Articles tagged Andre Simon

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Maserati back on track 40 years on

MC12 supercar returns the Trident to top-line sportscar competition Maserati has returned to mainstream sportscar racing after an absence of 40 years. The Modena marque's new MC12 supercar made its competition debut at the Imola encounter of the FIA GT Championship in early September ahead of what is expected to be a full campaign next season. A pair of V12-powered MC12s, a design based on the...

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Jean Sage

"I'm primarily an enthusiast — If Renault were not in F1 I'd be quite happy to be involved in rallying. . ." Although the political side of motor racing has received a great deal of attention over the past few years, Formula One has never really been a business which attracts casual involvement. If you scratch slightly below the surface of any racing team or organisation, you will generally turn...

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Lunch with... Jo Ramirez

The personable Mexican looks back over 40 years of Formula 1 glories and struggles, friendships and tragedies By Simon Taylor The problem is, lunch isn’t long enough. Over 40 seasons, this man has been friend and confidant to a succession of F1 heroes, helped them celebrate their victories and, too often, mourned their loss. He was inside Ferrari when it was Enzo’s fiefdom, with Tyrrell when Ken’...

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Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

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Les Vingt-Quatre Heures Du Mans

A REVIEW Le Mans (Sarthe), June 23rd. This year the Le Mans 24-hour race returned to its normal status of counting towards the Manufacturers' Championship for Sports Cars, because the Automobile Club de l'Ouest wisely decided to drop the limitations on fuel consumption and engine capacity, that they imposed last year. As a result all the important manufacturers entered strong teams of cars and...

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Light fantastic

1st - 500 Ferrari had burst onto the post-war scene with ambitious V12 designs, but it was a far more mundane approach that elevated it to GP dominance. Paul Fearnley explains Ferrari was just over three years old, and yet it had seen off Alfa Romeo and the supercharger (although not beaten them to the world titles), and rewritten Formula Two with its jewel-like V12s. Yet a brave decision to turn...

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Silver polish

Michael Schumacher wasn't the first German GP star to make his name in a Mercedes sportscar. Hartmut Lehbrink reviews Wolfgang von Trips' early career The president of the Cologne Porsche Club, Dr Hanswilly Bemartz, addressed his letter to the omnipotent Mercedes team manager, Alfred Neubauer. It was dated January 5, 1955. In it he pointed out that "his charge" had just become German champion in...

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Continental Notes

THE Continental season got away to a bad start, with the Bruxelles Grand Prix having to be cancelled due to the severe winter damaging the road surface. However, Belgium's loss was France's gain, for that same weekend, April 6th-7th was scheduled for a period of testing for Le Mans competition on the 24-Hour circuit of the Sarthe at Le Mans. Had the Bruxelles race taken place the Le Mans test-...

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Rally review

To be truthful, there is nothing else quite like it in the whole wide world except perhaps its two-wheeled forerunner. The event is, of course, the Tour de France Automobile or, more simply, the Tour Auto, which although it is classified this year by the F.I.A. as a race meeting is still closer to a rally than, say, the 24-hour race at Le Mans, which is why it is being considered in this column....

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Cars I have owned, by JJ Hall

JJ Hall needs no explaining away to those who remember the old Brooklands days or are partial to vintage motor-cycles. During the war Jim Hall wrote an article about old motorcycles which unearthed hundreds of the things, and virtually led to the formation of the present successful Vintage Motor-Cycle Club. Another early essay in motor journalism was his delightful war-time writing in Motor...

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