Articles tagged Argentinian GP

Page 20 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 2006

Track back

50/30/20/10 years ago 1996 Unknown Buzz Calkins wins the first-ever Indy Racing League event at Disney World Speedway, with Tony Stewart second. Michele Alboreto finished fourth. 1986 Henri Toivonen takes a win on the Mone Carlo Rally in his Lancia Delta S4. That's despite sustaining a hip injury and twisted chassis when hit by a fan's car! 1976 World Champion Niki Lauda kicks off his title...

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Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

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Veteran to classic -- HSCC Donington

F1 in the Park 1966, the year of the Stones' Paint it Black, the year of Clint Eastwood's third spaghetti Western The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and the year that Graham Hill won the Indy 500. It was also the year that saw a change in regulations governing Formula 1, when the 1-1/2-litre engines gave way to 3 litres and, incidentally, allowed for the reintroduction of supercharged engines into...

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Keeping the name alive

John Surtees won world titles on two and four wheels. His spell as a Formula One team boss was not so glorious, but his feisty squad built some fine cars. Paul Fearnley drives one of the best and tells its story John Surtees was always destined to become a constructor. At least that's how it appeared from the outside. For he absolutely knew his own mind — how a team ought to be run, how a car...

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José Froilán González - Obituary

1922-2013 Former Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix driver Jose Froilan Gonzalez died on June 15, aged 90. Together with Juan Manuel Fangio and Onofre MarimOn, he spearheaded Argentina's efforts in international motor racing from the beginning of the Fifties. Among his European career highlights, he ended Alfa Romeo's domination of Formula 1 by giving Ferrari its maiden World Championship victory in...

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30-second board

Battle for hole position in '55 Argentinian GP Battered, scraped and drilled, this crash helmet once protected a famous cranium — that of Froilán González. Famed for his maximum attack style behind the wheel, the 'Bull of the Pampas' will always be remembered for breaking Alfa Romeo's grand prix domination with his victory for Ferrari at Silverstone in 1951. He donated his hard hat to the...

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Argentina's other hero

Big, brawny and tough, José Froilán González beat compatriot Fangio to bag Ferrari’s first GP – and he’s still involved with cars By Tony Watson He’s one of Argentina’s living motor racing legends – well, sporting legends in general – but what always strikes one about José Froilán González is that he’s always been so approachable. No side to this man whatsoever; no wonder his friendship with Juan...

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The Death of Innocence

It is common practice not to award number 13 in the start list for any form of motorsport. On the Tour of Corsica, there has been no number four since 1986. Twice running, the driver of car number four - a Lancia on both occasions, as it happened had been killed. Rallying went about its business after the death of poor Attilio Bettega, but the demise of Henri Toivonen and his codriver, Sergio...

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Go low, aim high

The Lotus 18 forced Cooper to raise its game by building the 'Lowline'. Tiff Needell tries both and reports back to Damien Smith. Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT  Complacency: a strong word when aimed at brittle motor racing people.  But... "Why change it when we're winnin'?"  Sounds complacent, doesn't it?  Well, at the dawn of the 1960s John and Charles Cooper have every right to feel...

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Festival races for glory

F1, Can-Am, TransAm, cowboy boots and Richard Petty –– it could only be Goodwood... Key theme for the 2006 Goodwood Festival of Speed will be 100 Years of Grand Prix Racing. Under the banner 'racing for glory', cars spanning a century of GP racing will take to the hill on July 7-9 as past and present stars of the sport enjoy the event's garden party atmosphere. At least seven current F1 teams...

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