Articles tagged Formula One

Page 29 of December 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1979

Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Sponsorship The heading to this article is the official title of the firm that runs the Williams team in Formula One and it can be said that it is financed by Saudi Arabia. However, it has not always been so, for the initial influx of money from Saudi Arabia came solely from the national airline Saudia, but over the past two seasons interest in the Formula One team has spread throughout the land...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

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The Formula One Scene

The rather shambolic race at Watkins Glen brought the 1979 season of Grand Prix racing to a close and whichever way you look at it, it has been one of the better seasons. There have been a whole spate of new cars and new engine developments, new teams have risen to the top, some old friends have sunk to the bottom and some disappeared altogether, two controversial ex-World Champions have moved on...

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Jackie Stewart - BRM (1965)

By the time JYS reached Formula One, compatriot Jimmy Clark was the man to beat. Yet the younger Scot refused an opportunity to rate himself next to the best over at Lotus, instead opting for a seat alongside the next best: BRM's Graham Hill. The P261 was tremendous and so was Jackie: his first six GP starts yielded sixth, third, second, second, fifth and second. He also won his fourth Fl start,...

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First amongst equals

Then and now: Jack Sears, champion back in 1958, discusses touring car racing through the ages Within the pages of Denis Jenkinson's book The Racing Driver lurks a surprising juxtaposition of images: an oversteering Maserati 250F at Rouen is pictured above a wheel-lifting, slightly understeering Austin A105 Westminster at Brands Hatch! The drivers? Juan-Manuel Fangio and Jack Sears. In the...

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Sports Round-up

Formula Two A three week gap between the Mugello round of the European Formula Two Championship and the next race in Sweden, at Karlskoga, gave March Engineering time to assemble their most ambitious challenge ever seen in this category of racing. Not only did they enter regular Championship contenders, Patrick Depailler and Hans-Joachim Stuck, but they had also persuaded Colin Chapman to lend...

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In the age before Bute

Johnny Dumfries made it to F1 and won Le Mans before returning to his duties as the Marquess of Bute. He talks to Marquess, er, Marcus Simmons Tap the name 'Johnny Dumfries' into any internet search engine and you get the grand prix encyclopaedia pages. You're told that he was born in a castle and that he is now a talented painter. So you get this image of a bloke who, either side of a racing...

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I wish I'd designed... Lotus 49

Put off Formula One for years by the death of Jim Clark, it was the technical aspects, not human ones, which renewed his interest. However, there is one car which combines both Although not much of a historian, I'm inclined to choose a car from the period which really got me excited about Formula One and drove me to get involved. The Lotus 49 is significant for me because it was the last F1 car...

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International Racing Calendar 1987

Formula One World Championship The number of Formula One races has been increased to seventeen with the addition of a race in Japan, a revival of interest in Formula One in the Far East since the last Championship race in 1977. The scene on the Iberian Peninsular has been rationalised with the races in Portugal and Spain being on consecutive weekends, the Autodrome at Estoril and the new...

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On The New Grand Prix Formula

Next month the new F.I.A. Formula One for Grand Prix racing comes into being, it having been announced just two years ago, in December 1963, that this would happen. It's pretty safe to say that no new cars will be ready on this date, though numerous projects will be well under way by then. Although the South African Grand Prix on January 1st is being run to the new Formula One rules, it is not a...

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