Articles tagged Jean Behra

Page 23 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, December 2002

'Ring leader

Ask enthusiasts to name the greatest race, the greatest drive or the greatest victory and Fangio's winning charge in the 1957 German Grand Prix will usually top all three lists. But just how good a performance was it? To find out, Paul Fearnley tackles the awesome Nürburgring in the exact same Maserati 250F Fangio used that memorable day You are Peter Collins. Young, handsome, living a glamorous...

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1953 British Grand Prix race report - Ascari holds off Maserati

  Alberto Ascari holds off Maserati to win the 1953 British Grand Prix at Silverstone Under showery conditions, the Daily Express Meeting at Silverstone on July 18th, organised for the R.A.C. by the BRDC, was run off promptly before a vast crowd of spectators. Ominous rain clouds passed over the circuit with nothing worse than a heavy shower a quarter of an hour before the finish of the British...

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Continental Notes

WITH the Spanish Grand Prix being cancelled the 1956 World Championship concluded at the recent Monza race and once more Juan Manuel Fangio gained the title of World Champion. At no time during the season did the situation ever look settled for Fangio, in fact at one time it seemed almost certain that he had no hope of winning the title and there was every possibility of "new-boy" Peter Collins...

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Dear AH, We have always agreed that speed is relative, though deciding exactly what it is relative to is another matter. I think we can accept that it is relative to the time and place. 100 mph down Hanger Straight at Silverstone is one thing, but 100 mph down the High Street is something else. Recently I have been doing some research for the Brooklands Museum, in preparation for their opening in...

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By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

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Tour de France — Nice-to-Nice

In the world of pedal-cycle racing the Tour of France is recognised as the world's greatest event and all other forms of long-distance racing are reckoned to be mere practice runs in Preparation for the big event. If the Automobile Club de Nice continue to organise the Tour of France for cars as they have done over the past four years, then it is quite likely that the event will be placed as high...

Page 116 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, June 1982

In praise of Charles Lucas

Sir, Having been an avid reader of MOTOR SPORT and Denis Jenkinson for over 30 years I long since realise that D.S.J. has a number of prejudices which he likes to parade in his column from time to time. One of these is that historic races cannot be compared with the real thing and whereas they are mildly entertaining, the car's performances in the hands of mainly amateurs are only average. The...

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The 10 best British Grands Prix

Silverstone 1973Jody Scheckter recalls the race infamous for providing F1's biggest-ever multi-car pile-up 10: Purists recoil at the notion of getting excited about accidents in motor racing, but the massive Silverstone pile-up triggered off by Jody Scheckter in 1973 made such an impact that it's etched on the memory of every fan. At the end of the first lap the young South African, in just his...

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The race of the century?

Hawthorn's first GP win set the superlatives flowing. No wonder, says Shaun Campbell, it was one of the great drives For the tens of thousands of spectators who lined the public roads around the French town of Reims on 5 July, 1953, there was nothing to suggest that they were about to witness what one contemporary account would headline 'the race of the century'. On the contrary, the French...

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Nigel Roebuck

Ni e Roebuck I ast month, in writing about Gilles Villeneuve, I railed against the statisticians in our sport — those whose opinions are shaped, more than anything else, by numbers. Through the history of motor racing, it seems to me, there has been many a defeat more glorious than many a victory, but for some such things — emotion, legend — count for little, and these people tend, too, to...



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