Articles tagged Nurburgring Spa

Page 70 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Trying to tackle the wrong problem I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...

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F1 season review

The Motor Sport team shared responsibility for Formula 1 coverage last season. Here are some personal highlights of 19 Grands Prix won by five drivers on as many continents Nigel Roebuck“When I think back to the 2013 season, I’ll remember primarily Vettel – and Pirelli.” Sebastian Vettel recently said he was concerned that the new technical regulations for 2014 might have an adverse effect on the...

Page 90 of May 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, May 1969

Le Mans Prospects and Long-Distance Racing

The Le Mans 24-Hour Race has many shortcomings, as anyone will agree who has been there, but in spite of them all it still holds an attraction and lure that makes people go to it year after year, whether they be potential winners, hopeless also-rans, spectators or mere supporters. From the motor-racing enthusiast's point of view it has the attraction of being held on a real road circuit, and...

Page 38 of September 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 1967

The B.O.A.C. 500

Our best race Brands Hatch, England, July 30th. It is remarkable, hut true, that we have not had a serious motor race, other than Grand Prix events, in Great Britain since 1959; this was brought home forcibly when practice began at Brands Hatch for the B.O.A.C. 500. The assembly of cars was such that British spectators must have wondered if they were not at Nürburgring, Spa or Le Mans. It seemed...

Page 34 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1972

On this and that and the changing times

There is a saying in everyday use at the moment which runs "we live in changing times" and quite often a rider is added "so everything must change". I agree with the first statement, except that it is not new, or original, it is as old as life itself, for times have always changed. It is a basic fact that life must continually change, it is not possible for it to remain stationary; if it tries to...

Page 22 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1986

W.E.C.

World Endurance Championship, 1982-85 Porsche's grip is relaxing at last! Too soon though it certainly is to write an epitaph for the current Group C sportscar formula, what we have seen so far will never be regarded as anything but a Porsche benefit just as was the 3-litre/5-litre championship of 1968-1971, and the Group 5 "silhouette" formula of 1976 to 1981. For although it is expected that...

Page 8 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, November 1995

1996 calendar

We are pleased to announce that the 1996 Motor Sport calendar is now available to order. In keeping with the retro theme which has made the calendars so popular in recent years, we have once again trawled LAT Photographic's extensive archive in order tosource a series of glorious images of the late five-times world champion Juan-Manuel Fangio, who passed away earlier this year. This collection...

Page 57 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 2009

Lunch with... Dan Gurney

This individualist has achieved more than seems possible during a remarkable motor sport career. What follows is just a taster – the rest he is busy crafting into a long-awaited autobiography By Simon Taylor Ever since this “Lunch With…” caper began, at the top of my Wanted list has been Daniel Sexton Gurney. This is a man who drove for Ferrari in the 1950s, who spearheaded Porsche’s foray into...

Page 102 of June 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 1998

My greatest race - John Surtees

1966 Belgian Grand Prix John Surtees' finest hour came in his final race for Ferrari. By allowing himself to be overtaken in the rain, he set the scene for an historic victory for himself and the marque for whom he had been made world champion It's hard to name my greatest race, but if I qualify it by saying it was among my most satisfying, then winning at Spa in 1966 was very memorable. I look...

Page 33 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1988

Begining of the End?

Cotton on... The future of Group C Any motor racing formula needs good management and stability of regulations in order to flourish, and at the present time the World Sports-Prototype Championship 'regulars' are alarmed at the way matters are developing for 1989 and beyond. Definitive regulations have still not been published for next season, FISA has abolished the vital post of co-ordinator...

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