Articles tagged Costas Los

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 25 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

Page 10 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, July 1989

World Sportscar Championship: Dijon 480-kms

That magic ingredient What seemed like a formality for the Sauber Mercedes team at Dijon on May 21, and therefore a contest for third place, turned into a splendid success for an underdog Porsche, a Reinhold Joest 962C driven by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski. It might seem rather far-fetched to describe a Joest Porsche as an underdog, but it had been almost two years since a product of Weissach...

Page 11 of December 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, December 2004

AM's Le Mans pedigree

1935: Charles Martin/Charles Brackenbury steer their Ulster to third overall. In doing so they win the Biennial Cup, the result of which is based on back-to-back performances at La Sarthe, and the Index of Performance. 1950: DB2s (above) finish first and second in class by coming home fifth and sixth overall; George Abecassis/Lance Macklin (19) finish ahead of team-mates Brackenbury/Reg Parnell (...

Page 37 of February 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, February 1992

Radical Allard

In our December issue we featured the rebirth of Allard's name in sports car racing, though without any illustration of the part-built J2X. Chris Humberstone, the man who welded the design team together and obtained backing from Jean Louis Ricci and Costas Los, wanted to keep the radical shape a secret for as long as possible, and when the car was shown at the Auto Sports International show it...

Page 16 of March 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1989

IMSA GTP championship

Night and day! Derek Bell's particular blend of skill and good luck earned him his third victory at Daytona, and his eighth 24-hour race laurels in all, in the opening round of the 1989 IMSA GTP Championship. The Pagham driver's personal technique and car sympathy can only be one factor in this phenomenal record of victories; the other is to be in the right car at the right time, with co-drivers...

Page 8 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, January 1989

World Sportscar Championship

Sandown Park 360kms Southern stars One defeat doesn't end a war, but the Silk Cut Jaguar team went down badly at Sandown Park, Melbourne on November 20, trounced by AEG Sauber Mercedes. The two dark blue cars crossed the line five seconds apart at the end of the 360 kilometre 'sprint' event, with the Martin Brundle/Eddie Cheever XJR close to being lapped, and Jan Lammers/Johnny Dumfries one lap...

Page 46 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, August 2011

Music to your ears

Music to your ears Sir, Who can forget the ground shaking on the inside of Paddock Bend at Brands Hatch and the vertical wall of black smoke coming off the back of the turbo cars on a qualifying run? So it was not so much the noise itself as the whole spectacle of these cars that was impressive. Today, we are living in a world of processed cheese when we used to have the luxury of Roquefort. Once...

Page 78 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Jerez 360 kms

Jaguar fiasco at Jerez Derek Warwick and Paul Frère have one thing in common: thirty years ago the talented Belgian dashed Jaguar's hopes at Le Mans by spinning his works D-type at the Esses and involving team-mate Jack Fairman, though on that occasion Ecurie Ecosse saved the day for the Coventry marque. At Jerez on August 3 Warwick made a dubious piece of history by having all three Silk Cut...

Page 9 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 1989

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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Ultimate Porsche: The Most Ruthless Racer Ever Built



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