Articles tagged Jean Behra

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Nigel Roebuck's legends

Dispelling myths with Sir Stirling. The British legend says that he doesn't reckon bravery played much of a role in his success, and that his impetuous nature may well have saved his life Probably there is no one in motor racing with whom I enjoy talking more than Sir Stirling Moss. His memory is not what it was before, as he puts it, "I got that bang on the head at Goodwood", but anecdotes are...

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Where Are They Now?

Sir, Brian Finglass was enquiring last month about a sports/racing Delage which he sold to Pat Garland, an Englishman living in Paris. In May 1948 I was in the Montlhery Pits during a mixed car and motorcycle race meeting, getting in the way of some chums who were running a Manx Norton ridden by that ace "Bol d'Or" champion, "Tatave" Lefevre. The principal opposition was a Guzzi ridden by Jean...

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Stopping for fuel and champagne...

During his archive movie film researches, my colleague David Weguelin once found fabulous footage of Fangio’s great drive in the 1957 German Grand Prix at the Nürburgring, one sequence of which features Jean Behra making a pitstop in his works Lightweight Maserati 250F. We see him leap from the cockpit and eagerly wash his face and hands with soap and hot water from an enamel bowl...

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The Second Circuit of the Auvergne

Moss Unbeatable in F.2 Clermont-Ferrand, July 26th The City of Clermont-Ferrand lies more or less in the centre of France, surrounded by the hills of the Massif Central and is a large and thriving city with seemingly little connection with the outside world. Last year the Automobile Club D'Auvergne, which is centred in Clermont-Ferrand, built an entirely new circuit up in the hills overlooking...

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Book reviews

"Jack Brabham's Motor Racing Book", 124 pp. 10 in. x 71/2 in. (Frederick Muller Ltd, Ludgate House, 110 Fleet Street, London EC4. 15s.). It is certainly time the rise of Jack Brabham from cinder-track driver to World Champion was made the subject of a book but it is distressing that this has been done in a sort of photogravure children's album, packed with errors. It is remarkable that Brabham,...

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Lunch with... Tony Brooks

Smooth, undramatic and always very fast, he remains one of the greatest Grand Prix drivers this country has ever produced writer Simon Taylor, photographer James Mitchell For today's Formula 1 drivers, the glare of the media spotlight is relentless. TV cameras haunt every corner of the paddock, there are daily press conferences throughout a Grand Prix weekend, and harassed PRs are for ever...

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IV G.P. Of France At Reims

History was made on the modified Reims circuit on June 29th when Jean Behra, driving a 2-litre Gordini, beat the Ferrari team of Ascari, Villoresi and Farina. The "works" Italian cars have often been challenged in Formula II racing but this was the first time they were roundly beaten. The triangular circuit has had the Gueux corner replaced by a long curve and the new Gordinis showed that on...

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Lancia Aurelia

Far more than just an elegant tourer, the B20 GT defines an era when the Italian marque was known for groundbreaking engineering and superior build quality By Richard Heseltine / Photography by Howard Simmons Time was when Lancia had its own unique style and disdained convention. Its cars were often inordinately beautiful or, at the very least, resonantly elegant in their thinking. None more so...

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The XXXIII Mille Miglia

A Personal Triumph for Castellotti In spite of popular alarums and excursions the Mille Miglia took place on April 28/29th in exactly the same form as past years, and the only differences in the route were two new by-pass roads: at Pineto, on the Adriatic coast, and San Quirico, shortly before Siena. Of the 427 entries, only 54 failed to turn up in the Piazza Vittoria in Brescia for the official...

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Modern times

Formula One is more comfortable expressing optimism about the future than nostalgia about the past It prefers looking ahead to looking back. No sooner had the chequered flag at Suzuka signalled the end of the 2001 season than the circus was washing its hands of the old year with a palpable sense of relief. Now the racing weeklies are full of stories about Felipe Massa, the 20year-old Brazilian...



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