Articles tagged Champion

Page 29 of August 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, August 1974

European letter

[By means of which our roving European reporter keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W. B., After motoring about on the highly efficient German and Belgian motorways and eating at the clinical and rather plastic motorway food stops, it was rather pleasant to return to France where you don't have to use the Autoroutes, leaving them to those people who are in a hurry. Meandering across France on...

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"I only have golden memories of Jimmy"

Sally Swart, Jim Clark's girlfriend durig the peak years of his Grand Prix career, recalls her time with the quiet Scot By Ian Wagstaff A couple of evenings before this year's Long Beach Grand Prix the phone rang in the Rolling Hills, California home of Ed and Sally Swart. On the other end of the line was Dario Franchitti, inviting the couple to be his guests at the race. There is no doubt that...

Page 25 of June 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 1987

Formula One: Belgian GP

Near disaster After the race at Imola, in Italy, the "circus" moved north to Belgium for the next round in the Formula One Championship series. Unlike a true travelling circus the teams did not move en bloc, but all sped back to their homes in Italy, Germany. France and England where rebuilding, development, testing, and experiment continued, together with analysis and reckoning on the results of...

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Schuey left in the shade by Rosberg

Michael Schumacher’s Formula 1 comeback has thus far failed to meet the expectations of the public, the Mercedes team or the former World Champion himself, who has struggled to match the performance of team-mate Nico Rosberg. Before the season Schumacher said he should be judged on the first four Grands Prix rather than just Bahrain, but if anything he struggled more in China than he did in the...

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New for Old

David McKinney reports on the HSCC's 30 year celebration meeting and MotorSport Trophy Rob Hall moved into the joint lead of the European Historic Formula 2 Championship when he took his March 712 to two dominant victories on the new International Circuit at, Silverstone on June 15, helped by the retirements of his two closest rivals, John Harper through engine trouble in his matching March, and...

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The fastest F1 lap of all time

Date 20 July 1985, 3.12pmLocation Silverstone Circuit, NorthamptonshireEvent Final qualifying, British Grand PrixPoint of interest The fastest F1 lap of all time Before qualifying for the 1985 British GP, no Formula One car had ever lapped a track at over 160mph and none has since. Keke Rosberg tells Adam Cooper how he and Williams made F1 history that day Not many Formula One races are best...

Page 62 of October 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, October 1973

ETC Round 7: 6-hr Grand Prix Paul Ricard

VICTORY for Toine Hezemans/Dieter Quester (BMW 3.0 CSL) in the Paul Ricard 6-Hour race in the Castellet district of the South of France on September 2nd gave BMW an unassailable lead in the European Touring Car Championship. With one round remaining at the time of writing, the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on September 23rd, BMW held 130 points to the 100 each of Ford and Alfa Romeo, while the...

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Delirium Tremens

How the Grand Prix of Europe was won. Ayrton Senna won the first postwar Grand Prix at Donington Park, but the real winner, after 18 years, was circuit owner Tom Wheatcroft 'Roll-on Donington's inclusion in the Grand Prix rota! The re-opening of Donington Park should be a breath of fresh air for British motor racing.' When Clive Richardson wrote those words for Motor Sport, back in 1977, few...

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Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

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Scheckter buys his debut GP McLaren

The sale of Maserati 250F chassis 2524, in which Spanish aristocrat Francesco ‘Paco’ Godia-Sales finished in fourth place in the German and Italian Grands Prix of 1956, was the highlight of last month's Brooks auction at London's Olympia. Godia's compatriot, former FIA Historic champion Joaquin Folch-Rusinol, bought the machine for £500,000 (including the buyer's premium), but the short-nosed...



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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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