Articles tagged Formula One Constructors Association

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...

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

Letters

Called to account Mark Hughes’ April column sums up brilliantly what us long-term addicts could not have done so pointedly. That having been said, we the spectators/paying public, have long been sacrificed to the Gods of the almighty dollar, as he states so well, but good luck getting any of them to react. May I suggest a running challenge and a new monthly feature for the FIA (Todt), Ecclestone...

Page 161 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 161, July 2014

Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

Page 14 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1987

Formula One scene: Rio testing

Stifled progress With the first Grand Prix of 1987 only a few days off, the line-up has been announced officially by FISA. There are two cars each from McLaren, Williams, Lotus, Ferrari, Ligier, Benetton, Brabham, Arrows, Zakspeed and Minardi, and one Osella all with turbocharged 11/2-litre engines, making a total of twenty-one drivers competing for the FIA Drivers and Constructors Championships...

Page 18 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 1976

International calendar for 1976

At the time of writing these words (five weeks before they appear on sale in the shops) the situation regarding Formula One Grand Prix races in 1976 is muddled to say the least, but not as muddled as the long-distance racing calendar which I will deal with later. The Formula One Constructors Association who offer the Grand Prix circus as a "package deal" to race organisers asked for X-pounds...

Page 31 of March 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1981

The South African Grand Prix

A pointless exercise Kyalami, Johannesburg, February 7th Notwithstanding the lack of support from Ferrari, Renault, Alfa Romeo and Talbot Ligier, the Formula One Constructors Association entered a total of nineteen drivers for this year's South African Grand Prix at Kyalami, although whether FISA will ever formally regard it as the first round of the FIA World Championship is hard to say. With no...

Page 22 of March 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1988

Ice racing: Chamonix 24-Hour Race

Snow wonder While most circuit activity comes to halt for the closed season, the sport of ice-racing thrives in winter, and the most glamorous of these Continental events is the Chamonix weekend. Known as the 24-hour ice race, this actually comprises some 15 separate heats which include driver changes and night racing, with points from six of these counting for the Grand Prix de Chamonix. Running...

Page 50 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1974

The Dutch Grand Prix

Ferrari all the way Zandvoort, June 23rd: The Grand Prix scene moved from the flat Anderstorp circuit in Sweden to the undulating Zandvoort circuit in Holland in a period of two weeks, and between times quite a lot happened. Team Lotus called in at Zandvoort on their way back from Sweden and had Peterson test the Lotus 76-JPS/9 and promptly had an accident when some experimental brake pads gave...

Page 45 of June 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, June 1973

21st Spanish Grand Prix

—a lucky win for Lotus Montjuich Park, Barcelona, April 29th. Alternating as it does, between Madrid and Barcelona, the Spanish GP returned this year to the circuit round the Montjuich Park in the city of Barcelona. The Park, with its ornamental gardens and historic Palace, is on a hill between the docks and the southern end of the town centre and the road around the grounds provides a circuit as...

Page 27 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1977

Continental Notes

It now looks as though there is more than meets the eye in the "manoeuvrings" to get the German GP away from the Nurburgring. One "ministry man" involved with the Constructors Associations is clutching on to a fading document said to be "signed by all the F1 drivers" in which they unanimously agreed not to race at the Nurburgring in 1977. This was signed by those in action at the time at Monaco...

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