Articles tagged Frank Faulkner

Page 72 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 2008

Gunnar Nilsson: a friend and a fighter

Gunnar Nilsson relied on his precocious talent to get to F1. But when he contracted cancer, he relied on motor racing friends for support as he battled the disease By Chris Witty Photo: Motorsport Images The world was a very different place back in 1978. In Great Britain the Labour Party, led by Jim Callaghan, was desperately hanging onto power with Margaret Thatcher and the Tories waiting...

Page 9 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, August 2005

My first race -- Danny Sullivan

  Jim Russell FF1600, Snetterton, 1971  It was a whim. Racing was just something that I'd seen in magazines when I was bumming around New York with Dr Frank Faulkner. He asked Jackie Stewart and Ken Tyrrell, and they said Jim Russell was the best school, so for my 21st birthday Frank sent me to England. Kenneth Tyrrell (son of the team owner) was an airline pilot and he picked me up at the...

Page 39 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1997

Once in a lifetime...

Gunnar Nilsson won just one Grand Prix before his tragic death, but, thanks to his courage and character, his memory still lives large among his friends today. Mark Hughes pays his respects If a racing driver has to die young, there is an almost gladiatorial rightness that he do so in his element on the track. Gunnar Nilsson was denied even that, succumbing to cancer at 29. His friend Ronnie...

Page 60 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, December 2011

"It was a partnership that would be impossible today"

Ken Tyrrell was much more than just my team boss – he was a lifelong friend too, and one whom I never tire of talking about, as I recently told Nigel Roebuck When we speak of legendary partnerships in motor racing, perhaps the one that would spring first to most minds is that of Colin Chapman and Jim Clark: throughout his eight-year Formula 1 career Jimmy never raced other than a Lotus, after all...

Page 76 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 2013

Consumed by ambition

Despite his supreme talent, those around him always feared the young Ricardo Rodríguez might fall foul of a ferocious drive to win - and not just his ownBy Nigel Roebuck 'For sure he would have been World Champion…’ Down the years column inches without number have been given over to young racing drivers who appeared to have it all, yet perished before their potential could be realised, leaving...

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