Articles tagged Jean Rondeau

Page 39 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 1982

Endurance racing review

FOLLOWING the postponement of the races at Brands Hatch and Mugello, the World Endurance Championship finally took off at Monza on April 18th. Those early events were doomed from the very beginning for they did not form qualifying rounds of the Manufacturers' Championship and did not attract the interest of the major teams like Porsche or Ford. That, combined with their positions on the...

Page 108 of May 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 108, May 2012

Lunch with... Keith Greene & Chris Craft

One was a popular saloon and sports car racer, the other a highly respected team manager. And as friends from their teens, their careers often wove togetherBy Simon Taylor I'm in a village pub, listening to two old friends reminisce about spending their entire working lives in and around motor sport. One raced his own marque of Formula 1 car, then spent 35 years as a top team manager in endurance...

Page 32 of July 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, July 1980

The Le Mans 24 Hour Race

Rondeau's rendezvous Every year, the Le Mans 24 Hours proves something special, whatever the predicament of sportscar racing as a whole. It has a lot to with the unique atmosphere of the Circuit of the Sarthe, and the magic of a race that runs twice around the clock on an ultra-fast eight and a half mile course still largely composed of normal main roads. This year, however, the ACO's Grand Prix...

Page 20 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, February 1986

Obituaries

The Hon Patrick Lindsay Patrick Lindsay died on January 9th at the age of 57 after an illness of several months. Known to the public most of all in his capacity as Chnsties Fine Art consultant and auctioneer, and keen pilot of his own Spitfire aircraft, he will be remembered in the motoring world for, amongst much else, his enthusiastic and successful racing of the ex-Bira ERA R5B, and one of two...

Page 33 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1991

Le Mans preview -- WSC

24 Heures du Mans -- Le Mans 1991 The Automobile Club de L'Ouest has dragged the 24 Hours right into the 1990s this year, with a completely new complex that replaces the old pits, paddock and race control. Everything — from the back of the "village" (which remains untouched) to the armco in front of the tribunes — has been swept away and replaced with an impressive, but perhaps, rather...

Page 29 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, July 1976

Le Mans 24 hours

lckx and Van Lennep win for Porsche; De Cadenet and Craft finish third for Britain Le Mans, June 12th/13th If you had believed all the advance publicity put out by the AC de l'Ouest, the 1976 edition of the 24-Hours of Le Mans was going to be the most dazzling, original, different looking Le Mans in history. Somehow the race on June 12th/13th didn't work out quite like that, for it was still in...

Page 28 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1983

Le Mans 24hrs:

Le Mans, June 19th, predictable but interesting Having celebrated the 50th running of Le Mans last year, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did not make such a fanfare about the 60th anniversary of the 24-hour race, though the parade of old cars and previous winners has now become a regular and popular feature of the preliminaries. Porsches dominated the entry list with 11 of their type 956 Group C...

Page 22 of February 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 1986

W.E.C.

World Endurance Championship, 1982-85 Porsche's grip is relaxing at last! Too soon though it certainly is to write an epitaph for the current Group C sportscar formula, what we have seen so far will never be regarded as anything but a Porsche benefit just as was the 3-litre/5-litre championship of 1968-1971, and the Group 5 "silhouette" formula of 1976 to 1981. For although it is expected that...

Page 27 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1984

Le Mans 24 Hours

Ninth victory for Porsche Even when they announced their boycott of the Le Mans 24-hour race in March, Porsche must have known that success was assured. Did not they take the top eight places last year, humbling every rival who showed his face? Possibly, after practice, the Stuttgart men began to harbour some doubts. It was not just that the Lancia-Martini team annexed pole position and the...

Page 54 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1989

Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

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