Articles tagged United States GP

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Profile: Ferrari 312T3

The car which brought Gilles Villeneuve his first grand prix victory and placed the Canadian firmly in motor racing’s pantheon of legendary drivers. Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P This is the car in which Gilles Villeneuve learned his Formula One craft, won over (most of) his critics, became the apple of Enzo’s eye, captured the tifosi’s heart – and passed into Canadian lore. This is...

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"Imagine being protested by your own team..."

In an extract from John Surtees’ new book, we look back at the 1963 and ’64 seasons. The Englishman might have become the first racer to take world titles on two wheels and four, but it wasn’t all plain sailing The option of going back to Italy had been hard to resist, but before this I took part in the six-race Tasman series, starting off the season well with two wins and a second place in the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

'Other' Austin F1 race blooms A grid of 30 1966-83 Formula 1 cars from the Historic Grand Prix group proved a popular support to the revival of the United States GP at the Circuit of the Americas in November. The 10-lap HGP event was won by former Formula Atlantic star Dan Marvin aboard Phil and Kathy Reilly's 1974 Brabham BT44. Marvin qualified fourth, took the lead on lap four, and pulled away...

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Brits get an icy reception

When the British contingent found a unique way to deal with the arctic conditions of the 1947 Swedish Grand Prix, their rivals cried foul play Odd-ball motor races – unusual events that feature internationally recognised categories of significant racing cars – are always interesting. Perhaps the all-time prize winner might turn out to be the Israel Grand Prix on the so-called Barnea Beach circuit...

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United States loses its GP

The 1989 Detroit Grand Prix will be a round not of the Formula One World Championship but of its American counterpart, the CART/Indycar World Series. The switch-over was effected very swiftly after the six-year-old event failed to meet FISA's safety requirements. When a move from Downtown to a purpose-built track on nearby Belle Isle fell through, the organisers refused to build permanent pit...

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LETTER TO READERS

LETTER TO READERS DEAR Reader There are some strange people who do not like the Honda Motor Company of Tokyo, mainly because they are so successful in Formula One and keep on winning. From outside, the change from 172-litre turbocharger V6 in 1988 to normally aspirated 3 -litre V10, was hardly noticeable. It was the Honda-powered McLarens which set the pace throughout 1989, winning 10 of the 16...

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Williams Grand Prix Engineering

Sponsorship The heading to this article is the official title of the firm that runs the Williams team in Formula One and it can be said that it is financed by Saudi Arabia. However, it has not always been so, for the initial influx of money from Saudi Arabia came solely from the national airline Saudia, but over the past two seasons interest in the Formula One team has spread throughout the land...

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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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Obituary

Colin Chapman Lotus chief Colin Chapman died at his home in Norfolk during the night of December 15th/16th at the age of 54 years, bringing to an end an era of technical imagination and innovation which he had focussed on the Grand Prix racing world for more than two decades. An original thinker, a self-made man and an engineer of rare intuitive genius, Co. Chapman built his first Austin Seven...

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Austin track meant to mirror classics

The design for the Austin circuit, scheduled to host the United States GP in 2012, borrows its inspiration from some of the most exciting F1 venues – including Silverstone. Promoter Tavo Hellmund wants to create a circuit that is regarded as an instant classic, and has asked architect Hermann Tilke to pay homage to popular corners from other venues. The availability of hilly land rather than the...

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