Articles tagged Ferrari

Page 48 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 2009

1959 RAC Tourist Trophy, Goodwood

In the second of our occasional series, we remember how Aston Martin blazed a trail to sports car world title glory By Doug Nye We will soon see the 50th anniversary of Aston Martin becoming the first British manufacturer ever to win the FIA Sports Car World Championship. The decisive race was run on September 9, 1959 – the RAC Tourist Trophy, at Goodwood. It sticks in the memory for many reasons...

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TRACK TEST

Ferrari 512S Magnificent machine ”. . . as the solid pack of big sports cars thundered away towards Curva Grande it made Grand Prix racing seem a bit tame.” MOTOR SPORT, June 1970, Monza, Northern Italy. THE quote belongs to D.S.J. of course, but it seemed particularly apt to sum up the sheer vitality of a 1969-built Ferrari 512S that I was recently privileged to drive at Goodwood. Some 12 years...

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The story

Nine months in F1From the glorious to the ghastly, we’ve witnessed it all in a turbulent season of F1. And the repercussions are still being felt…By Rob Widdows March When the teams arrived in Melbourne in March precious few indicators pointed to who might have made the best use of a new set of rules. Pre-season testing at Barcelona suggested that Brawn could be the big surprise despite its last-...

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Notes On The Cars At Monte Carlo

Ferrari had five cars for his team of drivers, Fangio, Castellotti, Musso, and Collins. They were all modified Lancias, three of them with the Syracuse body style where the pontoons merge into the body, and two with the Argentine layout. Mechanically the cars were unchanged from previous races, the V8 engines still using double-choke downdraught Solex carburetters. In view of the possible...

Page 53 of January 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, January 1970

Can-Am

Sir, Never before has a major championship been dominated as has this year's Can-Am championship. It has never happened before and will probably never happen again and we should make the most of it. In 11 races works McLarens had 11 wins, eight seconds and one third, while privately-owned McLarens had one second and two thirds, making overall statistics for McLaren cars 11 races, 11 wins, nine...

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Quick March

The March 701 tends not to be regarded as a Formula 1 classic, but for a newcomer's first effort it achieved a great deal - and in short time, too By Andrew Frankel How difficult is it to win in Formula 1? Ask Toyota. For the eight seasons and 140 races that the world's largest car company contested between 2002 and 2009, not once did it manage to place a driver on the top step of the podium. I...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

And another for Williams Zandvoort, August 26th Arrival at Zandvoort was greeted with thunder and lightning, rain and floods, and it was difficult to tell the difference between the North Sea and the sky, or the beaches or the circuit. Fortunately the awful weather eased on Friday morning when testing was due to start, though there was still a lot of water about. Since last year the driver's...

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"Motor sport is corners with rubber on the ground, mechanics with dirt under their fingernails. It is not a 75-metre mega yacht full of girls... Though I like that world, too!"

His first love is bikes, but Valentino Rossi is a racer at heart, which is why he still plans to switch to four wheels one dayBy Mat Oxley If Valentino Rossi's father had been less unlucky as a motorcycle racer Rossi might now be ruling Formula 1 instead of MotoGP. Rossi Sr was a scarily fast though crash-prone bike racer of the late 1970s. He won three 250 Grands Prix in 1979, the year of...

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Oulton Park debut for E-Types

Graham Hill and Roy Salvadori sent the new 13-type Jaguars off to a good racing start by taking the first and third places in the Oulton Park Trophy for G.T. cars on April 16th. Practice times for both cars (which had, incidentally, come virtually straight from Coventry) indicated that only Innes Ireland in a DB4 G.T. Aston Martin had any chance of holding them. The Ferraris of Graham Whitehead...

Page 48 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 1991

Letter to readers

Engines Dear Reader, I have always enjoyed engines, from the day of my first motorcycle at an illegal age, to the cars and motorcycles of today; the engine to me has always been the most important part of any vehicle, and racing engines in particular are the very breath of life. You can produce the most wonderful looking car, but if it hasn't an engine it's about as exciting as a painting as...

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