Articles tagged Don Beresford

Page 74 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, March 2010

Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

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McLaren M7A

It was sink or swim when a 21-year-old was given sole charge of a new F1 project: Keith Howard talks to the young man who wrote his own rules Robin Herd CBE is perhaps best known as a co-founder, along with Max Mosley, Alan Rees and Graham Coaker, of March. But his first job in motor racing was as chief designer at McLaren, during the time it successfully battled Chaparral in Can-Am and took its...

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Lunch with .... Tony Southgate

He’s one of the most successful designers of all, with Grand Prix, Indy 500 and multiple Le Mans winners to his credit. And when he retired, he went racing… It’s progressively harder these days for racing car designers to demonstrate true versatility. Formula 1 has greedily made itself the centre of everything, yet the very strictures of its regulations seem to stifle original thinking. As the...

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Roger Penske's hunt for the Michelin man

One of the most capable and influential racing 'mechanics' (an inadequate term) that I recall from my reporting days around the teams was Don Beresford of McLaren. He worked at Frazer Nash, Aston Martin, the Yeoman Credit/Bowmaker team with Cooper and Lola chassis, then at Lola Cars and Ford Advanced Vehicles before Bruce McLaren and Teddy Mayer invited him to join them at Colnbrook, as works...

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