Articles tagged Alex Blignaut

Page 51 of December 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, December 1974

Before we lose track

In 1970 while Stewart was racing a March 701 for Team Tyrrell and was saying, rather unconvincingly, that he thought the March had great potential, Ken Tyrrell was building his own car. With designer Derek Gardner he planned the first Tyrrell car, using a Cosworth V8 engine and Hewland gearbox, and when Tyrrell 001 was announced late in the 1970 season it was said to be a one-off specially for...

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7th South African Grand Prix

Controversial Stewart victory KYALAMI, March 3rd. JACKIE STEWART will remember his win in the 1973 South African Grand Prix for a long time. After a frightening crash in practice, following total brake failure on his own machine, he took over team-mate Cevert's Tyrrell but only qualified on the seventh row of the grid. With only seven laps of the race completed the Scot was in the lead and he was...

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Around and About

A different attitude. By way of a change I took a trip to Silverstone last month to have a general look round at a big motorcycle meeting. The event was the John Player International and with Giacomo Agostini, reigning 500 Champion Phil Read, Yvon Du Hamel from Canada and many top names on the bill it was obviously going to produce some fireworks. Unfortunately my schedule precluded a visit on...

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Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneWorld Motor Sport Tour Last month we gave readers brief details of the around the World tour being offered exclusively to Motor Sport readers by Worldmark Travel Ltd. Negotiations for this exciting trip were only just complete as we went to press and we now have further details available. First, there is the fantastic 30-day itinerary which covers such varying...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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The South African Grand Prix

Scheckter is the new national hero, Kyalami, March 1st The six-week break between the Brazilian Grand Prix at the end of January and the South African Grand Prix on March 1st provided welcome relief for most Grand Prix teams, giving them time to reflect on their own individual situation after the first two events of the season and enabling several of them either to complete new machinery or try...

Page 60 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1973

Swedish rally

Stig Blomqvist is without question the master of slippery roads. Even after losing ten minutes through fuel pump failure he made up the time with ease and became the second man to have won the even three times in succession. Autocross enthusiasts who consider their sport exciting should make an effort to see a Scandinavian ice race. On an ice-bound, snow-covered pony trotting track cars ran in...

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8th South African Grand Prix

A popular win for Reutemann Kyalami, March 30th After a two-month break following the two South American Grand Prix races, during which the Brands Hatch Race of Champions conveniently took place, the World Championship series was resumed at South Africa's Kyalami circuit near Johannesburg. A degree of uncertainty had surrounded the fate of this race for a few months following the South African...

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LOOKING BACK AT JARAMA

EVEN AT this distance of time, looking back at the wrangling that went on in the paddock before the Spanish Grand Prix still makes me feel sick and very apprehensive for the future of Grand Prix racing. The trouble all stems back to a meeting in Geneva last March, and that goes back to meetings throughout last winter. The European Grand Prix race organisers got together after the end of the 1969...

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Fifth South African Grand Prix

Andretti and Ferrari start on high note Kyalami, South Africa, March 6th Mario Andretti, the three times American USAC Champion, has long been considered by the Grand Prix circus as a potential winner of World Championship races and this has been the little Italian-born driver's big ambition. However, occasional races with Lotus in 1969 always ended in retirement, usually when high placed, while...

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