Articles tagged Brian Henton

Page 96 of August 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, August 2007

Lunch with... Tom Wheatcoft

The father of the modern Donington tells Simon Taylor how his love of the sport grew from humble beginnings to an all-embracing passion Photography: James Mitchell Larger than life: that well-worn phrase might have been coined especially for Tom Wheatcroft. His presence fills any room with energy and bonhomie. Tom likes to laugh, and finds much to laugh about. Actually, ‘laugh’ is too paltry a...

Page 49 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, July 1977

Notes on the Cars at Zolder

There were four new cars in the paddock for the Formula One race in Belgium, and a few minor changes among the regulars. The Copersucar financed Fittipaldi Team had a completely new car, designed by David Baldwin who had worked with Morris Nunn on the Ensign cars, so it was not surprising that the basic outline of the new yellow Fittipaldi was reminiscent of the dark blue Ensign. However,...

Page 104 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, June 1982

The San Marino Grand Prix

Ferrari First and Second Imola, April 25th The Grand Prix of San Marino, held on the undulating Imola circuit, was a straightforward affair. It was a battle between Ferrari and Renault, with two cars apiece, when the circuit opened for official testing on Friday morning at the scheduled time of 10 a.m. From the time the first lap was turned until late Sunday afternoon there were no problems as...

Page 3 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 3, May 1991

Matters of moment

Post Budget Blues Post-Budget Blues for many, but not necessarily pale blue, and hopefully not red. . . . From the car-owner's viewpoint it might have been worse. The so-called 'Road Fund' Tax (but it was raided many years back) is unchanged and the much appreciated reduction for older cars presumably remains intact, at £60 a year. However, as most veteran to vintage vehicles cover only about a...

Page 52 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, July 1975

Formula Two Review

Laffite the master At the midway point in the European Formula Two season Jacques Laffite had the championship won, in fact the 31-year-old Frenchman had so dominated the racing that the only challenge in the remaining half dozen rounds looked like being whether anyone could beat him. After sweeping to victory in the opening race at Estoril in Portugal and in the first British race at Thruxton,...

Page 65 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, September 2004

The man who might have been Mansell

He was a British Formula Three champion. He impressed Lotus, then turned them down. No matter, Ron Dennis was a big fan of his. Yep, the future was looking bright for Stephen South. So how did it all go wrong? Adam Cooper is the first Journalist to ask him in over 20 years... As a teenager, I was always keen to see talented young Brits make progress. When Geoff Lees, Tiff Needell, Derek Warwick...

Page 95 of January 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 95, January 2011

British Racing Brown

For one season only, the groovy colours of Paul Michaels' Hexagon Racing team - run from his London car dealership - gave F1's big boys a scare thanks to a young John Watson, By Richard Heseltine With the benefit of hindsight, a highdecibel gastro-pub probably wasn't the best place to hold an interview; there's a little ambient noise. But it's of no real consequence as our heroes have long since...

Page 21 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 1986

Formula One: Italian Grand Prix

Monza:  Well, I have never seen that before have been watching Grand Prix racing pretty regularly since 1948 and this was the first time I had seen a Grand Prix starting grid without a front row! Even more bizarre, the pole-position driver was at the back of the grid and the reigning World Champion was sitting in his spare car in the pit lane. All that, and the red light was on, with the green...

Page 36 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, March 2005

In the hot seat -- Tiff Needell

TV racer Tiff Needell on Fleetwood Mac, lacklustre Ensigns, taking on 'The Stig', being refused a Formula One Superlicence and being mistaken for a girl... You hummed Fleetwood Mac's The Chain (BBC's GP theme) as you lined up for your only GP. Do you know the theme tune of ITV's F1 coverage? -- James Ellwood, Banbury No. I understand that it's based on a famous tune (You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

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LOTUS 72 the most successful GP car ever?

The Lotus 72 served for six years in the top flight, winning 20 Grands Prix and three constructors' titles for the team. Alan Henry remembers a truly remarkable F1 car On 19 April, 1970, a pair of Lotus 72s made their F1 debuts in the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama. Striking and purposeful in the distinctive red, white and gold livery of Gold Leaf Team Lotus, and distinguished by their sleek chisel...

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