Articles tagged Pirelli

Page 38, February 2010

Snapshots of Senna

Only a small number of journalists were allowed into Ayrton Senna’s world. Here, one of the favoured few recalls his early friendship – and final falling out – with the great BrazilianBy Mike Doodson One day, somebody will write a great full-length biography of Ayrton Senna da Silva. Let’s hope it won’t take the couple of centuries for that someone to compile the balanced, well-informed...

Page 31, November 1978

The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

Page 30, August 1981

The British Grand Prix

A very popular win Silverstone, July 18th Enormous is the only way to describe the size of the organisation behind this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, backed by Marlboro and with the support of just about every racing enthusiast in the country, all master-minded by the RAC Motor Sports Association. The pits and paddock became a veritable young town, with motor homes, tents, marquees...

Page 40, August 1981

The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

Page 43, June 1981

Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

Page 72, March 1969

Pirelli—Tyres and Dates

Pirelli makes damn good tyres. In 1964 Pirelli decided to make a damn good calendar. That year 35,000 Pirelli calendars were produced, at a cost of £17,000. As the fame of these beautifully produced and skilfully photographed sex symbols spread, the demand soared to a print order of 60,000 for the 1969 calendar, for instance, at a cost of £60,000, or a unit-cost of 6s. 8d. Pirelli House in London...

Page 46, December 2014

Historic racing news

Combe Classic is big hit Next year’s event already at the planning stage | by Paul Lawrence The Castle Combe Autumn Classic has been hailed as one of the best events at the Wiltshire track for many years, after the annual festival came of age in 2014. “I think that’s the best event we’ve run for a very long time,” said circuit marketing boss Rodney Gooch, for whom the October event was a pre-...

Page 34, December 2014

Grand Prix Notebook

Singapore, Japan & Russia Rd 14 Marina Bay, September 21, 2014 1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 00min 04.795sec 2 Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 18.329sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 00min 19.068sec Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 50.417sec Race distance: 60 laps, 188.749 miles Pole position: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 45.681sec Rd...

Page 26, May 1985

Mass and lckx Win Economy Run

Early last year there was a terrible shemozzle in the sports car world when FISA decided at short notice to "do a deal" with the American IMSA organisation. They scrapped the proposed fuel economy rules for a start, requiring a 15% reduction in the amount available for a 1,000 kilometre event, to 510 litres, and the works Porsche team was so upset that it withdrew its cars from Le Mans. All that...

Page 69, September 1963

What is it?

A reader has sent us this picture, of a car seen near Tewkesbury in recent months. In fact, four different versions have been seen, all with FLK registrations (London). One had grilles in the boot, as if rear-engined, another had a transverse silencer beneath its rear bumper, and that shown had the engine in front. The only name, on the boot, is Falago, the tyres are Pirelli, the speedometer like...

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