Articles tagged McLaren

Page 45 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1975

1975 British Grand Prix race report - Chaotic

  The British GP, for what it was worth, took place at Silverstone on Saturday, July 19th, in very unsettled weather conditions and had to be abandoned after 56 of the 67 laps had been run, not so much because of the torrential rain, but because there were so few of the competitors left on the track, the majority being tangled up in the catch-fences that now cover the run-off areas. Wilson...

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1995 - Winning in the rain

Everyone knew McLaren’s F1 GTRs were quick enough to win Le Mans but few thought they had a chance of surviving 24 Hours. Adam Cooper reports on how 18 hours of rain upset the form book One of the great unwritten laws of Le Mans is that it's impossible for a marque to win first time out; tradition dictates that it takes at least three years to find both the pace and reliability with which to...

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Q & A

Adrian Newey Ford GT40 owner When McLaren technical director Adrian Newey wants an automotive fix away from his Formula One day job. he turns to his Ford GT40. He's the proud owner of chassis P/1010. This season he has driven it at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Le Mans Classic event. sharing with Paul Osborn. He also competed at the Goodwood Revival in September. What is it that attracts you...

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The 1990 Formula One Teams:

The 1990 Formula One Teams: McLaren-Honda: The Woking-based McLaren team are preparing a new series of cars, designated MP4/6, using whatever version of the Honda V10 that the Japanese firm produce. Steve Nichol, who was "field engineer" for Ayrton Senna in 1989 has left the team and joined the Scuderia Ferrari, following in the footsteps of Alain Prost. Meanwhile Gerhard Berger has joined the...

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The month in Motor Sport

March 15: Mark Blundell signs a surprise F1 test deal with McLaren. 15: Carlos Menem Junior, the rally-driving son of Argentina's President, is tragically killed when the helicopter he is flying collides with power lines in the north of Buenos Aires province. 15: Toyota Team Europe confirms that Ian Duncan will return to defend his 1994 Safari Rally victory in a works Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD,...

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Reflections in the harbour

The drive by Niki Lauda in the 36th Monaco GP will go down in the history books of Monte Carlo, whether he likes it or not. It was a classic performance and a rare exhibition of "tiger" by the rather sour and embittered Austrian, ranking with that of Fangio in 1956 and Rindt in 1970. Lauda has no interest in motor racing history or anything from the past, it some of his interviews are to be...

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Modern Times

Publishing schedules being what they are, I am writing this during the hangover days at the end of the millennium break. You, on the other hand, are reading it well into the fresh century. You have long since heaved a sigh of relief at the end of the fireworks, the fulsome speeches, the credulous prognostications, and most of all those wretched newspaper fillers that consist merely of lists: the...

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March of Progress

As the sunburnt crowds made their way home from Goodwood House on the Sunday evening, the Earl of March was able to reflect on another spectacularly successful Festival of Speed which had, once again, succeeded in assembling a peerless collection of historic and modern cars and bikes, together with an equally illustrious roll-call of drivers and riders to demonstrate the exhibits. In this third...

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New cars at Kyalami—(full race report page 368)

WITH TWO brand new models making their debut at Kyalami, plus some interesting modifications to the Tyrrell, there was plenty to keep racing car afficionadoes happy in South Africa although, earlier, models had been expected. One five new thing that both the new cars have in common is the trend back towards totally enclosed bodywork, although the Shadow DN1 goes a little further in this respect...

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Flat race

Today, Formula 1 teams expect two years' warning of technical rule changes. Thirty years ago, they got four months. Cue panic - then a prime example of pure inspirationwriter Paul Fearnley All stop! The bombshell that sucked the air from beneath their skirts detonated on Thursday November 3: from two tonnes of ground-effect grip to 'two tonnes of flat-bottomed fun'. Yet the governing body's only...



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