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Jochen Rindt

1942-04-18 - 1970-09-05 (age 28)

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50 years on: Fittipaldi pays tribute to F1 legend Jochen Rindt

Fifty years on from the day Jochen Rindt was killed in practice for the Italian Grand Prix, two-time world champion Emerson Fittipaldi recalls a wonderful friendship with F1’s only posthumous title winner.

Gallery: Drivers who came close to winning the Triple Crown

Several racing drivers have come close to winning the unofficial Triple Crown of Motorsport, but Graham Hill remains the only one to achieve the feat.

Clark, Amon, and the speculation that rules motorsport history

As we approach the 50th anniversary of Jimmy Clark's death, David Malsher examines what might have been for the brilliant Scot and what should have been for Chris Amon in 1968. But first, a few more hypotheses from F1 and IndyCar history…

33 world champions of Formula 1

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fourth Formula 1 title in Mexico, equalling the tally of Alain Prost and Sebastian Vettel. But who else have been crowned champion in the past?

30 fastest qualifying laps in F1 history

Only once has a driver broken the 1m barrier in qualifying. We compile a list of the fastest ever qualifying times set in F1's history.

Gallery: F1 drivers who raced in the Indy 500

Several F1 drivers have been lured by the Indy 500, which forms a part of the the Triple Crown of Motorsport. While some went on to win the fabled race, others returned with less spectacular results.

Parallel Lines: The Fittipaldi family

Welcome to a new Motorsport.com series. In this first installment of 'Parallel Lines,' we talked with Emerson, Pietro, and Enzo Fittipaldi.

Ferrari: Championship resumes at Spa-Francorchamps

Next Sunday's Belgian GP will be the 59th and Scuderia Ferrari has won 16 times.

Le Mans Classic: 7th Edition, high in the sky!

For the first time it provided an incredible retrospective for lovers of exceptional motor cars of the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours.

Toro Rosso expects a spectacular race for the fans at the Red Bull Ring

Jean-Eric Vergne: "It will be an important event for us as part of the red bull family and so i hope we will perform well."

Brands Hatch’s Grand Prix anniversary to be celebrated this May

The 50th anniversary of the first Formula 1 World Championship Grand Prix to be held at Brands Hatch will be marked at this year’s Masters Historic Festival on 24-25 May.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway remembers Andy Granatelli

He was, without doubt, one of the most dominant and iconic personalities in the history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Österreichring - a matter of perspective

A look at the return to the Red Bull Ring in Austria for the 2014 Austrian Grand Prix.

Dominik Kraihamer will race with Lotus LMP2

Lotus is pleased to team up with Dominik Kraihamer and is looking forward to working with him in the 2013 season.

Remembering Colin Chapman: 1928-1982

Thirty years have gone by since the death of Colin Chapman. Many still reflect on his innovations to this day. Many of them are still being used today. The Lotus name leaves on, and there are still Lotus Seven's found on race tracks!

Cosworth congratulates Sir Frank Williams

Cosworth congratulates Sir Frank Williams for BBC Sports Personality Honour; celebrates 2010 season with VIP and staff party Cosworth would like to extend its congratulations to Sir Frank Williams who was presented with the Helen Rollason Award at ...

2011 to equal 40-year-old 'most F1 champions' record

2011 will be the first season in four decades in which no fewer than five world champions line up on the grid. Among new champion Sebastian Vettel's rivals next season will be former title winners Jenson Button (2009), Lewis Hamilton (2008), ...

Vettel wins title after epic Formula One season

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Sebastian Vettel wins title after epic Formula One season After an epic Formula One season, a season which had 19 races on the calendar and will without a doubt become a classic season in the 60-year history of the sport, ...

Formula One - On and Off track week 36

Formula 100, Jochen Rindt - 40 years on, new 2011 regulations but no new teams in 2011 Formula 100 Formula 100 is not a new race formula, but is an alliance of Formula One sponsors who want to represent their interests in Formula One. Their aim ...

The circus returns to history rich Hockenheim

2010 German GP Preview For round eleven of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula One World Championship the Formula One circus has arrived at the Hockenheimring in Germany. The Hockenheimring has a rich history of ...

German GP: Ferrari preview

Aiming for a big points haul Although this event will be the thirty second Formula 1 Grand Prix held at Hockenheim, it is the fortieth anniversary of the first ever world championship round staged here in 1970, which produced a thrilling ...

This Week in Racing History (July 11-17)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 11 Gilles Villeneuve drives a March 76B to victory in the CASC Formula AtLantic race at St. Jovite, Quebec, Canada (1976). July 12 The Maserati Tipo 60 makes its race debut by ...

Watkins Glen: Series Friday practice report

BRISCOE PACES OPENING PRACTICE AT WATKINS GLEN WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (Friday, July 2, 2010) - Team Penske's Ryan Briscoe topped the time chart as IZOD IndyCar Series teams began preparations for the Camping World Grand Prix at The Glen. The ...

Watkins Glen: KV Racing Technology preview

VISO HAS NEW ATTITUDE FOR WATKINS GLEN RUN; SATO, MORAES READY TO RETURN TO ROAD CIRCUITS KV Racing Technology Trio Set For Strong Effort At The Glen WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (June 29, 2010) -- E.J. Viso brings a new attitude to this weekend's ...

Urban Formula One racing in Valencia

2010 European GP preview For round nine of the FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula One World Championship, all Formula One teams have gathered for the European Grand Prix in Valencia in Southern Spain. The race is the ...

This Week in Racing History (June 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 13 Mike Mosley drives a Drake-Offenhauser-powered Eagle to victory in the USAC Championship race at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA (1976). June 14 John Woolfe is killed when the ...

This Week in Racing History (May 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 23 George Follmer drives a Porsche-powered Lotus 23 to victory in the under 2-liter class of the SCCA USRRC race at Bridgehampton, New York, USA (1965). May 24 Jochen Rindt wins ...

This Week in Racing History (May 16-22)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 16 Ralph Hepburn dies when his Novi crashes during qualifying attempt for the Indy 500 (1948). May 17 Janet Guthrie becomes the first woman to pass the Indy 500 rookie ...

This Week in Racing History (May 2-8)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 2 Driver Henri Toivonen and codriver Sergio Cresta are killed when their Lancia Delta S4 Group B rally car crashes into a tree and bursts into flame during the Tour de Corse rally ...

Classic Team Lotus Festival at Snetterton preview

Largest ever collection of Team Lotus F1 cars The Classic Team Lotus Festival at Snetterton circuit presents a unique opportunity to see Team Lotus racing cars spanning more than fifty historic years of history all in the same place at one time ...

This Week in Racing History (April 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 4 Jim Rathman wins the USAC Championship and Formula Libre race on the Daytona Motor Speedway tri-oval in Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (1959). April 5 Jim Richards, driving a ...

This Week in Racing History (March 21-27)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com March 21 Mike Parkes and Umberto Maglioli share the winning Ferrari 330P in the 12 Hours of Sebring (1964). March 22 Laura Maxine Elmer, the future wife of Briggs Cunningham, drives ...

Legendary Lotus returns with T127 launch

For many years in Formula One, the biggest name in the sport is Ferrari. The Tifosi and the red banner at every racing event are viewed all over the world. Old Lotus F1 Car. Photo by xpb.cc. However, Formula One has another classic ...

New Formula One teams: Lotus F1

Introduction It was always the wish of former FIA president Max Mosley to get some fresh blood in Formula One; he predicted that the manufacturer teams would leave Formula One as a result of the economic recession, and unfortunately he was right.

This Week in Racing History (October 25-31)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com October 25 Jackie Ickx wins the Mexican Grand Prix on the Ricardo Rodriguez circuit driving a Ferrari 312B (1970). October 26 Jonathan Williams, racer and co-driver of the camera car ...

This Week in Racing History (May 31-June 6)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 31 George Follmer drives a Ford Mustang to victory in the SCCA Trans-Am race at Bryar Motorsports Park in Loudon, New Hampshire, USA (1971). June 1 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno ...

This Week in Racing History (June 7-13)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 7 Tazio Nuvolari driving an Alfa Romeo 12C-36, wins the Gran Premio de Penya Rhin at Montjuich Park in Barcelona, Spain (1936). June 8 Jochen Rindt, driving a Lotus 59 for Roy ...

This Week in Racing History (June 14-20)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com June 14 Richard Attwood and Hans Herrmann drives a Salzburg Porsche 917 to victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans (1970). June 15 Former F1 World Champion James Hunt dies of a heart ...

This Week in Racing History (July 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 12 Denny Hulme wins the Watkins Glen Can-Am race in a McLaren M8D. The Chaparral 2J "sucker car" debuts with Jackie Stewart at the wheel. The 2J retires after 22 laps with break ...

This Week in Racing History (August 30-September 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 30 Gil Anderson drives a Stutz to victory in the Elgin Trophy Race in Elgin, Illinois, USA (1913). August 31 Tommy Kendall wins the Mosport Park 500 Trans-Am race at ...

Volkswagen newsletter 2009-08-28

Volkswagen in Formula 3 Will Volkswagen find the next "Schumi"? Wolfsburg (28 August 2009). Last weekend (22 August) 18-year-old Laurens Vanthoor secured the title in the ATS Formula 3 Cup as early as four races before the finale of the ...

This Week in Racing History (August 23-29)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 23 Pete Hamilton drives a Petty Plymouth Superbird to victory in the NASCAR Grand National race at Talladega, Alabama, USA (1970). August 24 Vincenzo Lancia, racer and founder ...

Italian GP: McLaren Merecedes preview

2009 SANTANDER ITALIAN GRAND PRIX PREVIEW Lewis Hamilton "Since we no longer test at Monza before the Santander Italian Grand Prix, it will take the drivers a bit of acclimatisation to get used to running in low downforce at this high-speed ...

Frank Gardner obituary per BAM Media

FRANK GARDNER Australian motorsport legend Frank Gardner sadly passed away at his Gold Coast home at the weekend after a long-time battle with illness -- he was 78. Following is the last biography written when he was BMW Team Manager, provided ...

This Week in Racing History (May 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 24 Al Unser Jr. beats Scott Goodyear by .043 seconds for the win in the closest finish in Indianapolis 500 history. Lynn St. James, the second woman to race in the Indy 500, ...

This Week in Racing History (April 12-18)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 12 Pedro Rodriguez and Leo Kinunen drive a Gulf Porsche 917K to victory in the 1000 Kilometers of Brands Hatch in England (1970). April 13 Alex Zanardi wins the CART Grand Prix ...

This Week in Racing History (April 5-11)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com April 5 Jochen Rindt wins the Pau Grand Prix F2 race driving a Lotus 69 (1970). April 6 Hermann Lang, Grand Prix and sports car driver, born (1909). April 7 Alain Prost wins the ...

This Week in Racing History (March 22-28)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.VintageRPM.com March 22 Peter Revson dies in Formula one testing crash at Kyalami, South Africa (1974). March 23 Jo Siffert and Hans Herrmann drive a Porsche 907 to victory in the 12 Hours of ...

This Week in Racing History (August 24-30)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 24 Ronnie Peterson drives a Tecno to victory in the Formula 3 race at Skarpnack in Stockholm, Sweden (1969). August 25 Dario Franchitti wins the CART race at Circuit Gilles ...

This Week in Racing History (August 17-23)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com August 17 Rodger Ward wins the 100 mile USAC Championship dirt track race at Springfield, Illinoise, USA (1963). August 18 Sterling Moss, driving a Vanwall, wins the Pescara Grand ...

This Week in Racing History (July 13-19)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 13 Derek Bell and Henri Pescarolo drive an Alfa Romeo T33/TT/12 to victory in the 6-hour World Championship of Makes race at Watkins Glen, New York, USA (1975). July 14 Adrian ...

This Week in Racing History (July 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com July 6 Pietro Palmieri drives a Ferrari 212 to victory in the Coppa Della Consuma in Italy (1952). July 7 Jo Siffert and Brian Redman drive a Porsche 908/2 to victory in the 6-hour ...

This Week in Racing History (May 4-10)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 4 Scooter Patrick drives an Alfa Romeo T33/2 to victory in a sports car race in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (1969). May 5 Elio de Angelis, driving a Lotus-Renault 97T, is awarded first ...

Fittipaldi to attend Goodwood FoS

A1 Team Brasil's Emerson Fittipaldi to appear at the Goodwood Festival of Speed Team Principal of A1 Team Brasil, Emerson Fittipaldi, will attend this year's prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed, tackling the hillclimb in the Lotus type 49 ...

This Week in Racing History (May 6-12)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker www.vintageRPM.com May 6 Alessandro Cagno, driving an Italia, wins the first Targa Florio road race. He covers the 276.8 mile Grande Circuito della Madonie on the Italian island of Sicily in 9 hours, 32 ...

This Week in Racing History (July 30/August 5)

This Week in Racing History Michael Stucker July 30 Mario Andretti drives a JPS Lotus 79 to victory in the German Grand Prix at Hockenheim (1978). July 31 Maserati Tipo 60s finish 1-2-3 in the 200 mile USAC sportscar race at Elkhart Lake, ...