Articles tagged Jean Behra

Page 28 of July 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 2012

Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck The happy surprise of Pastor Maldonado An emotional pilgrimage to Modena Given Adrian Newey’s unmatched ability to find downforce in places denied to others, you might reasonably have expected that the Circuit de Catalunya, with its long, fast corners, would have been heaven-sent for the Red Bulls. Mark Webber, after all, dominated the Spanish Grand Prix in 2010, and Sebastian...

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Stirling’s ice-cream special

Built by Maserati, paid for by an ice-cream maker and driven by Stirling Moss, the Eldorado Special should have been Europe's answer to the US invasion in the 1958 Race of Two Worlds at Monza. Doug Nye reflects Imagine, for a moment, that you're Stirling Moss. It's Sunday, 29 June, 1958, and despite your status as 'The Man' or perhaps because of it you have just become worried. You are immersed...

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The Third Way

Sir, Chris Nixon is not quite right (Letters, December) in stating that there were only two versions of the Reims circuit. The alterations to the original layout took place in two stages. The village of Gueux was by-passed in 1952, but the new section joined the original circuit at Virage de la Hovette (clearly marked on the 'map', which is actual an aerial photograph). This interim circuit was...

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Glory and hope

After years of disappointment, it was ironic, says Paul Fearnley, that BRM's debut grand prix win came just as the sport changed BRM and controversy, BRM and disappointment: excellent examples of 1950s tautology. The team was subsumed by one, consumed by the other. They raised the British public's hopes time and again. And dashed them time and again. Good intentions and advanced engineering,...

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Chain chatter by "Carrozzino"

The first of the season's "circus" events did not provide very much interest in so far as the machines were concerned, in fact most interest could be found in the sidecar class. All three races, 250, 500 and sidecar had very mixed entries, with Gambalinghiro Guzzis, ridden by Anderson, the Spaniard Arauda and the German Thorn-Prikker, finishing in that order. The 500-cc race was only notable for...

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Legends: Bob Sweikert

In early June, between the CART race at Milwaukee and the Canadian Grand Prix, I went to Indianapolis for a few days, in pursuit of one of my little obsessions. I've written before of my passion for American open-wheel racing of the 1950s: just as Jean Behra captured my imagination when I was a kid, so also did a fellow named Bob Sweikert, of whom I became truly aware when he won the Indianapolis...

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Editorial

We are, I hope with some justification, quite proud that, for some reason or other, drivers seem happy not simply to talk to us but also to be frank about experiences which cannot be in the least bit comfortable to recall. You will have read Alain Prost on the subject of Ayrton Senna and, next month, Tony Brooks will explain why victory in what he regards as his greatest race was achieved at an...

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Maserati Tipo 250F 1957

Chassis No. 2528 Engine No. 2528 The first two cars of the famous trio of "lightweight" models were completed in time for the Argentinian season at the beginning of 1957 and Behra drove 2528 as he was the official number two driver to Fangio. In the two races in Buenos Aires he finished second behind the team Ieader. Back in Europe the works team went to the Siracuse GP and Behra should have...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Button feel-good factor lost in diffuser row – Why Lewis should share in McLaren’s shame – A childhood trip to Aintree and glory for Behra What a pity it is, in these early races of this World Championship season, that controversies elsewhere have rather shaded the achievements of Jenson Button. In his rage over the diffuser dispute Flavio Briatore may have denigrated Button – and...

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Legends: Tony Brooks

Nigel Roebuck In terms of finding a decent place to stay, Magny-Cours is not the best grand prix venue in the world. Thus, when we discovered, some years ago, a quite exceptional hostelry, we kept it secret to prevent it being block-booked by one of the teams. Not many racing folk know about the place, therefore, so it was a surprise to spot, at an adjacent restaurant table, Tony Brooks and his...

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