Articles tagged Ligier

Page 31 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1978

The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

Page 60 of January 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, January 1980

Formula One Trend of Design

Steering Gear The Formula One designers are unanimous on one design feature, and that is the use of an enclosed rack-and-pinion steering gear. Apart from being mechanically efficient this mechanism fits neatly into the front end layout of a single-seater racing car. In the position and mounting of the steering rack there is some difference of opinion; while one designer mounts it behind the...

Page 32 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 2001

Tales of the unexpected

1996 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo A cliche, proved less often than you'd think, is that at Monaco, the man who leads at the first corner will win. The 1996 result blew away all preconceptions. Qualifying hardly hinted at it, Michael Schumacher somehow wrestling the Ferrari F310 onto pole, half a second up on Damon Hill's Williams-Renault, which had won four of the opening five rounds. The...

Page 7 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 1987

Ligier-Alfa split on eve of Rio

After Alfa Romeo took a year's sabbatical from Formula One in order to develop a brand new four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Italian firm's partnership with the Ligier team ended even before the first race of the year had been run. Ever since it was taken into the Fiat organisation, it had been felt that Alfa wished it had never got involved in F1 again. Fiat wanted a strict pecking order...

Page 6 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, June 1994

The month in MOTOR SPORT

APRIL Mercedes-Benz confirms that it will supply engines via Ilmor to Penske for the Indianapolis 500. Successful Formula Ford racer Roger Eccleston dies after a lengthy illness. Eccleston was particularly well-known for his exploits with a Crossle 25F in the Midlands and the North-West. Michael Schumacher takes a second straight F1 win in the Pacific GP at TI. Pole-winner Ayrton Senna retires in...

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1994 The year in pictures

January Simtek and Pacific enter the FIA F1 World Championship... Mark Blundell signs for Tyrrell... Benetton signs JJ Lehto, but the Finn suffers neck injuries shortly afterwards when he crashes in a test session at Silverstone… Christian Fittipaldi goes to Footwork... Ayrton Senna has his first run in a Williams Renault... Francois Delecour wins the Monte-Carlo Rally, Ford's first triumph since...

Page 39 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, November 1979

United States (East) Grand Prix

The Williams team gives it away Watkins Glen, October 7th As the United States (East) Grand Prix followed one week after the Canadian event in Montreal (reported elsewhere in this issue) it was a simple matter to load everything on transporters and trailers provided by the organisers and move the whole "circus" down to Watkins Glen, some 350 miles away. At the American circuit they were housed in...

Page 52 of June 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1974

Monza 1,000 kms.

Monza, Italy Held on the traditional liberation day national holiday, the 1,000 kilometre sports/ prototype and GT race at Monza proved to be a complete walk-over for the Autodelta Alfa Romeo team, after the two challenging Matras had both broken their engines. While finishing first, second and third, it was not a simple thing for Alfa Romeo, for in the uncertain weather conditions Jacky Ickx...

Page 42 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 2004

Nigel Roebuck

Legends: Jacques Laffite Not many people have known Formula One from the inside better than John Hogan. For countless years he was 'the man from Philip Morris', the man responsible for Marlboro's involvement in motor racing. He not only did the deals, but along the way became a close friend of many of the sport's major figures. Also one of the sages of the paddock. We were talking about drivers...

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Lola's Formula One heritage

1974: Graham Hill commissions the T370 for his fledgling Embassy-backed team. Looking very F5000, this proves a disappointment. It collects just a single constructors' championship point when Hill finishes a lapped sixth in the Swedish GP at Anderstorp. This occasion also provides his team-mate Guy Edwards with his best result of the year, seventh. 1975: Hill and Rolf Stornmelen begin the year...

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