Articles tagged Jackie Stewart

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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The way we were

Motor Sport’s new Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes has just published F1 Retro 1970, a season review ripe with fresh detail and perspective. Here are a few edited highlights Business as usual for a community in mourningBelgium, June 5-7 Spa was a nine-mile blast on closed public roads through the Ardennes forest, the course climbing and dipping through valleys, bordered by trees, stone walls and...

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Nigel Roebuck

>>Straight-talkin’ Petty >>Prost on the present >>Double points farce A step into the obscene?The F1 field heads for Turn One at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi in 2013. When the sport returns in November, drivers will be contesting the first double-points finale in the world championship’s 65-season history – a detail that sits uncomfortably with many. Regulators, thy name is...

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Forever with blue genes

Alan Mann Racing’s cars are famous for being cloaked in red and gold – but a strong association with Ford, now as in period, is equally symbolic. With the team on the verge of scaling back, we took a lingering glance at a fleet that will soon partially be dismantledWriter: Gordon Cruickshank Photographer: Matthew Howell It fits, somehow. Henry Mann, son of 1970s racing team boss Alan Mann, has a...

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Parade ring

Your excellent February Ferrari edition mentions the works Ferraris coming to Oulton Park in 1968 for the Gold Cup. Attached is a photograph of the three Ferraris in the paddock. As you can see, it was literally a paddock in those days. The Ferraris are those of Derek Bell (17), Jacky Ickx (9) and Chris Amon (8). Chris Amon’s was the only Ferrari to finish, second to Jackie Stewart’s Matra,...

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The price of racing

As an observer at the US Grand Prix where François Cevert lost his life, I can confirm Denny Gioia’s memory of the helmetless driver. I was at the head of the pitlane when I saw Jackie Stewart entering, and my first thought was how remarkable it was to see him, of all people, driving hatless. He was often insultingly referred to as ‘Granny’ Stewart for his emphasis on safety, and the incident...

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Racers, Rivals and fellow Scots

"It hardly seems possible that I've been racing cars for more than 25 years and karts for a few seasons before that. I've met some great people and driven some wonderful machinery along the way, but there have been a few conspicuous duds, too. Overall, though, the positives outweigh everything else..." 1. McLaren MP4-5B The Chassis McNish fine-tuned for Ayrton et al It was a very easy car to...

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The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

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Gordon Kirby

A distinguished career ends Five weeks after his terrible accident in Houston last October, Dario Franchitti was compelled to make the difficult decision to retire from racing because of fears that any further concussions or back injuries would have grievous results. It was an unfortunate end to a superb career in which Franchitti established himself as the gold standard of Indy car racing. A...

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Reviews

Grand Prix Zandvoort Mark Koense Some of the content will be familiar, following our extensive photographic preview in last November’s issue, but the finished product is perhaps even better than we’d dared hope. The book commences with some early circuit sketches and morphs via an entertaining letter from Sammy Davis (after conducting a track inspection, he urged the circuit developers to have no...

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