Articles tagged Aurelio Lampredi

Page 54 of August 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, August 2002

Driver opinions

Only two men have driven works-built 131 and Escort in the relevant period : Björn Waldegård and Simo Lampinen. Lampinen: 'The Escort was fantastic, a real joy. You could do 20 things wrong and still get it back each time. It was a natural oversteerer. So long as you could turn the wheel, you were okay. And the engine was unbelievable. "The Fiat was more of a racing car. It helped to be really...

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...

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The Corse of true love

…never did run smooth between garagista Enzo Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. Yet their turbulent partnership through the 1930s laid the bedrock of the Ferrari legend Writer Paul Fearnley A chill March day yet his car is naked: tubes, wires, rivets. He’s road-tested bare chassis before. That, though, was a long time ago, and this is momentously different. In suit, shirt and tie, he, never the most agile,...

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Formula One Trend of Design

Forced Induction A development that has been slow in getting under way in Formula One is that of forced induction. Up to 1950 anyone who was really serious about Grand Prix racing built engines with forced induction, the basic system used almost universally being that of the positively-driven supercharger. Until 1938 it was accepted that all right-minded designers of racing engines would force...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor Things are looking up for Formula One. After last year's worries about falling TV ratings and dwindling column inches, we've had two stories that were heaven-sent for the tabloids, and just right for getting the Sunday afternoon couch potatoes to switch over from the Eastenders omnibus. First, the world champion's car bursts into flames during a refuelling stop. Our superhero sees...

Page 17 of December 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1998

Four Valves Good, Two Better

Sir, I enjoyed very much Andrew Frankel's article in the November issue on the Ferrari 500. Colin Cambell, in his book The Sports Car - Its Design and Performance writes: "Only the genius of a Lampredi could provide this engine with a crankcase to cope with such an extreme stroke/bore ratio". Incidentally, the first Testa Rossa, appearing in 1956, was a four-cylinder 2-litre. In late 1955,...

Page 87 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, October 2000

Blood red brothers

Bill Boddy recalls a time when Ferrari were the young upstarts. Their thrilling battle with the well-stablished and hugely successful Alfa Romeo team ensured that the just-launched Formula One World Championship got off to a flying start When war ended Motor Racing in Europe in 1939, the Grand Prix Formula stipulated cars of up to 4.5 litres with atmospheric induction of the fuel mixture, and up...

Page 56 of January 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, January 1976

Fiat's Abarth Competitions Centre

Abarth is the largest manufacturer of speed equipment that I have visited. The writer's previous visit was in the mid-sixties, when the company's sports/racing machines and little two-seater road cars were flourishing alongside a phenomenal output of those big-bore exhaust systems. In 1971 Carlo Abarth. who established the Company in 1949 to privately race Cisitalias and manufacture exhaust...

Page 15 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, March 1999

Pointing the way

Sir, Your series of 'Forgotton Epics' was quite superb. Surely there are many more from the past, and I look forward to more of this feature. May I suggest that Sommer's incredible drive in the 1950 Belgian GP only confirmed what Enzo Ferrari and Aurelio Lampredi had already figured out a year earlier. Louis Rosier's Talbot won the 1949 Belgian GP non-stop from Ascari and Villoresi in...

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Fiat quits motor racing

If the above heading had appeared in 1926 it would have been topical. For that was when the great Turin company gave up motor racing. It was a shock to those who knew of Fiat's early victories and how they had won all three important races in 1907 and sent to Brooklands a car which vanquished S F Edge's Napier in the Match Race he had promoted. Much more recently, they had won the 1922 French GP...

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