Articles tagged Alfonso de Portago

Page 96 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, March 2004

Parting shot

British Grand Prix, 1956 A quintet of Lancia-Ferrari D50s line up at Silverstone. Car number four finished second, shared by Peter Collins and Alfonso de Portago LAT Photographic

Page 9 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, March 2004

You were there

Another chapter in the series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps. The Andrettis were unceremoniously slung out of the 1982 Le Mans just hours before the start -- because the oil cooler on Harley Cluxton's Mirage M12 GpC car was deemed to be in the wrong place. Mario and Michael...

Page 58 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, November 2008

Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

Page 56 of December 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, December 1997

Team mates

Is he best friend or mortal enemy? Do you follow your leader or push him off the track? Shaun Campbell investigates the curious world of the F1 team-mate We call men who drive for the same marque 'team-mates', just as we do players in a football eleven or a rugby fifteen. But there the similarity ends. For motor racing is a team sport only in the sense that a large number of people are required...

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The D-type cast

D-type voices Jaguar sports car successes put Britain on the international racing map. In the early 1950s, a time when its GP teams were still falling short, the D-type forced home the Coventry firm's pre-eminence by securing a Le Mans hat trick before Vanwall ended Britain's championship F1 wait at Aintree in 1957. Paul Parker speaks to several key players in the D-type's incredible story Sir...

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Argentina's other hero

Big, brawny and tough, José Froilán González beat compatriot Fangio to bag Ferrari’s first GP – and he’s still involved with cars By Tony Watson He’s one of Argentina’s living motor racing legends – well, sporting legends in general – but what always strikes one about José Froilán González is that he’s always been so approachable. No side to this man whatsoever; no wonder his friendship with Juan...

Page 73 of September 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 1990

Mille Miglia Correction

Sir, On the principal that 'if it appears in print it must be true' I felt I must correct a part your report on this year's Mille Miglia retrospective (August, 1990). Your correspondent claims that present, amongst others, was the Ferrari 195 Berlinetta which won the 1958 event. Wrong on two counts. 1) The event as a race finished in 1957 with the accident which befell Alfonso de Portago. The...

Page 55 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 2006

Brescia the long way

Following in the wheel tracks of Franco Cortese, Motor Sport tackled the 2006 Mille Miglia in a C-type Words: Tim Watson. Photography: Tom Horsfall It's a warm spring evening in Northern Italy. Through the tiny bug-splattered Perspex windscreen of the Jaguar C-type I can just see the road ahead as it unfurls in an arrow-straight line flanked by tall poplars. We're travelling at more than 100mph...

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Portrait of the artist as a racing driver

For 50 years Leslie Marr has been best known as a painter. But before that he bought himself a Connaught and went racing By Paul Fearnley Nursing a bruised face – and a consoling beer – while standing in the raised bucket of a mechanical digger on the outskirts of New Zealand’s southernmost city is an unusual way to conclude a motor racing career, but Leslie Lynn Marr has rarely taken the obvious...

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Legends – Giancarlo Baghetti

There were but five laps remaining in the 1996 Australian Grand Prix when Jacques Villeneuve got the message from the Williams pit: his oil pressure was falling, and if he were to finish the race he needed to back off. Galling, this, for it meant surrendering the lead to team-mate Damon Hill. Already he had become only the third driver in history (joining Mario Andretti and Carlos Reutemann) to...

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