Articles tagged FISA

Page 60 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1984

Fitzpatrick Racing:

from driver to owner “If I don’t drive any more, at least I can say I went out on a successful note,” commented John Fitzpatrick after announcing his new sponsorship deal with Skoal Bandit smokeless tobacco in London early in March. “I won the European Endurance race with Derek Warwick at Brands Hatch, a Can-Am race, an IMSA race, and a European Touring Car Championship trace with Jaguar, so you...

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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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Formula One scene: Rio testing

Stifled progress With the first Grand Prix of 1987 only a few days off, the line-up has been announced officially by FISA. There are two cars each from McLaren, Williams, Lotus, Ferrari, Ligier, Benetton, Brabham, Arrows, Zakspeed and Minardi, and one Osella all with turbocharged 11/2-litre engines, making a total of twenty-one drivers competing for the FIA Drivers and Constructors Championships...

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Mansell Is Finally Crowned

Senna wins dramatic race, but second is enough to secure Mansell's first World Championship The first 38 laps of the Hungarian GP did not follow the script that Nigel Mansell would have wished to have signed off, but the inkling of the role that Riccardo Patrese had written in for himself had already become evident on Saturday night. After dominating each practice session, the Italian was in good...

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Around and about

More Changes to Grand Prix Rules On the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix, the third race of the new 31/2-litre formula, FISA's Formula One Commission approved a series of detail regulations regarding the design of Grand Prix cars. Adopted by unanimous vote after consultation with team engineers and designers, the reforms bypass the normal stability rule on the grounds of safety, and will come into...

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Cats for Group C?

It would be rather appropriate if the sports-racing 'Coventry Cats', Jaguars in other words, were the first to compete in World Championship racing with catalytic converters in the exhaust systems, but that's the way the industry is thinking at the moment. Whilst FISA is hustling the manufacturers down the corridor marked 'horsepower unlimited', more than one is expressing concern about the...

Page 35 of January 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, January 1982


FULL marks to the FIA for publishing the 1982 International Calendar of races, rallies, hillclimbs, rallycross, autocross and drag-racing before the end of last November. The total list of events, world-wide, which come under the jurisdiction of the FIA is well over 600, ranging from F1 Grand Prix events to drag-races at Santa Pod and in countries as far apart as Japan and South Africa, though to...

Page 21 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, March 1984

"Not what it was intended to be"

In our article on page 150 of the February, 1984 issue we published a photograph described as "Not what it seems to be : a blower Bentley for sure, and many parts were built in 1929 / 1930, but it spent most of its life as a drophead coupe, not the 4-seater Le Mans car it purports to be." We were, of course, wrong in that the photograph, which was printed in error, was actually of the concours...

Page 31 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1991


Where next Mr President? MLC interviews new FISA president Max Mosley "I looked in my shaving minor this morning and thought, 'Gosh, at long last I can do something about the way motorsport is run'." Five days after his election as President of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, Max Mosley was slowly coming to terms with the awesome responsibilities of governing motor sports —...

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Behind the Grand Prix Scene

The course-car When the green light comes on and the 24 Formula One cars take off from the starting grid to begin a Grand Prix race, a production passenger-carrying car sets off behind them. Naturally it cannot hope to keep pace, but it is usually a car with good performance and driven by a competent driver who usually manages to complete a lap of the circuit by the time the race leaders are...



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