Articles tagged Jacky Ickx

Page 84 of March 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, March 2008

Lunch with... Frank Gardner

The colourful Australian remembers his time spent racing and engineering a variety of cars in Europe during the 1960s and ’70s By Simon Taylor Frank Gardner doesn’t believe in giving interviews, particularly if they involve looking back on his eventful and versatile motor racing career. “If you look over your shoulder,” he says dismissively, “all you get is a bloody pain in the neck.” Before I...

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Porsche 956 heads the cast in Stoneleigh

Centre stage for the displays at Race Retro will be taken by Porsche 956 chassis 001, the Rothmans car piloted by Jacky Ickx and Derek Bell on the model’s debut race at Silverstone in May 1982. The car will showcase the event’s celebration of 30 years of the 956 Group C car and its 962 derivative. Porsches will also feature prominently on the live rally stage in the grounds of Stoneleigh Park,...

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The Moments That Changed The Sport

At the time, they seemed trifling events:A freak win for a new F1 constructor in a faraway place;A one race substitute for an imprisoned driver;The entry of a mass-market car manufacturer into F1;A club race between a fledgling car maker and a young amateur;The latest gimmick from a once great marque that hadn't won a championship for five years;A lawyer and a driver with just two points from...

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History lesson

The first Le Mans 24 Hours took place in 1923, and this year the 60th edition will be run. The race was not held in 1936 due to strikes, nor between 1940 and 1948. Two chicanes were introduced to the ligne droit des Hunoudieres, better known to the British as the Mulsanne Straight, in 1990, slightly increasing the circuit length to 13.60 kilometres (8.45 miles). Maximum speeds were reduced, from...

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Italian Grand Prix

Stewart's Championship Monza, Italy, September 9th The Italian Grand Prix produced the first Team Lotus one-two result for some six years, but the race around Monza's famous, if "chicane" bedevilled track, will be remembered as one of Stewart's classic races. An early pit stop with a flat tyre on his Tyrrell cost him just over a minute and dropped him to 19th place. The Scot refused to accept...

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Letters

The Scheckter effect Sir, I enjoyed the recent issue with Jody Scheckter as guest editor. In 1988, at a David Bowie concert in Atlanta, I happened to notice Jody standing outside the venue. I had always been a fan of his and he appeared surprised when I approached him to introduce myself. Apparently he was able to live relatively unrecognised here in the South. At the time I was writing for a...

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1969 British Grand Prix race report -

  During the days before official practising, the Silverstone circuit was a hive of activity, so that at one stage it almost looked as if the Grand Prix had begun. The result of all this was that nearly everyone was ready to go when official practice began on Thursday, with the exception of Team Lotus who arrived at lunch-time. PRACTICE After the very fast practice laps at the International...

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American Comment

Sponsorship Clashes Hit USAC The USAC Championship Car series, which runs throughout the year in America almost entirely on oval tracks and includes such races as the Indianapolis 500, the Pocono 500, the Ontario 500 and a multitude of other smaller events, has run into sponsorship problems. During 1971 the series was sponsored by Marlboro cigarettes and thus became known as the Marlboro...

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Cotton On

Age Concern To hear some drivers talk, it would be natural to assume that handling 750 horse-power sports cars is an acceptable way of drawing on old age pension once the sun has gone down on a Formula 1 career. The Americans must be even more chagrined to hear the CART series referred to as a fall-back, and the IMSA series as a last resort. It would be better not to name any names, because one...

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Right first time

The Group C formula was so simple there were at least a dozen workable solutions. But one company solved the equation on the drawing board, proving that x = 956. Even seven triumphant seasons later, that answer had only been revised by 6… There is something indescribably exciting about seeing these two Porsches parked next to each other. While any Porsche 956 or 962 is a pretty special device,...

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