Articles tagged Fina

Page 58 of March 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 1973

Notes on the cars in Argentina

OF THE twenty cars in the spacious garages of Buenos Aires Autodrome, five were brand new but none of them were to designs not previously seen in public. But there were some pretty significant modifications in some camps, particularly in the Elf Team Tyrrell corner. They had brought along the two Mk. 2 versions, 005 for Stewart and 006 for Cevert, and both cars were fitted with inboard front...

Page 30 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, December 1989

Rally review: Australian Rally

On top down under It is never easy for an organising group to enter the World Championship for the first time, no matter how many times their event has been held outside the series. When an event jumps straight into the world series in only its second year the difficulties can be enormous. Experience counts for a great deal, and it says much for the abilities of the organisers of the 10th...

Page 38 of November 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 1989

Rally review: Cyprus Rally

Shadow Play Some twenty years ago a group of enthusiasts in Cyprus, some of them Cypriot and some members of the British military (BAMA and RAFMSA) got together and convinced the Cyprus AA that an international rally should be held on the island. They also convinced a tobacco company that the project was highly deserving of financial backing. The result, in 1970, was the first Rothmans Cyprus...

Page 34 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1991

Rally Review -- Sanremo

Auriol at last Since the tortuous dirt roads in the mountains above the Riviera of the Flowers were all covered in spoilsport tarmac, the Sanremo Rally has never been an easy event for anyone. The rally has stages on both tarmac and dirt, which means that stocks of tyres, transmissions and suspensions all have to be doubled to cater for both surfaces, whilst test sessions also have to be...

Page 22 of January 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1992

Armin Schwarzenegger

Cataluña Rally When Toyota Team Europe went to Spain for the Cataluña Rally the prime object was to get Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya on the winners rostrum. The secondary object was to keep rivals Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen out of the top points-scoring positions. The double purpose had two reasons. In the first place, Sainz needed points to stay ahead of Kankkunen and to keep his World...

Page 56 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 1988

Leading by Example

Unleaded petrol is still a dirty word to many in this country, its tarnished image imported from the States, from California in particular, where the Americans have been living with it for many years now. Europeans have always tended to look down their noses at American cars, whose lazy power-units are in some people's minds good for nothing but heaving a mass of chrome and metal down long,...

Page 66 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1989

Group A lobby

Sir, Who makes the decisions at FISA? Who are they answerable to? The recent peremptory cancelling of the European Touring Car Championship doesn't seem to have pleased anybody — spectators, sponsors, journalists or least of all teams. The timing of the announcement at the end of the 1988 season, when teams were planning their 1989 efforts, is most unsporting. Drivers are scrambling for jobs; the...

Page 23 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 1975

New Formula One cars

As many new Formula One cars seem to be appearing as the weekly "comics" discover budding new Formula One drivers in Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic or Formula Three, but just as it is a long way from professional Club racing to winning a Grand Prix, it is also a long way from completing the building of a Formula One car to it getting the chequered flag. Although it seems that new cars are...

Page 65 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, January 1991

Model Reviews

While publishers scurry around to publish their annuals in time for Christmas, model manufacturers are doing the same. The Portuguese based Onyx company, which is represented in Britain by Modeltime Limited, 64-66 Windmill Road, Croydon have been busy in the last few weeks producing a series of cars that competed at Le Mans in 1990. The four TWR Jaguars are included, but unfortunately Gallahers...

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

Longtail got short shrift

McLaren’s glorious road car had a brief spell at the top in endurance racing before its rivals gained an unfair advantage Wandering about Silverstone on a recent test day we were basking in the sun, pondering the new pits site between Club Corner and Abbey Curve, and the new infield loop which runs up to the start of the one-time Club Straight – now (most aptly) renamed the Wellington Straight....

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