Articles tagged FOCA

Page 102 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, August 1981

Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

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Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

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Letters from readers

Write to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8RT, United Kingdom E-Mail (please include address): The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters John Dawson-Damer Sir, As president of Club Lotus Australia, I'm handling the sale of the sporting biography of the late Honourable John Dawson-Damer who was tragically killed at the 2000...

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Where next Mr President? MLC interviews new FISA president Max Mosley "I looked in my shaving minor this morning and thought, 'Gosh, at long last I can do something about the way motorsport is run'." Five days after his election as President of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, Max Mosley was slowly coming to terms with the awesome responsibilities of governing motor sports —...

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Ken Tyrrell In the Spa paddock, the loss of Ken Tyrrell was on many a mind, not least that of Jean Alesi. "My first F1 drive was for Ken, at the French Grand Prix in 1989 — and it was supposed to be for just that one race. Eddie Jordan, my manager, made the deal. Ken said to me, 'OK, it's your first grand prix. Take it calmly, build up to speed.' "Immediately, he gave me confidence, although...

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In Conversation with Max Mosley

Max Mosley is the chairman of FISA's powerful Manufacturer's Commission, and has a seat on the World Motorsports Council. Born to an illustrious family 50 years ago, Max's controversial father was once tipped as a future prime minister, while his mother took her place in literary circles. Mosley read physics at Oxford then practised law between 1964 and 1969, specialising in patents and...

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F3000 A Promising Start

The idea of Formula 3000 as a replacement for F2 has been around for couple of years, the impetus coming partly as F2 shrivelled and partly due to the final decline of the Cosworth DFV engine. The main reason why F2 failed was escalating costs and the reluctance of sponsors to invest ever-increasing amounts into a category which attracted relatively small crowds and, in Britain at least, almost...

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King's Lynn. Norfolk A.ARCHDALE

Sir, I am afriOd I cannot solve the mystery of what Queen Elizabeth of the Belgians was doing in a 1922 GP Fiat MS p. 1754, but I think that the presence of the bulb horn may be accounted for by the fact that it was, I believe, customary at that period for Grand Prix Fiats to be driven from the ttmrks at T'urin to the race venue, even if it was as Nr away as Strasbourg. I have often thought that...

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Long Beach reflections

So that was the end of Formula One racing through the streets of Long Beach in the shadow of the Queen Mary, for three years at any rate. Not because the city fathers or some busybody has made a protest or objection but for simple reasons of economics. There are people who think of America, and California in particular, as a bottom-less pit of dollars there for the taking, but it is not so and...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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