Articles tagged Alexander Hesketh

Page 102 of December 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, December 2014

The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

Page 76 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 1997

The Unlikely Lads

When a Lord, a superstar and a man named Bubbles started an F1 team, no one took them seriously. Until they won. Shaun Campbell looks at the short, glorious life of Hesketh It looked like an extravagant joke, an extended April Fool's stunt played by a bunch of ex-public schoolboys with more money than sense. It ended, as everyone had predicted, in tears. But neither the initial appearance nor the...

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Continental Notes

It now looks as though there is more than meets the eye in the "manoeuvrings" to get the German GP away from the Nurburgring. One "ministry man" involved with the Constructors Associations is clutching on to a fading document said to be "signed by all the F1 drivers" in which they unanimously agreed not to race at the Nurburgring in 1977. This was signed by those in action at the time at Monaco...

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Legends

Niki Lauda's return to the world of Formula One, with Jaguar, is fine news for anyone with an appreciation of a man who speaks his mind. Asked about the return of electronic 'gizmos', like traction control, Lauda's response was to the point. "I don't like it — it should depend on the driver, not all this technical bullshit. Do we want developments for road cars, or proper racing? We need to get...

Page 58 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, October 1996

Special Brew

Behind so many shattered dreams is an old racing car languishing as a monument to what might have been, if only . . . Back in 1977 the late Ian Bracey, a Lloyd's underwriter known as the Baked Bean to his friends - was driven by an acute obsession with the Le Mans 24 Hours to build a really special 'one-off' racer, with which he and his chums would achieve a lifetime's ambition to win at the...

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When Postlethwaite tried to nose ahead of the opposition

Back in 1973, James Hunt was perhaps the sensation of the Formula 1 season for his exploits in Alexander Hesketh’s virgin-white March. This combination of man and motor car finished sixth in the French GP behind the likes of Peterson, Cevert, Reutemann, Stewart and Ickx (not bad company), fourth in the British beaten only by the works McLarens of Revson and Hulme with Peterson’s Lotus 72; third...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

Page 31 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, April 1973

F2 review

Formula Two win for STP-March-BMW A FEW MONTHS ago in the Around and About column we highlighted the forthcoming battle between the Ford Motor Company and BMW at several levels of motor sport. At Mallory Park on March 10th the first Formula Two clash between the two big rivals took place and, though their position looked a little precarious at one time, the German BMW outfit came out most...

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Opposites attack

Interlagos, first round of the 1976 championship, the dying moments of final qualifying. There's a face-to-face row going on in the McLaren pit. Team boss Teddy Mayer and his new driver James Hunt are screaming at each other. "He wanted the windscreen further forward," recalls Mayer, "so that he was more comfortable." With the minutes ticking away and Nild Lauda's Ferrari on pole as usual, Teddy...

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A free spirit

Only now is motorsport beginning to appreciate just what James Hunt represented Those who can, do. Those who can't, write about it. Perhaps that is a harsh expression, but most of the time it's true of motorsport writers. An awful lot are failed or frustrated racing drivers. James Hunt was neither. Instead, he was a remarkable man who rose to the greatest challenge of his life, and then walked...

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