Articles tagged Andrea de Adamich

Page 51 of April 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, April 1981

Alfa Interlude

A reflection on 20 years endeavour after a day with a T33/3 V8 sports racer On October 28th, 1951 Juan-Manuel Fangio drove his 1 ½ -litre supercharged eight-cylinder Alfa Romeo Tipo 159 to victory in the Spanish Grand Prix on Barcelona’s now-defunct Pedralbes circuit, making the final triumph for the classic Alfetta design which had served the Italian team so successfully since the end of the...

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22 into 16 won't go...

Spanish GP, Jarama, 1970People accuse F1 of being too political in the modern era, but distasteful spats are by no means a fresh inventionWriter Simon Arron, illustrator Guy Allen The 1969 Spanish Grand Prix had been laced with controversy – Team Lotus’s collapsing wing pillars triggering a couple of massive accidents and, subsequently, a regulatory rethink. One year on, Formula 1 was flirting...

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The man that time forgot

Many drivers have the talent, but only a few get the breaks. Andrea Gilardi’s junior CV is a thing of wonder, a tale of titles won and future heroes conquered – Michael Schumacher among them. Sometimes, though, that simply isn’t enough Writer Rob Widdows It is July 1985, a roasting hot day in Northern France, and the stage is set for the climax of the Junior Kart World Championship on the Maison...

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Graham Warner

Racing driver and constructor Graham Warner died on March 8, aged 84. Born in Battersea on May 1 1929, the Londoner would devote his life to two great passions: aircraft and motor sport. After leaving college, Warner joined the RAF and flew Meteors and Vampires at the dawn of the Jet Age. The lure of motor sport, however, was never far away: reasoning that his racing heroes were all car dealers...

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Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

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Can-Am Races

Rounds Eight and Nine The eighth and final eastern round of the 11-race Canadian-American Challenge Cup series was held at the Michigan International Speedway circuit about 60 miles west of Detroit. Opened only last year, MIS is a multi-purpose facility which incorporates both a banked oval track (for USAC and NASCAR races) and a road circuit. The road circuit is three miles in length and is...

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Porsche's hottest numbers

In 60 years the Stuttgart firm has produced some glorious cars. Picking the 10 best models would be tricky enough, but the 10 best individual chassis? Time to turn to a true Porsche expert… By Michael Cotton There was a time when I did not care for Porsches at all. There, heresy confessed! My school exercise books were covered in drawings of Ferrari and Maserati Grand Prix cars, beautiful front-...

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Formula Two Finale

Vallelunga, Italy, October 12th. After many rumours and much shilly-shallying, the 21st Gran Fremio Roma, final round in the 1969 Championship of non-graded drivers, took place at the interesting Vallelunga circuit on the outskirts of Rome. The city's Automobile Club has been making vague promise's or several years that safety and other circuit facilities would be improved and it seems that this...

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Canadian Grand Prix

Revson beats the confusion Toronto, September 23rd Critics of rallying will always tell you that the trouble with that particular branch of motor sport is that often one has to wait hours to find out who won; when the result is announced it is often contested and, even then, because of timing error, or other factors, the wrong man can easily take the honours. These anti-rally people will tell you...

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Car to watch: Brabham BT42

Sportscar driver Paul Knapfield will have one of the first single-seater races of his life when he pilots a Brabham BT42 in the Pre-75 3-litre F1 encounter. It will be the car's first European event for over three decades, and its first appearance at Monaco. Chassis number six was built in July /August 1973 for Brabham team sponsor Ceramica Pagnossin after its original chassis was wrecked in the...

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