Articles tagged McLaren

Page 86 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, August 1981

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...

Page 84 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, August 1981

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...

Page 78 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1981

British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

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Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

Page 42 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, June 1981

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...

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 82 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, May 1984

Brazilian Grand Prix

Rio de Janeiro, March 25th In sharp contrast to previous years, the Formula 1 "close season" has been very much longer this winter, stretching from Kyalami in mid-October 1983 until the Brazilian Grand Prix opened the 1984 season on March 25th. In the past many teams have spent time moaning that the break is far too short, giving them nowhere near sufficient time to complete development...

Page 23 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 2014

Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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On the road with... Simon Arron

The taste of good heights Oulton Park, April 21 & Thruxton, May 4: British motor sport’s twin peaks… but could they be made better yet? Both paddocks were rammed, ditto many of the spectator banks, but there was a subtle difference. There were plenty of motorhomes and hospitality units in Hampshire, but not quite so many racing cars. It was the first time in a while that I’d attended a round...

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