Articles tagged Henri Pescarolo

Page 32 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1980

The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

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Downhill all the way

The BRM P201's first grand prix flattered to deceive: it was too little too late. Paul Fearnley tells the story and drives a survivor As his wheezy, knock-kneed steed cantered along Kyalami's main straight at almost 150mph — well, it was downhill! — the 'Cowangie Kid' had plenty of time to mull over his future. Larry Perkins, for it was he, desperately wanted to stay in Formula One — but no...

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The Maverick who refused to play the game

H e was racing’s blue-eyed boy: effortless speed, natural confidence, a Grand Prix driver at 19. Mike Thackwell had talent to throw away – and that’s what he did, to go surfing instead. If you knew him then, you would not know him now. He is a different man in a different world. A maverick, intellectually restless, a loner, blessed from birth with a prodigious talent. A man of many and complex...

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Cases of style over substance

If it looks right, it’ll go right. How many times have we heard this truism over the years? Of course, it has not always been true. While such paragons of beauty as the Lotus 25, the Ferrari 312B, the Eagle-Weslake and the D-type Jaguar have all shone in their day, there have always been other beauties which flattered only to deceive. I hesitate to single out any particular designers as having...

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Racing round-up

Mallory Park, March 14th Formula Two racing returned to Mallory Park, for the first time in almost four years, with a vengeance in the middle of the month despite the entry list dwindling from over 40 hopefuls down to the 19 starters on the grid. As only twenty were going to be allowed to start it didn't matter much anyway and though some F2 names were missing the field was certainly...

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15th Grand Prix of the United States

Watkins Glen, U.S.A., October 7th The most arduous year of racing in the history of the World Championship came to an end at New York State's Watkins Glen track last month. This was the fifteenth and final round of the series which had started back in Argentina in January. The season ended on a note of tragedy with the death of Francois Cevert in practice, while the race provided Ronnie Peterson...

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Stars honour Angoulême

The 70th anniversary of the first race on the Angoulême street circuit in France was marked by the annual Circuit des Remparts meeting in September. With a special focus on Matra, famous names at Angoulême included French superstars Jean-Pierre Beltoise, Henri Pescarolo, Jean-Pierre Jarier and Jean-Pierre Jabouille. Sir Jackie Stewart also attended. The tight and twisty circuit in the heart of...

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Peugeot to build diesel Le Mans challenger

In a surprise move, Peugeot has announced its intention to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2007 with a radical turbo-diesel sports-prototype. The French marque has long been at the cutting edge of diesel road car technology and already runs the RC Cup in France, for Diester-fuelled sports-prototypes. The news arrived in the same week as the event organisers announced a new ecology award, the...

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Matters of moment

Endurance racing It was intended that this season should see a renaissance of endurance racing, but with the opening rounds at Brands Hatch and Mugello cancelled because of lack of sufficient entries (the race at Monza on April 18th was scheduled to happen after we closed for press) the prospects have been depressing. We must hope for a recovery in time for this month's BRDC Six-Hour race at...

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Derek Bell discusses the cars he has driven in competitions

A career that starts with a Lotus Seven on the 13th of March, 1964 and continues with unabated enthusiasm in 1979 will obviously encompass a variety of racing machinery and a disregard for superstition. In 37-year-old Derek Bell's case substitute for "variety" the word "plethora" and, forgetting our usual conservative use of the English language, see if we can slip in the generally over-used "...

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