Articles tagged Bernard Boyer

Page 64 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 2009

Traction replay

In 1969 four-wheel drive was supposed to be the next big thing in F1. But the theory proved hard to put into practice By Paul Fearnley Silverstone shimmered under a mid-July sun, yet Formula 1’s new era had not dawned brightly: Gold Leaf Lotus – we can leave out the Team bit for now – arrived late, after Thursday’s first practice; the Cosworth, purest/purist 4WD of them all, was absent too (...

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Vallelunga 6-Hours to Matra-Simca

Rome, March 25th. Last year's onslaught by Ferrari on the World Championship for Makes was impressive, but not entirely without fault, and had there been any strong opposition the Italian team might not have won ten races from ten starts. At the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, for the first European round in the 1973 championship, Matra-Simca sent two cars to oppose Ferrari and dominated the...

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Blue murder and red mist

Matra had already won Le Mans – now it wanted more. Ferrari was facing a classic duel to remember – especially as it would be their last in sports car racing. The year: 1973 By Paul Fearnley Twelve outings, 12 victories: Ferrari’s most successful sports car campaign had run perfectly under the calming, multilingual tutelage of Peter Schetty. This 30-year-old, Basle-born economics and political...

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Crowning achievement

F1 racers don't always make great 24-hour drivers, but on his tenth visit to Le Mans, Graham Hill knew exactly what was required of him. Gary Watkins describes how the Englishman achieved his still-unique triple crown Henri Pescarolo wasn't best pleased. He'd already taken some persuading to rejoin Matra for its most serious assault yet on the Le Mans 24 Hours — and now he'd been told he'd be...

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Lunch with... Henri Pescarolo

He’s a record-breaking flyer and rally driver, but after 33 drives there he is ‘Mr Le Mans’ – though his new role as team boss has brought a fresh sort of battle I’m sitting outside a bistro in the warm Paris sunshine, enjoying a pre-lunch aperitif with Henri Pescarolo. Not for nothing is this man known as Monsieur Le Mans. He has competed in the 24 Hours 44 times, 33 as a driver and 11 as an...

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Matra MS80

It was the car that, along with Cosworth power and Jackie Stewart, led Matra to glory before its F1 dream turned sour by Keith Howard Colin Chapman’s privileged access to the Ford-Cosworth DFV ended at the close of the Formula 1 race season in 1967. What followed we now regard as the DFV era, but ironically one of the early adopters of Keith Duckworth’s engine for 1968, and the first to beat...

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