Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

Page 50 of March 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, March 2012

Lunch with... Patrick Head

Aged 12 he shared a whisky with Mike Hawthorn and in 2012 he is leaving Formula 1. In between there is a career of outstanding achievement By Simon Taylor Part one, before the goldrush Some big names in Formula 1 can be unrewarding to interview. For understandable reasons, they are guarded in the presence of a journalist, and swathe what they do say in the bubble-wrap of polite PR-speak. Patrick...

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"There was something great about those cars"

The revised Can-Am series of the late 1970s had it all – mighty cars, classic tracks and star drivers. But it wasn’t enough to save it from the threat of CART By Gordon Kirby Born amid apathy and ignorance, it flourished briefly but then died from a lack of interest. The ‘new era’ Can-Am lasted only 10 years from 1977-86 and came to life because America’s road racing track owners were desperate...

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Sports round-up

The months of June and July are possibly the busiest time of the summer for the motor racing fraternity and this year has been no exception with a full programme of sports car racing, Formula Two and saloon car events to add to the already crowded Grand Prix schedule. The week prior to the French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois contained no fewer than three major international events: the World...

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Rulers of a racing empire

Gian Paolo Dallara and new business partner Andrea Pontremoli are the men behind the world’s most successful yet understated racing car builder By Damien Smith Varano de’ Melegari is a small ‘municipality’, a huddle of pretty villages nestling on the side of a valley 30kms south-west of Parma. Not far from the Tuscan borders, it hints at the ‘rustic charm’ idyll so adored by English middle-class...

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Pitlane to podium

Shaun Lynn and Andrew Haddon upheld GT40 honour in the Spa Six Hours with aremarkable drive from 98th to first By Marcus Pye The growl of 4.7-litre Ford V8 engines on the breeze as darkness descended over Belgium’s Ardennes region became more prevalent as the 17th annual Spa Six Hours cemented its place as the world’s favourite endurance race for historic cars on September 26. Jacky Ickx and...

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Blood red brothers

In a unique joint interview, Jacky Ickx and Mario Andretti recall their days as team-mates at the ScuderiaBy Nigel Roebuck Ferrari team-mates they were, and always on the best of terms, professionally and personally. Forty years on, Mario Andretti and Jacky Ickx came to London for Motor Sport’s inaugural Hall of Fame ceremony, allowing a rare opportunity to sit them down together, have them...

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Formula 3 in retrospect

Whatever happened to the likely lads? In the late 1960s any aspiring Formula 1 ace simply had to get into Formula 3 somehow or other. These days we're used to Grand Prix drivers emerging from other categories such as Formula Atlantic or even Can-Am and the system of progression is far less predictable than it used to be. Formula 3 is currently enjoying a particularly healthy time and, in...

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Whose Hesketh?

Sir, With reference to your article on Rupert Keegan in the July issue, I'd like to point out that the Hesketh models raced by Anthony Horsley's team in 1976 were 308Ds, not 308Cs. The 308Cs were sold to Frank Williams at the end of 1975 and raced in '76 as the Williams FW05, sponsored by Walter Wolf and driven by Jacky Ickx, Michel Leclère and Arturo Merzario. The 308C had been given its debut...

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