Articles tagged Henri Pescarolo

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Formula Two Review

Rouen, June 28th It seemed almost too good to be true when Hubert Hahne finally broke BMW's Formula Two duck at Hockenheim on June 14, but better was to come a fortnight later at Rouen-les-Essarts. Once again a BMW won, but this time the victory was somehow more convincing, for although the race was a slipstreamer the quality of the entry was much higher. The winner was Jo Siffert, who, like...

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One that got away

Howden Ganley: 1975 Nürburgring 1000Km Despite owning a brace of year-old Gulf GR7 Mirages, Gelo Racing boss Georg Loos concentrated on his GT Porsches. But the Nürburgring 1000Km was different. His compatriot Willi Kauhsen, who was running year-old Alfa T33TT12s, entered three cars for the first time; Loos responded with both GR7s. His drivers were John Watson/Tom Pryce and Tim Schenken/Howden...

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Notes on the new cars at Barcelona

In the aftermath of Jo Siffert's tragic accident at Brands Hatch in 1971 came a resolution to make Grand Prix cars safer against fire risk, particularly in the case of side impacts. This culminated in regulations being drawn up by the CSI which were to finally come into effect at the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix. The regulations required deformable side structures and the text of the actual rules was...

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The Austrian Grand Prix

—A fast race Osterreichring, Zeltweg, August 13th. It is easy to forget that the permanent race-track, built on virgin soil in the hills overlooking the village of ZeItweg, was opened only three years ago, in the middle of 1969 to be exact, and that the first International race was the 1000 kilometre Sports Car event held in the Autumn of that year. Even before the third Austrian Grand Prix took...

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Around and about

Fatalities mar Paris-Dakar Alarm over the worsening safety record of the gruelling Paris-Dakar desert endurance event has been fuelled by a series of accidents which, as we went to press, had claimed two lives and seriously injured several other competitors. Dutchman Kees van Loevenzijn died and his co-drivers were badly injured when their twin-engined Daf truck overturned. Daf immediately...

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It's the quiet ones you have to watch...

The big battle in sports car racing this year is between two teams with the quietest cars on the grid. Audi and Peugeot are competing to see who has the best turbo-diesel – and the main prize is, of course, Le Mans By Rob Widdows Might this really be the best sports car battle in years? Four races into the season, and with the Le Mans 24 Hours ahead of us, we can categorically answer that...

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Pescarolo wins tour the France retro

A record entry of 220 cars from 21 countries countries took part in the Tour Auto, but it was the Shelby Cobra of Henri Pescarolo and Jean Rives which came out on top. Their Cobra faced stiff competition from more 30 different marques, including Ferrari, Jaguar, Aston Martin, Ford, Lotus, Mercedes and Porsche. Ferrari is always strongly represented and this year there were more than 40 competing...

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Blue murder and red mist

Matra had already won Le Mans – now it wanted more. Ferrari was facing a classic duel to remember – especially as it would be their last in sports car racing. The year: 1973 By Paul Fearnley Twelve outings, 12 victories: Ferrari’s most successful sports car campaign had run perfectly under the calming, multilingual tutelage of Peter Schetty. This 30-year-old, Basle-born economics and political...

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In brief

* John Britten (1931-2009), a key player in the rescue of four British tracks under the MotorSport Vision banner, has died aged 78. Britten was a business partner to Jonathan Palmer when MSV acquired Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park in 2004. “John played an active role in turning the circuits business round,” said Palmer. Having raced MG Midgets in the ’60s, Britten went on...

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BOAC 1000 kms.

Alfa Romeo at last Brands Hatch, April 4th, 1971. When Henri Pescarolo crossed the finishing line to win the BOAC 1000 and give victory to the Autodelta Alfa Romeo T33/3 he shared with Andrea de Adamich, it was a landmark in the history of Alfa Romeo and their present sports car racing programme. It was sad indeed to see the great Alfa team pull out of Grand Prix racing in 1951 yet, in the past...



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