Articles tagged GARY SPAVEN

Page 16 of September 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 2000

Letters from readers

Honour satisfied Sir, The news of the sentence imposed on Prof Franco Lombardi [see Matters of Moment] who, apparently out of greed, has tried to stain the honour of my old and dear friend, Olivier Gendebien — now regrettably no longer among us — has arrived in Argentina. I am pleased by the Italian court judgement even though I am sad that Olivier has not lived long enough to see justice done in...

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In the hot seat

'Honest' John Watson is not one to dodge a tough grilling. The only man to win a GP for Penske tells it like it was, from bad breaks in Brabhams to machinations at McLaren. And as for that beard. . . it's gone for good Did breaking your legs affect your career as badly as it did Johnny Herbert's? Nigel Urwin, London It hurt my career in 1970 when I broke an ankle, a leg and an arm in my F2...

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Clay at Monaco

Sir, I write regarding Simon Taylor's assertion in the July issue that overtaking in Monaco is impossible. Am I the only reader who remembers the performance of Clay Regazzoni at the wheel of a Williams FW07 in 1979? Starting the race from 16th on the grid, and although assisted by several retirements, he overtook many top drivers to be third within 50 laps. When Gilles Villeneuve fell to gearbox...

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