Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

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The British Silhouette Round Goes To The Home Team ... Just

The only British round of the Group 5 World Championship for Makes, commonly known as silhouette racing, covered fractionally under 637 miles of Silverstone's GP circuit as far as the winning combination of John Fitzpatrick/Tom Walkinshaw and their 3 1/2-litre BMW CSL coupe were concerned. Just 0.12 of a mile behind, less than 100 yards after six hours' racing, was the fast-closing turbocharged...

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Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...

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Oliver's army

The Arrows F1 team is 20 years old and has yet to win a race. Is founder Jackie Oliver downhearted? Adam Cooper found out When Damon Hill’s Arrows A18 faltered on the last lap of the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix, he lost the chance of proving that he could win in something other than a Williams. But there was so much more at stake than Hill's personal pride. Had he stayed in front of Jacques...

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The Spanish Grand Prix

Jarama, Madrid, May 2nd Official practice at a permanent Autodrome like Jarama is fast becoming a simple formality, or at least it should be, for most Of the teams were out testing during the week before the meeting began. Only the less affluent ones like Shadow and March were unable to join in until the official sessions began, but as they are not regular front runners it did not affect the...

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Turning Point

This Lotus 77 transformed its maker's fortunes from no hope outsiders to Grand Prix winners and World Champions in waiting. Matthew Franey tells its tale and then climbs aboard. It is hard to imagine the effect that victory in the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix had on Team Lotus. To call the previous few seasons a lean period in the marque's otherwise glorious history would be understatement of the...

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The Grand Prix of France

A nice little affair Dijon-Prenois, July 3rd The Grand Prix of France must not be confused with the French Grand Prix of past years, or to give it its correct title, the Grand Prix of the Automobile Club de France. In 1906 the ACF ran the first Grand Prix which set the pattern for races run under various Formulae down through the ages. The Grand Prix de l'ACF was always a grand affair, offering...

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Tom Walkinshaw (1946-2010)

A talented driver in his own right, Walkinshaw was even more successful as a team boss and became the architect of Benetton’s early F1 success On the Saturday afternoon of the 2002 Belgian Grand Prix I visited the Arrows motorhome to do an interview with Tom Walkinshaw. I wanted to ask about a race that had happened two decades earlier, but my timing could not have been worse. All season the...

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The 1979 Season

Here we go again! On January 21st the 1979 Formula One season is due to start with the Argentine GP on the Buenos Aires Autodrorne, followed two weeks later by the Brazilian GP, this year back at Interlagos after a brief flirtation with the new Autodrome at Rio de Janeiro, which did not excite the Formula One followers as much as it excited the "holiday makers". After that it is the usual round...

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Le Mans 24 Hours

Drama at the Sarthe, above. Six minutes to go as Barth limps to the flag with the victorious Martini Porsche 936, smoke billowing from its stricken engine. Haywood and Ickx shared the dramatic win. Behind, in these closing stages, stream the NART Ferrari 365GT of Migault/Guitteny, the Luigi BMW CSL of Walkinshaw/Joosen/Dewael and class-winning 2-litre Chevron B36 of Pignard/Duffrene/Henry. Below...

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The Lone Star

A record ninth Gold Cup victory moves a quiet man closer still to mentor Bill Muncey in the reckoning for Unlimited hydroplaning's all-time greatest exponent Stan Hanauer tells it best, but since he is Chip's father it's not surprising that he should know the inside story of his son's 1982 Gold Cup victory. It was the first of that record nine, and in some ways the sweetest. Corning only months...

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