Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

Page 70 of June 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, June 1977

Spanish Grand Prix

Third place in the Spanish Grand Prix was the subject of an intense dispute between Jody Scheckter's Wolf (No. 20. above) and Jochen Mass' McLaren (No. 2) seen in our photograph split by Patrick Neve's Frank Williams owned March which is being lapped. Adding to the Lotus team's joy after Andretti's victory, their second driver Gunnar Nilsson brought the other Lotus 78 (below left) home fifth....

Page 43 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, July 1977

1977 Belgian Grand Prix report

Lotus show their hand with a maiden victory for Gunnar Nilsson at the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix Terlamen-Zolder, June 5th The Days when the Grand Prix de Belgique was a great occasion, set in the majestic countryside of the Ardenne forests, still linger, and by comparison the rowdy, almost bawdy, fun-fair of Formula One and its travelling circus, somehow seems much more suited to something called...

Page 33 of March 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, March 1978

Around and about

March Racing Dates to Remember. Britain's premier event in the Month of March is the 30th Daily Express International Trophy at Silverstone on March 19, the only opportunity in 1978 other than the Grand Prix that British spectators will have to see Grand Prix cars and stars in action. Highlight of this non-Championship Formula One race could be the debut of the new Lotus 79, to be driven by...

Page 22 of October 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1997

A better era?

Sir, I should like to offer my congratulations on your excellent recent articles on Ronnie Peterson and Gunnar Nilsson, as well as those on Hesketh and Beatrice. I had the privilege of meeting Messrs Peterson and Nilsson during my years as a pit marshal at Silverstone in the Seventies. Reading your article brought back memories of a better era in Formula One. May I hope that there will be more of...

Page 85 of June 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, June 2008

Run rabbit!

The joy of David purley’s first F1 finish in the new lec car wasn’t shared by Niki Lauda. By Rob Widdows Martin Dixon has been working in the pitlanes of this world since he was a teenager. He retired once, but now he’s back as chief mechanic for Team Canada in the A1GP series.  In his first year as a mechanic something happened that doesn’t happen to many of these guys. He won a championship....

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Polecat

Broadspeed's Jaguar XJ12C would roar through qualifying only to limp out of almost every race. Andrew Frankel Samples the beast and tells British Leyland's cautionary Touring car story Everything is wrong. The engine won't work below 5500rpm and the red line states 7200rpm. The water temperature already says the massive, 5.4-litre, 560bhp V12 motor is starting to cook and here, on the Goodwood...

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Lunch with .... Tony Southgate

He’s one of the most successful designers of all, with Grand Prix, Indy 500 and multiple Le Mans winners to his credit. And when he retired, he went racing… It’s progressively harder these days for racing car designers to demonstrate true versatility. Formula 1 has greedily made itself the centre of everything, yet the very strictures of its regulations seem to stifle original thinking. As the...

Page 74 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, June 2009

Lunch with... Jackie Oliver

This Essex lad is more proud of his record as an F1 team owner than of his achievements behind the wheel. But those were varied and significant, too By Simon Taylor The sharp, punchy little guy from Romford has a downbeat view of his own racing career. He led his first home Grand Prix, and was set for a fairytale win when the car failed. He scored a historic Le Mans victory for Ford. He did 50...

Page 34 of July 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, July 1979

The Formula One Scene

Swedish Grand Prix There have been a number of unusual happenings on the Formula One front recently, all of which have caused unrest and much discussion. The Swedish Grand Prix was announced as being cancelled only one month before it was due (June 16th) and basically the reason was that the Swedish organisers had not deposited the £250,000 or whatever the current figure is that the Formula One...

Page 62 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, April 2001

Thirst for success

That John Watson never won a grand prix for Brabham defies logic, for he was so close so many times. But this missed opportunity really hurt, he tells Adam Cooper John Watson scored his first grand prix win in Austria in 1976, and his second in Britain in '81. Those two career landmarks were separated by almost four years of frustration and disappointment for the Ulster driver, who at times...

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