Articles tagged Hector Rebaque

Page 17 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1999

THE LAST PRIVATEER

THE LAST PRIVATEER SIR, Regarding Mr Groves' letter about Hector Rebaque in the November edition, Emilio de Villota did try to qualify a March 821 in 1982, in Belgium, Monaco, USA (Detroit), Canada and Holland. This, to my knowledge, is the final privateer to attempt to start a Grand Prix. /A4t, YOURS, EK G IRRI:111 HOLI; IORMON-CLEVEITYS, LINCISHIRT

Page 4 of June 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, June 1999

Editorial

Many of you will not need to look at the letters page to know of the outrage perpetrated by me on the magazine last month. Many of you lost not a second before raining complaints down upon my head. Some accused me of a crime against all they held dear, others suggested I should spend more time with the family.I remain unrepentant and say to you now what I said to them then: the reason Hector...

Page 58 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, March 2010

On a wing and a prayer

A chance to drive the revolutionary ground-effect Lotus 79 was made even more nerve-wracking by the wintry conditions at Hethel…By Andrew Frankel We all remember our first Grand Prix. You can watch it for years on the television but until you actually go and watch a gridful of Formula 1 cars come past, feel your insides churn and your ears itch, you will only have seen it. You will never have...

Page 44 of June 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1978

Interview: Design on the Hills, translated by Mike Pilbeam

Looking at a top class hill-climb car, even with the most casual of glances, reveals that science has arrived in this formerly quiet backwater ot motor sport. The elongated cars immediately look ditterent from their circuit counterparts with their rearward extensions of the back aerofoils and bodywork devoted, through deep and graceful scallops, to developing the maximum possible downforce. The...

Page 15 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, November 1999

HECTOR OR EMILIO?

HECTOR OR EMILIO? SIR, Further to Mr Crawford's letter in the September edition concerning who was the last privateer in Formula One, Hector Rebaque did indeed race on into 1979, eventually running his own Penske-built Rebaque HR100. I am, however, not so sure he is the last privateer in to compete in the World Championship. I have a recollection of Emilio de Villota trying to qualify a private...

Page 49 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, July 1977

Notes on the Cars at Zolder

There were four new cars in the paddock for the Formula One race in Belgium, and a few minor changes among the regulars. The Copersucar financed Fittipaldi Team had a completely new car, designed by David Baldwin who had worked with Morris Nunn on the Ensign cars, so it was not surprising that the basic outline of the new yellow Fittipaldi was reminiscent of the dark blue Ensign. However,...

Page 72 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 1978

United States (East) Grand Prix

Not a Lotus Day Watkins Glen, October 1st The United States Grand Prix, held at Watkins Glen, used to be one of the newer events on the calendar, starting in 1961 after trial events had been held on the Sebring airfield and at Riverside in California. Now in its eighteenth year at Watkins Glen the United States race is well established, though it does not seem to have developed the character of a...

Page 13 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, December 2010

Sauber signs Mexican Perez for 2011

Sergio Perez will become the first Mexican Formula 1 driver for three decades when he races for Sauber Motorsport next season. Currently lying second in the GP2 Series, Perez (above) is a protégé of billionaire Carlos Slim and his Esuderia Telmex programme, which is promoting young Mexican racing talent. It remains to be seen whether the Telmex arrangement with Sauber extends to a shareholding...

Page 34 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 2007

“I just wanted to race”

Nelson Piquet came to Europe desperate to reach Formula 1. Gritty determination took him to three world titles and brought him wealth and fame – but he would have done it for the sheer love of it, because…  There’s a glimmer of recognition in his eyes as he walks towards me. We first met in 1978 when he came to England with his Formula 3 team, fresh from an encouraging campaign in Europe where he...

Page 83 of February 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 83, February 1978

Notes on the Cars in Argentina

Brabham-Alfa: Without doubt, the most aggressive looking Grand Prix cars at Buenos Aires were the Brabham BT45Cs entered for World Champion Niki Lauda and his team-mate John Watson. Although Bernie Ecclestone's team suffered something of a set-back with the development difficulties surrounding the Brabham BT46, plenty of development had gone on with the C-type BT45 to ensure that both the team's...

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