Articles tagged Jean Stanley

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The Argentine Grand Prix

With the first round of the 1975 World Championship taking place in Buenos Aires just three months after the chequered flag fell at Watkins Glen to end the 1974 season it could hardly be expected that many teams would turn up to the Argentine Grand Prix with many new cars. Thus, when the two freighter aircraft had finally been unloaded in South America and the cars rolled out at the circuit, the...

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The years of the Rat

Niki Lauda is nothing if not a fighter. As he reaches 60, he talks to Motor Sport about some of his biggest battles in racing and in business It comes to us all, I suppose, but the notion of Niki Lauda celebrating his 60th birthday on February 22 seems just a touch difficult to believe. Three times World Champion, the Austrian ace – to use the apt title of his autobiography – has been To Hell and...

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Books for Christmas reading

"Lost Causes of Motoring," by Lord Montagu of Beaulieu. 224 pp. 8-3/4 in. x 5-5/8in. (Cassell and Company, Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London. W.C.1. 30s.) In the positive flood of motoring books which have marked the fading of an eventful 1960 a very few stand out from the others and are worth acquiring at all costs, even if this means buying them. Such a book is "Lost Causes of Motoring," the...

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Louis Stanley: Another Fine Mess?

A compelling new book by Louis Stanley's stepdaughter unveils hitherto secret evidence of the BRM man's origins... and makes other, damning accusations I must be honest. I used to detest Louis Stanley, husband of Jean Stanley who was the sister of Sir Alfred Owen, the owner of the BRM racing team. Big, blazered and blimpish, pompous to a fault, seemingly possessed of a king-sized superiority...

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The Formula One Scene

The Formula One Scene WHEN THE non-motoring sponsors appeared on the Grand Prix scene I looked a bit sideways at it all, conscious of some of the troubles that had happened behind the scenes in the past, with sponsors whose livelihood depended on motoring, if not on actual racing. The petrol and oil companies were the ones putting large sums of money into the pockets of racing teams and racing...

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Mission: Improbable

BRM meant British Racing Motors. But racing was only a part of their activities. The team was a small cog in the massive Rubery-Owen engineering group, and they went racing, according to Sir Alfred Owen, to "prove the firm's competence". Gordon Cruickshank investigates the spread of projects, from the rational to the bizarre, that tested Bourne's ingenuity Rubery Owen, then the biggest family...

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Jean Stanley

The former co-owner of BRM died at the end of June after suffering poor health for some time. Jean was the sister of Sir Alfred and Ernest Owen, and was a familiar face at GPs for 20 years from the late 1950s on. When the Owen Organisation pulled out of F1 at the end of 1974, she set up Stanley-BRM with her husband Louis.

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Donington Park HSCC

Donington's Historic Superprix produced some of the most varied historic racing this year, worthy of far greater attendance. Alan Cox reports on some excellent racing for those who did turn up. The highlight was undoubtedly the two rounds of the European Historic F2 Championship. From pole for Saturday's race, Rob Hall (March 712) was languishing in eighth after the first lap, which was led by...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Mosley is wrong to hang on as FIA president – Memories of Max’s predecessor – the late Balestre Recently it has become very fashionable in the mainstream press to denigrate Formula 1, to describe it variously as boring, offensive, obscenely rich, not a sport at all. A particular flood of invective was unleashed when it was announced that – in the absence, I’m told, of a bid from...

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