"Silverstone Sidelongs"

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Gonzalez in the F.1 Ferrari used Shell fuel and oil, Weber carburetters, Marchal plugs, Pirelli tyres, Marelli ignition, Houdaille shock-absorbers and Borani wheels. In the 4.9 sports Ferrari he was aided by the same sound components. The Jaguar which won the touring-car race relied on Shell fuel and oil, S. U. carburetters, Champion plugs, Dunlop tyres, Lucas ignition, Girling shock absorbers, Mntex brake linings and Dunlop wheels. Moss had Shell fuel and oil, an Amal carburetter, K.L.G. plug, Dunlop tyres, Bosch magneto, Girling shock-absorhers and Cooper wheels on his Cooper 500. Mintex brake linings were used by Alan Brown, Gould, Chapman, Gammon, Parnell, Appleyard, Rolt., Moss, Abecassis, and Sims.

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Gonzalez impressed enormously by his greatly improved driving. When a car in front of him was shown the blue flag he would grin all over his face and nod from the big sports Ferrari in thanks to the flag marshals. He made a prompt, clear speech — in his native tongue — when called upon to do so at the prize presentation; but he didn’t like our cold, wet weather.

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Prize money? Well, the works Ferrari drivers netted £720 between them.

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Gonzalez in his new-found form is proving a real asset to Ferrari in the absence of Farina and Hawthorn. He came to Silverstone fresh from his victory at Bordeaux.

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In case we confused the issue last month we wish to emphasise that the Maseratis which Salvadori drives are the property of the directors of the Gilby Eng. Co., of South Woodford, and not of S. G. Greene alone, and that Francis Beart is solely responsible for tuning the Cooper-Norton with which Moss so convincingly won the 500-cc, race.

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Bira is satisfied with his Maserati but intends to obtain more power from it.

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We wish John Heath an early recovery front his leg injury.

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What flower was Peter Walker wearing in his overcoat after driving that “foreign” Jaguar so well in the sports-car race?

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And where was the “artificial wiggle” before Woodcote Corner, which Basil Cardew referred to in his article in the excellent souvenir programme?

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The Bristol M.C.& L. C. C. plans an improved version of its already excellent Veteran Car Tral for July 10th. Details from M. E. Dunscombe, The Centre, Bristol 1.

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