During summer, the midnight sun never sets on Norway’s Arctic Circle Raceway, the world’s northernmost racetrack. At the other end of the world in Argentina is the town of Tolhuin, home to the Autódromo Carlos Romero, the world’s most southern circuit. Between them are more than a thousand race tracks. Many are loved, their layouts…
Senna was killed by a sniper. Williams burned their own garage down after winning the 2012 Spanish GP. Benetton had illegal traction control during the 1994 season. Formula 1 history is paved with myths and legends, ranging from true stories through to downright unhinged conspiracy theories.
The soundtrack to race day, from the iconic BBC F1 intro song by Fleetwood Mac through to songs from movies such as Senna and Rush.
Champagne and Slicks celebrates the glory of racing with evocative words and pictures. We bring you stories of the people, the cars, the tracks, and the triumphs and tragedies of motorsport.