Articles tagged Matra

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...

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Looking Back on Chris Amon

“He’s getting to be another Chris Amon…” How many times have we heard that comment made over the years about Formula One drivers who, although undeniably talented, seem never quite able to grasp that elusive, first Grand Prix victory. In fact, such comments do less than justice to the popular New Zealander who, although only turned 40 last summer, has been out of the Grand Prix arena for almost...

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Reflections in the forest of the Ardennes

The Belgian Grand Prix Now we shall never know. One of the most interesting talking points this season has been the relative merits of Grand Prix cars and sports cars, particularly the new 5-litre Group 5 sports cars, the 917 Porsche and the 512S Ferrari. The comparison of Grand Prix cars and sports cars has always been a topic of conversation among motoring enthusiasts and many a discussion has...

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The Wankel Mercedes-Benz

In the spring there was a great rustling in Europe, and in other parts of the world, when the mighty Daimler-Benz empire let it be known that they had developed a three-rotor Wankel engine for use in a Mercedes-Benz sports coupé. Had any lesser firm made such an announcement it would have been met with mild curiosity, but when Daimler-Benz do something everyone takes it seriously, for they are...

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Continental notes

After the victory by the Ford "Mirage" in the Francorchamps 1,000-kilometre race the question a lot of people were asking was "What is a Mirage?" Put into simple terms it is an improved Ford GT40, but not improved in the same way as a Mark II or so radically redesigned as a Mark IV. It will be recalled that when Ford first started in European racing they took over Eric Broadley and his Lola...

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Ayrton Senna by Alain Prost

"Honestly, it's very difficult for me to talk about Ayrton, and not only because he's not here any more. He was so different, you know, so completely different from any other racing driver any other person I've ever known..." Speaking now, more than four years after the death of Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost is in an invidious position, for while the two are linked for ever, indisputably the best...

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United States (East) Grand Prix

Not a Lotus Day Watkins Glen, October 1st The United States Grand Prix, held at Watkins Glen, used to be one of the newer events on the calendar, starting in 1961 after trial events had been held on the Sebring airfield and at Riverside in California. Now in its eighteenth year at Watkins Glen the United States race is well established, though it does not seem to have developed the character of a...

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1000 KMs of Buenos Aires

A sad start to 1971 Buenos Aires, January 10th. For the first time in 11 years a World Championship race was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 10th. The circuit, where Bruce McLaren won the Argentine Grand Prix in 1960, features a combination of circuit layouts, open grandstand seating for 80,000 people the whole length of the pits straight, and modern facilities. Last year two sports-...

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