Articles tagged Giorgio Scarlatti

Page 70 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, March 2014

Champion of the revolution

Phil Manzanera is best known as guitarist with pioneering 1970s rock band Roxy Music. As a boy, though, he was a privileged witness to the 1958 Cuban Grand Prix, when Juan Manuel Fangio found himself a hostage to rebel kidnappers. But instead of condemning his polite captors, the great man befriended themWriter: Richard Williams While the racing engines revved, the small boy sat with his mother...

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Pescara

Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight Stretching to the horizon is a silver-black band of Tarmac spray-gunned with can and shrouded by converging lines of lamp-posts. I do an about-turn and, with the buildings much closer to the road in this...

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Brown-eyed handsome man

He was blessed with looks, charisma and speed and rivals thought the world of him. He won but a single World Championship Grand Prix, but there was more to Lorenzo Bandini than such simple statistics imply Writer: Nigel Roebuck Lorenzo Bandini... Such a mellifluous name for a racing driver, it always seemed to me, like Clay Regazzoni or Johnny Servoz-Gavin. And they all looked the part, too....

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Doug Nye

Ferrari’s fifth amendment Enzo Ferrari made sure the Pescara 4 Hours counted for the 1961 World Championship – and his efforts were fully rewarded One of the least remembered of all FIA endurance World Championship races took place in 1961, on the magnificent 16-mile public road circuit on Italy’s Adriatic coast at Pescara. Today the venue is better remembered for the 1957 Grand Prix run there,...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Ferrari enjoyed a walkover in the 1960 Italian GP when the British teams boycotted the banked Monza. And Richie Ginther proved his 'supernatural' powers Through the 1959 season John Cooper's little company in Surbiton was still the only one building, and racing, rear-engined grand prix cars. Colin Chapman was running his ‘mini-Vanwall', the Lotus 16, and Enzo Ferrari was implacable in his...

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The Four Hours of Pescara

An Italian Road Race PESCARA, ITALY, August 15th THIS year's event was the twenty-seventh in the annual series organised by the Automobile Club of Pescara, the first being as long ago as 1924, and though always known as the Grand Prix of Pescara it has varied from World Championship Formula One events to sports car and Formula Junior races. The last pure Grand Prix race at Pescara was in 1957...

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As good as Rindt

Lorenzo Bandini was highly regarded – as a driver and as a man – by his Ferrari team-mates John Surtees and Chris Amon. He looked all set to join the top rank when he died at Monaco​ It was on May Day 1955 that Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia, and for almost 40 years it had a joyful resonance for ‘Jenks’. “I associated it with such pleasure,” he said, “and now this…” His...

Page 76 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, February 2001

Study in Scarlet

In an era of superb, sensational sports-racers, Maserati built arguable the best looking, best handling of the lot. Paul Fearnley drives a 300S at the site of the model's most famous win, the Nurburgring When I think Ferrari sports-racers of the late 1950s, I think foundry; unburstable engines, sturdy gearboxes, beefy back aides. I also think 'bit rough around the edges' — show put to the sword...

Page 21 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, June 1956

Notes On The Cars At Monte Carlo

Ferrari had five cars for his team of drivers, Fangio, Castellotti, Musso, and Collins. They were all modified Lancias, three of them with the Syracuse body style where the pontoons merge into the body, and two with the Argentine layout. Mechanically the cars were unchanged from previous races, the V8 engines still using double-choke downdraught Solex carburetters. In view of the possible...

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Sunday drive in the Eifel

Tony Brooks is one of the all-time greats and a master of understatement - the headline is his. It refers to his epic win for Aston Martin alongside Noel Cunningham-Reid in the 1957 Nurburgring 1000km. Motor Sport is delighted that, after some cajoling, he agreed to write about that momentous victory On paper, we didn't stand a chance, a 3-litre Aston Martin driven by two relative rookies versus...

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