Articles tagged BRM

Page 57 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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The way we were

Motor Sport’s new Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes has just published F1 Retro 1970, a season review ripe with fresh detail and perspective. Here are a few edited highlights Business as usual for a community in mourningBelgium, June 5-7 Spa was a nine-mile blast on closed public roads through the Ardennes forest, the course climbing and dipping through valleys, bordered by trees, stone walls and...

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Peter Wright

As the 1983 Grand Prix season begins, we talk to Team Lotus's Director of Research and Development about life with Colin Chapman and prospects for the future without him The late Colin Chapman originally set up a research and engineering base in Ketteringham Hall, a tastefully converted former boys' school close to the Lotus Cars factory at Hethel, back in 1976. The dynamic, forward-thinking...

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Delirium Tremens -- Jo Siffert remembered

An indomitable will to win IN 1948 at Bremgarten a 12 year-old Swiss boy watched, entranced, as a Frenchman wove his magic driving a Gordini. The boy's name was Joseph Siffert, the Frenchman's Raymond Sommer. Coeur de Lion, they called the latter, Lionheart. It was his name long before anyone ever thought of coining it for Nigel Mansell, and Sommer was an artist, a man to whom the manner in...

Page 68 of October 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, October 1987

The Things They Say

"They (Napier) were the predecessors of important firms such as ERA, BRM, Vanwall, Lotus and so on," building British cars especially for racing, says the National Motor Museum's The First To Wear British Racing Green appeal leaflet. But what of the Sunbeam Motor Car Co of Wolverhampton? Some fine examples of these British racing cars are in the NMM at Beaulieu. . . WB

Page 132 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 132, May 2010

No need for cheating

In a patchy season BRM scored one memorable win, bringing hints of rule-bending. But the facts are there, if you want to look… My friend Simon Taylor’s Lunch With Robin Herd, the ‘h’ of March cars, in the March issue, included a cheerful throwaway line about Pedro Rodríguez’s winning BRM in the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix having used a 3.3-litre V12 engine – which would have been a desperate cheat,...

Page 20 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, November 2001

Legends

Jo Siffert The clocks go back soon, and whenever that happens Jo Siffert always comes to my mind, for they did so on October 24, 1971, the day of the Victory Race at Brands Hatch. I forgot, and arrived very early. It was the day Siffert died. Rob Walker loves to talk about 'Seppi', his driver for many years, and it's clear that, in terms of affection, he brackets him with S Moss. In 1962, after...

Page 105 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, October 2011

Give him

opit s41 ...And he takes a milestone victory. Peter Gethin's win at Monza in 1971 made the record books, but it was also his sole Grand Prix success BY ALAN HENRY into Parabolica they came for the 55th and final time with Ronnie Peterson's bright red March 711 just ahead. Right on his of Cevert tail was the dark blue Tyrrell of Francois Cevert with Mike Hailwood's Surtees next in the bobbing and...

Page 10 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 1999

ON THE NEW FORMULA TWO

ON THE NEW FORMULA TWO WHEN 1IJE FIA ANNOUNCED THAT FORMULA JUNIOR would finish at the end of 1963 and be replaced by two formulae, one above and one below in technical standards to the existing Formula Junior, it seemed like a sound move. It meant that there would be two reasonable stepping stones up the ladder of single-seater racing to the pinnacle of Formula One. However, the detailed rules...

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The years of the Rat

Niki Lauda is nothing if not a fighter. As he reaches 60, he talks to Motor Sport about some of his biggest battles in racing and in business It comes to us all, I suppose, but the notion of Niki Lauda celebrating his 60th birthday on February 22 seems just a touch difficult to believe. Three times World Champion, the Austrian ace – to use the apt title of his autobiography – has been To Hell and...

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