Articles tagged Australian GP

Page 43, December 2014

Welcome to ‘the go show’

Mat Oxley If William Hogarth were alive and interested in motor sport, he wouldn’t have to look very far for a subject for a modern-day Rake’s Progress. Anthony Gobert was a young Australian motorcycle racer with the world at his feet. People in the know rated him as more naturally talented than biking greats such as Kevin Schwantz and Freddie Spencer, but he never even got close to winning a...

Page 19, November 2014

Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

Page 46, August 2006

Lunch with... Sir Stirling Moss

Simon Taylor finds out that life for the man they used to call Mr Motor Racing is more hectic than ever. For him it’s a logical continuation of the racing career that ended 44 long years ago Photography: James Mitchell Sir Stirling Moss doesn’t eat lunch. At 76 years of age, he’s far too busy. By 7am each day he’s at his desk in his self-designed, high-tech house in Shepherd Street, Mayfair. Lady...

Page 70, June 2014

Letters

Called to account Mark Hughes’ April column sums up brilliantly what us long-term addicts could not have done so pointedly. That having been said, we the spectators/paying public, have long been sacrificed to the Gods of the almighty dollar, as he states so well, but good luck getting any of them to react. May I suggest a running challenge and a new monthly feature for the FIA (Todt), Ecclestone...

Page 19, May 2014

Nigel Roebuck

Spectacle trumps soundWizards of OzAndretti's concorde offer Back in the day it was my invariable habit, for final qualifying at Monte Carlo, to position myself immediately behind the guardrail somewhere close to the left-right entry to the swimming pool area. Then defined by solid masonry rather than white lines, it was a place that rewarded the bravest, as well as the most deft, and in 1985 I...

Page 80, January 2014

Racers, Rivals and fellow Scots

"It hardly seems possible that I've been racing cars for more than 25 years and karts for a few seasons before that. I've met some great people and driven some wonderful machinery along the way, but there have been a few conspicuous duds, too. Overall, though, the positives outweigh everything else..." 1. McLaren MP4-5B The Chassis McNish fine-tuned for Ayrton et al It was a very easy car to...

Page 61, February 2014

Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which 20 most capture the essence of Ferrari?Writer Simon Arron A curious...

Page 11, September 2009

The tragic cost of racing

As I write the morning after, we are reeling from the shock. News of the tragedy that has claimed the life of Henry Surtees in a Formula 2 accident at Brands Hatch is still raw, and it is too much to imagine what his father John and mother Jane are going through. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Surtees family, and also to Jack Clarke and the rest of the F2 fraternity, who will all be...

Page 98, March 2008

Bashes and 'tashes

High jinks mixed with high drama at the 1994 Australian GP, as former Benetton mechanic Greg Field tells Rob Widdows There is not much Greg Field hasn’t seen in over three decades as a racing mechanic, but 1994 was a particularly momentous year for him and the Benetton team. By Adelaide, the last race of the year, the world championship hung in the balance between their man Michael Schumacher and...

Page 73, September 2002

COSWORTH GB

COSWORTH GB IN THE FIRST OF A NEW SERIES THAT ASSESSES INTRIGUING MIGHT-HAVE-BEENS EV THE RACING ENGINE ARENA, KEITH HOWARD ANALYSES THE TURBO V6 THAT HAD THE UNENVIABLE TASK OF FOLLOWING IN THE TYRE TRACKS OF COS WORTH'S DFV, F1'S MOST SUCCESSFUL POWER UNIT F ormula One's turbo era was not greeted with universal enthusiasm. And its most vocal critic, Cosworth's Keith Duckworth, hardly rated as a...

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