Articles tagged Grands Prix

Page 38 of July 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 1974

The Henry Affair

An investigation into a significant motoring mystery Since 1912 It Has Been Generally Accepted that the Peugeot Twin-Cam Racing Engine Set a Significant Fashion, one followed Ever Since for High-Performance Power Units, as The Work of Ernest Henry, Goux, Boillot and Zuccarelli. The Unsolved Question is whether Henry was the Engineer Responsible, or just a Skilled Draughtsman. In Probing this...

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Trident Bearer

From time to time a wave of drivers breaks on the motor-racing scene from one place. In the early 1950s, no one suspected South America of hiding so much talent… Everyone knows that Juan Manuel Fangio came to Europe as an unknown driver from Argentina, shocked the motor racing establishment by winning a number of Grands Prix in his first European season, and stayed to win five world championship...

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2009 Formula 1 preview

Sir Jackie Stewart – who was spot-on with his predictions for 2008 – once again shares his thoughts on the season ahead with Motor Sport, and explains why he thinks that Lewis Hamilton could be the next Jim Clark By Nigel Roebuck The jury’s still out on Kovalainen, isn’t it?” mused Jackie Stewart. “I expected more from him last year, but we have to remember he was in an unusual situation, in that...

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The greatest drivers of the century - a personal view

Welcome to part two of Mark Hughes' assessment of the top 100 greatest racing drivers of all time. On the following pages you will discover the winners of seven World Championships, two current Formula One drivers and two or three whose names you may not even recognise. Part 2 (80-61) The story so far: 100 - Hans stuck Snr 99 - Rubens Barrichello 98 - Philippe Etancelin 97 - Albert Clement 96 -...

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Lunch with... Oliver Gavin

He accepted that he wouldn't make it to F1 early on, but since then he's claimed five ALMS titles and four class victories at Le Mans By Simon Taylor Formula 1 is naturally the summit of every young driver's ambition, the goal that spurs him on to scale each successive rung of the ladder. When his early efforts go well, when the pundits' plaudits start to include prognostications of future...

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"He was everyone's hero wasn't he?"

It was his character as much as his skill behind the wheel that made Jim Clark the drivers' driver By Nigel Roebuck I was at Brands Hatch when I heard about Jimmy. The first hour or so of the BOAC 500 had been rousing, with Bruce McLaren’s new Ford F3L unexpectedly holding off the legion of Porsches, but now the race had gone flat: McLaren was out, and the day had settled into an endurance sports...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Singapore saga is no surprise in today’s ‘sport’ – No one had a way with words quite like Frank… A busy time it’s been in Formula 1, with three races – Valencia, Spa, Monza – in four weekends, and briefly the emphasis was on motor racing, in particular the glorious Indian summer of Rubens Barrichello, a well-loved man winning Grands Prix in his 17th season. Remarkable. By the...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Why Schumacher should have been banned It’s time to change the rule on team orders Watching the Edmonton IndyCar race on TV, I was more than a touch nonplussed when Hélio Castroneves was given a penalty in the late laps for allegedly blocking his Penske team-mate Will Power immediately after a restart. This cost Castroneves the race, and afterwards he freely advised officials of his...

Page 13 of August 1935 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1935

THE BELGIUM G.P.

THE BELGIUM G.P. A TEST OF STAMINA. CARACCIOLA (MERCEDES-BENZ) WINS THE MOST STRENUOUS RACE OF THE SEASON. FRICTION BETWEEN FAGIOLI AND NEUBAUER USUALLY considered one of the lesser national Grands Prix, the G.P. de Belgique will this year rank as one of the finest races of the season. Intense heat and the strenuous nature of the Spa circuit combined to test the cars and drivers to the limit. The...

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Beauty and the Best

Dan Gurney's Eagle-Weslake was not just the prettiest F1 car of its era, had it not been for the Lotus 49, it would have been the quickest too. Andrew Frankel and Matthew Franey drive two of the greats Iit's called an Eagle-Weslake T1G, completed just one full season of competition and is perhaps the most beautiful Grand Prix car ever built. From the curl of its exhausts to the aquiline jut of...

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