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The 400 club

How a renegade Le Mans prototype helped create the 407km/h Bugatti Veyron, settling a decades-old score in the process. By Hamir Thapar


Daytona ’67

Le Mans ’66 was not the end of the Ford/Ferrari war but the start, says Andrew Frankel. And when the teams next met, Enzo was out for revenge


Unsung Heroes: Raymond Sommer

In the first in a new series, Andrew Frankel tells the astonishing tale of a French privateer who could be the greatest racing driver you've never heard of


Let loose in a GTO

Imagine you’re at home one morning minding your own business when the telephone rings. It’s your boss. And he asks whether you’d mind awfully flying to Italy...


‘He was the real deal’

Certainly within the realm of sports car racing, there has never been a man with a more illustrious call of teammates than Derek Bell. During his career he shared cars...


Rock group

I recently described the sensation of driving the 1982 Le Mans-winning Porsche 956 at Goodwood but, ridiculous as it sounds, that was actually the amuse bouche...



It is like a freshly cut jewel: small, beautiful, rare and perfect. The Porsche 956 sits there on the Goodwood tarmac as I am ushered forward by its proud...


Racing’s great lateral thinker 

The unvarnished facts make for grim reading. Of the three LMP1 cars Nissan took to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2015, only one finished...

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