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Page 26 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, May 1985

Mass and lckx Win Economy Run

Early last year there was a terrible shemozzle in the sports car world when FISA decided at short notice to "do a deal" with the American IMSA organisation. They scrapped the proposed fuel economy rules for a start, requiring a 15% reduction in the amount available for a 1,000 kilometre event, to 510 litres, and the works Porsche team was so upset that it withdrew its cars from Le Mans. All that...

Page 58 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, May 1963

Cortina comments

I have in some quarters been accused of being unkind to the Cortina, latest small Ford from Dagenham. This model is selling in large numbers, as I predicted it would, for it is essentially a car for the people, as its display at the Geneva Show alongside a model-T symbolised. But I hoped that readers of Motor Sport might prefer more advanced and exciting engineering, as exemplified by the Morris...

Page 44 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 2014

Grand Prix notebook

Great Britain & Germany Rd 8 Silverstone, July 6 2014 1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 26min 52.094sec 2 Valtteri Bottas – Williams FW36 – 2hr 27min 22.229sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 27min 38.589sec Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 37.176secRace distance: 52 laps, 190.262 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes W05 – 1min 35.766sec Rd 9 Hockenheim,...

Page 209 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 209, July 2014

Historic scene with... Gordon Cruickshank

Astons in the blood A trip to Surrey uncovers a cache of Britain's finest, and a man with a fund of knowledge I’ve read about Aston expert Richard Williams over the years but hadn’t met him until a motoring friend took me along to the eponymous firm he runs in Cobham, tactfully camouflaged behind suburban bungalows. R S Williams has been tuning, restoring and improving Astons since the 1960s, but...

Page 44 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, July 2014

Grand Prix notebook

SpainRd 5 Catalunya, May 11 2014 1. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes W05 – 1hr 39min 42.743sec2. Nico Rosberg Mercedes W05 – 1hr 39min 43.828sec3. Daniel Ricciardo Red Bull RB10 – 1hr 40min 06.810sec Fastest lap Sebastian Vettel – Red Bull RB10 – 1min 28.918secRace distance 66 laps, 190.825 milesPole position Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 25.232sec So it continues: Mercedes domination, the Lewis...

Page 141 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 141, November 2008

Best foot forward – a backward step

Gazing at a Porsche 908/3 recently reminded me of just how far Porsche’s engineering team under the uncompromising direction of Ferdinand Piech were prepared to go in paring weight and package size to the absolute bone. In this case the bones involved were largely metatarsals – the feet, ankles and shins of the works team’s intrepid drivers, for the foot pedals were outrigged well ahead of the...

Page 94 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2014

A six-pack to make your head spin

Tiny V6? That isn’t the half of it. Six connected elements will contribute to the biggest F1 power shake-up in years. And don’t get us started on the aero…Writer Adam Cooper This season represents a brave new world for the F1 World Championship and at this stage, with the 2014 cars finally emerging and taking to the track for the first time, it’s impossible to predict what the overall impact on...

Page 73 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 2002

COSWORTH GB

COSWORTH GB IN THE FIRST OF A NEW SERIES THAT ASSESSES INTRIGUING MIGHT-HAVE-BEENS EV THE RACING ENGINE ARENA, KEITH HOWARD ANALYSES THE TURBO V6 THAT HAD THE UNENVIABLE TASK OF FOLLOWING IN THE TYRE TRACKS OF COS WORTH'S DFV, F1'S MOST SUCCESSFUL POWER UNIT F ormula One's turbo era was not greeted with universal enthusiasm. And its most vocal critic, Cosworth's Keith Duckworth, hardly rated as a...

Page 34 of July 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1957

Rumblings

The New M.G. Record Car The M.G. in which Moss will attempt to beat Gardner's Class F f.s.mile and km. records at Utah during the middle of August is still to some extent "hush-hush" or off-the record but we are able to reveal the following facts about it. Brain-child of Syd Enever, the streamlining reduces wind-drag by 37 per cent over that of Gardner's EX135, so that 240 h.p. should produce 240...

Page 53 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, July 1974

Fiat Economy

Graham Hill is many things besides being a racing driver these days and you may have seen him on television running out of petrol in a Fiat 126 in Preston Park, Brighton (not on a double-yellow, I hope Graham?) after he had attempted to drive there from London on a gallon of fuel. The run was supervised and scrutineered by the RAC and filmed by TV, and in the ITV commercial you heard Hill...

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