Articles tagged Moroccan GP

Page 86 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 2008

Shadows on the sands

Casablanca – the sunlit scene of Britain’s first World Championship was darkened by tragic eventsBy Nigel Roebuck Bernie Ecclestone recently said that, for him, the World Champion each year should be the driver who had won the most races, that only in the event of a tie on victories should ‘places’ come into the reckoning. And no season better supports Ecclestone’s notion than 1958, when Mike...

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Racers Apart

Motor racing biographies are commonplace. Racers Apart, by Motor Sport's Executive Editor David Tremayne is something new. The author has chosen a selection of drivers - not all of them circuit racers - who have particularly appealed to him. Some of them he has worked with in his role as F1 correspondent for Motoring News, some created a deep impression during his youth, others left a legacy he...

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"The Missing Link"

Sir, Regarding the "TT' Renault" affair, I can shed a little more light on the matter . . . . Quoting from The Motor for 22nd July, 1930 (page 1175): "One of the most interesting entries is a team of three Renaults, a make which has not participated in a road race of first-class importance since the war. These cars are of the 28 h.p. 8-cylinder type". The accompanying entry list indicates that...

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Glory and hope

After years of disappointment, it was ironic, says Paul Fearnley, that BRM's debut grand prix win came just as the sport changed BRM and controversy, BRM and disappointment: excellent examples of 1950s tautology. The team was subsumed by one, consumed by the other. They raised the British public's hopes time and again. And dashed them time and again. Good intentions and advanced engineering,...

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Britons who could have been champions had they lived

The contemplation of champion promise unfulfilled is always painful. Two years before Bristow and Stacey fell at Spa, the talented Stuart Lewis-Evans succumbed to burns received in the Moroccan GP. In 1968 Mike Spence, who stood in for the late Jim Clark at Indianapolis, got out of the groove entering Turn One. The BRM team leader struck the outer wall at a gentle angle but, in a tragic...

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Front to back

Arriving just before the mid-engined British upstarts took centre-stage, Ferrari’s Dino 246 was the last front-engined GP winner By Doug Nye It all began – and in essence it all ended – thanks to the influence of Formula 2. It all goes back to the governing CSI’s decision to institute a new 1500cc unsupercharged Formula 2 class to take effect 50 years ago, in 1957. The new category was intended...

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Six Men who should have been World Champion

Moss and Villeneuve are the most obvious talents bereft of motor racing's most prestigious title. But they are not the only drivers who possessed the skill to be world champion without ever acceding to the throne. We have selected half a dozen of them - and picked the season in which they came closest to achieving their goal. This is not to denigrate the men who did win the title in each of these...

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Tony Vandervell

'The Guv'nor' had a bee in his bonnet — and British teams have been buzzing ever since For six days, so the story goes, he plonked himself on the sofa in the reception area at the Cleveland Graphite Bronze Company, Cleveland, Ohio. Guy Anthony Vandervell was a determined man. Eldest son of the founder of the vast CAV electrical empire, his early years bore the tell-tale marks of a wealthy,...

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F1 non-championship races Part One: the ’50s

Away from the limelight of the World Championship, these races sometimes ran at unusual venues, with drivers determined to gain recognition. In the first of a series, we pick out some great and obscure tales from a unique period in motor sport history By Paul Fearnley “Those non-championship races were just as important as the World Championship Grands Prix,” says Stirling Moss. “The BRDC...


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