Articles tagged Bernard Ecclestone

Page 127 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, July 2004


1982 San Marino strike The week before the race the FIA decreed that running cars under the 580kg limit was not acceptable. In consequence, Frank Williams withdrew as did Bernard Ecclestone and Colin Chapman, and the McLaren team. Others among the Cosworth powered 'special builders' who have to toe the line in the Ecclestone-Mosley FOCA grouip also withdrew. Why some of the FOCA teams went on...

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The 34th German Grand Prix

Return to Sanity With the 1972 season passing its midway point Grand Prix races are happening with great rapidity, being held every alternate weekend, so that there is little time for the teams to do other than repair the ravages of the previous race before the next one is due. A very full entry arrived in the Nurburgring paddock for the German Grand Prix and they were all on time and ready to go...

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Ice racing: Chamonix 24-Hour Race

Snow wonder While most circuit activity comes to halt for the closed season, the sport of ice-racing thrives in winter, and the most glamorous of these Continental events is the Chamonix weekend. Known as the 24-hour ice race, this actually comprises some 15 separate heats which include driver changes and night racing, with points from six of these counting for the Grand Prix de Chamonix. Running...

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Continental Notes

This continual winning by British Formula 1 cars is something we have all been waiting for, and, personally, I have been waiting 25 years for this to happen. No matter whether it is Vanwall beating all-comers at Monza, or B.R.M. beating a lot of also-runs at Silverstone, they are Formula 1 victories by British cars, and that to me is a state of affairs on which we cannot improve. There are people...

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New Formula One cars

As many new Formula One cars seem to be appearing as the weekly "comics" discover budding new Formula One drivers in Formula Ford, Formula Atlantic or Formula Three, but just as it is a long way from professional Club racing to winning a Grand Prix, it is also a long way from completing the building of a Formula One car to it getting the chequered flag. Although it seems that new cars are...

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The Formula One Scene

IT IS with some relief that I welcome in 1982, for it means that the 1981 season is really over and the sooner we forget it the better. In the past we have had the silly season, which is usually a brief moment at the height of the summer, but 1981 was a silly season from start to finish. It began with the absurd idea that the Formula One Constructors Association was more powerful that the...

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The Frank Williams Team

World Champion Constructors At a casual glance one might be forgiven for thinking that the Frank Williams Formula 1 team had a pretty disastrous year in 1981, compared with their 1980 season. They started all well, went through a bad patch at mid-season, gathered themselves up and finished with another win, but the dominant finishes did not happen like it did last year. By their 1980 standards...

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San Remo

Just along the cost from Monte Carlo lies Italy's rival to racing's most famous street circuit. David Malsher drives it, is bowled over by it - and explains why it went bust Without question, Italy has a rare magic. Motor Sport's venture to San Remo is the second half of a trip that started so disastrously we have spent the past two days playing catch-up. The evening before we were due to head...

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Notes on the Cars in Germany

With travel and work schedules back to normal after the long trips away to the USA and Canada the teams arrived at Hockenheim in good order. Brabham: After the B-specification cars showed no improvement at Brands Hatch in practice, and a half-way compromise proved better, the BT53 cars were in this trim for the German race, using carbon fibre brakes and six-speed gearboxes. The T-car ran in...

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Notes from the paddock at Imola

THE MECHANICAL scene at Imola could have been interesting had the majority of the FOCA teams not gone on strike. The new Williams FW08 cars were due to make their debut and the Brabham team intended to run one BMW-powered BT50 and one Cosworth V8-powered BT49. Lotus were due to make their European debut with the Type 91 and the McLaren MP4B, as run so successfully at Long Beach, was a favourite...



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100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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