Articles tagged Syracuse GP

Page 41 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, April 2004

This month in

1994 A crowd of 20,000 witness Gabriele Tarquini (above) win the BTCC season-opener at Thruxton. Emerson Fittipaldi takes CART honours at Phoenix. Michael Schumacher wins Pacific GP. Roland Ratzenberger killed in qualifying at Imola. 1984 Niki Lauda scores 20th GP win in South Africa (above), beating McLaren team-mate Alain Prost. Mike Thackwell wins European F2 season-opener at Thruxton. His...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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Young bloods

After Ascari’s death in 1955, Luigi Musso and Eugenio Castellotti fought for his mantle as Italy’s top driver. Chris Nixon charts the brief and tragic careers of two great rivals. "Listen lads, you won’t have to work too hard to win this race. At the start, I'll set the rhythm. You follow me, and you won't shred your tyres. Ten laps from the end, I'll pull over, and then you two, between you, can...

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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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The Count and the Commendatore

It was with MV Agusta and Ferrari that John Surtees scored his famous world titles on two wheels and four. But working with these two great Italian teams was no easy ride…By Nigel Roebuck Big John’ we called him, didn’t we? And in Italy, where it started, ‘Il Grande John’. John Surtees has had a love affair with Italy for most of his life, and it began in 1955, when a 21-year-old motorcycle...

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Stirling's day of days

It was, by his own admission, the race of his life. Moss and the Lotus 18 earned their plaudits when they took on the might of Ferrari at Monaco 50 years agoBy Nigel Roebuck Sunday, May 14 1961, and the mellifluous tones of Raymond Baxter on my ‘transistor’, a bunch of schoolboys huddled around it, willing Stirling on… The BBC did not broadcast the entire race, and most of the afternoon we had...

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1950s

Italian pride shines bright at the start of a new World Championship, but 10 years later the British turn F1 on its head – and back to frontBy Doug Nye GiovanBattista Guidotti was a jovial, charming old gentleman. He was a racer right from his toecaps to his fingertips. But he came from a different era. Before World War II he had been a mechanic, tester, and eventually capo collaudatore – chief...

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Final hurrah for front-engined GP car

The upcoming 2010 racing season marks the 50th anniversary of the front-engined Grand Prix racing car’s frontline demise. That’s right, it was back in 1960 that the rear-engined Coopers, Lotuses and BRMs finally punted traditional front-engined configuration into the weeds, and drivers were left ahead of the engine, arriving first – more rapidly than ever before – at the scene of the accident....

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Connaught factory torn down

Connaught's racing car factory at Send, Guildford, from whence the first all-British winner of a post-war continental Grand Prix emerged, has been demolished, a new Connaught House office development will rise in its place. The developers last month marked Connaught's achievements with a lunch on site, and while Tony Brooks - winner of the 1955 Syracuse GP - could not be present, Les Leston and...

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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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