Articles tagged Lotus

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Racing into a different era

Sebastian Priaulx is a teenage Formula 4 driver with a bright future, but how would he cope with a classic Lotus Cortina formerly raced by Jim Clark? There’s a momentary pause. What was a jovial, bouncing teenage demeanour just a second ago has suddenly come to a shuddering halt. Just to take a breath. Reflect. And, mostly, appreciate the magnitude of the current situation. This is often the...

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We were there

Motor Sport writers choose some favourite Goodwood moments 1998 The Woodcote Cup by Simon Arron I had been to Goodwood before, because it a) had a nice café and b) was a convenient meeting point ahead of road car photo shoots within the surrounding hills. Time without number I’d stand and watch cars peeling in and out of pits that looked largely unchanged from period photos, but since 1966 the...

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English heritage

In the slipstream of the Festival of Speed's 25th anniversary, the Goodwood Revival Meeting celebrates its 20th. Racers and Motor Sport writers recall a few personal highlights It has become as much a seasonal sporting occasion as Henley Regatta, The Grand National or Wimbledon. First run in 1998, when it ended a 32-year racing drought in the shadow of The Sussex Downs, the Goodwood Revival...

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Racing lines: October 2018

Balance of Performance, or Imbalance of Performance? Either way the current GT racing rules would be preposterous in any other sport Balance of Performance. Lifeblood of GT racing or perennial bone of contention? The unbiased answer is probably ‘both’. If you’re a regular reader you’ll know my long-standing beef with BoP is largely a matter of principle. One based on the fact that rules contrived...

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1986 British Grand Prix race report - In the garden of England

  At Brands Hatch, the Williams team gave a demonstration of dominance and quality. Both cars started from the front row and, apart from the first two laps, occupied the leading positions throughout, not even losing the lead during pitstops. Given another lap or so, Mansell and Piquet would have lapped third place man, Alain Prost, for a second time and Prost was in no trouble, he was a full lap...

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Peter Wright

As the 1983 Grand Prix season begins, we talk to Team Lotus's Director of Research and Development about life with Colin Chapman and prospects for the future without him The late Colin Chapman originally set up a research and engineering base in Ketteringham Hall, a tastefully converted former boys' school close to the Lotus Cars factory at Hethel, back in 1976. The dynamic, forward-thinking...

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1983 British Grand Prix - Rather dull

  The last Formula One race was on June 12th, a gap of five weeks in mid-season being an eternity for the enthusiast to wait, but for the teams, it was a welcome break to get stuck in and catch up on the build and design programmes. Patrick Tambay leads in his Ferrari at the start of the 1983 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Apart from continual tyre-testing sessions, new cars were...

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Looking back with Peter Ashdown

Last November we received a package containing photographs and negatives taken at the Borehamwood race meetings in the early Fifties. A reader had been sorting out his late father's effects, had come across the pictures and had kindly sent them in the hope that we might file them and find some use for them. The photographs caught the eye first and they were superb. Then the name of the generous...

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1989 British Grand Prix race report - The price of progress

  Ayrton Senna must be wondering who he’s offended these days. Since Phoenix, nothing has gone right for him. In Canada, the engine blew a big hole in itself with mere laps to run. In France, the differential broke at the restart. And in England, it was the new transverse gearbox –and perhaps a touch too much brio –which proved his downfall. Worse, from his point of view, Alain Prost took yet...

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Australian races

Warwick Farm (February 14th.) Races used to be Cooper benefits, but they now look like becoming Brahham benefits, and the Warwick Farm race would have been but for that well-known Scot and his well-known Cheshunt car, though Graham Hill in the Scuderia Veloce car was all set to win when steering trouble dropped him back. 45 Laps-164 Kilometres 1st : J. Clark (Lotus 32B-Climax 2½-litre) ... 1 hr....

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