Károly Méhes visits Vienna to discover the places made famous by Niki Lauda, 3-time Formula 1 World Champion and one of the Austrian capital’s most famous sons.
Soon after the end of the coronavirus lockdown in Europe, Károly Méhes hit the road for a tour of the most important motorsport landmarks in Germany. Heppenheim The birthplace of Sebastian Vettel is a peaceful little town, characterised by its pretty timber houses from the Middle Ages. On a Sunday in June, Heppenheim is [...]
Károly Méhes speaks to Prof. Dr. György Nemes, the medical chief at the inaugural Hungarian Grand Prix in 1986. Dr. Nemes, now aged 86, is a well-known traumatology specialist and orthopaedic surgeon. He was always interested in racing, but more importantly was an expert in treating injuries caused by car accidents. The right person [...]
Since 1972, Ferrari’s legendary test track has played a decisive role in the performance of the F1 team. Károly Méhes investigates. Despite moving his company base from Modena to Maranello during World War II, Enzo Ferrari continued to test his road and racing cars at Autodromo di Modena for the next 25 years. By [...]
Károly Méhes chats to Luca Fornetti, owner of an F1-themed shop in Maranello, about life during lockdown at the home of Ferrari. Images © Károly Méhes There’s always a buzz about Ferrari in Maranello. Not now. Italy has been one of the hardest hit countries by the coronavirus, and the situation in Emilia-Romagna, the [...]
Although races involving cars were taking place as early as 1894, the true birth of professional motorsport happened on 26-27 June 1906 when the first French Grand Prix was staged at the iconic Le Mans circuit. The winner was a Hungarian called Ferenc Szisz, and this is his story. The family of Ferenc Szisz [...]
On October 24, 1976. Fuji International Speedway hosts the inaugural Japanese Grand Prix. It would become one of the most famous title deciders in the history of motorsport. Károly Méhes reports. The 1976 Formula 1 World Championship had seen it all. A horror accident for Niki Lauda in Germany, a late season charge by [...]
Hungarian F1 journalist Károly Méhes remembers his trip to Zolder, where Gilles Villeneuve was killed during the 1982 Belgian Grand Prix.
Mika Salo competed in Formula 1 from 1994-2002, but achieved his biggest success when deputising at Ferrari for an injured Michael Schumacher in 1999. Károly Méhes caught up with the Finn 20 years on to look back on his time at the Scuderia. How did you enter the picture after Schumacher’s accident at Silverstone? [...]
The Hungaroring holds a special place in the heart of Nigel Mansell. It's a circuit where he achieved one of his greatest victories (for Ferrari, in 1989) and the place where he was crowned the 1992 World Champion. Ahead of the 34th consecutive running of the Hungarian Grand Prix, Mansell talked to Károly Méhes [...]