Articles tagged Hans Mezger

Page 30 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1984

Notes on the Cars at Zolder and Imola

With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off for Belgium with sufficient equipment for the two weeks. Europe based teams like Ferrari were at a big advantage and the Maranello team were back home by Monday lunch-time after the Belgian race the...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

Dull Imola, May 6th One thing about Italians, you know exactly where you stand with them; they are either deliriously happy or tragically sad, there is nothing in between. When they are happy they let you know in no uncertain manner, with cheering and shouting, flag waving, arm waving, jumping up and down and anything else they can think of to express their joy. When they are sad there is...

Page 6 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1991

Formula One -- Brazilian Grand Prix

At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet 70,000 of them held their breath throughout the closing laps of the Brazilian GP as their idol, Ayrton Senna, performed perhaps the greatest escape of them all. On seven previous occasions the McLaren...

Page 150 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 150, January 2014

Good things come in small packages

... but talk to the chassis designer before you begin building him a Formula 1 engine. Back in the early 1980s, John Barnard established himself as the dominant design leader within Formula 1. His composite chassis, electrohydraulic finger-flip gear changes and brutally pared-down overall packaging proved both race-winning and trend-setting. He was certainly no politician and tended to bulldoze...

Page 62 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, December 1984

FRONT VIEW

Formula One scene, and to the casual glance that would be *true. Like most things nothing is as simple as that and throughout the season McLaren International has had its dramas, mistakes, frustrations and all the other problems that beset a team whose major objective is to win. These things have been no more nor less than any other of the top teams, but McLaren International has shone through...

Page 35 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, November 1983

Interview

A return to Formula 1 for Porsche's Hans Mezger In the 15 years that the Ford Cosworth DFV V8 reigned, almost supreme, in Grand Prix racing only Ferrari provided unbroken opposition. Renault broke the mould with their 1.5-litre turbocharged engine which made its debut at the British Grand Prix in 1977, at first a no-hope laughing stock but taken increasingly seriously as it became faster, then...

Page 20 of December 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, December 1987

Porsche Today

A recent opportunity to visit Lotus, Jaguar and Porsche within a ten-day span provided some fascinating, sometimes irrevocably opposed, viewpoints on the business of selling prestigious speed in the Nineties. Porsche's Stuttgart-area sites allowed a restricted opportunity to view the engineering and racing work at Weissach. There was an unfortunately abortive attempt to provide a Porsche-powered...

Page 42 of April 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1995

Legends in their own lap times

Sports car racing is in the throes of a recovery, but it seems unlikely it will ever again reach such charismatic heights as it did 25 years ago The whoosh of tyres sliding hopelessly on wet tarmac is something every driver fears. So was the thump! as Barrie Smith's Lola T70 smote the protective banking in front of the Grovewood Suite at Brands Hatch. No mean driver, Smith had lost the Lola all...

Page 66 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, August 2010

They created a monster!

When the lairy 917 was built the GT40 still ruled at Le Mans. Drivers Richard Attwood and Jackie Oliver recall how Porsche inherited Ford's crown In the late 1960s, the Commission Sportive Internationale was concerned that speeds of Group 6 prototype sports cars running at Le Mans and elsewhere were becoming too high. It therefore decreed that from 1968 for four years, the International...

Page 29 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, March 1972

Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Formula Three prospects The 1,600-c.c. Formula Three is now entering its second year and, just as last season, the most prestigious of the three British Championships will be that sponsored by our friends Shell Super Oil and with the Motor Sport Trophy as the prize for the winner. As is recent history last year's victor Dave Walker has moved up to Formula One and this season there will be some...

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