Articles tagged Hans Herrmann

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 41, September 1963

Freiburg Hill-climb (August 11th)

Edgar Barth scored another victory in the European Mountain Championship on August 11th when he won the Freiburg hill-climb with his works flat-eight 2-litre Porsche. Sixty thousand German spectators were present to watch a German victory in this event, the sixth in the year's Championships. Second came Hans Herrmann, but in an Italian car, a 2-litre Abarth prototype, his time for the two runs,...

Page 133, November 2014

From the archives with... Doug Nye

More vintage, less whine There was a time when being Formula 1 world champion seemed to mean so much more than today When I was first hooked on motor racing, what turned out to be a life-changing image was a magazine photo shown to me by my big brother, Rod. It depicted Reg Parnell in the works Alfa Romeo 158 at Silverstone. ‘Uncle Reg’ was crouched behind the steering wheel, muscular arms...

Page 108, October 2014

Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

Page 123, November 2008

Champagne socialising

Threatened by developers, the historic Reims circuit hosted a defiant celebration of its great pastBy Simon Taylor Between 1925 and 1969, the high-speed triangle of public roads west of the champagne capital of Reims was a magical circuit. The scene of the epic Hawthorn/Fangio French Grand Prix duel in 1953, it was always fast: in 1966 Lorenzo Bandini’s Ferrari took pole at an average of over...

Page 100, May 2014

Protest march

Jacky Ickx • Le Mans 24 Hours, 1969It might have been distinctive and spectacular, but the traditional Le Mans start had its critics. The time had come to take a stance...Writer: Simon Arron, Illustrator: Guy Allen Clairvoyants might have had trouble with this one… Jacky Ickx would become known for his stance against the perceived sanitisation of motor racing: at the 1975 Spanish Grand Prix, for...

Page 38, October 1953

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race

The Nurburgring 1,000 Kilometres Race ADENA1.3, August 30th. TO bring themselves in line with Italy and France in holding classic sports-car events the Germans organised a race over 44 laps of the 22-kilometre Nurburgring, the intention being to provide a gruelling race that would stand alongside the Mine Miglia and Le Mans. To anyone familiar with the Nurburgring there was no doubt at all that 1...

Page 50, August 2004

Blackballed at the Brickyard

When the CART establishment discovered that Team Lotus was building another Indycar, the reaction was far from positive. Gordon Cruickshank describes the car that became an outlaw It's tough being a new kid on the block, especially if you come from somewhere far away. That's what Lotus found when Colin Chapman decided to tackle Indianapolis. He was doing things a different way, and that didn't...

Page 41, December 2008

Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

Page 42, February 1999

A Place in the History Books

Porsche has, to date, won just one World Championship grand Prix. The driver was Dan Gurney who now talks to Adam Cooper about the marque's troubled relationship with Formula One. Over the past few seasons in Formula One, Ferrari and McLaren have been embroiled in a battle for supremacy at the top of the all-time Grand Prix winners list. The current score is 119 to 116 in favour of the Italians,...

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