Articles tagged Francois Cevert

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Gilles Villeneuve on Didier Pironi: "It's war. Absolutely war."

That’s what Gilles Villeneuve said of his rivalry with team-mate Didier Pironi, who he felt had betrayed him in winning the San Marino Grand Prix. Paul Fearnley unravels the story  Photo: Motorsport Images A tenth. A lifetime. Ferrari tech chief Mauro Forghieri leaned in, shouted. Something. But his ‘innocent believer’ was in another, altogether darker place. Bad-news ticker tape discarded, arms...

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Formula Two review

A fortnight after the second European Trophy round had been held at Thruxton 17 drivers made their way down to the historic French town of Pau in the Pyrenean foothills to compete on the demanding circuit round the streets. Formerly a non-championship Formula One race, the Pau event is not a Trophy round as the organisers like to select the drivers they want and not be bound to accept all those...

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Surer tops packed Mountain 'Grand Prix'

The third running of the Ollon-Villars hillclimb retro attracted a magnificent entry of over 200 cars and bikes headed by an Ensign N180 Formula 1 car, which was reunited with former grand prix driver Marc Surer. Although not a competitive event, a field of more than 120 cars tackled the 8km hill as the venue celebrated its 50th anniversary. First used in 1953, the so-called Swiss Mountain Grand...

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Trading Aces - F1/NASCAR Swap

Publicity stunt or not, a car swap between F1's Lewis Hamilton and NASCAR's Tony Stewart still proved fascinating for both, especially on hallowed ground at Watkins Glen BY ADAM HAY-NICHOLLS Lewis Hamilton and Tony Stewart might come from different worlds, but put them in each other's cars and they still impress. Hamilton's Formula 1 McLaren is a 640kg single-seater built to NASA levels of...

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The Grand Prix scene

Now that the dust has settled after two World Championship Grand Prix races and five non-championship Formula One races (this is being written and printed just before the Monaco GP), it might be as well to take stock of the situation. The remarkable thing about 1971 so far is that we have had five Formula One events not part of the World Championship series, and these have allowed new drivers to...

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There's always been more to Jackie Stewart than his driving ability. He's also been team owner, safety campaigner and unashamed promoter of other people's products. Russell Bulgin assesses the career of the prototypical modern racing driver. In order to appropriately mythologise Jackie Stewart, he really should be dead, the better to fulfil the time-served, cruelly macho parapsychology of his...

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DSJ was a team playerSir, I do not wish to add fuel to the great team order debate, but I was reading through some back issues of Motor Sport — as I often do — when I came across the following passage by Jenks from the German Grand Prix of 1978 held at, of all places, the Hockenheimring: "Peterson led the race for four laps, until he and Andretti were well clear of the rest of the runners, and...

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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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A polished performance

Rondel Racing was a team to be reckoned with from the beginning, as Neil Trundle tells Rob Widdows Neil Trundle, the ‘del’ of Rondel Racing (the Ron half was a certain Mr Dennis), is into his fifth decade in motor racing. One of the great mechanics, a man who can make or mend anything, Trundle wielded the spanners while Dennis poured on the polish. And it worked. We’re going back to 1971 and the...

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Reunited after 30 years

Tyrell 002 and 004 were back in Europe together for the first time in 30 years last month for the Monaco and Pau street races. Now owned by American enthusiasts John Delane (002) and John Dimmer (004), the cars normally race in the US in Historic GP events. Tyrrell 002 appeared from the start of the 1971 season and took Francois Cevert to victory in that year's US Grand Prix; 004 was a spare for...



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