Articles tagged Hugh Chamberlain

Page 52 of June 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, June 1988

Spice Varieties

In designing the Spice Pontiac during 1985, Graham Humphrys drew heavily on his Formula One experience with Hesketh and Theodore. He produced a straightforward and classical honeycomb aluminium monocoque with great strength and rigidity, meeting the F1 safety standards at least of the early 1980s. On a trestle in the workshop in the bare chassis looks rather large for a formula car, as though it...

Page 124 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, July 2010

Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 wasn’t the car that Jaguar had promised its customers – in fact, in a happy twist of fate the end product turned out to be even betterBy Richard Heseltine Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was first mooted. Just imagine the pitch: a championship for racing drivers no younger than 50 years of age competing in identical Jaguar XJ220 supercars. Worth the best part of £500K...

Page 25 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

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World Sportscar Championship: Dijon 480-kms

That magic ingredient What seemed like a formality for the Sauber Mercedes team at Dijon on May 21, and therefore a contest for third place, turned into a splendid success for an underdog Porsche, a Reinhold Joest 962C driven by Bob Wollek and Frank Jelinski. It might seem rather far-fetched to describe a Joest Porsche as an underdog, but it had been almost two years since a product of Weissach...

Page 14 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 39 of February 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, February 1993

Muddy waters

Sports car racing begins the long haul back to respectability in 1993, based on the concept of homologated Grand Touring cars. National championships will take place in Britain, Germany, France, Italy, America and Japan, but nowhere will there be common regulations. Lacking any sort of lead from FISA, John Quenby (chief executive of the RAC Motor Sports Association) has taken the initiative in...

Page 27 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, October 1990

Shoot for the Stars

I drove my heart out for 300 miles. I took no prisoners on the track, and then I got disqualified on a detail like that. I am totally overwhelmed". Martin Brundle was dejected and angry the day after the Donington round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, his solo drive to third place in the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-11 expunged from the records by the FISA stewards. The offence was to...

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Lone Survivor

There may have been the odd sports car race back in 1953 that didn't have a Porsche in the entry list, but to all intents and purposes the Stuttgart firm has been the backbone of endurance racing for the past 38 years. Without the German cars endurance racing is like an Italian breakfast roll, all crust and nothing inside, as we realised at Monza on April 26. Let that not detract in any way from...

Page 25 of December 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, December 1989

WEC: Hermanos Rodriguez 480kms

Schlesser takes all Even Mauro Baldi had to admit it. Jean Louis Schlesser deserved to win the 1989 World Championship for sports car drivers with a record of five wins in eight races, plus a second at Dijon and a third at Brands Hatch. His team, Sauber Mercedes, had a near perfect record of 19 starts (including Le Mans) and 17 finishes, and Mercedes' team director Jochen Neerpasch didn't mind...

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World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Lloyd does it again Last September Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi won then first World Sportscar Championship race together, but there was no pleasure on their faces as they received the garlands at Spa; their Lancia had won a race shortened by the death of Stefan Bellof and celebrations were cancelled. At Brands Hatch in July there was nothing to mar the victory they achieved in the Liqui Moly...

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