Articles tagged Jabby Crombac

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Road to Rouen

By starting the 1968 French GP in a works Honda, 40-year-old Jo Schlesser realised his life's ambition. But a mere two laps later the dream turned into a nightmare. Adam Cooper pays tribute to a gentleman driver One of the most fascinating scenes in the film Grand Prix is the GPDA meeting at Spa, in which actors James Gamer, Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato mix it with a dozen real stars — half...

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Tales of the unexpected

1996 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo A cliche, proved less often than you'd think, is that at Monaco, the man who leads at the first corner will win. The 1996 result blew away all preconceptions. Qualifying hardly hinted at it, Michael Schumacher somehow wrestling the Ferrari F310 onto pole, half a second up on Damon Hill's Williams-Renault, which had won four of the opening five rounds. The...

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Marquis De Portago

The other day I listened again to an interview, recorded in early 1957, with the Marquis Alfonso de Portago. Originally put out on a Riverside LP, it was reissued on CD by Ace Records just a few years ago. More than anything, I was struck by how serious racing has become. "You'll find," says Portago, "that the drivers are a very happy lot of people I think they appreciate life more than the...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The return of Räikkönen, the decline of Massa – How the party turned sour for Ireland at Lotus Save that the order was different – and unique in 2011 – with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel finishing second, the Grand Prix season finale in Brazil was pretty much a reflection of the whole year: the Red Bulls away on their own, with McLaren next up and then Ferrari (or, to be...

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Sheer Luxury

Dear AH, I must say I envied you the other day when you had the chance to drive a current Formula One car. Opportunities like that are few and far between, but the important thing is that they allow you to keep your sense of proportion. Keeping a sense of proportion in the world of Formula One is very difficult; it is difficult enough in a normal sane world, but in "little Bernie's" unreal world...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck The inexorable growth of aero clutter Missing AJ Foyt at the Daytona 24 Hours Dario Franchitti’s love of motor sport history When Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the wraps off the McLaren MP4-27, it was a relief — and perhaps a bit of a surprise — to note that the car did not have the 'stepped nose' common to all the other new cars revealed to that point. A rule...

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2011 F1 Season Preview - Overtaking: A turbulent topic

For years there has been a perceived lack of overtaking in F1. But is this really the case, and where do you begin to improve it? There are a number of answers…By Pat Symonds There are few subjects in motor sport as emotive as overtaking, particularly in the context of Formula 1. It seems as if everyone has an opinion and many have a solution and yet, in spite of the perceived importance of the...

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"He was everyone's hero wasn't he?"

It was his character as much as his skill behind the wheel that made Jim Clark the drivers' driver By Nigel Roebuck I was at Brands Hatch when I heard about Jimmy. The first hour or so of the BOAC 500 had been rousing, with Bruce McLaren’s new Ford F3L unexpectedly holding off the legion of Porsches, but now the race had gone flat: McLaren was out, and the day had settled into an endurance sports...

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Team Lotus

The start was inauspicious, the end undistinguished. But on its good days, there wasn’t a car on the planet that could keep up with those from Team Lotus. Mark Hughes remembers our greatest grand prix marque Grand Prix racing was a changing world by 1958. And after the opening race of that season, in Argentina, it would never be the same again, for a tiny rear-engined Cooper conquered the...

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From the Wall of Death to Le Mans...

He may downplay his achievements, but daredevil rider turned car designer Chris Lawrence can be rightly proud of taking Morgan to success at La Sarthe He seems impervious to praise. Stretching selfdeprecation beyond its elastic limits, his eyebrows lift and fall uncomprehendingly at our interest in his exploits. Chris Lawrence dismisses himself as a "travelling chicane" when talk turns to his...

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