Articles tagged Dario Resta

Page 84 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, November 2009


For two years, either side of World War I, France’s second city hosted the prestigious GP. But first Mercedes and then Alfa Romeo dashed all hopes of a home win By Chris Willows It was the race every manufacturer wanted to win. Having created the Grand Prix de l’Automobile Club de France in 1906, France hosted the single most important automobile contest in the world. Although the ACF...

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'Il Leone prototipo'

Dario Resta: "Il Leone prototipo" Born an Italian, naturalised as a Brit, a gutsy racer and a man who left Europe to beat the Americans. Dario Resta was a blueprint for the exploits of Nigel "il Leone" Mansell. Hell, he even raced for Peugeot "the lion'" itself. Joe Scalzo writes In 1993, Michael Andretti and Nigel Mansell exchanged addresses: Michael, then near the peak of his career in CART,...

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NEWS FROM THE U.S.A. By our American Correspondent T. MERIWETHER-SMITH. Ernie Triplett Injured. ERNIE TRI PLET TT the brilliant Los Angeles racing star, won the Pacific Southwest Divisional A.A.A. Championship for both 1931 and 1932. This year Triplett held a magnificent lead for this honour over all contenders until the night of July 26th when he was the victim of a terrible crack-up on the...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Social Climbing Loved for its atmosphere as much as the machines taking part, the 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed seems set to be the best yet. Marcus Pye studies the form guide To the dedicated historic motorsport enthusiast, June can mean just one thing: Goodwood. Since Lord March's evocative Festival of Speed first captured the imagination of British car nuts and socialites alike back in1993,...

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A Section Devoted to Old-Car Matters Old Vauxhalls at Luton (Sept. 5th) It used to be Vauxhalls at Old Luton, car manufacture comparatively new and the town noted for straw hats. On September 5th it was old Vauxhalls at Luton, Vauxhall Motors Ltd. acting as hosts to members of the 30/98 Register of the V.S.C.C. In sunshine' on Vauxhall's spacious sports field, the ancient cars assembled, for...

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Racing Driver -Racing Motorist

"He can be regarded as the leader of the latest type of racing-motorist created in the atmosphere of the track" - The Autocar writing about Percy Lambery in 1913. "Because road-racing is so entirely different from track-racing in any of its forms it is rare to find that anyone whose whole enthusiasm is centred about the very fast run of the Track can take quite the same interest in other branches...

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...AND FIVE SIR, The Greatest Drivers series provided much enjoyment. Congratulations to Mark Hughes for having the enthusiasm and knowledge to undertake a daunting task considering the peer group who read MoroR SPORT around the world. As the series went on my task got easier. If he's not been mentioned is he worse than 100 or better than 80, 60,40, 20? Leon Thery surprised me. I had Dario Resta...

Page 83 of September 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, September 1984

Lightning Handicaps

At the VSCC Silverstone Race Meeting in July the last event was called the Four Lap Lightning Handicap. The term "Lightning" has nostalgic connotations with Brooklands, although in this instance it was used to denote a shorter subsidiary race than the usual ones of five or six laps normal at such meetings. Whereas this VSCC race included such fast cars as Alan Cottam's Maserati 250F and Charles'...

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The 1908 Grand Prix

Mercedes' victory in the 1908 French GP was one of its best. Bill Boddy tells the tale and traces the whereabouts of the survivors It is indisputable that Mercedes (Mercedes-Benz from 1926) has been one of the significant names in motor racing, from the earliest days onwards. Emphasis has been placed on the make from Unterturkheim, Stuttgart, because it has had a knack of achieving notable...

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Spy stories

Espionage is big news in F1 right now, but it’s also old news. Ideas, designs, even complete cars, have been ‘borrowed’ since racing began By Adam Cooper Grand prix racing has been rocked in recent weeks by the dramatic controversy surrounding former Ferrari man Nigel Stepney and McLaren chief designer Mike Coughlan. The full story has yet to emerge, but the fact Coughlan had some 780 pages of...



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