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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Greatest Canadian Grands Prix

Adored by drivers and fans alike, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a dull Canadian Grand Prix. The overtake-inducing layout, the variable weather and the legendary ‘Wall of Champions’ are individual elements that spark entertainment, but combine them together and you find yourself with often one of the races of the year.

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Espiritu de Montjuic – Revisiting Barcelona’s Beautiful Montjuic Park

Last month, the Spirit of Montjuic Historic F1 event saw hundreds of classic cars and single seaters take to a Catalonian circuit to remind motorsport fans of the region a more romantic era of F1. However, somewhat sadly, the track used was Circuit Di Catalunya, and not the former Montjuic Park venue that hosted Formula 1 in the late 60s and early 70s.

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Roland Ratzenberger – In Memoriam

May 1st 1994 will forever be remembered for the untimely death of Ayrton Senna at the Imola race track. That weekend was also marked by that Friday’s near fatal accident of Rubens Barrichello. Then in Saturday qualifying came the death of Austrian Roland Ratzenberger – the first F1 weekend death for 12 years.

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Tom Pryce – Shadowing The Greats

Racing alongside the likes of James Hunt & Niki Lauda, Tom Pryce briefly looked like he might be one of the breakthrough stars of the 1970’s. Unfortunately, Pryce is better remembered for the crash in which he lost his life. On this, the 38th anniversary of his death on March 5th 1977, let’s look back on the life of a prominent …

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What Ever Happened To…? Alex Wurz

Alexander Wurz

Veteran Austrian driver Alexander Wurz grew up around competitive racing but remains one of Formula One’s most enigmatic recent figures: a smooth, technically adept driver with great single session pace, Wurz’s measured style never translated into his reaching the top step of the podium. To this day, the former Benetton man holds the record for longest stint between podium appearances …

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F1 & Le Mans – A Blurring Of The Lines

Thursday’s announcement that Nico Hulkenberg will contest the 2015 Le Mans 24 Hours for Porsche has once again brought focus upon the idea of active F1 drivers joining the grid at la Sarthe.

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