Articles tagged Gunnar Nilsson

Page 23 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, November 1978

The Canadian Grand Prix

Villeneuve at home Montreal, October 8th One week after the United States Grand Prix took place at Watkins Glen, the Grand Prix circus arrived to "pitch tent" in the new surroundings of the Ile Notre-Dame circuit, an artificial road course made up of access roads round a small island in the St. Lawrence River a stone's throw from the centre of Montreal. This was the third venue for the Canadian...

Page 39 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1997

Once in a lifetime...

Gunnar Nilsson won just one Grand Prix before his tragic death, but, thanks to his courage and character, his memory still lives large among his friends today. Mark Hughes pays his respects If a racing driver has to die young, there is an almost gladiatorial rightness that he do so in his element on the track. Gunnar Nilsson was denied even that, succumbing to cancer at 29. His friend Ronnie...

Page 12 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1999

MODERN TIMES

MODERN TIMES ALMOST NEVER DO I LOSE MY FAITH IN the unpredictability of Formula One. But I will admit there have been a couple of moments this year when I wavered. One was after qualifying at the season-opener in Melbourne. Hakkinen was half a second faster than Coulthard and 1.3sec faster than everyone else, and the prospect of 16 monotonous McLaren processions stretched ahead. The other was...

Page 57 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1977

The United States Grand Prix west

The Racer's Racer Wins at Home Long Beach, California, April 3rd Despite financial and organisational difficulties, the Californian city of Long Beach once again held its street race at the start of April, although the surroundings are hardly as glamorous as they are in Monaco. The United States Grand Prix West is the name of this Formula One event, the fourth round of the 1977 World Championship...

Page 83 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, December 2003

Lost in action

15 minutes of fameSafir: 1975 British GP F3 race Eleven different chassis competed in British F3 in 1975, but one of the new cars that caught the eye soon disappeared from view. Tim Scott explains why... Compare and contrast. In 1975, sitting on the grid at Thruxton for the opening round of the BP Championship, were two brand-new Formula Three cars: the works Ralt RT1 sat poised for action, about...

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