Articles tagged Chris Bristow

Page 50 of August 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, August 1997

Going downhill fast

Lap of the Gods Jin Clark's ability to administer a short, sharp shock stunned rivals. Shaun Campbell recalls his 1961 Belgian Grand Prix win, seized over the first two corners at a Soggy Spa The qualities that stood Jim Clark apart from his rivals were many. There was his versatility, for example — he was a driver who could win in single-seaters, sports cars and saloons on street circuits, mad...

Page 32 of June 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1960

The Aintree "200"

An exciting race After the Pau G.P. the points position in the F.2 Manufacturers' Cup gave Cooper 22 points for their wins at Brussels and Pau and second place at Syracase, Ferrari had eight for their win at Syracuse, Porsche gained 10 for their second place at Brussels and third at Pau, and for their fourth place at Syracuse Lotus earned three points. As in the F.1 Manufacturers' Championship,...

Page 20 of May 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 1960

The Bruxelles Grand Prix

Cooper And Porsche Share The Honours Bruxelles, May 10th. THE Royal Automobile Club of Belgium, together with the daily sporting paper Les Sports, brought a new lease of life to motor racing in Europe when they organised the Bruxelles G.P. on a true road circuit on the edge of the Capital city, in the suburb of Heysel. With so many organisers tending to veer away from true road racing and...

Page 10 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 2013


Simon Arron’s quest to rate paddock breakfasts across the UK continued with the office outing to Santa Pod (it’s on-brand – WB wrote about drag racing) before filing his tale of Derek Bennett and where Chevron might have gone next. Where Andrew Frankel goes next is usually a mystery until we get a road test from some exotic country, but we were in on his WB-inspired Westminster to JoG by Bentley...

Page 26 of September 1959 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1959


September Fixtures Tourist Trophy Entries for the T.T. at Goodwood on September 5th are coming in well although the works teams are not yet finalised. Full works teams can be expected from Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin and Lotus, while Ecurie Ecosse have entered a D-type Jaguar and the Tojeiro-Jaguar and John Coombs has entered his Cooper Monaco for Jack Brabham and Bruce McLaren to drive. Chris...

Page 28 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 2004

Nigel Roebuck

Legends In terms of World Championship races, the 1962 F1 season concluded with a 'New Year' fixture at South Africa's East London. But in those days there were also numerous non-title races and most of the teams were in Mexico City in early November for the inaugural Mexican Grand Prix. About the only team not there was Ferrari, and this was a source of consternation to the organisers. For one...

Page 52 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 2008

Accept no limits

Physical disability was no barrier to racing success for Archie Scott Brown, one of the best-loved drivers in a golden age of motor sport By Nigel Roebuck Of late much has been written about Jimmy Clark, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his death, and an indication of his greatness frequently cited was his absolute domination at Spa-Francorchamps, in its fearsome original 8.76-mile...

Page 82 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, April 1998

Track tests - Spa-Francorchamps

An amazing number of the world’s greatest race circuits lie within a few hours of Calais. Armed with old photographs and our Jaguar, Andrew Frankel sets off to discover their past. First stop on the tour was Spa-Francorchamps “It might seem strange to say it now but, you know, Spa never frightened me. To me it was just the most glorious to drive, better even than the Nürburgring.” The words are...

Page 78 of November 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, November 2013

Two-tone talent

The press called him a tearaway, but those close to him saw a smooth, determined driver a natural, and a possible champion By reputation he was wild, but those who knew Chris Bristow believe his extraordinary speed was never properly appreciated. Sadly, his full potential would never be realised. “Chris Bristow would probably have become World Champion,” says Ken Gregory. He then reconsiders his...

Page 4 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, November 1998


Olivier Gendebien Olivier Gendebien, without doubt one of the greatest sportscar racers of all time, died on October 2, aged 74. From a wealthy Belgian family, Brussels-born Gendebien came to motorsport relatively late. His colourful early life included service as a paratrooper in WW2, and a spell as a forester in the Belgian congo. Upon his return to Europe, his rally driving friend Charles...



November 2019
Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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