Articles tagged Rome GP

Page 40 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1984

Greene Cars

Only two Gilbys were ever built, an 1,100 cc sports car and a 1½-litre F1 car. Both were well designed, attractive, and prepared to the highest standards, yet in terms of absolute success, they merit no more than a footnote in motor racing history. What the project represented, though, is much more important. They were among the very last cars to be built and raced by a privateer with the object...

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Book Reviews

“My Two Lives: Race Driver to Restauranteur” by René Dreyfus, with Beverley Rae Kimes. 077 pp 11¼ “ x 8 ½ “ (Patrick Stevens Ltd, Burr Hill, Cambridge, £15.95p) This long-awaited book is one of the more enjoyable motor racing books to have appeared for many years. It is the life story of René Dreyfus, whom British followers of the Sport used to see at Brooklands, Donington and in Ireland...

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'I want to drive Fangio's car!'

If ever anybody tells you that nothing about modern motor racing is “the way it used to be”, ignore them. For manufacturers, the commercial imperatives of modern racing are no different from the way they were before WWI. Panhard, Peugeot, De Dion-Bouton, Mors and all those marques were just as keen to win on Sunday, sell on Monday, as notionally are Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Renault – yes, and also...

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Filipinetti: triumph before tragedy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Filipinetti. Cadaverous-looking, chainsmoking, big-spending Georges Filipinetti was a very successful Swiss-Italian motor trader and property entrepreneur at least until it all went terribly wrong for him into the 1970s... As a would-be amateur racer in 1939 he had been a member of the Ecurie Genevoise campaigning Maseratis. Post-...

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Louis Chiron: idol of France

Louis Chiron's Grand Prix career lasted over thirty years and took him to the very top of his profession. Bill Boddy reports Louis Chiron, one of the greatest racing drivers, was born in Monaco of French parents. He served in the 1914-18 war as an Army driver and in the immediate aftermath was appointed chauffeur to Marechal Petain. He then earned a living as a gigolo, a dancing partner, at the...

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Profile points

Although its products won the CART and Japanese F3000 titles last season, 1991 wasn't a wholly successful year for Lola. Undeterred, the Huntingdon constructor is preparing a spectacular assault on motor racing's four major disciplines in 1993 Winter 1991 cannot have been too comfortable a time for Lola, the specialist volume racing car constructor founded by Eric Broadley in 1958. It was forced...

Page 69 of March 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, March 1985

Letters from readers

From Count Lurani Bugattis in the Mille Miglia Sir, After four weeks spent in lovely Barbados, I came home and only now I have read with great interest your article on the Bugatti Type 43 that was published in Motor Sport of November 1984. May I add a few remarks? In my opinion the greatest race in which Bugatti Type 43 took part was the second Mille Miglia race in Italy that took place on March...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 & BTCC News

Unrest within FOTAThe unity of the Formula One Teams' Association has come under threat after it was suggested that Red Bull Racing did not comply with the Resource Restriction Agreement last year. Christian Horner has denied that the team did anything that conflicted with the RRA, pointing out that Red Bull was also accused of technical infringements but that FIA investigations came to nothing....

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Clock ticking for Imola management

Formula Imola, the company running the famous Italian circuit, has gone into administration owing some €4 million. Ironically, one of the biggest debts was for the cost of the 2008 re-opening, intended to re-establish the autodrome’s commercial potential. Beset by questions of ownership and liability, the company has until June to straighten its finances, otherwise the track rights will go to...

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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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