Articles tagged German GP

Page 92 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, June 1995

Star-spangled spanner

As the long trip by boat from his native Cape Town came to an end at Southampton in the damp spring of 1961, one of Grand Prix racing's most celebrated living mechanics admits to having felt gripping nervousness. At the tender age of 23, Cedric Selzer was on his way to Team Lotus, charged with the awesome responsibility of a new job: working under the command of Jim Endreweit and David Lazenby on...

Page 62 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1998

Dire straights...

…and the corners weren’t much better either. While we like to celebrate the great race tracks in history, some haven’t always met with universal approval. Adam Cooper recalls the stinkers A few months ago I was heading along the Brussels ring road when an exit sign caught my attention. It bore a name with special historical significance, and it wasn't Waterloo. No, this was the way to Nivelles,...

Page 78 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2011

Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

Page 24 of March 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, March 1970

The Grand Prix scene

THE FIRST Grand Prix race of 1970 takes place on March 7th in South Africa and it should be outstanding by reason of the number of new cars competing, for all the teams have made remarkable progress during the winter months in getting their 1970 models finished well in time. On the face of things it looks as though there has been a resurgence of enthusiasm for Formula One, but in actual fact this...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 32 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, April 1984

Grand Prix-- History

There are a lot of people who seem to think that Grand Prix racing began in 1950, whereas the first Grand Prix was held in 1906. It was the present points-chasing World Championship for Drivers that began in 1950 but there were Grand Prix races all over Europe and in North Africa in profusion before that date, especially in the late nineteen-twenties and the nineteen-thirties. You only have to...

Page 10 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, October 1998

From our Archives - Grand Prix domination

As the Editor pointed out last month, Grand Prix racing has never been in such an open state, with every race wide open as to its outcome. No driver, or make of car, has been dominating the scene and this must be a healthy state of affairs to encourage everyone to put every effort into their racing. Over the years there has often been one team or one driver who has dominated the Grand Prix scene...

Page 5 of October 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, October 1999

Public tribute to privateer

The ex-Jo Siffert 1968 British Grand Prix winning Lotus 49 will be the jewel in the crown of a special tribute to legendary privateer entrant Rob Walker (below) on the Saturday of Goodwood's Revival Meeting. Geoff Farmer, who bought chassis R7 in July, also intends to race it there, following a superhuman effort by Simon Hadfield's team to restore it in just six weeks. Last raced in the 1970...

Page 4 of September 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 1995

The month in Motor Sport

July 18: Manuel Gião loses his victory in the recent Nürburgring Formula Opel Euroseries round. After a protest, the Portuguese is deemed not to have been running when the race was halted (he had spun into a gravel trap) before winning the restart. Jason Watt inherits the spoils and cuts Gião's points advantage. 22: Sources suggest that Reynard is instigating action against the FIA through the...

Page 110 of July 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 110, July 1982

BRM P25 1958

Chassis No. 258 Engine No. 2583 The BRM number 258 made its first race appearance in the French Grand Prix at Reims in July 1958 where Harry Schell drove it to record third fastest practice time, behind two Ferraris. Although he led away from the start he was soon overtaken and after battling for 4th place he had to retire with fuel-pump failure. In the British Grand Prix which followed Schell...

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