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23 March 2017
On This Day in History: 1957 Sebring 12 Hours
The 23rd March 1957 saw Stirling at the wheel of a Maserati sports cars once again as he took part in the sixth running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, held on the Sebring International Raceway in Florida. A total of 86 racing cars were registered for the event, of which 76 arrived for practice, with 66 going on to start the race. Because they were no...
11 March 2017
Stirling and Susie were heartbroken to hear that their good friend, John Surtees, had passed away peacefully at the St Georges Hospital, London, surrounded by his family. John Surtees CBE, remains the only person to have won World Championships on both two and four wheels. He was a four-time 500cc motorcycle World Champion, winning that title in...
8 March 2017
The 1952 British Grand Prix was held at Silverstone on the 19th July 1952. The fifth round of the 1952 World Drivers' Championship was run to Formula Two rules that year, rather than the Formula One regulations normally used, the race distance being 85 laps of the 2.93 mile circuit. Stirling drove a Bristol engined English Racing Automobiles (...
25 February 2017
The 25th February 1957 saw Stirling drive two different Maserati sports cars in the same race, as was the case the month before in the Buenos Aires 1000km, at the inaugaral Cuban Grand Prix, held on the Malecon sea front street circuit in Havana. With Fidel Castros insurgents acitve in the Cuban countryside, life for Batistas’ in the city of...
22 February 2017
The 1954 German Grand Prix was held at Nürburgring on 1st August 1954. The sixth round of the 1954 World Drivers' Championship was lengthened from 18 to 22 laps, bringing the German Grand Prix up to a race distance of approximately 500 kilometres, the distance used by the majority of Formula One races at the time. Mercedes brought...
14 February 2017
In the dense forests of western Germany lies one of the most legendary, demanding and deadly racing circuits in the world, the Nürburgring, dubbed 'The Green Hell' by Sir Jackie Stewart.  Opened in 1927, this 23km track remains the benchmark of racing performance for drivers and manufacturers.  It has also being the scene of...
20 January 2017
The 20th January 1957 saw Stirling race both a Maserati 450S and a 300S in the first round of that year’s World Sports Car Championship on the Costanera road circuit, which used the wide service roads of the Aeroparque Jorge Newbery in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 1000km race took place over 98 laps of the 6.29 mile circuit and would last...
14 January 2017
Sir Stirling stable in Singapore hospital
Sir Stirling was admitted to hospital in Singapore on 22nd December 2016 with a serious chest infection. Because of the severity of the infection it resulted in some complications and his recovery has not been as speedy as was expected or wished.  However, his condition continues to improve and his doctors now consider him to be stable. In...