Articles tagged Jonathan Palmer

Page 78, August 1981

British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

Page 42, July 1997

World's fastest garden party

Historic car events have now hit centre-stage around the world - witness the crowds at the Mille Miglia, Laguna Seca and May's remarkable gathering on the Grand Prix circuit at Monaco. Goodwood's Festival of Speed is one of these prime international events, and this year features an astonishing assembly of racing cats from years past. There are more historic cars racing today than ever before,...

Page 52, June 1984

Grote Prijs van Belgie

-- Ferrari fight backZolder, April 29th When the Belgian Grand Prix returned to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last year, everyone was delighted and full of enthusiasm for a real Grand Prix de Belgique and the general feeling was that there need be no further discussion; the Belgian race was back at its rightful home and there it would stay. However, those who thought that overlooked one small...

Page 30, June 1984

Notes on the Cars at Zolder and Imola

With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off for Belgium with sufficient equipment for the two weeks. Europe based teams like Ferrari were at a big advantage and the Maranello team were back home by Monday lunch-time after the Belgian race the...

Page 26, June 1984

French Grand Prix

Dijon, May 20th Returning to the tortuous Dijon-Prenois circuit for the first time since 1981, this year’s edition of the French Grand Prix saw Niki Lauda deny the factory Renault Elf team another victory on home soil by taking his McLaren MP4/2 to a confident and convincing victory in the 79 lap race. For the McLaren International team it was another remarkable demonstration of the latest John...

Page 22, June 1984

The San Marino Grand Prix

Dull Imola, May 6th One thing about Italians, you know exactly where you stand with them; they are either deliriously happy or tragically sad, there is nothing in between. When they are happy they let you know in no uncertain manner, with cheering and shouting, flag waving, arm waving, jumping up and down and anything else they can think of to express their joy. When they are sad there is...

Page 40, May 1984

South African Grand Prix

Kyalami, Johannesburg, March 7th Early season Formula One form can frequently be misleading, but be that as it may the McLaren International team caught all its rivals off guard in the first two events of the 1984 Championship calendar. Two weeks after Alain Prost opened the year with victory in the Brazilian grand Prix at Rio de Janeiro, the Porsche-built, TAG-engined McLaren MP4/2s enacted an...

Page 60, April 1984

Fitzpatrick Racing:

from driver to owner “If I don’t drive any more, at least I can say I went out on a successful note,” commented John Fitzpatrick after announcing his new sponsorship deal with Skoal Bandit smokeless tobacco in London early in March. “I won the European Endurance race with Derek Warwick at Brands Hatch, a Can-Am race, an IMSA race, and a European Touring Car Championship trace with Jaguar, so you...

Page 90, September 2014

Growing up the hard way

Motor racing’s nursery floor has been horribly cluttered in recent seasons, but steps are being taken to tidy things up. We take a look at what’s gone wrong, what makes sense and what’s being done… Writer Simon Arron There was once an elegant simplicity. Forty years ago many British race meetings would commence with a couple of Formula Ford heats, sometimes three, to whittle the field down to 30-...

Page 161, July 2014

Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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