Articles tagged US GP

Page 72 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, August 2014


Letter of the month Reasons to be cheerful... Whether it’s Nigel’s reporting, Andrew’s perfect reviews or Mark Hughes’s deep insight, there is much to choose from in Motor Sport. But always near the top was Letters; the experiences, reminiscences and general enthusiasm of racers and fans make our sport stand apart. It is sad, then, that Letters has become littered with pessimism. I just cannot...

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Rising star Vettel is youngest F1 winner

Sebastian Vettel’s astonishing victory for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the Italian Grand Prix has rewritten the history books – and marked the young German as an obvious future target for top Formula 1 teams. He remains firmly under contract to Red Bull Racing, however, for the next three seasons. Having turned 21 on July 3, Vettel first became the youngest F1 poleman at Monza, and then the youngest...

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Lotus wreck resurfaces

More than 40 years after Emerson Fittipaldi crashed the car heavily in qualifying at Zandvoort in 1973, the remains of Lotus 72 chassis 5 were shown at Autosport International. The chassis has lain in storage at Lotus ever since the accident, but Classic Team Lotus recently decided to attempt monocoque repairs. Team boss Clive Chapman now hopes the car will run again in demonstrations, although...

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Lawman who ran the race right into town

Cameron Argetsinger never imagined being hailed as the founding father of modern road racing in the United States. He just wanted somewhere to compete in his new MG TC. But when the 27-year-old law student began to formulate his plans for a track around Watkins Glen, he was only just beginning a 30-year stint as a race organiser. When it was originally suggested that the inaugural event be known...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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What's New in F1 2012

New faces, new cars and new tracks will all play their part in the Grand Prix season ahead. As for the car regs, the devil – as usual – will be in the detail Sebastian has improved and is stronger than ever”, Red Bull owner Dietrich Mateschitz recently told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport. “He has prepared during the winter break like he’s never done before.” Not great news if you’re Mark...

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Draft calendar a work in progress for Bernie

Draft calendar a work in progress for Bernie The 2012 F1 calendar announced by the FIA World Motor Sport Council in June has been thrown away after Bernie Ecclestone made major changes in a new version which has been circulated to the teams. Ecclestone told Motor Sport that the June schedule was "a draft calendar that wasn't really for publishing". He has moved both the Bahrain and US Grands Prix...

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Me and my Arrows

At a time when Formula One cars generally looked very individual, the Shadow and Arrows of 1978 were startlingly similar - and more than one person noticed. Among them was Alan Henry, who describes how he - and arrows - were court in the act It's funny how a throwaway remark can sometimes boomerang. Walking into the Shadow team's garage at the 1978 Silverstone International Trophy meeting, I...

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So little time

The newspapers understandably concentrated on Graham Hill in the aftermath of his fatal plane crash, but the tragedy also claimed the life of a man who might have proved even greater than his boss. David Tremayne remembers the brief but brilliant career of Tony Brise. Twenty five years on, the photograph still has a mesmeric power to make your eyes prickle, to evoke anger and poignant images of...

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No need for cheating

In a patchy season BRM scored one memorable win, bringing hints of rule-bending. But the facts are there, if you want to look… My friend Simon Taylor’s Lunch With Robin Herd, the ‘h’ of March cars, in the March issue, included a cheerful throwaway line about Pedro Rodríguez’s winning BRM in the 1970 Belgian Grand Prix having used a 3.3-litre V12 engine – which would have been a desperate cheat,...



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