Articles tagged Adam Cooper

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Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

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Obituaries

Jonathan Williams A prolific F3 and F2 competitor during the 1960s, this Cairo-born Englishman has passed away aged 71. Although he scored a number of significant victories in junior categories, his world championship F1 career was restricted to a single race, standing in for injured Ferrari driver Mike Parkes in the 1967 Mexican GP. For a full appraisal of this engaging character’s career, turn...

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Contributors

Born close to London but based in Belgium, Adam Cooper isn’t quite as itinerant as Jonathan Williams, the unsung former Ferrari driver to whom he pays affectionate tribute on page 98. James Mitchell has been busy of late, photographing Lunch With... – his regular gig – and accompanying Mark Hughes to Piero Ferrari’s office for this month’s exclusive interview. Once a teenage ‘gofer’ for Colin...

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“I never considered early on that Niki could beat me to the championship. That was a mistake!"

In 1984, Alain Prost joined mighty McLaren and confirmed what we already knew: he was the fastest man on the grid. But wily old team-mate Lauda wasn’t about to roll over… F1 was set for an epic – and the tightest finish in history Writer Adam Cooper Just as the 2014 F1 season has turned into a battle between two team-mates, so it was 30 years ago when Niki Lauda and Alain Prost fought out one of...

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Matters of moment

"It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes up with so much nonsense.” Good on Gary Lineker. England’s second-most prolific goalscorer was deservedly considered a ‘golden boy’ of British sport during his playing career, and he’s carried that momentum into his life as...

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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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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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This charming man

A gutsy, talented racer whose story is rarely told, Roland Ratzenberger died while trying to qualify an uncompetitive car for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. More than just fast, he also oozed personalityWriter: Adam Cooper During a break between sessions at the 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, I bumped into event rookie Roland Ratzenberger in the back of the paddock. A pal since his Formula Ford days, he’...

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Webber dives ahead

Mark Webber’s twin poles and victories in Spain and Monaco have turned the World Championship battle on its head, and even if Red Bull continues to provide the Australian and his team-mate Sebastian Vettel with a dominant car, the duel between the two of them should keep us entertained. Despite scoring two wins last season Webber had slipped into the shadow of Vettel, the man widely regarded as...

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A six-pack to make your head spin

Tiny V6? That isn’t the half of it. Six connected elements will contribute to the biggest F1 power shake-up in years. And don’t get us started on the aero…Writer Adam Cooper This season represents a brave new world for the F1 World Championship and at this stage, with the 2014 cars finally emerging and taking to the track for the first time, it’s impossible to predict what the overall impact on...

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