Articles tagged Ian Phillips

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Gunnar Nilsson: a friend and a fighter

Gunnar Nilsson relied on his precocious talent to get to F1. But when he contracted cancer, he relied on motor racing friends for support as he battled the disease By Chris Witty Photo: Motorsport Images The world was a very different place back in 1978. In Great Britain the Labour Party, led by Jim Callaghan, was desperately hanging onto power with Margaret Thatcher and the Tories waiting...

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Smooth sailing, or troubled waters?

When Vijay Mallya docked at Valencia for the European GP, it provided an opportunity to find out how Formula 1’s newest team boss is faringBy Rob Widdows An ancient Indian proverb warns that, when an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him. By this stage of the 2008 Grand Prix season, cynics predicted, the Force India team would be in trouble. There would be those who would take...

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The stroppy side of James

Sir, While I’m flattered, not to say embarrassed, by Robin Herd’s reference to me in Simon Taylor’s excellent Lunch With, I’m provoked to write to you about a couple of other items in yet another compelling issue of Motor Sport. I can confirm that Noel Edmonds’ account of his relationship with James Hunt on the Tour of Britain, recalled by Andrew Frankel, is the correct one. I had recently...

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Lunch with Eddie Jordan

He’s the racer-turned-team boss whose wheeling and dealing helped him scale the heights of Formula 1 – and bring a sense of fun to the grid It’s safe to assume that we will never again see the like of Jordan Grand Prix. As the financial and political qualifications for entry into Formula 1 become ever tougher, and the paddock becomes more and more serious and straight-faced, so the possibility of...

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Tom Wheatcroft

1922-2009Famed for his Grand Prix car collection and for reviving Donington Park, ‘Wheatie’ was a rough-diamond old soldier with a heart of pure goldBy Doug Nye So Wheatie has gone. We don’t have to believe it. If ever there was an enthusiasts’ enthusiast who will live on in the memories of all those who met him, Tom Wheatcroft was that man. He was – by his own admission – a car, motorcycle and...

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Formula One: Portuguese GP

End of entente? Alain Prost will always have good reason to remember the Portuguese Grand Prix. He started it from pole position and he turned it into his 33rd career victory, but there was more. He was delighted with a success that was a vital step back in the direction of his third World Championship, but it was also the race in which he felt his team-mate Ayrton Senna had come within inches of...

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NO HOUSE PARTY

\O HCD1S Andy Brown is a veteran of Leyton House and worked as engineer to Mauricio Gugelmin. Now a long-time Chip Ganassi R acing team member, he returned to Silverstone to watch Newey drive the CG901 and recalled their days in 'Miami Blue "LOOKING BACK ON IT, WE PROBABLY TRIED TO grow too quickly, too soon. It was a small band of people in 1988 and based on the success of that year we got...

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When second was best

At its peak, there was nothing to beat Formula 2 for showcasing driver talent. Two men who were there recall their best moments By Alan Henry & Ian Phillips They were epic days for international motor racing, no question about it. Formula 2 throughout much of the 1970s and part of the ’80s was a defining cornerstone of the sport that allowed hungry young stars to demonstrate their flair and...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

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Tale of two Clubmen

One category of racing that rarely merits much more than the passing mention in the pages of motoring magazines yet provides, in its current state of the art, technically interesting and close and shatteringly fast racing is Clubmans Formula, one of the backbone classes of club competition. In those balmy days of racing ten years ago so many people wanted to race Lotus 7s, and a few similar cars...

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