Articles tagged Harvey Postlethwaite

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"Going up the mountain was fantastic, but going back down was not so good..."

His track record spoke volumes for his potential and there were many who placed great faith in Stefano Modena, a young Italian who preferred to eschew the spotlight. When he reached Formula 1, however, his career momentum simply petered out… Writer: Rob Widdows Aspiring to sing at La Scala is one dream, but others would prefer to score for Juventus. Some think only of designing the perfect suit....

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The Brazilian Grand Prix

Ligiers in formation Sao Paulo, February 4th Two weeks after the Grand Prix season opened at Buenos Aires, the Formula One teams moved north to the spectacular 4.946-mile Interlagos circuit at Sao Paulo to where the Brazilian Grand Prix returned this year after being held at Rio-de-Janeiro for the first time in 1978. For the motor racing enthusiast there is no comparison between the two...

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Here comes the son

Racing folk are aware of his existence, but less sure about the precise role Piero Ferrari plays in the globally famous company established by his father Enzo. Would it surprise you to know he’s been its driving force for many a year, despite popular perceptions to the contrary? Read on as he talks to Motor Sport in a world exclusive Photographer: James Mitchell The man in the shadows of a legend...

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Adrian Newey

My top six Formula 1 cars Formula 1’s finest technical brain of its generation – arguably of all time – is retiring from the sport in a few weeks. Adrian Newey, frustrated at the ever-greater restrictions imposed by the technical regulations, is seeking to challenge himself in other areas. Having spurned the opportunity of a mega-bucks move to Ferrari, he will retain a position at Red Bull, his...

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Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

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Smooth sailing, or troubled waters?

When Vijay Mallya docked at Valencia for the European GP, it provided an opportunity to find out how Formula 1’s newest team boss is faringBy Rob Widdows An ancient Indian proverb warns that, when an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him. By this stage of the 2008 Grand Prix season, cynics predicted, the Force India team would be in trouble. There would be those who would take...

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Nigel Roebuck

>> The Red Bull dynamic >> F1's nice guys lose out >> Changing times As the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix (at Dijon…) entered its final minutes, Williams team manager Peter Collins started getting edgy. Keke Rosberg’s Cosworth-powered FW08 was catching Alain Prost’s slowing Renault, but the laps were running out and it was going to be close. As well as that, there appeared the...

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Fresh perspective

Harvey Postlethwaite was in jokey mood after his Hesketh 308’s first race win It’s 40 years since Dr Harvey Postlethwaite created the first Hesketh 308 Formula 1 car for James Hunt. It was built in the stable block workshop at Lord Hesketh’s then stately home – now lost to the family – at Easton Neston near Towcester. At the BRDC International Trophy meeting at Silverstone on April 7 that year,...

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Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

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Reflections in the Harbour

Due to production schedules, D.S.J.'s reflections and notes on the cars at Monaco appear before the main report of the race, which will be found in the colour section on page 932. There was plenty of time to reflect before the Monaco Grand Prix started, for the start was delayed something like an hour due to fire breaking out in one of the hotels situated within the circuit, and on race day...

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