Archive for the ‘Competitions’ Category

29 Jan 2011: Rockingham celebrates 10th birthday

Rockingham Motor Speedway, the UK’s only major oval-style racing circuit, and also the country’s youngest, is celebrating its 10thbirthday this year.

13 Apr 2010: Competition: Meet The Stig and drive the Top Gear track

Ever fancied trying your hand at legendary, world-famous corners like Hammerhead, Gambon and the Bacharach Bend – in something more glamorous than a reasonably-priced car? Look no further.

24 Mar 2010: F1: Will you be the one to uncover Lewis Hamilton’s secret?

A slightly-built young man dodges through the shadows, face partly hidden by a black hoodie. But even as he tries to conceal his identity, there’s something incredibly familiar about him. Welcome to the secret world of Lewis Hamilton, international crime-fighter.

19 Mar 2010: Can Motorsport Valley produce the world’s greenest car?

Can a British motorsport company produce a car with the smallest environmental footprint the world has ever seen?

4 Dec 2009: Coulthard: BRDC award is still as important as ever

The first-ever winner of the McLaren Autosport BRDC young driver award has been reflecting on its 20 years of promoting British talent.

16 Nov 2009: Your last chance to grab a SPOTY ticket

Will Jenson Button be in the running for this year’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year? Here’s your chance to find out in person.

9 Nov 2009: Q&A with Rob Tarlton

Rob Tarlton, a 21-year-old aerospace engineering student from the University of Illinois, USA, flew over to Britain last week with his twin brother Tom. We had the chance to chat with him during his prize day, at the point when he had been out in a F3 car but was yet to attempt his F1 drive. Here’s what he had to say.

9 Nov 2009: Rob Tarlton’s F1 drive: what the experts thought

So, what happens if you put a novice driver in an F1 car? It turns out that, with plenty of expert help and assistance, he does just fine. Here are three of the people who worked to make Rob Tarlton’s prize a success.

9 Nov 2009: The Philips/Williams F1 Driving Academy winner’s day in photos

After months of preparation and anticipation, it came down to this: one powerful car, one iconic race track and one amateur driver about to go where millions of fans would give their eye teeth to follow. Except, as this photo gallery shows, there was far more to it than just one man and one machine.

9 Nov 2009: The fan, the F1 car – and the experience of a lifetime

Imagine this: instead of watching the British Grand Prix from the safety of your sofa at home, or sat in the Silverstone grandstands with ear protectors and a bacon sarnie, you’re suddenly transported to the pitlane, strapped into a powerful F1 car, and told ‘off you go’. Reckon you could cope?

 
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