Articles tagged Grand Prix

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Contributors

We launch our new Formula 1 section this month, courtesy of Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes, who’s already proved a popular addition to our website. For Mark, and all of us at Motor Sport, the new season – which begins in Australia on March 16 – can’t come soon enough. The second of Simon Taylor’s three-part American mini-series continues this month, as he meets Canadian Indycar star Paul Tracy. We...

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Matters of moment

Towards the end of our audio podcast recording with Gordon Murray, the former Brabham designer said the last of many things that had resonance – particularly in light of the magazine (this one) we were cooking back in the office. Murray’s freewheeling career, indeed his whole life, has been rich in such variety it was hard to know where to begin for our chat show-style interview. Somehow, between...

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Delirium Tremens -- Jo Siffert remembered

An indomitable will to win IN 1948 at Bremgarten a 12 year-old Swiss boy watched, entranced, as a Frenchman wove his magic driving a Gordini. The boy's name was Joseph Siffert, the Frenchman's Raymond Sommer. Coeur de Lion, they called the latter, Lionheart. It was his name long before anyone ever thought of coining it for Nigel Mansell, and Sommer was an artist, a man to whom the manner in...

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Continental Notes

Only last April I was writing about the growing interest in Grand Prix racing and how Formula 1 events were filling the calendar thick and fast. I pointed out how the Classic events were assured and were being supported by races such as Syracuse, Pau and Naples. Now, after the first of the European World Championship events in Grand Prix, held at Monaco on May 19th, there has been a complete...

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Further Evidence . . .

The 1908 Austin Mystery, or the Case of the Abbott Photographs So great has been the interest aroused by the recent correspondence on the 1908 Grand Prix Austins that we are glad to be able to publish further evidence, in the form of a letter from 221b, Baker Street, written by Dr. Watson, who says:— I heard Holmes drive away in the cab to Kings Cross and resigned myself to a few days alone in...

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The Bugatti 3.3 litre Type 59

For many people the Type 59 is the best-looking of all the racing cars built by Ettore Bugatti, the whole car exuding a slender elegance, set off by the finely spoked wire wheels. Like so many racing cars, the Type 59 Bugatti was late in being completed and suffered by being technically obsolete by the time it appeared. The project was started in 1932 to try to combat the "monoposto" Alfa Romeo...

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Formula II Review

THE YEAR 1980 ushered in a new era of professionalism on the European Formula Two scene. Seasoned observers compared it to Grand Prix racing in the late sixties/early seventies, before the whirlwind of commercialism that changed the face of the sport's major echelon almost beyond recognition. The customer car market shrank as a myriad of new chassis designs appeared and the three most powerful...

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Racing engines for Formula Two

While the British-based Grand Prix teams wait anxiously to see if this is the year when the Italian and French 12-cylinder engines finally trounce the incredibly successful eight-cylinder Ford Cosworth engines in Formula One races, a similar situation is unfolding in the European Formula Two Championship. When the championship was started in 1967 the FIA regulations called for 1.6-litre...

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Interview

A return to Formula 1 for Porsche's Hans Mezger In the 15 years that the Ford Cosworth DFV V8 reigned, almost supreme, in Grand Prix racing only Ferrari provided unbroken opposition. Renault broke the mould with their 1.5-litre turbocharged engine which made its debut at the British Grand Prix in 1977, at first a no-hope laughing stock but taken increasingly seriously as it became faster, then...

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Maserati V8 RI - Part Two

Maserati V8 RI Part Two LAST month we left all four V8 RI Maserati Grand Prix cars in the United States of America. They had proved totally uncompetitive in Grand Prix racing, unable to match the challenge of the W25 Mercedes-Benz and the V16 Auto Union, either in maximum speed or general performance. The two Frenchowned cars, that of Philippe Etancelin (4503) and "Raph" (4504) had taken part in...

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