Articles tagged Emilio de Villota

Page 102 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, August 1981

Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

Page 107 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 107, July 1980

Notes on the cars at Monaco and Jarama

The short report ot the Monaco GP that was rushed into the June issue of Motor Sport precluded any mention of the mechanical activities of the Formula One teams, so for those who are interested in such things we combine the notes on the cars at Monaco and at Jarama, where the Spanish GP took place two weeks after the Monte Carlo event. Ferrari: The regular three cars, 044, 045 and 046 at Monaco,...

Page 26 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1977

Notes on the Cars at Jarama

With the Spanish GP opening the season for Formula One Championship races in Europe there was a lot of pre-race testing going on at the little Jarama circuit and some of it was useful for the race itself and some was purely experimental. Since Porsche revealed last year that they had been racing cars with solid rear axles, that is with no differential unit, relying on the distortion in the tyres...

Page 46 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1982

Grote Prijs van Belgie

— An air of foreboding Zolder, May 9th WITH the Imola "strikers" returned to the lucrative world of Formula One, the Belgian entry was full to overflowing, but their union shop-steward made it clear that he and his men intended to employ "disruptive methods" and protest against anything and everything. Consequently, although the entire entry was ready to go on Friday morning a lot of people were...

Page 21 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, September 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Lloyd does it again Last September Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi won then first World Sportscar Championship race together, but there was no pleasure on their faces as they received the garlands at Spa; their Lancia had won a race shortened by the death of Stefan Bellof and celebrations were cancelled. At Brands Hatch in July there was nothing to mar the victory they achieved in the Liqui Moly...

Page 82 of March 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2001

What... in my backyard?

Those who thought Formula One racing at Oulton Park and Mallory Park had been consigned to the history were startled in 1978, when John Webb made this dream happen all over again. Gary Watkins describes the birth, life and death of the Aurora AFX F1 series Kids can be so greedy. Surely the spectacle of Gilles Villeneuve dragging half his Ferrari around Zandvoort and Alan Jones notching up a...

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Dizzy heights: 40 seconds per lap in F1...

Lapping Mallory in 40sec in a ground-effect F1 car — 75 times — must have taken pretty high fitness levels, but that's exactly what happened in the Aurora-backed series. Emilio de Villota was the circuit's star man — he had already won a Shellsport Group Eight round in 1977 with the F1 Lyncar, and another later that year in a McLaren before adding two Aurora victories in 1980 with his RAM Racing...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

Page 76 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2003

Privateers: no trespassing

The late Seventies should have been the Formula One privateers' heyday — cars were cheap and engines were plentiful — but instead they proved to be their swansong. Gary Watkins explains exactly how they were squeezed out of an increasingly businesslike paddock The McLaren M23, unfamiliar in blue and white, tried to leave its pit. A 'heavy' in a Goodyear shirt blocked its way. Threats were issued...

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My only Grand Prix

1975 British at Silverstone by John Nicholson How did you end up graduating from Formula Atlantic straight to Formula One? I'd done Atlantic for three years and won the championship, so what was I supposed to do next? It was a joint decision with my sponsor, Bruno Drury at Pinch Plant. He wanted to see the company name on an F1 car and I simply wanted to enjoy myself. Why stay with Lyncar rather...

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