Race of My Life: Phil Hill on the 1961 Italian Grand Prix – F1

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As Autosport launches the latest episode in its Race of My Life podcast series, we take a look back at a race in which Phil Hill claimed the 1961 Formula 1 world championship – the 1961 Italian Grand Prix at Monza

Race: 1961 Italian GP, Monza

Car: Ferrari 156 ‘Sharknose’

For the Italian Grand Prix, Ferrari entered a very full team. Wolfgang von Trips, Richie Ginther and I had the 120-degree engines, Giancarlo Baghetti and Ricardo Rodriguez the 65-degree ones – Rodriguez was having a try-out with the team.

He was pretty darn quick, too – second on the grid, next to von Trips. There was even a spare car for us.

The BRM V8 engine appeared for the first time too, and with it Graham Hill was quickest of the non-Ferraris, even beating Baghetti to fifth on the grid. Stirling Moss in the Rob Walker Lotus and Jack Brabham

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Nissany gets first FP1 outing for Williams at F1 Spanish Grand Prix – F1

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Williams test driver Roy Nissany will make his Formula 1 free practice debut for the team in FP1 for the Spanish Grand Prix, taking over George Russell’s car.

Nissany had previously taken part in the post-season test at Abu Dhabi last year, and was announced in January as Williams’ test driver – joining reserve driver Jack Aitken and development drivers Dan Ticktum and Jamie Chadwick on the Grove team’s back bench.

The Israeli driver currently competes for Trident in Formula 2, having previously driven for the Campos team in 2018.

“I am very keen to get in the car in Barcelona,” said Nissany.

“Driving an FP1 for the first time is a huge milestone for every driver, yet for me, it is also a national achievement to be carrying the Israeli flag.

“I have thoroughly been preparing for it with the team and I believe we can get great value

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2020 MotoGP Andalusian Grand Prix session timings and preview – MotoGP

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Having waited four months for the 2020 MotoGP season to start, the action continues at a frantic pace with the second round of the Jerez double-header, the Andalusian Grand Prix.

In a drastically reshuffled campaign, Jerez will host the first-ever Andalusian GP, which acts as the second part of the back to back races at Jerez following a dramatic Spanish GP last weekend.

Reigning MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez will be out of action after suffering a broken arm in a heavy crash during last Sunday’s race, with Repsol Honda opting not to field a replacement rider for the second round.

With the participations of both Cal Crutchlow and Alex Rins also in doubt due to their respective injuries picked up during the Spanish GP weekend, it hands a golden opportunity to the rest of the MotoGP field albeit in unfortunate circumstances.

Fabio Quartararo, who secured his maiden MotoGP win

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10 things we learned from the F1 70th Anniversary Grand Prix – F1

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From signs of a reinvigorated Formula 1 world title tussle to political wrangling and teams in a war of words, LUKE SMITH picks out the talking points provided from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix

As with most birthdays that fell during lockdown, Formula 1 – born on 13 May 1950 – had to wait to celebrate its 70th but was rewarded for its patience on Sunday.

Fears the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix would turn out to be a carbon copy of the British Grand Prix at the same track one week earlier were long forgotten as Max Verstappen took a surprise victory for Red Bull.

Softer tyre compounds and hot temperatures at Silverstone created a fascinating tactical battle throughout the field, ultimately won by Verstappen as Mercedes’ perfect start to the season came to an end.

Here are 10 things we learned from the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix.

1. Verstappen

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70th Anniversary Grand Prix RECAP: Max Verstappen wins as Lewis Hamilton ends up second | F1 | Sport

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70th Anniversary Grand Prix: Max Verstappen won at Silverstone on Sunday (Image: GETTY)

Max Verstappen and Red Bull delivered a masterful performance on Sunday as Mercedes’ 100 per cent start to the season ended at the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Dutchman, who started fourth on the grid, managed his tyres to perfection and made the most of the perfect strategy at Silverstone.

Lewis Hamilton came home in second, with Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas slipping to third in the drivers’ standings after filling the last step on the podium.

Charles Leclerc can be proud of his efforts for Ferrari, but co-star Sebastian Vettel was left scratching his head once again after finishing down in 12th.

Racing Point posted their best result of 2020 after a week of controversy surrounding the FIA’s ruling on their brake ducts.

Express Sport were on hand with live updates on all the action as F1

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MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix – how to watch, start time & more – MotoGP

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Following Johann Zarco’s stunning pole position for the Czech Republic Grand Prix, the entire MotoGP grid has been shaken up. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

Zarco, competing on a year-old Ducati, shocked the paddock to charge to pole position at Brno beating the Petronas SRT Yamaha duo of Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli who had topped the practice sessions coming into this weekend.

Meanwhile, qualifying turned into a nightmare for factory Ducati’s Andrea Dovizioso as he endured his worst qualifying performance of his MotoGP career down in 18th place, while Pramac Ducati’s Jack Miller fared little better on the GP20 in 14th place.

At the sharp end, Zarco’s ex-KTM team-mate Pol Espargaro was left “pissed off” when he was denied second place in qualifying after losing a laptime due to a yellow flag in Q2. The Spanish rider has confirmed he will appeal the decision in

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MotoGP Czech Republic Grand Prix qualifying – Start time, how to watch & more – MotoGP

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With MotoGP roaring back into action after a short breather, Brno hosts the Czech Grand Prix which is round three of the reshuffled 2020 season. Here’s how to watch qualifying.

Reigning world champion Marc Marquez remains out of action following further surgery to fix the plate in his broken right arm, with the plate becoming damaged after he tried “to open a window” at home.

Stefan Bradl has stepped in as replacement for the injured Spaniard and brought up the rear in FP1, 1.8s off pace-setting Honda stablemate Takaaki Nakagami on the LCR machine.

But it was MotoGP championship leader Fabio Quartararo who charged to the top of the combined timesheets late on during Friday afternoon’s FP2 session to beat Petronas SRT Yamaha team-mate Franco Morbidelli by just 0.007 seconds.

Miguel Oliveira impressed on his Tech3 KTM in take third place, ahead of Johann Zarco on the Avintia Ducati, as

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British Grand Prix review issue of Autosport magazine hits the shelves – Autosport Magazine

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The dramatic finish to the 2020 British Grand Prix and Lewis Hamilton’s record seventh victory are the focus of this week’s issue of Autosport magazine.

Our Grand Prix Editor Alex Kalinauckas outlines the key events that led to the incredible closing laps at Silverstone, and explains how Hamilton was able to come out on top, despite essentially finishing on three wheels.

Our Formula 1 analysis also includes the latest technical changes Red Bull and Ferrari brought to their machines, ratings for the drivers, leading stories, and all the important data and statistics from the event.

As ever, we also picked out the important storylines from the supporting Formula 2 and F3 races, as well as the other major international events.

It was a bumper weekend of racing action in the UK, with the British Touring Car Championship finally getting under way at Donington Park.

Marcus Simmons, who covered the BTCC

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Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix Today – how to watch, start time & more – F1

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After a long coronavirus-induced break, Formula 1 finally returns to action with the Austrian Grand Prix on 5 July. Here’s how and when you can watch the race.

From a heavily reshaped race calendar to a rules overhaul, F1 returns to action at the Red Bull Ring for the Austrian Grand Prix held without fans and with extensive COVID-19 protocols in place.

As F1 has seen the likes of NASCAR and IndyCar restart in the United States, plus major football leagues across Europe, the first international championship is gearing up for its own restart project.

The Austrian GP begins an initial run of eight races across 10 weeks, with both the Red Bull Ring and Silverstone, hosting two races in an effort to bolster the F1 race calendar amid the series of cancellations and ongoing postponements.

The action starts this weekend, albeit behind closed doors, as F1 adapts to its

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Previewing MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix

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Podcast: Previewing MotoGP’s Czech Grand Prix

This weekend’s MotoGP Czech Grand Prix will be notable for the absence of the reigning world champion Marc Marquez for the second race in a row.

Marquez had to undergo a second operation on his broken right arm on Monday owing to stress damage on the titanium plate inserted in the first operation he had on the Tuesday after the Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez last month.

Forced to miss the Andalusian GP the following despite an heroic attempt to return to action that weekend, Marquez’s absence from this weekend’s third round – the first of three events on the bounce with two Red Bull Ring races following – pretty much rules him out of the title fight for good this season.

Fabio Quartararo is the championship leader after back-to-back wins at Jerez, but – along with Yamaha rival Maverick Vinales

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