Articles tagged French GP

Page 36 of June 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 2010

Letters

Working with the Warwicks Sir, I write to say how very much I enjoyed Simon Taylor’s article on lunching with Derek Warwick in Jersey (April issue). Some 40 years ago my father, Samuel Lee, was company secretary to Warwick Trailers in Alresford and he always said Derek would be the next World Champion. Derek, as was stated, was frequently in the wrong car and place! I never met Derek but tales of...

Page 6 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1991

Formula One -- Brazilian Grand Prix

At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet 70,000 of them held their breath throughout the closing laps of the Brazilian GP as their idol, Ayrton Senna, performed perhaps the greatest escape of them all. On seven previous occasions the McLaren...

Page 108 of June 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, June 1981

Correction

In writing, on page 580 of last month's issue, of the number of copies made by other manufacturers of the pioneering, twin-cam, inclined-multi-valved, pre-1914 Peugeot racing engines I committed a stupid error, although the purpose of the discourse was in no way diminished thereby. The Peugeot of this kind which C.G. Brocklebank raced at Brooklands after the war and which killed Capt. Troop there...

Page 94 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, October 2004

Bill Boddy

Taking the road to Reims I have never been in the habit of taking holidays. I was working at copy for Motor Sport right up to the moment when I left on my honeymoon and immediately I got back, and even Christmas Days were no exception. The nearest I got to one was a trip to see the 1956 French Grand Prix. Previously we had hired planes for such trips, which sometimes involved mild adventures and...

Page 35 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, December 1977

Looking back with Mr.H.W.Butcher

From time to time Mr. Harold Butcher has shown interest in items about happenings in the Herefordshire country where he grew up which have appeared in Motor Sport and, realising that he knew intimately the Motor Trade during its formative years, I asked him to tell me more. His father, Mr. George Henry Butcher (1875-1961) began his transport connections in the cycle-business, being Works Manager...

Page 98 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, December 1998

BIritish Racing Misery

I read with amusement the editor's comments on how the V16 BRMs lived up to their original failures at the marvellous Goodwood Revival Meeting. Much has been written about Raymond Mays' too ambitious attempt to put Britain on the post-war GP map. Here is how it looked to one who was there at the time. I had seen the splendid performances Raymond Mays had put up before the war in speed-trials,...

Page 6 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1999

obituary Georg Meier

Georg Meier Georg Meier, a works Auto Union GP driver, has died aged 89. He began by racing motorbikes, and by 1938 was European 500cc champion.This won him a place at Auto Union, and, being under contract to BMW for 1939, he raced in car and motorcycle GPs on alternate weekends. He began the year with a sensational win in the IoM TT and a second in the French GP for Auto Union. A crash in Sweden...

Page 42 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, February 1999

A Place in the History Books

Porsche has, to date, won just one World Championship grand Prix. The driver was Dan Gurney who now talks to Adam Cooper about the marque's troubled relationship with Formula One. Over the past few seasons in Formula One, Ferrari and McLaren have been embroiled in a battle for supremacy at the top of the all-time Grand Prix winners list. The current score is 119 to 116 in favour of the Italians,...

Page 74 of January 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2004

Touring circus

Races for pure road cars predate the more famous Le Mans and Spa 24-hour endurance events, as Bill Boddy reminds us The first touring car grand prix was held in 1922, one year before Le Mans founded its classic roundthe-clock sportscar contest. It was not a race to be underestimated, as it was organised by the world authority for motor racing and record-breaking, the Automobile Club de France,...

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The Month In Motor Sport

Jun 13: The Mitsubishi Classic Marathon goes down to the wire. Only in the final run over the Stelvio Pass is the result decided in Ron Gammons' favour. The MGB driver pips Rick Bourne's Morgan by just two seconds. Jun 16: Julian Westwood is drafted into Van Diemen's British F3 team, replacing Jason Plato. Van Diemen cites financial reasons; Plato tries in vain to prevent the car from running in...

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