Articles tagged Fred Bushell

Page 149 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 149, July 2014

Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

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"He could charm the birds from the trees"

Colin Chapman was a brilliant engineer and a shrewd businessman. But as a new book tells us, the Lotus boss knew how to get what he wanted from people, and it was one key to his successBy Karl Ludvigsen 'His persona is ebullient, buzzing, fast-moving, joke-cracking,’ wrote Robert Heller about Colin Chapman, ‘but for all that outwardness the personal armour is difficult to pierce and the man is...

Page 22 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, September 1989

Showdown in Hockenheim

As a circuit the Hockenheimring will never replace the old Nürburgring, where the German Grand Prix was held for so many years, but it has developed a sort of negative character of its own. While the twisty bit inside the huge stadium is not as exciting as Mallory Park or the Club Circuit at Brands Hatch, the long curving sections out to the Ostkurve and back are fast, making for an average speed...

Page 7 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 1989

Team Lotus reshuffle

Team Lotus underwent a major manage' went reshuffle between the British and German Grands Prix, chairman Fred Bushell being suspended from duty and team manager Peter Warr resigning. Bushell has been charged with conspiring to defraud the DeLorean Motor Company, released on bail but relieved of his duties, while Warr went on holiday after the Silverstone event and has since left the company to...

Page 8 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, September 1989

Close encounter

In the end, the result was all too familiar: Ayrton Senna first, Alain Prost second. Nothing too surprising about that, in this age of McLaren-Honda domination of Formula One. Yet the German Grand Prix was much more of a race than the bare result suggests, and the action wasn't confined to the battle for first place, either. For once, though, it really was quite a fight. In fact, it was probably...

Page 40 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, April 1998

Team Lotus

The start was inauspicious, the end undistinguished. But on its good days, there wasn’t a car on the planet that could keep up with those from Team Lotus. Mark Hughes remembers our greatest grand prix marque Grand Prix racing was a changing world by 1958. And after the opening race of that season, in Argentina, it would never be the same again, for a tiny rear-engined Cooper conquered the...

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Lunch with... Martin Donnelly

The Irishman was a star graduate of the junior leagues, which is where he earned a living after the horrific accident that ruined his Formula 1 dreams A hot, dusty afternoon in southern Spain. It’s September 28 1990, Friday qualifying at Jerez. With eight minutes left, Jean Alesi’s Tyrrell has just produced a ripple of interest in the press room by setting a surprise quickest time. The McLaren-...

Page 134 of August 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 134, August 2011

"Both out of their tiny minds..."

"Both out of their tiny minds..." The recent Law Courts spat between Group Lotus and Tony Fernandes's current Lotus Racing operation has been covered very extensively in the specialist media. I was called by Group's legal team as an allegedly 'expert' witness, partly because I have been around for quite a long time, I knew Colin Chapman and Fred Bushell and other principals in the story's past,...

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Lunch with... Peter Warr

The former Lotus team boss remembers the early days with Chapman, his struggles with Senna, and a certain ‘uncouth Brummie’… By Simon Taylor At its zenith, Lotus was Formula 1’s most consistently successful team, winning 71 World Championship races in 19 seasons. Ferrari’s tally for that same period was 44. Any list of the all-time greatest F1 cars must include at least four Lotuses: the...

Page 29 of January 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, January 1988

Industry insight: Lotus cars

The new Lotus era The New Lotus Era is not a new model to continue the Elite, Elan, Excel, Esprit theme, but a summary of Group Lotus plc as it exists under General Motors ownership. That means we included Lotus Engineering and its 17 (mostly undisclosed) international clients in the generous interview time allotted by Group Lotus Director Michael Kimberley, but not the Grand Prix team. The Camel...

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