Articles tagged BOB SPARSHOTT

Page 84 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 2014

Reluctant hero

He pulled Niki Lauda from the wreckage of his blazing Ferrari, fought in Vietnam and now pilots humanitarian flights for seriously ill children, but Brett Lunger plays down his many achievements… Writer Andrew Marriott Brett Lunger has always been understated, self-analytical, supremely fit and serious. That was his manner back in the 1970s when I handled his public relations in Europe and now,...

Page 39 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, July 2002

Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

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Love him, hate him... He didn't give a damn

And he still doesn’t. Notorious Nelson Piquet stoked both anger and admiration on his way to three F1 titles. Images linger of a crass troublemaker – but lest we forget, he was defiantly talented, too Let’s admit it from the start. I like and admire Nelson Piquet. It can be a trying experience, though, to be unmasked as a Piquet supporter, so let’s remind ourselves of his extraordinary talent. He...

Page 32 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 2006

In the hot seat

Bobby Rahal He won at Indy but had to turn down a Le Mans drive with Sauber. He doesn't care if he's underrated but does promise not to be another overprotective 'race car dad' Your father was a pretty useful driver. Did he pass on any tips when you started racing, and do you do the same for your son Graham? Chris Rees, Bracknell I don't know if my father passed on anything except the love of...

Page 30 of April 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1971

They Make Racing Cars—Huron Auto Race Developments Ltd

Travel down Kingston-on-Thames High Street and you will see possibly the oldest established tuning and accessory business in the country—V. W. Derrington. Look across the road and there is a large Heron Service Station and tucked behind that in light and modern premises is a firm called Huron Auto Race Developments Ltd.—by a coincidence the most recent racing car manufacturer in the country. In...

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The view from Chapman's crew

Key figures associated with Team Lotus tell us what they think about the return of the famous name to Formula 1, and recall why it was special to work at Norfolk’s finestBy Paul Fearnley Clive ChapmanSon of Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman & MD of Classic Team Lotus I have always said that if the Lotus name was to return to Formula 1 it needed to be in association with the factory, Group...

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How Clark won round Indy

As an outsider in a “flimsy car” he did more than just beat the Americans in their own Brickyard; he won their respect too By Robin Miller He was the face of the radical movement that changed open-wheel racing in the USA forever, and yet he did it with a style and a grace that disarmed his opposition rather than bludgeoned them. He made five starts in the Indianapolis 500 and, with a little luck...

Page 26 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1979

Formula One Teams for 1979

Lotus: Heading the 1979 list, naturally enough, is Team Lotus, no longer supported by John Player, the cigarette firm, while the cars will not be called John Player Specials (not that we at Motor Sport did call them by that name to us a Lotus is a Lotus). Olympus Cameras joined Team Lotus for part of last season, but they too have left the Norfolk team. The place of these two sponsors has been...

Page 21 of September 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1978

The Austrian Grand Prix

A strange affair Knittelfeld, August 13th It never ceases to amaze that the Grand Prix at the Osterreichring has become so established in such a relatively short space of time, the first GP being held in 1970. Apart from a healthy enthusiasm among the organisers and public alike, the whole concept of the Osterreichring Was right from the word go, when its form was laid out on the mountainous...

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

Warhorses

Ron Dennis used to be based next door, during his Project Four days. His still-under-construction hi-tech temple to hi-tech, Paragon, lies only a few miles down the road, but it might as well be on Mars, such is the leap of faith, aspiration and budget it represents. Same sport, different world. McLaren are a blend of style and content. Only the best will do. Which is why Gomm Metal Developments...

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