Articles tagged Chris Pook

Page 88 of June 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 88, June 1979

Reflections in an icy blast

There were several winds blowing across the Jarama Autodrome, some of them winds of change, some were winds of discontent and some were mingled with an air of apprehension. The all-pervading wind was the one coming from the snow-covered mountains to the north of the circuit. Situated as it is in a once arid plain, but now growing houses at an alarming rate, there is nothing to break the wind as...

Page 84 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 2008

Stock blocks and smoking barrels

Cars quicker than F1 machinery, star drivers, great races – American Formula 5000 had it all. Forty years on from its first season, we celebrate this powerhouse series By Gordon Kirby At Formula 5000’s American apotheosis in the mid-1970s, Mario Andretti and Brian Redman were able to hustle their Lola T332C-Chevies around serious road courses such as Watkins Glen and Mosport as fast, or even a...

Page 20 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, January 2014

The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Ecclestone's future hangs on court verdict F1 tsar could be driven from his sport as London tribunal assesses conflicting evidence I By Christian Sylt Bernie Ecclestone's future as Formula 1’s boss could be determined by a London High Court trial verdict, which is due to be given early in 2014. The trial began at the end of October and was coming to a close as Motor Sport went to press. It has...

Page 64 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, December 2007

Lunch With... Emerson Fittipaldi

The Brazilian star looks back on two championship-winning careers, in Formula 1 and CART racing By Simon Taylor The Hamilton phenomenon has rewritten the Formula 1 record books. But Lewis’s meteoric progress doesn’t diminish the achievements, 37 years ago, of a Brazilian tyro called Emerson Fittipaldi. Emerson was already 22 when he arrived in a cold, unwelcoming England in February 1969. Two...

Page 26 of December 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, December 1996

Forlorn In The USA?

Will Formula One ever go back to the United States? Not necessarily, according to those David Phillips has spoken to One afternoon in March 1991, Ayrton Senna swept past the chequered flag at the corner of Jefferson and Third Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona to become the first driver in history to win five US Grands Prix. As it now stands, Senna may also have the distinction of being the last driver...

Page 18 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, February 1993

The remarkable Mr Mears

Indycar racing may have gained Nigel Mansell and entranced Ayrton Senna, but its true King has just abdicated Amidst all the euphoria of Mansell and Senna and their transatlantic crossings, Rick Ravon Mears stepped from the spotlight last December. As ever, when he announced his intention to retire it was done quietly. Like his driving, there was minimal fuss. There was no hoopla, no public...

Page 54 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, November 1975

F5000 Long Beach

F5000 Long Beach (September 28th) AT A TIME when open road racing appears to be suffering its death throes, at least in Europe, it may come as a surprise to find it booming in the City of Long Beach, California. After a year and a half of negotiation, promotion and sheer hard work, the Long Beach City authorities finally got their inaugural race—a round of the SCCA Formula 5000 Championship—off...

Page 54 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, February 2006

Can-Am: the sequel

No orange McLarens, no Denny Hulme... Gary Watkins looks back at Can-Am's second coming Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Bobby Rahal, Jacky Ickx, Al Unser (Senior and Junior), Patrick Tambay, Danny Sullivan and Al Holbert all won races in its glory years. Gilles Villeneuve, Chris Amon, Patrick Depailler, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Vern Schuppan and a whole load more besides never did. The racing was close, the...

Page 40 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, July 2001

California dream win

1976 United States Grand Prix (West)Clay Regazzoni (Ferrari 312T) The Formula One teams were wary when they turned up at Long Beach for the first time in 1976. A street race by the seaside, to F1 regulars, meant Monaco, complete with a backdrop of glamour and glitz, beautiful people and beautiful yachts. The west coast of America could not have been further removed from the French Riviera....

Page 37 of May 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1983

Long Beach reflections

So that was the end of Formula One racing through the streets of Long Beach in the shadow of the Queen Mary, for three years at any rate. Not because the city fathers or some busybody has made a protest or objection but for simple reasons of economics. There are people who think of America, and California in particular, as a bottom-less pit of dollars there for the taking, but it is not so and...

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