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Page 25 of September 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, September 1976

Austrian Grand Prix

The sun came out Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 15th Those who travelled from England to Austria for the Grand Prix on the Osterreichring discovered where all the rain had gone. There is no shortage of water in central Austria and violent thunderstorms rang through the mountains as the teams assembled in the paddock on the day before official practice. Some had already been indulging in some...

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Notes on the cars at Nurburgring

The Ferrari that was damaged in the Regazzoni/Lauda mix-up at Brands Hatch, number 312T2/027, needed quite a lot of straightening out so was dropped from the team for the German GP and Regazzoni returned to his earlier car, 312T2/025. Lauda still had the latest car, 312T2/028, and his earlier car number 312T2/026 was standing by as a spare, but was not used. The specification of all three cars...

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Notes on the cars at Zandvoort

Two new designs made their public debut at the Dutch Grand Prix, one from McLaren Racing and the other from Don Nichols' AVS Shadow team. These were the McLaren M26 and the Shadow DN8 and they had much in common in that they were both logical developments of previous models rather than radical new designs. Strangely enough they both had new monocoque body/chassis units of lower profile aimed at...

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The Italian Grand Prix

Lauda's comeback Monza, Italy, September 12th It is never very clear who instigates the changes to circuits, but the reasons are usually "in the interests of safety" though more attention could be paid to racing car design and manufacture, to say nothing of closer inspection of components. Teaching some drivers to drive more carefully could also add its quota to making motor racing safer. This...

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Notes on the cars at Monza

The days of new designs appearing at Monza as a prelude to the next season are long since gone, with all-the-year-round racing, and development being done as and when it can be fitted into the racing programme, new cars appear when they are ready. The only sign of a new design were sonic illegal photographs of the Lotus 78, the replacement for this year's car, but its debut in public was said to...

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