Category Archives: Centrale

The number 34 Porsche 550 takes to the track at the Nürburgring the first winged car to do so.

Reinventing the wing: how a reject almost changed motorsport

The mid-1950s were simpler times. Full employment was widespread in the Western world. Stalin had just died, and the Khrushchev thaw was in full swing. The internal combustion engine reigned supreme. As atomic research made huge leaps year after year, the status quo was satisfactory

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Ten of the Best: Rejects at the Indy 500

In case you haven’t heard, Fernando Alonso will be competing in the Indianapolis 500 this year, to which we say: good on him. He’s far from being the first F1 driver to do so, as the field including Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and our

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How Do You Solve A Problem Like World Series Formula V8 3.5?

Three years ago, Carlos Sainz Jr. won the Formula Renault 3.5 series prior to his promotion to Formula 1 with the Toro Rosso team, becoming another name in the long list of alumni to join F1 from the Renault-backed championship. After Renault’s departure, the series

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Reject Games: Formula Nippon

Unlike the first instalment of this Reject Games mini-series – the F1 ’98 review – this is not a game about Formula 1. It’s also something of a rarity, and in 1999 a company named TYO produced a game for the Sony Playstation based on

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Profile: Peter Ryan

Nationality Canadian Date of Birth 10th June 1940 Date of Death 2nd July 1962 Car Lotus (1961) Races Entered 1 Races Started 1 Best Result 9th (USA 1961) Canadian driver. Young. Inexperienced. Prone to errors. Rich parents. Father owns property in Mont Tremblant. Lance Stroll,

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Lola Cars: A Retrospective

It has been twenty years since Lola entered its works team into the 1997 Australian Grand Prix, and was a spectacular failure which resulted in collapse just prior to the following race in Brazil. Curiously, this was a once-upon-a-time large, successful race car manufacturer, building

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Review: Crash and Burn

“When I was racing, I didn’t think I was the best driver in the world, I knew I was the best driver in the world.” A good number of you reading this have probably at the very least heard of Tommy Byrne’s fascinating autobiography, Crashed

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Reject Games: Formula 1 98

Prior to the release of Formula 1 on the Playstation, the license to replicate the likeness of F1 within a video game was issued on a relatively sporadic basis, and games were often of mixed quality. Game publishers Psygnosis were offered the chance to take

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Reject of the Year: 2016

Before looking ahead to the 2017 and the new ruleset that comes with it, it’s time to cast our minds back to last year and dish out the most “prestigious” awards in Formula 1: Reject Of The Year. 2016 was an enigma of a season,