Articles tagged Andy Green

Page 26 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1995

Fruits of passion

Eddie Jordan knows the mild taste of Formula One success. In 1996, he knows he has to get used to something a little stronger "Out of my way, you froggies," demanded Eddie Jordan, face creased with a mischievous grin, as he pushed his way into the Ligier awning. "I'd like to have a word with my driver! "Tom? Tom? Come out of there, you coward..." Had the object of his taunt, Tom Walkinshaw,...

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If you are at all a regular reader, you will not have failed to notice the battle that's been raging on our letters pages concerning the presence or otherwise in the magazine of contemporary Formula One. And, as a regular or not, you will not have got this far without noticing an extremely yellow and rather modem F1 car on our cover. It's there because I wanted, once and for all, to take a long...

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1000mph classroom

A British attempt to hit four-figure speeds on land has higher aims – to inspire a new generation of UK engineers and scientists By Gordon Cruickshank Acrazy target, 1000mph – but so was Mach 1 and they hit that. Because some of the supersonic ThrustSSC team are also steering BloodhoundSSC: Richard Noble directing, Andy Green driving, and Land Speed Record specialist Ron Ayers overseeing...

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Simon Taylor's Notebook

The Segrave Trophy is not as well-known now as it used to be, but it still recognises human courage and endeavour Henry O'Neal De Hane Segrave was one of those Boys' Own heroes who occur from time to time in motorsporting history. Aged 17 he was in the trenches of World War I and was badly wounded. Invalided home, he wangled a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps and was twice shot down. When the...

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B.R.D.C. Its past, present & future

The British Racing Drivers Club is seventy years old this year. Gordon Cruickshank examines its future and, with the help of its unique archive, looks back to the earliest days of its history. Perhaps its the name makes its position clear. While other clubs specify a type of car or class of racing, the British Racing Drivers Club declares itself to be a club for the people who compete, and it has...

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Fabulous Fourth Goodwood

It's now the greatest historic meeting of all, says Alan Cox - but can Lord March's team keep it up? The fourth Goodwood Festival of Speed proved to be yet another outstanding success for both competitors and the public, with Lord March and his small team expanding on the format established in previous years to such effect that the official paying attendance was quoted as 86,000 over the three...

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The worst car I ever drove - Unreliable memories

Ari Vatanen – Ford Escort RS 1800 reg. no. RRK 425 W Ari Vatanen was the first Finn to win the World Rally Championship, no thanks, he tells John Davenport, to one particular Ford Escort When nine FIA World Rally Champions in the last 18 years have been Finns, it's good to be able to say, as Ari Vatanen can, that he was the first to earn that title. But the year in which it came was one of...

Page 92 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, May 2010


An era of collisions, whether on track, as Senna and Schumacher come through, or in boardrooms as Max and Bernie carve up the sportBy Maurice Hamilton May 1, 1994. This date whacked an unsuspecting younger generation around the head in the same way that the death of Jim Clark on April 7, 1968, had stunned their forefathers. In a period when a leading driver seemed to be killed every month, it was...

Page 82 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, August 2002

I wish I'd designed

From the white-hot F1 paddock, old racing cars are just out-of-date machines to this designer. But he is full of admiration for the single-minded team that broke the sound barrier land There have been a lot of great racing cars, but I don't really get very excited about things like the Lotus 72. Every time I look at an old car, I just think how dated they seem. Nothing ages as quickly as a racing...

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Record team head for supersonic target

Squadron leader Andy Green officially became the fastest man on earth on Thursday, September 25, when he drove Thrust SSC to a new absolute Land Speed Record of 714.144mph (subject to FIA ratification) in Nevada's Black Rock Desert in the USA. But with winter fast approaching, time was running out for Green to achieve the project's ultimate ambition by becoming the first man through the sound...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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