Articles tagged Emerson

Page 48 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, April 2014

Gordon Kirby

Christian soldiers onward America’s Tudor United SportsCar series made its debut with this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in January. The race was the first of 12 rounds in the inaugural TUSC championship, a merger of the formerly competing ALMS and Grand-Am series, and the clearest message from Daytona was that the Action Express Corvette DP team and regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian...

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More than just a name

Johnny Herbert describes Lotus as “Britain’s Ferrari”, and he’s spot on. Both were founded by charismatic, driven, temperamental men who somehow encapsulated the traits of their respective nations and held fast to a shared vision: to build stylish, quick sports cars designed to be driven hard. But for both Colin Chapman and Enzo Ferrari, one overriding passion enshrined their legacies: racing. It...

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Market force

Nigel Mansel's thrilling IndyCar victory in New Hampshire was witnessed by only a sprinkling of spectators. NASCAR, so it seems, has a better understanding of the entertainment-conscious US public Anyone who doubts the incredible depth and popularity of NASCAR's Winston Cup series might ask themselves the following question: how would Formula One be affected if two of its leading young drivers...

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No sugar, no beer, no fizz

The Fittipaldi brothers lived the dream with their F1 team. But, they tell Marcus Simmons, when Copersucar and Skol pulled out it all turned flat A switch in management at Skol beer 25 years ago had the biggest effect on the destiny of the 1982 Formula One World Championship. Eh? Come on, that's got you! Want an explanation? Okay— read on. Consider this: in 1980 there was a neat little F1 team....

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FORMULA 3 REVIEW

AT SILVERSTONE FOLLOWING the opening round of the MOTOR SPORT/Shell Championship on Good Friday at Snetterton the scene changed to Silverstone and the opening event of the popular International Trophy Meeting on April 26th. The Formula Three races at this circuit have always been exciting, for the fast Northamptonshire circuit tends to produce fast slipstreaming groups. Going quickly in an F3 car...

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My Greatest Race: Chris Amon

French Grand Prix, Clermont-Ferrand, 1972 Not even an engine from a sportscar could stop Amon claiming pole and fastest lap. Had it not been for a puncture, he would have walked it. I have particularly fond memories of Clermont-Ferrand in 1972 - I thought I could walk on water that day. Clermont stands out as almost a perfect day - I had pole and led from Denny Hulme and Jackie Stewart. It was...

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In the name of the forefathers

Motor racing’s next generation includes a couple of famous monikers While Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher and Jenson Button were busy hammering around Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT arena for the Race of Champions on December 3/4, various other Formula 1 drivers were competing against each other in Felipe Massa’s annual kart race. Rubens Barrichello, Jaime Alguersuari, Adrian Sutil and Pastor Maldonado...

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Remembering Ronnie

Anderstorp was filled once more with the sound of Formula 1 cars in a Historic Grand Prix to celebrate the memory of ‘Superswede’ By Rob Widdows They were dark days. A chill wind stirred the forests, rippled the deep, dark lakes that cover so much of this land. Long nights came with autumn. Sweden was in mourning for its dashing hero. They had already lost Jo Bonnier, then this. Now, 30 years...

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Clermont-Ferrand

The track was five miles long, had fifty corners and separated real drivers from also-rans like no other. Andrew Frankel revisits and unfairly forgotten circuit "It was the best track in France; better by far than everywhere else we went like Rouen, Reims and Paul Ricard." The words belong to Jackie Stewart, a man not known for overstating the facts. He is talking about the circuit at Clermont-...

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There but for fortune

Just as it finally seemed within his reach, a broken titanium component crushed Peter Revson's F1 dream Peter Jeffrey Revlon Revson had it all. Good looks, breeding, an attractive personality and an ability to drive race cars fast. In 1973 he won two Grands Prix races for McLaren, in one of them defeating the best opposition fair and square. After a struggle against his silver spoon background,...

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