Articles tagged FOCA

Page 12 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, July 1994

A timely triumph

When Michael Schumacher's Benetton stuck in fifth gear, Damon Hill was there to scoop the spoils for an intensely relieved Williams team. There were many, it must be said, whose scepticism got the better of them after the Spanish GP. Could Michael Schumacher really have done the last two-thirds of the race in only fifth gear, including a pit stop? You can try to calculate what percentage there...

Page 50 of October 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, October 1981

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...

Page 60 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1995

Cast of Characters

It's like being back in the Sixties! "We’re at Silverstone during the Coys Historic Festival. The speaker is a tall, burly, silver-haired man, who alternates between inspecting cars and greeting old racing friends: Cliff Allison, Tim Parnell, Bruce Halford, for he too is a Formula One driver of those days. The results tables don't proclaim Ian Burgess as one of the greats, but there was a time...

Page 52 of February 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, February 1983

Determined to force his way back to the top

At the end of the 1981 season Motor Sport carried a detailed account of the Formula One achievements of Williams Grand Prix Engineering which had just won its second successive Constructors' Championship. The story had really started back in 1979 when Williams designer Patrick Head refined Colin Chapman's ground effect philosophy to such good effect that the team's FW07 quickly became established...

Page 16 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 1999

Legends - Elio de Angelis and the GP Drivers Strike

Denis Jenkinson had Catholic tastes in music, as in much else. If his particular devotion was to traditional jazz - Sidney Bechet was up there with Rosemeyer, Giles Villeneuve, Senna et al among his heroes - so also he loved to listen to Beethoven. And once in a while something quirky would catch his fancy: 'Song for Guy,' by Elton John was one such. There is no vocal here, merely a piano solo,...

Page 104 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, May 1982

Behind the Grand Prix scene

The Doctor BACK in the days when Jackie Stewart was King of Formula One attempts were made to rationalise the medical scene at Grand Prix races. With the aid of his Grand Prix Drivers Association (GPDA) and money from all manner of sources, including enthusiasts and spectators, a Grand Prix Medical Unit was created in the form of an articulated lorry fitted out as a super ambulance and temporary...

Page 104 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, June 1982

The San Marino Grand Prix

Ferrari First and Second Imola, April 25th The Grand Prix of San Marino, held on the undulating Imola circuit, was a straightforward affair. It was a battle between Ferrari and Renault, with two cars apiece, when the circuit opened for official testing on Friday morning at the scheduled time of 10 a.m. From the time the first lap was turned until late Sunday afternoon there were no problems as...

Page 64 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, June 1989

Interview: Jochen Neerpasch

Der neue Neubauer? As Mercedes-Benz racing cars once more become Silver Arrows, it falls to former Porsche, Ford, BMW and Talbot man Jochen Neerpasch to inherit the mantle, if not perhaps the high profile, of Alfred Neubauer. Mike Cotton analyses the past achievements and optimism for the future of a busy team manager whose commitment to the expansion of international sports-car and saloon racing...

Page 32 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1979

The Formula One scene

The present Formula One, for 3-litre unsupercharged engines and 1½-litre supercharged, was started in 1966, since when there have been so many secondary roles introduced that we have had, in effect, a number of Formulae since that date. A 1966 Formula One car would no longer comply with the rules in many ways, tubular space-frames are outlawed, 16-cylinder engines are banned, alloy fuel tanks...

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