Editorial – Goodbye, Jules

Death in Formula 1 used to be an occurrence that was all to common. Yet, for the first time in twenty-one years, F1 has lost a driver to a racing accident. ESM’s editor offers his on reflections on the sad news.  A lot has already been written about the tragic death of Jules Bianchi. Compared to…

Friday Photo – Senna’s Toleman-Hart TG184-2 for sale

If you’ve got £1million spare, you could be the owner of this rather special piece of Ayrton Senna history. But is there more than meets the eye with this car? Currently on sale with specialist luxury car dealer Prindiville in London, this Toleman-Hart TG184-2 was driven by Senna during his rookie F1 year in 1984….

Imola 1994 – Remembering Senna

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Ayrton Senna. Here, EngageSportMode’s editor shares a few words on what that day meant to him, and the lasting impact it had. For whatever reason, Formula 1 accidents at the San Marino Grand Prix seem to stick in my memory. Perhaps my earliest motorsport recollection is seeing…

Friday Photo – Ayrton Senna

Today, 21st March, would have been Ayrton Senna’s 54th birthday. You might have already noticed a special ‘Google Doodle’ on the search engine’s front page today, depending on where you are in the world, as a tribute to the Brazilian F1 legend. We think it’s a nice, touching, way of remembering Senna, ahead of the 20th anniversary of his tragic…

New Honda NSX Prototype in the wild

In the past few days we’ve featured a couple of articles mentioning the original Honda NSX. Despite the limited commercial success of the first-generation car, and the remnants of an ongoing economic meltdown, Honda believes the time is right for a new NSX. Below is the prototype version, with some snazzy custom graphics: The prototype,…

Friday Photo from the archives #9

Ok, it’s another FFFA which isn’t actually a photo, but a video. But, in our defence, it is quite a special video. We mentioned in yesterday’s post about F1-inspired road cars about the importance of the link between Ayrton Senna and Honda. That link is obviously, still, of importance to Honda to this day as…

F1 Inspired Road Car Specials

The new Renaultsport Megane Red Bull Racing RB8 featured recently isn’t the first, and is unlikely to be the last, road car linked to a Formula 1 racer. Here are five more with varying levels of motorsport credibility. 1. 2001 Fiat Seicento Sporting Schumacher Edition Way back at the turn of the century, there was…

Brazilian Grand Prix: The Aftermath

Yesterday’s Brazilian Grand Prix was possibly the most intense and terrifying motor race I have ever had the pleasure of watching. Never before have I felt the need to actually start drinking beer during a race; such was the sheer drama that occurred at Interlagos. As I had set out before the race, EngageSportMode was firmly…

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – The ESM Review

Now that my hearing has started to recover, the sunburn has begun to fade and the numerous pictures and videos have been uploaded, I can now begin to make sense of the previous four days. For the uninitiated, the Goodwood Festival of Speed (FoS) is an annual event which first began back in 1993. The…