Articles tagged Lotus

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End of the Road for Le Mans Star

Driver threatens to quit after chaos at the Goodwood Revival meeting One of motor sport’s biggest names has threatened to hang up his helmet after a spat with officials at this year’s Goodwood Revival. Jackie Oliver, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1969 and drove for teams like McLaren, BRM and Lotus in Formula 1, has said that he is unlikely to renew his racing licence after the incident, which...

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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...

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Gunnar Nilsson

After bravely fighting a losing battle against cancer for nearly a year, Gunnar Nilsson finally succumbed on October 20th. The 29-year-old Swede had proved himself as a front runner in Formula One in his short career with John Player Lotus. He won the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix for Lotus after a fine drive in the rain. His illness prevented him taking up a contract with the Arrows team for 1978....

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The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

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French Grand Prix

John Watson's McLaren MP4 (leading, above) sweeps downhill onto Dijon's "Grand Prix loop" ahead of Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C, Hector Rebaque's Brabham BT49C and Rene Arnoux's turbo. Below, the sleek lines of Arnoux's Renault are shown off in this shot of the Frenchman heading for third place overall in the "two heat" race. *   *   * Nelson Piquet was leading comfortably in his Brabham...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Gilles Villeneuve's Ferrari 126CK heads the queue of cars battling for the lead of the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. He is persued by Jacques Laffite's Talbot-Matra JS17, John Watson's McLaren MP4, Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C and Elio de Angelis's Lotus 87. Below, Britain's Nigel Mansell recovered well from a slow start to bring his Lotus 87 home sixth. *   *   * John Watson drove his best...

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

A very interesting race Imola, May 3rd To fill out the ranks of the Grand Prix races in the European part of the 1981 season the Italians came up with the splendid idea of holding a second event in Italy. As the International rules do not allow this unless the circuits are more than a specified distance apart (to allow two events in the USA) the Automobile Club of San Marino put in a claim for a...

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Brazilian Grand Prix

Rio in the rain! Rio-de-Janeiro, March 29th For most Formula One teams, the 1981 Brazilian Grand Prix represented the second event on a three race schedule which would mean them operating away from their European bases for the best part of five weeks. The World Championship season got under way with the United States (West) Grand Prix through the streets of Long Beach, California, on March 15th...

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Trevor Taylor remembers...

In this day and age of “big money” Grand Prix motor racing, it is difficult to imagine any driver maintaining the same life style after he finished his active participation as he followed before he was involved. Even moderately successful Formula One drivers can earn a reasonable living out of the game and many people quite rightly feel that this desire to sustain a certain standard of living has...

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