Articles tagged Franco Lini

Page 98 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 2014

Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

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Lancia: A sporting full circle?

The debut of Lancia's Group 5 Beta Montecarlo at Silverstone for the qualifying six-hour round of the World Championship of Makes, marked an historic return for the Torinese concern and a change in emphasis within the Fiat-Lancia-Ferrari sporting group's policy. When what we shall call the World Sports Car Championship began in 1953. Lancia were not there for the first Sebring race, but they did...

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Ferrari's forced-induction experiment

It’s hard to believe but it’s coming up for 30 years since Ferrari invested seriously in its first forced-induction Formula 1 programme after 1950, developing its 120-degree V6-cylinder 126C design. Maranello’s engine group at that time was headed by the veteran pairing of Franco Rocchi and Walter Salvarani, assisted by Angiolino Marchetti, all answering to chief engineer Mauro Forghieri. Having...

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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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1971 Buenos Aires 1000kms

In the first of a new irregular series, we look back at a tragic start to a classic year of sports car racing By Doug Nye Franco Lini was the leading Italian racing photo-journalist of his day. He was roving correspondent for the influential weekly Auto Italiana, and for one season – in 1967 – Mr Ferrari had actually appointed him the Maranello team’s Direttore Sportivo running the 330P4s and...

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Brown-eyed handsome man

He was blessed with looks, charisma and speed and rivals thought the world of him. He won but a single World Championship Grand Prix, but there was more to Lorenzo Bandini than such simple statistics imply Writer: Nigel Roebuck Lorenzo Bandini... Such a mellifluous name for a racing driver, it always seemed to me, like Clay Regazzoni or Johnny Servoz-Gavin. And they all looked the part, too....

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Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

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455 - not out

As long as the fascination remains, one of F1's longest-serving reporters has no plans to dose his word processor's lid Age, experience and undimmed enthusiasm have endowed him with a deep perspective of the sport and its proponents that, while often controversial, has frequently helped him to strip away the veneer of hyperbole so often associated with new trends and fads. Probably only a handful...

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Doug Nye

Thrill of the chaseEmerson Fittipaldi felt the heat ahead of the 1973 Argentine GP, but knew the race could be won Passage of time is an extraordinary thing. Everyone over 40 will be very familiar with how much it then accelerates. But Emerson Fittipaldi began the defence of his 1972 World Championship in the John Player Special Lotus 72 forty years ago, and his success in the 1973 Argentine...

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Daytona Continental 24-hour Race

Ferrari triumph Daytona Beach, 5th February 1967: When Ford won the Manufacturers Championship last year it was achieved with a very diminished opposition from the chief rival, Ferrari, and now at the first race of 1967 they were defending their position for the championship and, for this race, their I, 2, 3 victory of last year. That the Italian team were taking this year very seriously...

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