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Ferrari’s 900 F1 races in stats 28th August 2015, 12:31

F1’s longest-running team reached a milestone at the Belgian Grand Prix: Ferrari started their 900th race.

Start shots: Belgian Grand Prix 18th August 2015, 11:52

Spa-Francorchamps is one of F1’s oldest venues and also features one of its most unusual starts. Take a look back at these memorable moments.

Formula 3000 memories: 2001-04 14th August 2015, 11:36

As the Formula 3000 field shrunk alarmingly in the early 2000s, a plan was hatched to axe the series and replace it with a new championship named GP2.

Formula 3000 memories: 1997-2000 13th August 2015, 11:55

Massive 35-car grids made for spectacular F3000 racing in the late nineties – but that changed when it became a permanent part of the F1 support programme.

Formula 3000 memories: 1993-96 12th August 2015, 11:30

The mid-nineties were a difficult time for F3000, as several top drivers struggled to break into F1. The 1995 championship was also marred by a fatal accident on the last lap of the season.

Formula 3000 memories: 1989-92 11th August 2015, 11:50

As the eighties turned into the nineties Formula 3000 cemented its position as the leading category for aspiring Formula One drivers. However risings speeds brought with it an increase in danger.

Formula 3000 memories: 1985-88 10th August 2015, 16:55

Formula 3000 helped scores of F1 drivers reach the top of motor racing. Relive the memorable moments from the championship which began 30 years ago.

Alboreto wins – but Ferrari decline begins 4th August 2015, 12:15

Ferrari’s Michele Alboreto looked on course to end Italy’s wait for a world champion after winning the German Grand Prix 30 years ago today.

Lotus 43: F1’s only 16-cylinder race-winner 28th June 2015, 12:34

With ten cylinders more than today’s V6s, the Lotus 43 with its BRM H16 power plant took a surprise win in the 1966 US Grand Prix.

Minardi M189: Heroic minnows’ only race-leading car 26th June 2015, 11:54

In Minardi’s 20-year history only one of their cars led a race and started from the front row. Here’s the story of the giant-killing Minardi M189.

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