Articles tagged Hughie Absalom

Page 32 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 2006

The powerhouse that Jack built

Jack Brabham was due to retire as a driver – until his astute choiceof Repco as engine builder gave him another F1 title. Paul Fearnley tells all Ferrari was the clear pre-season favourite. Team leader John Surtees wasn't so sure, however: he was less than thrilled with the new 3-litre V12, hardly enamoured of team manager Eugenio Dragoni and adamant that a Formula One season only truly began for...

Page 115 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, March 2013

The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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