Articles tagged Henri Pescarolo

Page 28 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1975

Two More for Alfa

[Enna] There are some motor races that remain enthralling from start to finish, others that, while not particularly memorable, at least sustain interest for most of the distance, and yet others that are simply boring. The Coppa Florio, run over 1,003km. of the Lake Pergusa circuit near Enna in Sicily on May 18th, was one of the latter sort. The circuit is dull, the entry was poor in the extreme...

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Le Mans engine sizes cut

The scream of V10 and V12 prototype engines will disappear from the Le Mans 24 Hours when new engine rules come into force in 2011. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which sets the regulations for Le Mans and its associate series around the world, has revealed that the current LMP2 powerplants will become the basis of the LMP1 engine formula in two years’ time. That will mean normally-aspirated V8s...

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Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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Hammer down

Racers that are going, going, gone... As we close for press there are two major sales taking place in Monaco. Arguably the most eagerly awaited of these is the Bonhams auction of Jean-Pierre Beltoise's collection -- the former Monaco Grand Prix winner is selling the bulk of his impressive cache. Among the racers is a Matra MS120 powered by a 435bhp Georges Martin-designed V12 that revs past 11,...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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Pro-Celebrity Media Challenge

A prize worth winning Congratulations to James Evans of Bristol, who collected our 'Win a Day at Silverstone' prize (Motor Sport, September). The vast majority of a healthy number of respondents got all four questions right. For the record, John Watson's team-mate in 1981 was Andrea de Cesaris; Miki Biasion will drive for Ford in 1992; Graham Hill shared his 1972 Le Mans victory with Henri...

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Big grids for LMC

Three-hundred cars spanning more than 50 years of Le Mans history will pack the paddock at the Circuit de la Sarthe for the Le Mans Classic over the weekend of July 8-9. From a 1925 Bugatti T35 to a 1979 BMW M1 via small displacement sportscars and V12 monsters, just about every type of car that raced in the endurance classic will be represented. The field is split into six grids, which will each...

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Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

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The shock of the news

At a time when racing fatalities were by no means uncommon, Jim Clark’s death caused the biggest shock of all. Derek Bell, Max Mosley and Jackie Stewart recall that fateful day at Hockenheim By David Tremayne Team personnel rubbed their hands together to ward off the frosty chill as they left their hotels for the short run to the Hockenheimring, the circuit close to Mannheim in Germany, on the...

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