Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

Page 62 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 1979

Derek Bell discusses the cars he has driven in competitions

A career that starts with a Lotus Seven on the 13th of March, 1964 and continues with unabated enthusiasm in 1979 will obviously encompass a variety of racing machinery and a disregard for superstition. In 37-year-old Derek Bell's case substitute for "variety" the word "plethora" and, forgetting our usual conservative use of the English language, see if we can slip in the generally over-used "...

Page 63 of November 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, November 1980

BMW 535i

BMW 535i The well-heeled enthusiast's dilemma ARRIVING back in Britain mightily impressed with BMW's now more widely available 31/2-litre 5-series (M 535i), we set to scanning the price lists Iota rival to provide an antidote to our enthusiasm. Mmmm. Not so easy when you are searching for a vehicle capable of 140 m.p.h., 20 m.p.g. and accelerating from rest to 60 m.p.h. in 7.8s or less. Obvious...

Page 65 of August 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, August 1977

EUROPEAN TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

The sixth round of this European saloon car series, at Nurburgring, offered Jaguar their best result to date. The Leyland entered XJ5.3C of Derek Bell/Andrew Rouse eased around the magnificent 14.2-mile circuit to finish second overall. Above, John Fitzpatrick leads the winning green Alpine BMW CSL for Gunnar Nilsson/Dieter Quester. Fitzpatrick is in the car he would have shared with Tim Schenken...

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The Canadian Grand Prix

Justice for Hunt Mosport Park, Toronto, October 3rd The Canadian Grand Prix re-entered the World Championship calendar in 1976 follow-a year's absence, and the general feeling amongst the Formula One teams was one of satisfaction at the prospect of competing at the picturesque 2.4-mile circuit set in colourful woodland not far from the shores of Lake Ontario. The reason for the race being...

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The 62nd French Grand Prix

McLaren Racing recover Le Castellet, France, July 4th It is interesting how quickly time passes and how soon. we get used to major changes, especially if there is no relaxation in the general pace. It seems only yesterday that we bemoaned the loss of the Reims-Geux circuit for the traditional Grand Prix of the Automobile Club of France, yet the last French Grand Prix to he run in the heart of...

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Austrian Grand Prix

The sun came out Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 15th Those who travelled from England to Austria for the Grand Prix on the Osterreichring discovered where all the rain had gone. There is no shortage of water in central Austria and violent thunderstorms rang through the mountains as the teams assembled in the paddock on the day before official practice. Some had already been indulging in some...

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Lunch with... Riccardo Patrese

His Formula 1 career lasted a remarkable 17 seasons, during which there were some dark moments but also six well-deserved wins. And through it all, Patrese emerged as one of the good guysBy Simon Taylor Riccardo Patrese is an enigma. He was once seen as the Bad Boy of Formula 1, arrogant and wild, and so disliked by some of his fellow drivers that they threatened a boycott if he were allowed to...

Page 32 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1977

Around and about

New home for the VCC The Veteran Car Club has moved into splendid, period headquarters in Ashwell, Hertfordshire. Jessamine House, 15 High Street, Ashwell (Ashwell 2818), is an imposing red-brick house, parts of which date from the 17th century, a traditional setting for the vehicle owned by the members of this prestigious club. These much improved Club facilities were acquired at a cost of £24,...

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Crisis management

Few drivers have ever been as popular in the Formula 1 pitlane as Gerhard Berger. But it was against a backdrop of personal drama that he reminded all of his class at Hockenheim in 1997 When Alex Wurz first appeared in Formula 1 at the 1997 Canadian Grand Prix, he didn’t set the world on fire, but at his next race, at Magny-Cours, he qualified seventh – ahead of Benetton team-mate Jean Alesi –...

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1977 British Grand Prix race report - A marathon affair

  The 1977 British Grand Prix lasted for exactly one hour thirty-one minutes and forty-six point nought-six seconds, on the high-speed track round the outside of Silverstone aerodrome. James Hunt out in front during the 1977 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Just over one and a half hours of motor-racing at an average speed of 130mph. It doesn't sound much, but the work and effort...

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