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2019 Spa Six Hours report
Slippery when wet

It never rained as hard as in some of the surrounding areas but a continuous drizzle and the occasional shower still made the 2019 Spa Six Hours into one of the wettest ever recorded. Only on Friday, the sun came out for a brief and joyful moment, but the rest of the weekend the drivers expressed their feelings about the very difficult slippery conditions that changed every corner and every lap. It was surprising how few crashes were counted – even though some of them were quite violent. In the Six Hours race itself, lasting the full six hours for once, it was a question of Agatha Christie’s 20 Big Ford GT40s all over again, as just one example made it across the line troublefree. That did mean that it won by three laps…

Maxime Guenat/Dominique Guenat/Yvan Mahé, Ford GT40, 2019 Spa Six Hours

 

2019 Goodwood Revival report
Hot times, summer on the circuit

Gary Pearson/Andrew Smith, Ferrari 250 GTO, 2019 Goodwood Revival

Three days of bright sunshine aided by a cooling sea breeze on the final two days turned the 2019 edition of the Goodwood Revival into a joyful experience enjoyed by what seemed to be more people than ever – even the Friday was as busy as a weekend day. It was also one of the most behaved Revivals of recent times, the drivers taking heed of the warnings ushered beforehand to produce 15 displays of exciting but clean motor racing. The event was marred by a few heavy shunts but all of them were unprovoked.

 

The Senna vs Schumacher stories, part 3
Moss vs Clark

On May 14, 2015, an intriguing book titled Senna versus Schumacher and Other Formula One Rivalries That Never Happened was released through several online outlets. In the book, motorsport editors Christiaan Lustig and Mattijs Diepraam tried to answer the question what might have happened if the rivalry between Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher had come to full bloom. In three more stories, they went on to ask the same question about Alberto Ascari, Stirling Moss and Gilles Villeneuve and the competition they would have had with Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark and Alain Prost respectively. In 2019, on the 25th anniversary of Ayrton Senna's death, Lustig and Diepraam have decided to release excerpts from the book in order to revive interest in these events from Formula 1's often glorious but sometimes tragic past. Here is part 3, on the Moss vs Clark rivalry that never happened.

Stirling Moss, Walker Lotus-Climax 18/21, 1961 German GP

 

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