Articles tagged Fangio

Page 14, June 1955

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

Page 38, February 1987

Swan Song

The Connaught Story Part 4 It is ironic that the Connaught Type B was the company's most successful car, for it was conceived as a stop-gap, against the time when a suitable engine would allow an advanced, rear-engined, monocoque design to be completed. It is ironic, too, that the team's most stirring performances should have come in the final twelve months or so of its existence when its...

Page 39, August 1968

Grand Prix Practice

Could it be improved? Without delving into the archives or pouring over history books I could not say exactly when the idea of practicing for a race first caught on. It is pretty certain that drivers did not practice the routes of the early town-to-town races at the start of the century, for in the beginning it was achievement enough to get from the start to the finish. Testing was certainly...

Page 43, August 1958

A Stirring V.S.C.C Oulton Park Meeting

Pre-War Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Cars demonstrated. W. F. Moss drives fearlessly to win Seaman Trophies Race in his 1936 E.R.A. PRE-WAR RACING CAR. POST-WAR TRANSPORTER.—The sight and sound of the W125 G. P. Mercedes-Benz at Oulton Park aroused nostalgic memories on the part of those old enough to remember the Auto-Union/Mercedes-Benz battles at Donington. Almost as impressive was the 300 SL 100-...

Page 86, August 1993

Dining tip

Sir, I was interested to read DSI's article A Famous Vanwall Victory in the April issue. My wife and I spent three weeks in Pescara when on leave from Germany in August 1957. We managed to obtain tickets for seats in the stand opposite the pits. The scaffold was a very insecure structure which shook alarmingly whenever the Italian crowd leapt to its feet and cheered on its heroes. I took a number...

Page 13, August 1955

Matters of Moment

The British Grand Prix After a period of over a month without a major motor race, Aintree became the animated scene of the B.A.R.C. British Grand Prix on July 16th, and, run off in hot summer weather before a vast crowd estimated at 150,000, the race was happily devoid of accident, confirming that Grands Prix with evenly-matched cars driven by the leading exponents are the safest form of racing...

Page 31, September 1986

The 250F Maserati -- Part Three

(Continued from the July issue) While the Maserati factory team was enjoying a successful season in 1957 with the three "Lightweight" cars, 2527, 2528 and 2529, it was also experimenting with a car for the future. Originally this was going to be an entirely new car, with a 2-1/2--litre flat-12 cylinder engine, following the 250F layout by being front-mounted and still using a gearbox in unit with...

Page 24, July 1965

Reflections on the Monaco G.P.

THE decision by Clark and Gurney to compete in the Indianapolis 500-mile race in preference to the Monaco G.P. upset some people and surprised others. It really should not have been a surprise, for both are professional racing drivers and for either of them to become the first road-racing-type driver to win Indianapolis, apart from the vast bag of gold, would be an important and satisfying...

Page 66, December 2000

Alfa Romeo 159

After 50 years in Motorsport, it's the car which fired his imagination that this ex-BRM and Lotus designer still holds dear. He learned a lot from watching the Alfa Romeo Team, too. As a young engineer at Rolls-Royce, I needed a source of inspiration, like most people, and I looked towards the Alfa Romeo 158/9. Then! was lent by R-R to BRM for the V16 project. When the Alfa was in its heyday it...

Page 14, June 1958

XVI GRAND PRIX DE MONACO

Rob Walker Equipe Wins Again MONTE CARLO, May 18th. THE organising committee of the Automobile Club of Monaco deserve full marks for not pandering to the present-day ideas of the F.I.A. in turning Grand Prix races into " sprint-type ” events, for they kept the XVI Monaco G.P. to a traditional full-length G.P. of 100 laps of the tiny, narrow, 3.145-km. street circuit. On the other hand they...

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