Articles tagged ATS

Page 31 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1978

The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

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The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

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Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

Page 102 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, April 1982

Behind the Grand Prix scene

The Tyre Men AT the moment the tyre situation in Formula One is very healthy, with four companies in direct competition. We went through the stage where Dunlop had a total monopoly, and design stagnated, then Goodyear achieved a total monopoly and design actually took a step backwards, but now everyone is thrusting forwards. We have Goodyear, Michelin, Avon and Pirelli all supplying Formula One...

Page 94 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, December 1977

ATS Information Required

ATS Information Required Sir, Is it possible through your pages to forward a plea for information concerning the Italian manufacturer ATS? I have acquired an ATS Competition 'Berlinetta, one of a series of eight. Suspected 1,000-1,600 c.c. perhaps Cosworth, space frame construction dated approximately 1966-970. Overall appearance is of a short-tailed Lola T70. It could be one for which Moreno...

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United States (East) Grand Prix

Not a Lotus Day Watkins Glen, October 1st The United States Grand Prix, held at Watkins Glen, used to be one of the newer events on the calendar, starting in 1961 after trial events had been held on the Sebring airfield and at Riverside in California. Now in its eighteenth year at Watkins Glen the United States race is well established, though it does not seem to have developed the character of a...

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Flat race

Today, Formula 1 teams expect two years' warning of technical rule changes. Thirty years ago, they got four months. Cue panic - then a prime example of pure inspirationwriter Paul Fearnley All stop! The bombshell that sucked the air from beneath their skirts detonated on Thursday November 3: from two tonnes of ground-effect grip to 'two tonnes of flat-bottomed fun'. Yet the governing body's only...

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