Articles tagged Jim Crawford

Page 40, June 1981

Formula Two Review

With five of the 12 rounds of this year's European Formula Two Championship run two Swedish drivers head the points table. On paper Stefan Johansson has the lead on 19 points but fellow countryman Eje Elgh (18 points) is appealing against a disqualification from the results of the Thruxton round, which cost him six points. Elgh finished runner-up to Maurer team-mate Robert Guerrero at Thruxton...

Page 34, October 1974

Sports Round-up

Formula 5000 One International formula which seems to thrive on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) is the Formula 5000 single-seater category, a class of racing which took quite a long time to get off the ground but now commands a loyal following. In Europe the F5000 Championship is backed by Rothmans and, over the past month or so, Bob Evans and Peter Gethin...

Page 35, August 2002

Learning new tricks

The McLaren M23 improved with age. It won races in four consecutive seasons and was setting poles five years after its debut. Yet it's very underrated, writes Paul Fearnley Formula One in 1973 boiled down to Lotus versus Tyrrell: Lithe and balanced 72 versus stubby and twitchy 005-006. But were either the best car of the season? Silverstone that year is remembered for the shunt triggered by Jody...

Page 13, July 1997

Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams

With over 700 races and 250 rallies behind him, Williams continues to entertain on and off track No British race report is complete without a shot of a car ludicrously crossed up with Barrie Williams beaming through the window. Ruddyfaced, always chuckling, he seems to be everywhere at once in this, his 40th competition year. After leaving Hereford Cathedral School, he began rushing up Prescott...

Page 16, August 1987

Indianapolis 500

A rookie at the Brickyard After twenty-five years in motor racing, I suddenly found myself a "rookie" — American for a first-timer. I had, in fact, been to the famous track they call the Brickyard once before, but not in the hallowed month of May. Everything felt so different that I really did feel like a newcomer. The Indianapolis 500 is, after all, the world's richest motor race, with a total...

Page 80, May 2011

Brits on the track

Brits on the trackWhile British cars ruled Indy, one of few driver exports was N Mansell Despite the plethora of British cars during the period in question, only two British drivers qualified for the Indianapolis 500. Jim Crawford was a regular during this time a story of determination and ultimate tragedy that culminated in 1988. Although in constant pain from a qualifying accident the previous...

Page 16, October 2002

A Croft original

Sir, We were sad to read about the passing of Jim Crawford. He might have been forgotten elsewhere, but certainly not with long-time Croft regulars. For us, what was most memorable was that meeting in June 1981 when Jim left his greatest mark with the faithful at the North Yorkshire circuit It was to be the last year of the track in its original incarnation, and we were miserably ticking off...

Page 13, March 2013

Matters of Moment

Damien Smith, Editor They only let us hear it as a simulated lap of Monza, but as sales jobs go the men at Mercedes pulled out the stops to convince us that Formula 1 isn't about to be muted when its new engine regulations come on line next year. A visit to the manufacturer's High Performance Powertrain division in Brixworth promised a sneak preview of what we should expect in 2014 and the...

Page 82, March 2001

What... in my backyard?

Those who thought Formula One racing at Oulton Park and Mallory Park had been consigned to the history were startled in 1978, when John Webb made this dream happen all over again. Gary Watkins describes the birth, life and death of the Aurora AFX F1 series Kids can be so greedy. Surely the spectacle of Gilles Villeneuve dragging half his Ferrari around Zandvoort and Alan Jones notching up a...

Page 43, October 1981

Formula 2 review

Geoff Lees is the new European Formula Two Champion. Lees clinched the title in early September at the penultimate round of the series at Misano in Italy with a safe second place, following strong victories at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium (reported in the last issue) and at Donington Park. Of course, the Ralt-Honda driver would have liked to have taken the title with a hat trick of wins but a...

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