Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

Page 27 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1975

Gulf wins "economy" Le Mans

The combination of a fuel-consumption formula (all the cars had to run for 20 laps or more without refuelling), the absence of many graded drivers, and—worst—the lack of Matra, Alpine, Ferrari or Alfa Romeo prototypes, all combined to make this year's Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans decidedly a non-event, and the spectators reacted by staying away in their thousands. Victory always seemed within...

Page 32 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1974

Brazilian Grand Prix

Brazilian Grand Prix Fittipaldi wins at home Sao Paulo, January 27th Two weeks after the Argentine Grand Prix, opening round of the 1974 World Championship series, the Formula One teams moved on to Brazil where the 4.9-mile Interlagos circuit at Sao Paulo provided the venue for the second Grand Prix of the season. Although all the teams stayed out in South America between the two races, there was...

Page 65 of May 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, May 1979

Endurance racing survey

An uninspiring start IF YOU thought last year's World Championship for Makes was more than a shade uninspiring, you should have seen the first European round in this year's endurance racing series. The opening round of the championship had taken place amidst the bare expanses of the Daytona Speedway in early February, but it was the six hour race at Mugello, near Florence in Italy's Appenine...

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Big bangers of the sixties: Ford GT40

The late developer that was the Ford GT40 Conceived in 1963 as Ford's weapon against Ferrari in the sportscar field, but soon switching roles to become a Grand Touring Class combatant while American-built seven-litre models crushed the Modena challenge, the celebrated GT40 only became a winner in its own right when the FIA banned the monsters. Its new lease of life led to a remarkable Le Mans...

Page 82 of September 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, September 2005

Still crazy after all these years

Elliott Forbes-Robinson is one of the most consistently successful drivers North America has ever produced. Gary Watkins reveals how he's still winning big at 61 He beat Gilles Villeneuve in Formula Atlantic, Keke Rosberg and Alan Jones in Can-Am. He claimed championship honours in Super Vee, Trans-Am and sports-prototypes, and has competed in everything from the Daytona 500 to the Pikes Peak...

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We go back a long way...

From spectating as a fan to reporting on Grands Prix, our Editor-in-Chief had a lengthy association with Team LotusBy Nigel Roebuck The name of Lotus, absent since 1994, returns to Formula 1 this year, and if that name is all it shares with its legendary forbear still I think it something to celebrate, not least because Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, good men both, have survived the shake-...

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The show that won't stand still

Almost 60 years after our Founder Editor made a plea for a ‘Motoring Garden Party’, it’s uncanny how close the new rolling motor show takes the Festival of Speed to WB’s dreamBy Rob Widdows Motor Sport, November 1952. Bill Boddy writes…“Practically every form of motoring competition and social now has its following and it is exceedingly difficult for organisers to think up anything original. We...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– How McLaren lured Button away from Brawn– Rally switch might be the remaking of Räikkönen– Mercedes gets more say with team buyout– Outside influences to thank for Silverstone deal When his new building was still in the planning stage, Ron Dennis organised a competition among his employees: whomever came up with the best name for it, he said, would ‘get a grand’. Someone thought of ‘...

Page 49 of November 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, November 1979

Around and About

The Jones Collection Alan Jones is more than just a brilliant Grand Prix driver, he is a real enthusiast for motor cars, on or off the track. Jones turned up at a mutual friend's house whilst we were there the other weekend in his new Mercedes-Benz 450SEL 6.9 and by coincidence a Press Release arrived from Mercedes a few days later telling us about his acquisition and detailing the personal...

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The Spanish Grand Prix-Catastrophic

Barcelona, April 27th WE SHOULD have seen the writing on the wall when the transporters carrying the Formula One circus crossed the frontier into Spain with little or no trouble, unlike previous years when there had been long delays and muddles over paperwork. "Best trip we've ever had" said the UOP-Shadow crew. One man who did have a bit of bother was the driver of the Texaco "entertainment"...

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