Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

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Lunch With... Mario Andretti

America's greatest racer relives the long road from penniless immigrant to super-stardom, with Simon Taylor Photography: James Bareham Even before you meet Mario Andretti, the bare statistics tell you this man is unique. In a full-time career lasting an astonishing 35 seasons, he was a winner in F1, Champ Car, World Sports Cars, NASCAR, F5000, IROC and even Pike's Peak. These days F1 drivers just...

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Remembering Ronnie

Anderstorp was filled once more with the sound of Formula 1 cars in a Historic Grand Prix to celebrate the memory of ‘Superswede’ By Rob Widdows They were dark days. A chill wind stirred the forests, rippled the deep, dark lakes that cover so much of this land. Long nights came with autumn. Sweden was in mourning for its dashing hero. They had already lost Jo Bonnier, then this. Now, 30 years...

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Salzburgring ETC Championship

The second round of the European Touring Car Championship again featured the fast Jaguar XJ 5.3Cs, but both cars were eliminated by outer drive-shaft flange failures in the first half hour. Above, a 42-sec. pit stop for, the winning Gunnar Nilsson/Dieter Ouester (3.2 Alpine BMW). Below, Schenker hearing bad Jaguar news. The lurid Luigi BMW of Claude De Wael/Eddy Joosen splashed to second, while...

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"Der Grosser Preis von Deutschland"

The organising body of the German Grand Prix were split down the middle; the businessmen wanted to run the race at the compact Hockenheim Ring stadium, where everything was safe and clinical and organisational problems were few, while 100,000 paying customers in the arena was money guaranteed straight into their pockets. The Sportsmen were completely opposed to this, they wanted to retain the...

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Investigating the British revival of interest in competetive Formula Three

Last year people had one major criticism about the British Formula Three Championship—there was very little British driving talent. The races were all fought out between a Brazilian, Alex Ribeiro, and a Swede, Gunnar Nilsson. The fact that these two drivers raced British-built works Marches served as little consolation. On the contrary, it served merely to underline the lack of opportunities for...

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Jenks on...

Ground effect,1977 The impressive way in which the Lotus 78 outran all its rivals in Spain and Belgium suggests that Colin Chapman and his team of technicians have come up with something that the other teams haven't got: and it is not simply the driving of Mario Andretti and Gunnar Nilsson, it has got to be more than that. Whatever it is Chapman is unlikely to tell anyone, or Frank Williams and...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

Zandvoort, August 28th The Motor Racing scene in Holland is simple and straight-forward compared with some countries, there is but one circuit, the Grand Prix always takes place there and it doesn't change too much, so everyone turns up at the seaside resort of Zandvoort in a fairly happy frame of mind. Taking a lead from the British GP the Dutch organisers seeded out the "rabbits" from the entry...

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Belgian Grand Prix - A Ferrari enthusiast's delight

Zolder, Belgium, May 16th It is interesting how time heals and you can get used to anything, for the Belgian Grand Prix was making its third visit to the little Zolder circuit in the Province of Limburg, yet it was only in 1973 that everyone stormed off from the circuit hoping never to return. The following year the "circus" settled happily at Nivelles-Baulers, but that great edifice subsided in...

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Lunch with... Peter Warr

The former Lotus team boss remembers the early days with Chapman, his struggles with Senna, and a certain ‘uncouth Brummie’… By Simon Taylor At its zenith, Lotus was Formula 1’s most consistently successful team, winning 71 World Championship races in 19 seasons. Ferrari’s tally for that same period was 44. Any list of the all-time greatest F1 cars must include at least four Lotuses: the...

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Thunder in the Park: the Story of Tom Wheatcroft and Donington Park by Tom Wheatcroft with Mike Cable ISBN 0-9542860-5-7 published by Live Wire Books. £20 (£25 by post). Available only from Donington Grand Prix Collection (01332 811027 or The miracle about this book is that Tom Wheatcroft is actually still around today to tell us his story. Within the 263 pages of...



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