Articles tagged Francois Cevert

Page 66 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, February 1986

Two at the Top

Ayrton Senna bears the responsibility for prompting this particular article! When Team Lotus's number one driver decided to veto the recruitment of Derek Warwick as his team-mate at the start of the year, his attitude provoked a wide-ranging debate amongst the Formula One fraternity. But, aside from questioning whether it is prudent in the long term for a team to allow its number one driver to...

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The 9th Mexican Grand Prix

Ferraris finish the season with another one-two Mexico City, October 25th For the final race of what has been a fascinating year of Grand Prix racing the action moved southwards down the North American continent to Mexico City. Although the local racing scene is not as active as it is in the more wealthy North American countries, or in places like the Argentine or Brazil, there was certainly no...

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Simply the boost

For three years, Can-Am was McLaren's property. Then Porsche and Penske turned up with a 917 and a turbocharger. Preston Lerner recalls the car that changed the series George Follmer had just clinched the Trans-Am championship in the middle of the 1972 season when he got a phone call, out of the blue, from his one-time boss, Roger Penske. The good news was that Follmer was being offered a ride in...

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FORMULA ONE

003 Lives Twice! JACKIE Stewart relived a few old memories last month when at Donington Park he drove his Tyrrell 003 for the first time since 1972. This was the car that took Jackie to his second world championship win in 1971, and is the most successful single chassis in the history of Formula One giving Jackie eight of his twenty-seven Grand Prix wins. The car was given to him by Ken Tyrrell...

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The 19-100 Austro-Daimler

The 19-100 hp Austro-Daimler was a comparatively rare sports car so far as this country was concerned; one writer has described it as "the most forgotten of the successful teams to compete at Ards (in the TT)". Yet it merits a firm place in sports car history, being a most effective vintage model with a fine pedigree, for was not the pre-Kaiser War overhead-camshaft, 5.7-litre Prince Henry Austro...

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Peter Gethin 1940-2011

Peter Gethin, who has died aged 71 after a long illness, is best remembered for his dramatic BRM victory in the 1971 Italian Grand Prix. But he was also a versatile and successful racer in F5000, sports cars and Can-Am. After making his mark in British events with Lotus 7 and 23 sports-racers he graduated in 1965 to Formula 3, first as team-mate to Piers Courage in the Charles Lucas team and then...

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A Date With Destiny?

Francois Cevert died 25 years ago. Adam Cooper talks directly to family and friends about the man and finds his meteoric rise and the timing of his tragic death were all foretold by a clairvoyant years earlier. Motor racing is essentially a science; it's supposed to be about nuts and bolts, numbers on lap charts and on stopwatches. But sometimes other, less tangible factors seem to play a part....

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Uufulfilled quest

BMW's famous badge graced a chassis which for a few months in 1970 did most of the winning in F2. Nick Phillips looks back on Muinch's own single-seaters Think BMW in the context of single-seater racing, and technically advanced powerplants spring to mind. In the second half of 1970, however, the Munich marque built arguably the quickest chassis in Formula Two. The BMW 270 won three of the...

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Around and about

Group 1 grumbles ENTERING ITS SECOND full year, Group 1 standard saloon-car racing starts the season on a note of discord and controversy. In the centre of all this is the RAC Minorsport Division who were responsible for reorganising the regulations but only announced their deliberations two weeks ago and only five weeks before the start of the season. Furthermore some of those decisions have met...

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United States Grand Prix

Stewart Collects the Dollars Watkins Glen, U.S.A., October 8th. Jackie Stewart completed the 1972 World Championship with one of the most convincing wins of his career. Driving the Derek Gardner-designed Tyrrell he was in a class of his own and led from start to finish in a tremendous demonstration of speed and skill. Just as in Canada two weeks earlier, no one could stay with him, but this time...

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