Articles tagged Southampton University

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 149 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 149, July 2014

Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

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Rob Widdows

The Newey Philosophy Monday morning in Milton Keynes. Pretty much like Monday morning in any English town, except this is home to the 2010 Formula 1 Constructors' Champion. Inside an ordinary-looking building, at a drawing board, is an extraordinary man. A genius, some do say. The chief technical officer of Red Bull Racing left school at 16 without any A-levels but graduated from Southampton...

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Driven by design

The greatest racing car designer of his generation was curious: how would it feel it away from the drawing board and be let loose in two of his own creations spanning 20 years of Formula 1 evolution? When Adrian Newey asked, we were thrilled to oblige BY DAMIEN SMITH Early September, a couple of days after the Belgian Grand Prix and a few before the Italian at Monza. Christian Homer has just...

Page 36 of March 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 1961

Book Reviews

"Automobile Year-1960-1961," edited by Ami Guichard. 220 pp. 12¾ in. x 9¼ in. (Editor S.A., Box 1109, Lausanne, Switzerland. English edition 52s. 6d.) This luxury publication, now in its eighth year, forms a fine addition to the bookcase besides being an excellent source of reference to motor cars, motor racing and motoring year by year. The generous use of art paper and colour illustrations puts...

Page 30 of August 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, August 1968

Sunbeams at Wolverhampton (June 23rd)

Members of the S.T.D. Register have been taking their Sunbeams back to the place of origin of these fine Coatalen cars since 1951, with Roesch Talbot owners corning as their guests. So it was this year, with two Stars and a couple of vintage Sunbeam motorcycles joining in, as they, too, were made in Wolverhampton. After a pace-led parade through the town the entry assembled in West Park for...

Page 66 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 2012

Mansell's perfect ride

20 years ago, Williams hit a level of performance never seen before in F1 with a car that finally nailed the complexities of active suspension. And an inspired Nigel Mansell made the most of it By Patrick Head The initiation of FW14B goes back to the winter of 1984 when we were approached by AP, with whom we worked closely on brakes and clutches. They had been developing an active-ride system for...

Page 44 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, January 1994

Whistlestopping in Poole

It's a relatively fast tour and you might be forgiven for feeling that Penske Cars' premises on a small industrial estate in Poole are modest by the standards one has come to expect of typical F1 teams, but Roger Penske's UK build operation packs a lot into its 16,000 sq ft. Where it needs to be, money is well spent, but the overriding theme is efficiency without profligacy. You would expect...

Page 29 of December 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, December 1968

Vintage Postbag

The 1924 Austin Seven Sports Model Sir, In answer to your inquiry in "The Gordon England Brooklands' Super Sports Austin Seven" article, I can assure you that two of the production cars, i.e., pointed-tail, two-seater Chummys with flaired wings, exist. One is being restored in the London area, and the other by myself. The history of my own car is very obscure—it was found, apparently in a shed...

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