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The Knight from Scotland - Sir Jackie Stewart
One of Britain’s best known racing drivers, Sir Jackie Stewart is as respected for his work to improve driver safety standards as he is for his three world championships. Stewart’s career encompassed some of the most dangerous years in the history of Formula One, and the Scottish driver’s 27 impressive F1 wins pale into insignificance when compared with the number of lives he has helped to save.
Today 12:15 - 12:40
Legendary Tracks - Brooklands, Monthlery, Avus
Mountain races, rallies and city races: In the early days of motorsport, races were held on existing roads and off-roads. After a series of serious accidents, organizers began to build their own circuits for their events. Today tracks like the Silverstone Circuit, Monza or the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are a Mecca for all racing enthusiasts. MOTORVISION TV looks into the racing files of the world's most legendary racetracks and tells their story.
Today 15:25 - 16:00
The Genius of Colin Chapman
Designer, engineer, and team boss, Colin Chapman was one of the driving forces behind Formula One throughout the 1960s and ‘70s. A man whose name became synonymous with motorsport innovation, Chapman’s racing career began with an unimpressive start behind the wheel before the Briton came to realize that his real talents lay elsewhere
25.08.2022 18:30 - 18:55
The Lionheart Jody Scheckter
South Africa’s only Formula One world champion and the African continent’s only F1 champion, Jody Scheckter is a man who followed a short-lived career as a successful racing driver with an equally successful -- if rather more peaceful -- career as an organic farmer. Racing Files takes a look at his career in motorsports.
01.09.2022 18:30 - 18:55
The Duels in Formula 1 - Face off for the Crown
Fierce battles for championship titles, fierce duels for race victories and even disputes among teammates: Motorsports has been marked by feuds since its inception. The Formula One World Championship is full of heated rivalries, too, and fierce duels are a regular occurrence in the series. Racing Files looks back on the most exciting championship battles in the world’s most important racing competition
08.09.2022 20:15 - 20:40
McLaren: A story of Formula 1 and Can-Am
The second-oldest surviving team in Formula One, the name McLaren is famous around the world. Few would have imagined that the small team founded by a racing driver from New Zealand would go on to become a global name in supercar production as well as one of the best-known marques in motor racing. Racing Files tells the story of McLaren.
15.09.2022 20:40 - 21:05
The French Connection
Talking of motorsport without speaking of France is impossible. France is home to the first motor-race to be called a grand prix, host of several of history’s most iconic racetracks like Le Mans or Paul Ricard, and a pioneer of city-to-city road racing, France was critical in the development of motorsport as we know it today. Racing Files takes a look at the French history of motorsports.
22.09.2022 21:05 - 21:35
Jim Clark - The Flying Scotsman
Two-time Formula 1 World Champion, winner of the Indianapolis 500 and three-time Le Mans driver with two podium finishes: James Clark Jr, better known as Jim Clark, earned his nickname as the "Flying Scotsman" in the 60s. He always celebrated his 25 victories in 72 Grand Prixs with the Lotus team, to whom he remained loyal until the end of his career. MOTORVISION TV opens Clark's race file and shows his greatest successes.
The Legend of the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza
The Autodromo Nazionale Monza is famed for its speeds. A track known for low-drag set-ups, full throttle racing, and the occasional slipstream battle, Monza is a true drivers’ circuit and home to some of the greatest races in motorsports history. Racing Files explores the legend of the Autodromo Nazionale of Monza.
Legendary Races: Targa Florio and Mille Miglia
Italy was home to two of the most famous road races of the 20th century: the Targa Florio and the Mille Miglia. From their very inception, these city to city road races were linked with both glamour and mortality, as racers lost their lives in pursuit of pace. The Targa, for example, was set on the mountain roads of Sicily and featured hairpin bends and dramatic changes of elevation. The Mille Miglia, on the other hand, made legends of marques like Alfa Romeo, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, and Porsche.
The Alfa Romeo in Motorsport
Once the dominant force in motor-racing, after the Second World War Alfa Romeo’s star began to wane. The Italian marque had come to define motorsport in the first half of the twentieth century, but growing competition from Germany, Britain, and France -- plus homegrown challengers in the form of Ferrari -- meant that Alfa’s years at the top were all too brief. Racing Files explores the rise and fall of Alfa Romeo in motorsports.
From Auto Union to Now
From 1934 onwards Germany was the preeminent force in global motor-racing. The Silver Arrows, the name given to the two racing teams run by Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union, dominated grand prix racing throughout the 1930s, while setting and breaking land speed records across Europe and the world. To this day, the silver arrows are the pre-eminent force in German motorsports.