Articles tagged Argentine GP

Page 76 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1998

Hans on deck

In 1952 Hans Herrmann began racing with a humble Porsche 356. Eighteen years later he retired after winning at Le Mans in a thunderous 917. He recalls the many highs and lows of his career with Chris Nixon It is one of motor racing’s enduring images – a BRM P25 cartwheeling down the track shedding components, one being the driver, who appears to be kneeling on the road, watching calmly over his...

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Formula Junior - 25 years on

The first properly supported Formula Junior race In Britain took place at Brands Hatch 25 years ago on Boxing Day, 1959, and 1985 marks the 25th anniversary of the first truly international season of the category. If anyone's natural response to those facts is "So what?" the answer is simple. The 1960 Formula Junior mason saw the greatest flowering of driver talent of any formula at any time....

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Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1985 -- Vatanen's four-minute warning Finn storms back from huge checkpoint penalty to win Monte for Peugeot When you commit just about the most basic error a co-driver can make, you know it's going to haunt you forever. No surprise then, that when Motor Sport asked Terry Harryman if the 1985 Monte Carlo Rally is an event he is reminded of often, his reply was to the point: "Yep.” Silence....

Page 140 of May 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 140, May 2013

Doug Nye

Thrill of the chaseEmerson Fittipaldi felt the heat ahead of the 1973 Argentine GP, but knew the race could be won Passage of time is an extraordinary thing. Everyone over 40 will be very familiar with how much it then accelerates. But Emerson Fittipaldi began the defence of his 1972 World Championship in the John Player Special Lotus 72 forty years ago, and his success in the 1973 Argentine...

Page 61 of August 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, August 2001

How the home fires were extinguished

The white BT34, its distinctive YPF logo prominent on the flat nose wing separating its two 'lobster claw' water radiators, rolled to a halt on pole position in front of the packed grandstands, beneath an unyielding sun. Nothing like this had been seen since the days of Juan Manuel Fangio and Froilan Gonzalez two decades before. "Lo-le, Lo-le!" The fans chanted Reutemann's popular nickname....

Page 62 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1972

Brazilian GP

Only 12 Formula One cars were attracted to the impressive 5-mile circuit of Interlagos near the large Brazilian City of Sao Paulo. The race was organised by the same team who efficiently ran the Formula Two series at the end of last year but, even so, the race did seem to be in doubt in some quarters until only days beforehand. John Player Team Lotus, with the top Brazilian driver on their...

Page 40 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, May 1981

Argentine Grand Prix

Piquet makes up for his Brazilian mistake! Buenos Aires, April 12th From the start of practice for the Argentine Grand Prix, held at Buenos Aires' Municipal Autodrome within the spacious Parc Alrnirante Brown, Nelson Piquet was without question the man to beat. Driving his Brabham-Cosworth BT49C fitted with the novel hydro-pneumatic suspension system which has caused howls of "unfair" from rival...

Page 22 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 2004

Modern times

Formula One is meant to have an off-season. That's why the FIA bans all track activity for a specified period during the winter. This year's ban lasted just 43 days, from the chequered flag falling at Suzuka on October 12 until the sound of V10s rent the Spanish air on November 25. The Michelin-shod teams Williams, McLaren, Renault, Jaguar and Toyota – were pounding around Valencia, where David...

Page 130 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 130, October 2009

Doug Nye

Stirling’s finest drive? Aye! Britain’s favourite racer overcame gearbox woes and a scratched cornea to score the first major win for a rear-engined car As Stirling Moss’s 80th birthday is upon us (upon him?) spare a thought for one of his exploits which I feel is too often submerged by tales of his derring-do in the Mille Miglia, or in Formula 1 at Monaco and the Nürburgring. The one he seems to...

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Doug Nye

The greatest race of all? A gathering of two or more like-minded enthusiasts usually generates fierce debate about epic battles on the track. What’s your favourite? On a recent flight I fell into discussion with a fellow enthusiast about great races we recalled. For years books and magazines have sought to present ‘The Greatest Race of All’. Of course such debates are hugely subjective. But among...

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