Articles tagged Argentine GP

Page 32 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1979

Notes on the cars at Buenos Aires

Lotus: Gone are the sleek black and gold creations from Hethel, they are now green with yellow lining. Gone too is the fatuous title "John Player Special", they are now "Martini-Lotus" (though Motor Sport has never considered a Lotus anything other than a Lotus). The reason for these changes is the end of the financial support from the John Player tobacco firm, after a long and successful...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Phoenix in waiting A distinctive 1960s racer is coming under the hammer, but will need lashings of TLC I will declare an interest. I offer consultancy advice (often justifiably ignored) to auctioneer Bonhams, whose Goodwood Festival of Speed sale includes some real rarities. Among these are the (hopefully) still restorable remains of a uniquely significant ex-Jim Clark sports-racing car – the...

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Correction!

(from the Oh Dear! department)  Not too much this month! Due to misinformation supplied and a misunderstanding, with a lack of direct contact, we got into an awful muddle over what the McLaren team have been up to, with regard to the South American races. The easiest way to sort it out is to tabulate the use and construction of all the M29 cars, and this is set out below. One of the...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

Page 65 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1998

Young bloods

After Ascari’s death in 1955, Luigi Musso and Eugenio Castellotti fought for his mantle as Italy’s top driver. Chris Nixon charts the brief and tragic careers of two great rivals. "Listen lads, you won’t have to work too hard to win this race. At the start, I'll set the rhythm. You follow me, and you won't shred your tyres. Ten laps from the end, I'll pull over, and then you two, between you, can...

Page 18 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 2011

Le Mans cars hit Chelsea

Le Mans cars hit Chelsea Cars from Le Mans in the 1960s and famous team patrons will be two of the themes of the second Chelsea AutoLegends, which will be held in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Sunday September 4. The event's theme is the Swinging Sixties and cars that from that era will form a central part of a display featuring 30 Le Mans racers. Ferrari will have examples of the...

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The power or the glory?

Is Formula One today merely a sad, bloated caricature of its once glorious past or have we, in fact, never had it so good? Shaun Campbell casts an impassive eye over the years and decides Was there ever a golden time of Grand Prix racing and, if so, when was it? What gives it distinction? Are we experiencing one now, or the good old days finally gone forever? And they really that good? Is it even...

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From our Archives

Stirling Moss Attacks the FIA In a circular sent to most of the motoring press, Stirling Moss has attacked the attitude of the Commission Sportive Internationale in its control of motor sport. He criticises the CSI's call for batteries on GP cars from 1961 onwards as extremely dangerous if a car overturns. He takes to task the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile for being master of our...

Page 29 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, February 2005

Jenks on...

Wins vs titles, 1978 Recently there has been a lot of dissatisfaction expressed over the points-scoring system for the world championship. With five or six potential winners in each race, as well as a couple of outsiders, it is perfectly feasible for a driver to become world champion without ever winning a race. How you view this depends on what you think the object of the exercise is; either...

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Jones and FW07 reunited for Melbourne TGP race

Alan Jones, the 1980 Formula One Champion, could star in the opening round of the 2001 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Car Championship if as looks increasingly likely, the series supports the Australian Grand Prix in his home town of Melbourne, next March. Event organisers are eager that Jones, 54 in November, should contest the event. Winner of 12 GPs, he would become the first ex-F1 driver to...

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