Articles tagged Eugenio Dragoni

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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"Imagine being protested by your own team..."

In an extract from John Surtees’ new book, we look back at the 1963 and ’64 seasons. The Englishman might have become the first racer to take world titles on two wheels and four, but it wasn’t all plain sailing The option of going back to Italy had been hard to resist, but before this I took part in the six-race Tasman series, starting off the season well with two wins and a second place in the...

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The powerhouse that Jack built

Jack Brabham was due to retire as a driver – until his astute choiceof Repco as engine builder gave him another F1 title. Paul Fearnley tells all Ferrari was the clear pre-season favourite. Team leader John Surtees wasn't so sure, however: he was less than thrilled with the new 3-litre V12, hardly enamoured of team manager Eugenio Dragoni and adamant that a Formula One season only truly began for...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Memoirs of Enzo Ferrari's lieutenant

By Franco Gozzi ISBN 88-7911-258-9 Published by Giorgio Nada Editore, £49.99 If you have enjoyed following the rise and fall and rise of Ferrari's F1 team over the years, you will enjoy this book. It's really that simple. The author was a trusted friend of Enzo, who carried much influence, though he never overestimates his own worth. He was in awe of the Old Man, but no-one else. He is not...

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The Count and the Commendatore

It was with MV Agusta and Ferrari that John Surtees scored his famous world titles on two wheels and four. But working with these two great Italian teams was no easy ride…By Nigel Roebuck Big John’ we called him, didn’t we? And in Italy, where it started, ‘Il Grande John’. John Surtees has had a love affair with Italy for most of his life, and it began in 1955, when a 21-year-old motorcycle...

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Ferrari's English connections

"The great thing about Ferrari," explained Harvey Postlethwaite, "is that they not only have a tremendously quick response time, but they will try anything. You haven't even the faintest idea of how many experimental things are tried and discarded without ever seeing the public light of day. De Dion suspensions, turbochargers . . . you've no idea!" The Ferrari team's English chief of Formula...

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Ferrari's Vs for victory

Ferrari’s V12 F1 cars are remembered fondly, but in fact the Scuderia fared better with simpler concepts My late, great photographer mate, Geoff Goddard, was renowned for being (when he felt like it) a curmudgeonly old git. I think that for once I was among a majority in thinking that the 1967-68 Formula 1 Ferraris, with their white-painted in-vee exhausts on top of the engine, looked just...

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Lunch with... Jo Ramirez

The personable Mexican looks back over 40 years of Formula 1 glories and struggles, friendships and tragedies By Simon Taylor The problem is, lunch isn’t long enough. Over 40 seasons, this man has been friend and confidant to a succession of F1 heroes, helped them celebrate their victories and, too often, mourned their loss. He was inside Ferrari when it was Enzo’s fiefdom, with Tyrrell when Ken’...

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Nevada Nirvana

No maximum capacity limit .No minimum weight limit. A compact calendar. And a massive prize fund. No wonder can-am brought the European stars flooding over. Among them was John Surtees, a talent who was about to put a troubled 12 months behind him. By Paul Fearnley . John Surtees is nine parts steely determination, one part cast-iron cussedness. By his own admission, he walked away from a...

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