Articles tagged Graham Coaker

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A look back at 1970

DSJ reviews the past F1 season It would not be unreasonable to look back on 1970 as the year of deception in Grand Prix racing, for many people, from drivers to journalists were on tip-toe with excitement and hope at the beginning of the year and these hopes came to nothing. However, it was not all deception for there was much of interest and many unexpected things happened, and sadly many of...

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In Conversation with Max Mosley

Max Mosley is the chairman of FISA's powerful Manufacturer's Commission, and has a seat on the World Motorsports Council. Born to an illustrious family 50 years ago, Max's controversial father was once tipped as a future prime minister, while his mother took her place in literary circles. Mosley read physics at Oxford then practised law between 1964 and 1969, specialising in patents and...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

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McLaren M7A

It was sink or swim when a 21-year-old was given sole charge of a new F1 project: Keith Howard talks to the young man who wrote his own rules Robin Herd CBE is perhaps best known as a co-founder, along with Max Mosley, Alan Rees and Graham Coaker, of March. But his first job in motor racing was as chief designer at McLaren, during the time it successfully battled Chaparral in Can-Am and took its...

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Quick March

The March 701 tends not to be regarded as a Formula 1 classic, but for a newcomer's first effort it achieved a great deal - and in short time, too By Andrew Frankel How difficult is it to win in Formula 1? Ask Toyota. For the eight seasons and 140 races that the world's largest car company contested between 2002 and 2009, not once did it manage to place a driver on the top step of the podium. I...

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G hits the spot

In 1972 March was struggling with its ambitious 721X, and Formula 1 rookie Niki Lauda was no fan. Enter the 721G – based on an F2 monocoque and built in just nine days X stood for experimental, G for Guinness; same manufacturer, but, as you might have already guessed, radically different mindsets. X had its eye on the midterm future, was – or rather wasn’t, as it turned out – the hoped-for giant...

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Around and About

Comment on the Racing and Club SceneThe Lotus engine In this day and age there are precious few companies in Britain, outside the big four, who manufacture their own engines. We can only think of Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce/Bentley, Reliant (for three wheelers and the little Rebel) and now Lotus have joined this élite band. Lotus have, of course, been building the 1600 twin-cam engines for several...

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The first of March

It's spent decades hanging on a wall, but now the first-ever March Grand Prix car is to run again - 40 years after one lucky journalist got to test drive it at Silverstone... It was like bumping into an old flame. Forty years ago, in our distant youth, we'd shared just one dance. In the intervening decades we'd both moved on; inevitably, we were both showing our age. I never meant a thing to her...

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