Articles tagged Brian Henton

Page 76 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2003

Privateers: no trespassing

The late Seventies should have been the Formula One privateers' heyday — cars were cheap and engines were plentiful — but instead they proved to be their swansong. Gary Watkins explains exactly how they were squeezed out of an increasingly businesslike paddock The McLaren M23, unfamiliar in blue and white, tried to leave its pit. A 'heavy' in a Goodyear shirt blocked its way. Threats were issued...

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1977 Belgian Grand Prix report

Lotus show their hand with a maiden victory for Gunnar Nilsson at the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix Terlamen-Zolder, June 5th The Days when the Grand Prix de Belgique was a great occasion, set in the majestic countryside of the Ardenne forests, still linger, and by comparison the rowdy, almost bawdy, fun-fair of Formula One and its travelling circus, somehow seems much more suited to something called...

Page 27 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, April 1985

Looking back with... Brian Henton

Brian Henton was one of the most popular, and controversial, drivers of recent years. Among team managers he had a reputation for arrogance, a quick temper and unreasonable demands — it was a reputation which was probably deserved early in his career, but the Henton I've known over the past six years has been the antithesis of that reputation, a charming, humorous man, with no side and completely...

Page 70 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, July 1990

Hidden Treasure

Many a 'find' has been reported in MOTOR SPORT over the years, some hidden away in an old barn. This shed, though, is something different; eighteen immaculate Lotus racing cars, all but one Grand Prix machinery, and rarely seen by outside eyes. Outside, the long, seemingly innocuous building bears no livery, no sign of its content. The only clue is the location, for it is sited in the grounds of...

Page 72 of November 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 1981

The Canadian Grand Prix

Heroes all Montreal, September 27th I am sure most people arrived in Canada expecting the mm-st as far as thc weather was concerned, and they were not disappointed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, whichever day on which they arrived from Britain, France, Italy, Germany. Mexico or wherever. It poured with rain and was grey and miserable but on Friday morning when practice began the sun...

Page 113 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 113, August 2010

Return for Keegan March

Thirty-four years after Rupert Keegan raced it on his way to the British Formula 3 title, his March 743 has returned to competition in the hands of Simon Hadfield. Hadfield bought the car from Keegan last September. It had been stored since the summer of 1976 when Keegan switched to a Chevron during his run-in to the title. “I recall seeing the car race as a young mechanic,” said Hadfield. “The...

Page 127 of January 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, January 2010

The Toleman Story

Last Romantics in Formula 1Christopher Hilton It’s easy to forget how important the tiny Toleman team is in the landscape of modern F1. Rory Bryne, Pat Symonds, Ayrton Senna – they all cut their teeth with the team. This tells the rags to riches tale of a family-run firm with no ambitions of greatness, just an old-fashioned idea of working hard and having fun. From Formula Ford with Rad Dougall...

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The End of the Road

Last month, we looked ahead to the forthcoming Formula 3000. Now we take a step back with veteran designer Ron Tauranac, to see why F3000 became necessary in the first place... When one team, or make, dominates any motor racing category for any period of time, there are always cries from the opposition about a perceived unfair advantage. Sometimes that leads to a change in regulations....

Page 72 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, May 2004

Hart of the machine

Brian Hart was reluctant to square up to the F1 paddock, but when he did, he punched above his weight. By Gordon Cruickshank Back in 1962 Motoring News ran a story about a young up-and-corning driver. The item concluded that we could expect to hear a good deal more of "this promising North Londoner". Well, it was right -- and it was wrong. Brian Hart made it all the way to Formula One, but not...

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Lunch with... Pat Symonds

He’s overseen title-winning cars, engineered Senna and Schumacher, but the memory of Singapore 2008 remains painful… In the intense, rarefied world of Formula 1 a driver has to deal with people on many different levels. To his sponsors and the media he’ll be cheerful and optimistic. To his team boss he’ll be professional and determined. To other drivers, including his own team-mate, his demeanour...

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