Articles tagged Carlos Pace

Page 42 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1987

Assessment: John Watson

Finding the right niche John Watson's Grand Prix career effectively finished a few days after the 1983 South African Grand Prix. After five years as a member of the Marlboro McLaren squad, he found himself dropped from the 1984 line-up when Alain Prost unexpectedly came onto the market following a split with the French Renault Elf team. Suddenly, the man who had almost seemed "part of the...

Page 34 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1975

Grote Prijs van Belgie

Another Ferrari domination Terlamen, Zolder, May 25th Two years ago the Belgian Grand Prix was held on the little Zolder circuit before it was really ready to accept the full onslaught of the Grand Prix "circus" and the result was a shambles, to say the least. Most of the teams and drivers stamped off saying they wouldn't come back, while one or two people said "You know, apart from the surface...

Page 36 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1992

History lesson

The first Le Mans 24 Hours took place in 1923, and this year the 60th edition will be run. The race was not held in 1936 due to strikes, nor between 1940 and 1948. Two chicanes were introduced to the ligne droit des Hunoudieres, better known to the British as the Mulsanne Straight, in 1990, slightly increasing the circuit length to 13.60 kilometres (8.45 miles). Maximum speeds were reduced, from...

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"I was hooked..." -- Hans Stuck Jr

When Hans Stuck Sr let his son loose at the 'Ring it was the start of a great career. By Gary Watkins Destiny's child... Hans Stuck Jr was always going to be a racing driver. You don't have a lot of choice when your father is a pre-war Auto Union ace with a string of grand prix wins to his name, is still competing into his seventh decade and just happens to run the driving school on the...

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Italian Grand Prix

Stewart's Championship Monza, Italy, September 9th The Italian Grand Prix produced the first Team Lotus one-two result for some six years, but the race around Monza's famous, if "chicane" bedevilled track, will be remembered as one of Stewart's classic races. An early pit stop with a flat tyre on his Tyrrell cost him just over a minute and dropped him to 19th place. The Scot refused to accept...

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Celebrity deerstalker

Now for something completely different. Pedro Rodriguez was Mexican, but he still liked to sport a deerstalker. So dedicated fan Luc Ghys paid tribute by snapping F1 drivers wearing one... "Crazy? Maybe I am..." admits Luc Guys. Even back in the comparatively relaxed 1970s, a request from a Belgian Pedro Rodriguez fan to have his photo taken with you wearing a deerstalker must have seemed a...

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Thirst for success

That John Watson never won a grand prix for Brabham defies logic, for he was so close so many times. But this missed opportunity really hurt, he tells Adam Cooper John Watson scored his first grand prix win in Austria in 1976, and his second in Britain in '81. Those two career landmarks were separated by almost four years of frustration and disappointment for the Ulster driver, who at times...

Page 58 of June 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, June 1972

GKN Daily Express International Trophy

Fittipaldi wins after Hailwood retires Silverstone, April 23rd. In years gone by the Silverstone International Trophy meeting was THE non-championship Formula One event of the season. The entry was often comparable with almost any Grand Prix and Silverstone's fast circuit provided some fierce and memorable battles. It just isn't like that any more and this year's event attracted the smallest...

Page 56 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, April 1977

The South African Grand Prix

Ferrari and Lauda back on form Kyalami, Johannesburg, March 5th The World Championship Formula One scene moved across the southern hemisphere from Brazil to South Africa, for the 78-lap race on the Kyalami circuit, but it travelled via Europe, where the ravages of the Brazilian race were repaired. The South African race runs to a special format of its own, to which few people seem to object, for...

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The Italian Grand Prix

Lauda's comeback Monza, Italy, September 12th It is never very clear who instigates the changes to circuits, but the reasons are usually "in the interests of safety" though more attention could be paid to racing car design and manufacture, to say nothing of closer inspection of components. Teaching some drivers to drive more carefully could also add its quota to making motor racing safer. This...

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