BRM articles on F1 Fanatic archive

“Conspiracy of Secrets” review 6th May 2012, 12:33

Was BRM team principal Louis Stanley the son of British prime minister Herbert Asquith? It’s one of several shocking claims made in a new book by his stepdaughter.

Pictures: 2008 Monaco Historic GP 14th May 2008, 7:00

It’s the Monaco Grand Prix next and to get in the mood here’s some fantastic pictures of great Formula 1 cars from the 1960, ’70s, ’80s and ’90s in action in the 2008 Monaco Historic Grand Prix last weekend. Joris Meuffels kindly let me use a selection of these pictures he took including loads of […]

Grand Prix stamps 30th June 2007, 10:00

The Royal Mail is issuing six Grand Prix stamps to celebrate one hundred years of UK motorsport and the 50th anniversary of Stirling Moss winning the British Grand Prix. The six stamps feature Moss’s 1957 Vanwall, Graham Hill’s 1962 BRM P57, Jim Clark’s 1963 Lotus 25 Climax, Jackie Stewart’s 1973 Tyrrell 006/2, James Hunt’s 1976 […]

Pictures from Goodwood 23rd June 2007, 17:40

There’ll be plenty more F1 photos from Goodwood to follow but here’s a taster of some of the F1 cars to whet your appetite. Around 300 cars are taking to the famous Goodwood Hill this year and F1 machinery ranges from Ferraris and Mercedes from the 1950s right up to todays F1 cars from Honda, […]

Beltoise scores his only win – and BRM’s last – at Monaco 24th May 2007, 7:00

The 1972 Monaco Grand Prix was in many ways a strange affair. It produced the debut victory for a man who would never win again and the circuit was in a state of flux.

Banned! Four wheel drive 10th May 2007, 15:00

Several teams dabbled with four wheel drive cars before the technology was outlawed but all struggled to get enough of an advantage from the technology to justify the sacrifices made on other parts of the car. Often it was only when four-wheel drive power transmission was paired with other technologies that would be banned – […]

Clay Regazzoni, 1939-2006 15th December 2006, 17:37

I was saddened today to hear of the death of former Grand Prix race winner Clay Regazzoni in a road traffic accident near Parma in Italy. Regazzoni had a fine Grand Prix career in the 1970s, winning pole position for his fourth race and winning his fifth, at Monza in his home country of Italy, […]

The Magic of Monaco 15th May 2005, 20:25

Not only is the Monaco Grand Prix the most glamorous event on the motor racing calendar, it is also a living piece of F1 history. Drivers have gone to battle in the impossibly tight confines of the streets of Monte-Carlo since 1929. Nine non-championship events were run at Monaco from 1929 to 1937, followed by […]

The Greatest Wins: Gethin 13th March 2005, 19:53

Peter Gethin’s 1971 victory in the Italian Grand Prix at Monza used to be a benchmark of speed and time – the fastest ever Grand Prix at 242.51 kph (150.75 mph), the closest ever finish with just 0.01s* between first and second, and a staggering 0.61s covering the first five cars. The modern era has […]