Articles tagged Brabham

Page 66 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 2005

X-ray spec -- McLaren MP4/4

Gordon Murray's move to Woking let him tackle some unfinished business, he tells Keith Howard Brabham scaled its last summit with Nelson Piquet's World Championship in 1983, after which it proved the maxim that when you've reached the top there is only one way to go — down. So for his last season with the team in 1986, Gordon Murray tried something radical to pluck the irons from the fire: the...

Page 22 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, May 1991

Cotton On

WSC Prospects -- False Dawn? Just eight 3.5-litre cars were registered for the 1991 World Sportscar Championship when FISA closed the list on March 15, and the administrators must have thanked their lucky stars that they had decided, somewhat begrudgingly a year ago, to allow the 'unlimited' fuel consumption controlled cars a year of grace. There are 10 of those, making a half-decent grid of 18...

Page 28 of July 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1970

Indianapolis 500

There were 84 entries seeking one of the 33 starting berths in the 54th annual Indianapolis 500, but despite a great variety of chassis and an array of new equipment, this American classic once again proved that a team which isn't ready when practice opens on May 1st stands little chance of being first to the chequered flag on May 30th. There were 25 different makes of car entered this year but...

Page 52 of April 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, April 1961

The Racing Season Begins

As these words are being read cars are already practising for the first International races of the 1961 European season, for the Pau Grand Prix and the Easter Monday races at Goodwood. These two meetings will witness the first races to the new Grand Prix Formula, for although this new Formula took effect as from January 1st, 1961, the racing season in Europe is only just beginning. This Formula...

Page 11 of May 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, May 1957

VII Gran Premio Siracusa

Syracuse, April 7th. This year the race at Syracuse opened the European Formula 1 season with a flourish, and the entry was of a very high order. Works teams of Ferrari, Maserati, Vanwall and Connaught filled the list, with the addition of many private owners, and when practice started on the Friday before the race almost everyone was present. The weather was most unlike Sicily, with the rain...

Page 86 of July 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, July 2011

Lunch with . . . David Coulthard

From catching Senna's eye at Williams, to crossing swords with Schumacher, to helping Red Bull earn its wings, DC's F1 achievements go far beyond the statistics By Simon Taylor Lets deal with the statistics first. David Coulthard's 13 Formula 1 victories never won him the world title, but he was runner-up in 2001, and took third place in the table no fewer than four times. In his 247 Grands Prix...

Page 56 of June 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, June 1959

IX Gran Premio Siracusa

An Interesting Race Siracusa, Sicily. April 25th. Two major changes were made at the Siracusa G.P. this year, firstly the race was for F.2 cars and secondly the date was changed from the usual Sunday fixture to a Saturday one. These changes were brought about by looking forward and backward, the forward look being to 1961 and the new F.1 rules of 1,500 c.c. and the backward one to the fact that...

Page 35 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1957

The Reims Weekend

Ferrari Has a Clean Sweep Reims, July 13/14th. With the Grand Prix de l'A.C.F. being run at Rouen this year the organisers of the Reims circuit were left without a World Championship meeting for their high-speed circuit. As the B.P. fuel and oil company were sponsoring the meeting once again, with enormous prize money as last year, a veritable fiesta of speed and sport was laid on. So great is...

Page 28 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1967

Dutch Grand Prix

Team Lotus return Zandvoort, Holland, June 4th A very full and complete entry was received for the seventeenth Dutch Grand Prix held on the sandy Zandvoort circuit and it was notable for the number of brand-new Grand Prix cars that were ready for first practice; either brand-new models of existing designs, modified versions or entirely new designs. The Brabham team had four cars in all, a brand-...

Page 46 of April 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, April 1968

Australian Racing

After the visiting drivers and teams had journeyed from New Zealand to Australia, leaving the locals to enjoy some National racing, the Tasman series got under way again with a 100-mile race on the two-mile track at Surfers Paradise near Brisbane on February 11th. The organisers had a very ''head-in-the-sand" outlook and objected to the Team Lotus cars looking like cigarette packets, which was...

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