fangio Ferrari 290 MM fetches $22 million at auction

A 1950s factory Scuderia Ferrari sports car raced by a star-studded list of F1 world champions is now the 10th most expensive car ever sold at auction

Donington Grand Prix Collection to close

The Donington Grand Prix Collection, once the most outstanding assembly of racing cars in the world, will close its doors on November 5.

Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams, 1938-2018

The death of Barrie ‘Whizzo’ Williams on Saturday morning has robbed motorsport of a great character who became one of Britain's premier touring car drivers before turning his deft hands to the historic racing scene.