Articles tagged McLaren

Page 33 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1983

The San Marino Grand Prix

Very serious Imola, 1st May When the first Grand Prix of San Marino was mooted for 1981 a lot of people scoffed and said it was absurd for the tiny Principality near the Adriatic coast to have a Grand Prix on the International Formula One calendar. You can hardly drive a Fiat Panda round the mountain-top town, let alone race Grand Prix cars round it, but the San Marino Automobile Federation had...

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Some of the 1965 competition cars

The competition car manufacturers start showing their wares to racing drivers early in the year and it is fairly obvious from those which have been shown to the public that builders are concentrating on the large-capacity sports/racing cars. This class should certainly provide some of the most exciting racing this season for apart from the American cars like the Hussein Special, Scarab and the...

Page 17 of August 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, August 1991

1991 British Grand Prix race report - Bastille Day celebrations

  Bastille Day Celebrations Nigel Mansell dominated the 1991 British Grand Prix to win in front of his home support at Silverstone. Photo: Motorsport Images Silverstone, July 14. In my report of the 1991 Monaco Grand Prix (Motor Sport June 1991), after the combination of McLaren/Honda/Senna had won their fourth race on the trot I wrote the following: "When someone appears and beats the McLaren/...

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1971 British Grand Prix race report - Stewart and Tyrrell again

  Although the British Grand Prix does not have a long and venerable history, like the French Grand Prix, it does have the distinction of being held continuously since 1948, mostly at the Silverstone airfield circuit; with occasional digressions to Aintree and Brands Hatch. There were some British Grand Prix races held at Brooklands in the twenties, but they died along with any influence we had...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– How McLaren lured Button away from Brawn– Rally switch might be the remaking of Räikkönen– Mercedes gets more say with team buyout– Outside influences to thank for Silverstone deal When his new building was still in the planning stage, Ron Dennis organised a competition among his employees: whomever came up with the best name for it, he said, would ‘get a grand’. Someone thought of ‘...

Page 62 of November 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, November 2005

Born to run

Michael Andretti and Al Unser Jnr carried their fathers' lndycar rivalry into a new generation. David Malsher tells their stories The parallels are obvious: Al Unser Jnr and Michael Andretti, sons of Indycar legends and born within a year of each other, each take the CART title and a great many wins and both step out of their fathers' shadows to become legends in their own right. But it's the...

Page 102 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, January 2014

The pragmatist

Ron Tauranac’s racing cars won championships at almost every level – including Formula 1. We tracked down a no-nonsense engineer whose designs blended speed and efficiency with common sense Writer Michael Stahl If it were possible to pinpoint where the old Formula 1 became the new, it might well have been on the deck of a yacht at Monaco in May 1971. Present were two men: one was Bernie...

Page 14 of August 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, August 1969

1969 British Grand Prix race report -

  During the days before official practising, the Silverstone circuit was a hive of activity, so that at one stage it almost looked as if the Grand Prix had begun. The result of all this was that nearly everyone was ready to go when official practice began on Thursday, with the exception of Team Lotus who arrived at lunch-time. PRACTICE After the very fast practice laps at the International...

Page 26 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1988

World Sportscar Championship: Spa-Francorchamps 1000kms

Second is good enough Second place is never as good as winning, but it gave good cause for celebration at Spa-Francorchamps in September, providing the Tom Walkinshaw-directed Jaguar team its second successive World Championship, and enabling Martin Brundle to go ahead in the driver's title-chase for the first time. Last year Jaguar wrested the teams' championship from the safekeeping of Walter...

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In brief

* Bernie Ecclestone confirmed to the World Motor Sport Council in Bahrain that plans for an Indian Grand Prix in Delhi are on schedule, with a first race likely in 2011. Ecclestone intends to have a 20-race calendar. * The FIA has decided to take its December World Motor Sport Council meeting and annual prize-giving ceremony ‘on the road’ after this year’s event, which will be held as usual in...

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