Articles tagged Ferrari

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1981 British Grand Prix race report - A very popular win

  Enormous is the only way to describe the size of the organisation behind this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, backed by Marlboro and with the support of just about every racing enthusiast in the country, all masterminded by the RAC Motor Sports Association. John Watson crosses the line in his McLaren to win after late drama for Rene Arnoux. Photo: Motorsport Images The pits and...

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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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The Ferrari 126 CK

A turbo-charging breakthrough Just over a year has gone by since Ferrari first showed the 126 CK to the Press at a gathering in Italy, and that was less than a year from the time that murmurings began to come from Maranello that Ferrari was abandoning the 3-litre unsupercharged engine for Formula One in favour of a 1 1/2-litre forced-induction engine, and that by way of exhaust-driven turbo-...

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French Grand Prix

John Watson's McLaren MP4 (leading, above) sweeps downhill onto Dijon's "Grand Prix loop" ahead of Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C, Hector Rebaque's Brabham BT49C and Rene Arnoux's turbo. Below, the sleek lines of Arnoux's Renault are shown off in this shot of the Frenchman heading for third place overall in the "two heat" race. *   *   * Nelson Piquet was leading comfortably in his Brabham...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari 126CK heads the queue of cars battling for the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. He is persued by Jacques Laffite's Talbot-Matra JS17, John Watson's McLaren MP4, Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C and Elio de Angelis's Lotus 87. Below, Britain's Nigel Mansell recovered well from a slow start to bring his Lotus 87 home sixth. *   *   * John Watson drove his best...

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British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

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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"...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

A very interesting race Imola, May 3rd To fill out the ranks of the Grand Prix races in the European part of the 1981 season the Italians came up with the splendid idea of holding a second event in Italy. As the International rules do not allow this unless the circuits are more than a specified distance apart (to allow two events in the USA) the Automobile Club of San Marino put in a claim for a...

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Trevor Taylor remembers...

In this day and age of “big money” Grand Prix motor racing, it is difficult to imagine any driver maintaining the same life style after he finished his active participation as he followed before he was involved. Even moderately successful Formula One drivers can earn a reasonable living out of the game and many people quite rightly feel that this desire to sustain a certain standard of living has...

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