Articles tagged British GP

Page 152, December 2014

The Iron Age

This ex-Jim Clark Lister is still going strong after a long and busy life – and Motor Sport was offered a chance to put it through its paces at Goodwood Writer: Paul Parker, Photographer: Stuart Collins Welcome to an age where design and detail were sometimes lacking, sometimes just what was needed, and what passed for aerodynamics were just smooth curves. Few realised then that more air was...

Page 102, December 2014

The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

Page 54, September 1977

The Hockenheim Formula 1 Race

“Der Kleiner Preis von Deutschland” The German round in the Formula One World Championship series for Drivers and Constructors was held on the fast and flat Hockenheim Ring on July 31st with all the regular Formula One teams and drivers taking part. Vern Schuppan remained in the Surtees team, after his promising showing at the British GP, new-boy Tambay was in the second Ensign, while Rebaque...

Page 30, September 1977

Alan Cottam defies the rain at VSCC Prescott

Heavy rain on August 14th did its best to wash away the Prescott hill-climb course on the occasion of the annual VSCC meeting there. But this did not affect spectator attendance, nor the efficient time-schedule. Cottam, too, whose FTDs are not taken almost for granted, showed he could do this in the wet as expertly as in the dry, his Connaught clocking 50.09 sec. That this was 7.42 sec. slower...

Page 25, September 1977

The Austrian Grand Prix

A Well-Earned Victory – Knittelfeld, August 14th In spite of the Osterreichring being in the middle of the country and difficult of access, from whichever direction you approach, few people miss the annual visit to the very scenic circuit. After the slow, twisty circuits like Monaco and Zolder the high-speed corners of the Osterreichring are refreshing, and after the stadium of Hockenheimring it...

Page 114, November 2014

Green field to green flag

As a new circuit in Wales awaits the go-ahead, we investigate the challenges of shaping a new track Writer Gordon Cruickshank Dragonflies. That’s the latest snag to get in the way of a £300m race circuit proposal for central Wales. Gwent Wildlife Trust says the site near Merthyr Tydfil is important for rare insect species, but it hasn’t stopped the backers of Circuit of Wales announcing a five-...

Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

Page 9, April 2004

You were there

Another chapter in our series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Thruxton, Oulton Park, Aintree and the Isle of Man Chris Beach never went to a race circuit without taking his camera after being inspired by the sights he saw at Oulton Park's Gold Cup meeting in 1959. His shot of David Piper's Lotus has a wonderful period feel and...

Page 24, May 1984

Tyre War in Racing

The F1 season which has now commenced will be a battle not only of engines, cars and drivers but of tyres, with Michelin, Goodyear and Pirelli equipping the teams. The first round in the latter war, in Brazil, went to Michelin, the rubber used by Prost's McLaren MP4. Grands Prix are now run exclusively on radial-ply tyres and Michelin proudly point to the fact that they pioneered this form of...

Page 106, October 2014

First among equals

British Grand Prix, Aintree, July 1955 Mercedes controlled the first British GP at the Liverpool circuit with its historic victory for Moss – but could it have gone the other way? Writer Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen A purpose-built facility in a land of converted airfields, the three-mile Aintree circuit ran partly parallel to the famous racecourse of the same name and staged its first...

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