Articles tagged Franco Gozzi

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The B.O.A.C. 500 at Brands Hatch

A Porsche Domination This year's B.O.A.C. 500 was the European opener in the 1969 World Sports-Car Championship and, though held in cold, windy, overcast conditions, the six-hour event proved entertaining enough to be able to live up to its reputation as a Championship qualifying round. One may argue that six hours is too long to let the teams fight it out at full stretch and too short for the...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman

In the tightly-knit world of F1 everyone knows who Brenda Vernor is: from 1978 until his death in 1988, this native of Croydon was Enzo Ferrari's right-hand woman as well as 'mother figure' to the racing team . . . We recently had the chance to reminisce with her. Enzo Ferrari has always been regarded as an institution in Italy. In fact, someone once suggested that first comes the Pope, then...

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The Old Man and the Kiwi

By Doug Nye In 1987 I found myself seated on one side of an imposing desk in a spacious, but modestly furnished, office at Maranello. Seated at one end of the desk was the genial and ever-helpful Dr Franco Gozzi. And on the other side of it, looking at me rather dismissively like a great Test batsman regarding a novice schoolboy bowler sat the living legend himself, Enzo Ferrari. I was...

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Lunch with... Chris Amon

He didn’t achieve the results that his enormous talent merited, but no matter: F1’s ‘unluckiest driver’ is just glad to have lived to tell the taleBy Simon Taylor Today’s media like to give our heroes convenient labels. Stirling Moss is “the greatest driver never to win the World Championship” – a glib line which says nothing about The Boy’s unrivalled versatility, or his racer’s heart. In the...

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Enzo's Right-Hand Man

In the mid-1950s, Romolo Tavoni was faced with a choice: he could work alongside a tyrannical Enzo Ferrari...or get the sack. Fifty years on, he tells Chris Nixon he made the right decision. In January 1950 a young employee was called in to see the manager of the Credito Italiano bank in Modena. The bank had a new client and, keen to help out in any way, had offered the man's services to the firm...

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" I was never thinking about the World Championship. I was just racing day by day. I enjoyed life. That was the maximum for me."

Clay Regazzoni lived life to the full and still does. Adam Cooper talks to one of Ferraris favourite sons about life in the F1 firmament and the accident that ended his career Everything changed for Clay Regazzoni on March 30 1980. The accident at Long Beach that left him in a wheelchair ended a grand prix career that had lasted for 10 years, but set the Swiss on course for a life that has...

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Meeting Mr Ferrari

Murray Walker spent the greater part of his entire career with just one ambition. "I wanted to be in the same room as Enzo Ferrari. It didn't matter if he didn't speak to me, I just wanted to say I had been there." In the mid-'80s, Walker was asked by the BBC to go to Maranello for on audience with Ferrari. "I was ushered into the inner sanctum —which I gather is now Schumacher's gym — and there...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Ferrari’s starring role in FIA/FOTA rules row – Did Jean Todt help to keep Mosley in power? – The Old Man knew how to get his way in F1… – Recalling Silverstone’s earliest Grands Prix Wasn’t that refreshing?” a colleague said as the post-race press conference in Barcelona concluded. “Three good blokes, no affectation, no PR bullshit…” Everyone agreed. It hadn’t been the greatest...

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Cotton on....

New formula for Le Mans? Motor Sport's proposed Supercar Grand Touring category has been well received by manufacturers and by the public, whose concern for the future of sports-car racing is raised by the extremely commercial nature of FISA's development of the World Championship. Peace proposals have been agreed between FISA and the Automobile Club de l'Ouest for the running of this year's 24-...

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