Articles tagged David Cole

Page 70 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 2014


Letter of the month Fear of the past? Watching coverage of the German GP qualifying session, I was struck by how poorly F1 connects with its past. The Sky team made brief mention of the old Hockenheim, Jim Clark’s death and John Surtees winning in Germany, but their focus is on the here and now. I don’t blame broadcasters for that, but F1 should do far more to connect with the history of the...

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April fuel I’ve just been reading about your article in April’s issue on your ideas for shaking up the world of F1. I was particularly interested in the use of the word ‘punkish’ to describe what the sport needs right now. This grabbed my attention as I happened to use the same language to describe the approach we’re taking on some of the work that we’re doing for motor racing, in particular F1...

Page 4 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, September 2004

Letters from readers

Write to: Motor Sport, Somerset House, Somerset Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 8RT, United Kingdom E-Mail (please include address): The Editor reserves the right to edit all letters John Dawson-Damer Sir, As president of Club Lotus Australia, I'm handling the sale of the sporting biography of the late Honourable John Dawson-Damer who was tragically killed at the 2000...

Page 10 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 2001

The pain before Spain

Sir, The Spanish GP was not the first time McLaren had come into conflict with the scrutineers in 1976. After qualifying for the South African GP, both McLarens and the lone Penske of John Watson had to have plastic strips removed from the bases of their tubs. These devices, intended to inhibit airflow under the cars, were judged to contravene the regulations about wing height above the lowest...

Page 16 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1997

Hill's Astons

Sir, The only Aston Martin usually associated with Graham Hill is the Project 212 GT Prototype that he drove at Le Mans in 1962, but he had in fact already driven two of the three types, if not the actual cars, featured in June's MOTOR SPORT. He had raced the ex-works, ex-Salvadori/Gilby DB3S/5 a couple of times early in 1957 for CT Atkins. A third place in a Brands Hatch club race was the only...

Page 18 of September 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 2002


FINANCIAL TIMING SIR, Mr Samengo-Turner wrote an interesting letter about the Bowmaker and Yeoman Credit Racing teams and the origins of the 1962 Lola F 1 car. I am not sure, however, if Ken Gregory would go along with his claim that this 'was the same team that had come fourth in the world championship in 1960'. I willingly accept Yeoman Credit introduced the modern concept of outside...

Page 17 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, September 1999

Rodger ward

Sir, Many thanks for finding room in your August Issue for the gist of my letter on the subject of slick tyres. It was rather frustrating, however to turn the page and find a feature on Rodger Ward and his drives in midgets at Lime Rock and Sebring with no mention of the tyres used at all.. It seems fair to me, therefore, to remind Nigel Roebuck that the Sebring race was not Ward's only Grand...

Page 14 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, February 1999

Conspiracy Theorist

Sir, "The sportsman and the friendly spirit that (Moss and Hawthorn) have shown each other throughout the season has been a pleasure to watch and should settle once and for all any suggestion that motor racing is a cut-throat business in which there is little room remaining for finer feelings and good sportsmanship." Quite so:- And quite a contrast to the tabloid-style screaming headlines and...

Page 12 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 2001

Ride by your side

Sir, I enjoyed very much Bill Boddy's recent feature on the history and role of riding mechanics. It recalled to my mind a story about the 1921 French GP. Among the entries was the Italian-American Ralph de Palma, sharing a Ballot with his nephew, and future star driver, Peter DePaolo. During practice, the Americans consistently lapped the Le Mans circuit faster than their team-mates, despite...

Page 12 of May 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 2003

What goes around...

Sir, With regard to the heading on Michael Stark's letter (April 2003 issue) I would suggest that it is not so much history "standing still", more a case of history repeating itself. Compare the run-up and first race of 2003 with the same period in 1958. On each occasion a five-time world champion turned out with an old car left over from the previous year, put it on pole and finished fourth. In...



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