Articles tagged Brian Henton

Page 44 of September 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 1977

"Der Grosser Preis von Deutschland"

The organising body of the German Grand Prix were split down the middle; the businessmen wanted to run the race at the compact Hockenheim Ring stadium, where everything was safe and clinical and organisational problems were few, while 100,000 paying customers in the arena was money guaranteed straight into their pockets. The Sportsmen were completely opposed to this, they wanted to retain the...

Page 77 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, May 1979

International Trophy

THE start of the BRDC's 31st International Trophy race at Silverstone saw eventual winner Eddie Cheever heading the field away in his orange Osella. Alongside him was Englishman Brian Henton in the new Ralt. Henton led briefly but Cheever's Pirelli-shod Italian car got its toughest challenge from Derek Daly's ICI Chevron. The Irishman only lost the lead on the last lap when the March gear linkage...

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My only grand prix

1980 Belgian at Zolder by Tiff Needell How did the drive with the Ensign team come about? The seat became free after Regazzoni had suffered his accident at Long Beach. I had connections with both Unipart and Ensign from before so I was on the phone, as tactfully as I could be, as soon as possible. Jan Lammers was hot property having qualified the ATS fourth at Long Beach, and [team boss] Mo Nunn...

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Tyrrell hires a second Briton

For the first time since Toleman entered Formula One in 1981 with Brian Henton and Derek Warwick, a Grand Prix team will be fielding an all-British driver line-up in 1988. While retaining the services of Jim Clark Cup-winner Jonathan Palmer for a second season, Ken Tyrrell has recruited 26-year-old Julian Bailey to drive the second new Tyrrell 017, which was unveiled early in March. Bailey, who...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort, August 28th The Motor Racing scene in Holland is simple and straight-forward compared with some countries, there is but one circuit, the Grand Prix always takes place there and it doesn't change too much, so everyone turns up at the seaside resort of Zandvoort in a fairly happy frame of mind. Taking a lead from the British GP the Dutch organisers seeded out the "rabbits" from the entry...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

Nov 8: Alister McRae, son of Jimmy and younger brother of Colin, is surprise winner of the Shell Rally Scholarship. His prize is a full British Rally Championship season in a Ford Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 sponsored by the oil giant. His programme will also include a couple of overseas events. Nov 9: Wisbech Stadium hosts its last-ever meeting. Danny Semrau wins the saloon stock car race which signs...

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Lap time of a lifetime

Just two drivers have set a fastest lap in a GP but failed to register a point in their careers. The first was Masahiro Hasemi, who (despite Jacques Laffite's claim) achieved the feat at Fuji in 1976. Less well remembered is Brian Henton's performance for Tyrrell at Brands Hatch in 1982. The irrepressible Henton endured a stop-start F1 career that included a fruitless spell at Lotus, an ill-fated...

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Around and about

Spring sporting new car fever Better news from both Aston Martin and Lotus has been evident recently. Aston Martin seem solidly locked onto a programme that will produce that extraordinary Motor Show Lagonda, over £40,000 in deposits having already been lodged at Newport Pagnell. Aston have also introduced a really high performance variant of the V8, bringing back the old Vantage label, and...

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Motor racing heraldry

When Damon Hill began racing at the end of 1983, it was entirely appropriate that he wore the blue and white helmet colours of his distinguished father. Coats of arms are passed from father to son and helmet livery is a form of heraldry. Both have a common root: the identification of an individual whose face is covered by a helmet and visor, and both have passed beyond simple utility to embrace...

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United States (West) Grand Prix

—Lauda the perfectionist Long Beach, April 4th WHEN the teams arrived in California, direct from Brazil, there being but one weekend between the two races, they found two major changes. Firstly the street circuit at Long Beach had been revised and secondly Carlos Reutemann had once more retired, this time for good. After some anxious times Frank Williams finally signed up Mario Andretti for this...

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