Articles tagged Charles Pozzi

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Ferrari Daytona

It wasn’t exactly the most fleet-looking Ferrari, but the Daytona was quick, and it proved a real heavy-hitter for years on track. Today, it’s still terrorising historic grids By Richard Heseltine The sense of disappointment was palpable. Somehow it appeared just so, well, predictable. When ushered in at the 1968 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari’s big-boned and full-bodied 365GTB/4 was met with muted...

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Le Mans weekend

(March 31st—April 1st) The noise of racing cars on the Circuit of the Sarthe for the first time since last June must be what attracted a surprisingly large crowd of spectators to Le Mans for the weekend of testing and the 4-hour race. Although there is now a lot of activity throughout the year on the little Bugatti Circuit it is not the same as the full circuit being in use, with cars approaching...

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Cotton on....

Growing pains The current Group C World Sports Prototype Championship goes into its final two years on the crest of a wave, with Jaguar defending its clutch of titles from Mercedes. Both teams have new cars to be introduced when the time is right, even though they'll be obsolete at the end of 1990, and the German manufacturer made it perfectly clear at a recent international motor sports...

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Ferrari 250 GTO: 25th Anniversary

Millionaires' row GTO— three letters signifying a peak in a famous, possibly the most famous, auto-history. 12 cylinders, 3 litres, 280bhp, 175mph — bald figures, without gazing at the sleek aluminium coachwork. With the quarter-century as the excuse, Cavallino, the international Ferrari owners group, set out to assemble a gathering of rare beauty and value. In its short day, only three seasons...

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Porsches dominate supercup fixture

With the disappointing non-appearance of two Ferrari F40s entered by Charles Pozzi for Nicola Larini and Jean-Pierre Jabouille, and the hopes that Tom Walkinshaw would shake down the new Jaguar XJR-10 dashed, Silverstone's round of the German Supercup Championship on May 14 turned out to be a Porsche benefit. In a thin field of sixteen cars, the rivalry between Bob Wollek and Tiff Needell was the...

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Continental Notes

Le Mans Already the practice weekend has taken place at Le Mans and this year's race looks as though it might be worth watching for a short while. The CSI in their wisdom brought about the limit of 3-litres on the engines of prototypes that used to be in Group 6 and lumped together so-called production racing-sports cars that had to be made in a series of 25 and the one-off prototypes, all now...

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The Grand Prix De Pau

Fangio Wins for the Second Time! [by our Continental Correspondent.] The mere fact that Juan Fangio won the Eleventh Grand Prix of Pau on Easter Monday an average speed higher than the lap record set up by Carraciola speaks for his ability as a driver than any description. Add to this finishing in front of Villoresi and Sommer, on "single-stage" Ferraris, with a 4CLT Maserati, and some idea of...

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Speed --Fast times, gripping stuff. Red lorry, yellow lorry ?

Famously described as a fast truck, the Ferrari Daytona was an unlikely racing car. Built for comfort as well as speed, so was the 550 Maranello. Yet both proved winners. Richard Heseltine drives them to find out why Should have seen that coming. Giving impulse free reign, goaded into pressing on by the searing frenzy of that pure-bred V12 nearing its sweet spot, understeer beckons. And how....

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Cotton on....

Shambles! No self-respecting sport, other than motor racing it seems, would tolerate the shambles that its governing body "arranges" each year when publication of the calendar is due. FISA has neglected the World Sports Prototype Championship almost absolutely for many years now, except to tell the manufacturers and entrants what they cannot do, but in the midst of his extraordinary tirade at Le...

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Solo, so near yet so far

Pierre Levegh drove this Talbot-Lago for 23 hours at Le Mans in '52 and almost won. Richard Hese!tine relates a heroic drive His wasted efforts highlighted the glamour gulf between winners and losers. Pierre Levegh's dream of victory in the Le Mans round-the-clock classic had come so close to being realised. Just one more hour and he would have done it. Solo. His drive to near-glory in the 1952...

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