Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

Page 5 of May 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, May 2001

Editorial

Michael Schumacher got a shock at Interlagos. Not that Juan Montoya's Williams jinked and juddered to take the lead of the Brazilian GP off him — everyone knew the confident Colombian star was going to grasp the first chance to put down his marker. Not that he looked so confident at the head of only his third GP — he's well used to leading, and winning. But that his BMWpowered car was romping...

Page 23 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, July 1976

The Swedish Grand Prix

The Six-wheelers Win Anderstorp, Sweden, June 13th Although the manipulators behind the scenes of Formula One racing have managed to bring about a degree of uniformity to most things, almost to the point of dullness, they have yet to remove all the variety from the circuits on which the Grand Prix races are held. After the seemingly unreal atmosphere of racing round the streets of Monte Carlo,...

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1976 National Single-Seater Prospects

An abundance of British single-seaters exists in Britain —but how many categories can prosper? We may be in the depths of economic depression, but you have to dig well below the surface to discover any depression where British championship motor racing is concerned. A few months ago we discussed the prospects for saloon cars in Britain and Europe, but on this occasion we will try to restrict...

Page 36 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, December 1992

Does life end at 40?

"We can see the way the cars changed from what we now call vintage-style machinery to space-age technological speed devices. We can see the changing scene of the drivers from the shirt-sleeved sportsman to the anonymous being in regulation gear, from characterful faces beneath primitive crash-hats to faceless automatons in all-enveloping safety clothing. We can trace the way racing changed from...

Page 49 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, July 1976

The 34th Monaco Grand Prix

Lauda wins for Ferrari Monte Carlo, May 30th If you can accept a scratch round-the-houses as a Grand Prix, the Monaco race is a great leveller, for everyone arrives on the Wednesday before the event on equal terms. There is no possibility of pre-practice testing or tyre-test sessions, or even the opportunity to drive round in a touring car, for in places the route used for the racing circuits is...

Page 16 of June 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 2000

Legends

The demands of the season being what they are, I spend less time in my house in Normandy than I would like; but whenever! do get over there, a few laps around Rouen Les Essarts are essential to my well-being. Not used for Formula One since 1968, and for racing at all, sadly, since '93, this is among the greatest road circuits the sport has known. Mention of it conjures, of course, the image of...

Page 40 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, June 1976

Notes on the cars at Jarama

On May 1st, the second day of practice for the Spanish GP, some supplementary rules for Formula One cars came into force, notably the elimination of tall air-collector boxes for the engines and a reduction of the maximum overhang of the rear aerofoil behind the centre-line of the rear wheels; these two limitations hopefully curbing the ever-rising speeds round circuits. In addition there had to...

Page 80 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 2005

The Prince of Wales

Tom Pryce was a Welsh country boy with an amazing talent. Marcus Simmons tells the story Jansen van Vuuren is loving this. Usually he works as a booking clerk at Jan Smuts Airport, but this week the 19-year-old from Johannesburg has taken up station at the nearby Kyalami circuit for the 1977 South African Grand Prix as a fire marshal on the pit straight. Suddenly, at the end of lap 21, he has a...

Page 76 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 2001

Aintree

Think Aintree - motor racing at Aintree - and if you're like me, you will conjure up two streaks of silver flashing past the chequred flag, just two-tenths of a second apart. The white-helmeted figure in the lead raises a gloved hand in acknowledgement of his first win in the highest echelon of motorsport. "And Moss wins the British Grand Prix," the plummy voice declares excitedly before adding,...

Page 51 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1977

The United States Grand Prix

Hunt triumphs in the wet Watkins Glen, New York, October 2nd. The Formula One circus moved to North America at the end of September for the 15th and 16th rounds of the 1977 World Championship contest, made up of the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on the weekend of October 1st/2nd and the Canadian Grand Prix at the Ontario circuit of Mospot Park on the weekend of October 8/9th. The two...

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