Articles tagged G. Hill (Lotus)

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1958 British Grand Prix race report - British supremacy shattered

  After the defeat by Ferrari at Reims it seemed almost certain that Vanwall would regain their pride of place at Silverstone, their own home ground and a medium-fast circuit on which the Ferrari handling characteristics would not appear ideal. Added to this was the fact that Silverstone is not a circuit where high power and maximum speed are so important, as at Spa or Reims, while if Vanwall...

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VII Grande Premio de Portugal

A Real Road Race Porto, August 24th Although six previous Portuguese Grand Prix events have been held, starting in 1950 and fluctuating between the Porto circuit and the Lisbon circuit, they have all been for sports cars and, strictly speaking, not Grand Prix races at all. This year a full-scale Formula I event was organised and, in addition, it formed a round in the Drivers' World Championship...

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Rob Walker Equipe Wins Again MONTE CARLO, May 18th. THE organising committee of the Automobile Club of Monaco deserve full marks for not pandering to the present-day ideas of the F.I.A. in turning Grand Prix races into " sprint-type ” events, for they kept the XVI Monaco G.P. to a traditional full-length G.P. of 100 laps of the tiny, narrow, 3.145-km. street circuit. On the other hand they...

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British G.P. Cars Sweep the Board ZANDVOORT, May 26th (Whit Monday). THE last time that a Grand Prix was held at Zandvoort was in 1955, the year that Mercedes-Benz conquered all the opposition, and since then the K.N.A.C., who organise the race, felt they could not afford the capital outlay to run a World Championship event. However, this year preliminary work was started early and there was...

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Brooks Wins at Last SPA, BELGIUM, June 15th. AFTER spending a great deal of money last year rebuilding the pits and paddock and modifying the circuit considerably, easing corners, removing bumps, widening the road and re-surfacing, all the work was to no avail for financial wrangles prevented the Belgian G.P. being held in 1957. However, this year all was well and the full Grand Prix circus was...

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Cooper Wins 140-Mile FII Race at Oulton Park Gold Cup Meeting

This year the International Gold Cup Meeting at Oulton Park, on October 5th, was a mixed car and motor-cycle meeting. If this gave the spectators who normally go only to car meetings an opportunity of enjoying the sight of Suttees' masterly handling of a Norton and that fantastic four-cylinder M.V. Augusta machine and of appreciating Cyril Smith's mastery of the spectacular sport of sidecar...


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