Articles tagged Mexican GP

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Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

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Obituaries

Jonathan Williams A prolific F3 and F2 competitor during the 1960s, this Cairo-born Englishman has passed away aged 71. Although he scored a number of significant victories in junior categories, his world championship F1 career was restricted to a single race, standing in for injured Ferrari driver Mike Parkes in the 1967 Mexican GP. For a full appraisal of this engaging character’s career, turn...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Mexican Magic

Motor racing broke out in Mexico at the Grand Prix weekend, and now I begin to realise just why those who witnessed it first hand were so ecstatic about that heady wheel-banging battle between Gilles Villeneuve and René Arnoux at Dijon back in 1979. The display that Nigel Mansell and Gerhard Berger put on might not have observed the full code of driving ethics, as they touched on more than one...

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A look back at 1970

DSJ reviews the past F1 season It would not be unreasonable to look back on 1970 as the year of deception in Grand Prix racing, for many people, from drivers to journalists were on tip-toe with excitement and hope at the beginning of the year and these hopes came to nothing. However, it was not all deception for there was much of interest and many unexpected things happened, and sadly many of...

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An easy rider born to drive

Gary Hocking called a premature halt to his meteoric bike career in 1962. He felt Formula One was a safer option... Paul Fearnley recalls a talent that shone brightly, but much too briefly It was a remarkable opening lap of a remarkable circuit. Rhodesia's Gary Hocking had been drawn at six, his MV Agusta team-mate Mike Hailwood at three and his good friend, Honda's Aussie charger Tom Phillis,...

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Unlikely number

Sir, In Modern Times (October issue) Simon Taylor states that car number 13 was never used in Formula One racing for superstitious reasons'. This is not the case, as Mexican driver Moises Solana had 13 painted on his Scuderia Centro Sud BRM P57 during the Mexican GP of 1963, the one and only time in grand prix history. A year before, Dutch amateur Count Card Godin de Beaufort was seen at...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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Continental Notes

C.S.I. rules The Sub-commission for Technical Regulations, which is made up of D. H. Delamont (GB), J. Herbert (France), P. Frère (Belgium), J. Oliveau (USA), A. Rogano (Italy), J. Rousseau (France), C. Schild (Switzerland) and T. Schmitz (Germany), are continuing to tidy up the rules for International racing and they have decided that as from January 1st, 1972, Grand Prix cars shall have an...

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Pictorial review

Riverside Can-Am – Mexican Grand Prix Riverside Can-Am Can-Am Champion Denny Hulme heads off into his accustomed lead on the first lap. Vic Elford in the "ground effect" Chaparral 2J tries to find a way past Jack Oliver's TRC Ti-22, with Peter Revson holding fourth place in the L & M Lola T220. "The Boat" – BRM drivers Pedro Rodriguez (here) and George Eaton have not been able to sort out the...

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