Articles tagged Carlos Reutemann

Page 45 of September 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, September 1974

Behind the scenes

Champion, the Sparking Leaders Laurie Hands, the Champion Sparking Plug Company's UK Chief Engineer and Competitions Manager, can recall only one failure of his plugs in international motor racing this season, one plug in the Gulf-Mirage in the Monza 1,000 kms. It is a history of reliability which reflects the quietness with which Champion's Racing Division goes about its business; tyre...

Page 78 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1975

The Dutch Grand Prix

James Hunt scored a fine win in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in his Hesketh 308. Hunt (top left), can be seen on the winner's rostrum, laughingly knocking the Goodyear cap off third placeman Clay Regazzoni's head after the Swiss had failed to remove it during the playing of the British National Anthem. Right, Hunt (No. 24) leads Niki Lauda's second place Ferrari 312T (No. 12) just before...

Page 30 of April 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, April 1997

Compound fractures

The tyre battle in 1997 is but the latest of a war that's been raging since the '50s. Nigel Roebuck looks at the bald facts At the 1977 Japanese Grand Prix, one kazuyoshi hoshino qualified 11th. There is no particular reason why this fact should detain us, save that Hoshino's car, a locally built Kojima with Cosworth DFV power, was running on Bridgestone tyres. It was a one-off event for the...

Page 24 of April 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1984

Ferrari's English connections

"The great thing about Ferrari," explained Harvey Postlethwaite, "is that they not only have a tremendously quick response time, but they will try anything. You haven't even the faintest idea of how many experimental things are tried and discarded without ever seeing the public light of day. De Dion suspensions, turbochargers . . . you've no idea!" The Ferrari team's English chief of Formula...

Page 43 of May 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, May 1981

Letter from South America

Dear D.S.J. When I arrived in Argentina I began thinking about the old saying which goes "the Good Lord smiles on the righteous". In South Africa (where you didn't come), it poured with rain; in Brazil (where you didn't come again), it poured with rain. In Long Beach (where you did come), we were bathed in sunshine. Surely, I thought, it won't rain in Argentina. Well, it did. The two practice...

Page 26 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 1978

Formula One scene - A look back at the South American races

The 1978 Formula One season started off with a rush with two races in South America during the month of January and it says much for the serious intent of the regular teams that they were all there in force. The way the teams work all the year round, year after year, is nothing short of amazing, especially in the unsettled industrial atmosphere of the everyday world, where strikes and go-slow...

Page 96 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 96, September 1998

My greatest race - Alan Jones

United States GP (East), Watkins Glen, October 5th 1980 The world title was in the bag, the pressure was off… but so was his Williams at the first corner of the US GP. The recovery which followed was pure Alan Jones From start to finish, the 1980 season was an unbelievable one for me. It was an amazing year because I won my world championship with Williams, but it also stands out as the season in...

Page 9 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, October 2005

Damien Smith's Off the line

The spirit of speed I only saw Gilles Villeneuve race once, and it wasn't exactly his finest performance: British Grand Prix, 1981.  I was six. He was out early on after losing his Ferrari 126CK at Woodcote and ending up in the catch fencing after being collected square by the closely following Williams of Alan Jones. That day I was caught up with the rest of the partisan crowd in the fervour...

Page 27 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, November 1972

Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club Scene Rondel F2 Car Announced Several months ago in this column we announced the news that the go-ahead Formula Two team, Rondel Racing, had formed an alliance with Denys Dobbie and that with his backing they would construct and race their own Formula Two car and, possibly, also a Formula One. Since then Rondel have recruited Ray Jessop from Motor Racing...

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Emerson Fittipaldi: Young gun, old master

In 1972, he became the youngest F1 champion. He became the third-oldest Indy 500 winner 21 years later. In between he had four years out of the cockpit. Emerson Fittipaldi, first of the great Brazilian racers, talks to Nigel Roebuck Emerson Fittipaldi's language dates him, reminding you of a time in motor-racing more violent and dangerous, yet also gentler, less hard-nosed. 'Dice', for example,...

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