Articles tagged Jimmy Clark

Page 28 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1997

The power or the glory?

Is Formula One today merely a sad, bloated caricature of its once glorious past or have we, in fact, never had it so good? Shaun Campbell casts an impassive eye over the years and decides Was there ever a golden time of Grand Prix racing and, if so, when was it? What gives it distinction? Are we experiencing one now, or the good old days finally gone forever? And they really that good? Is it even...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS - How F1 has gone from one extreme to the other - JYS on being global news and a fair deal for fans - News Corp, CVC and further troubles in F1 Though not absolute, as ule of thumb it seems increasingly to me t at one's attitude to the new rules in Formula 1 — KERS, DRS, short-lived tyres et al — may have something to do with the generation of motor racing in which one grew up, and...

Page 26 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1984

Grand Prix vignettes

Team work: You may think that drivers win races, or you may think that cars win races, or even that engineers win the races, but in truth a race is won by the whole team. However, there is one combination that is a sure recipe for success, and that is the relationship between engineer and driver. It is not much good having a brilliant engineer and a mediocre driver, nor is it much good having a...

Page 26 of January 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1964

That Riley!

Sir, I was most interested to read Mr. G. F. Hennings' letter, concerning Brooklands Riley KV 5392. Ian Cunningham raced the car in the 1947 Ulster Trophy on the Ballyclare circuit and later, probably in 1952, on the Dundrod circuit. The car was then blue with yellow wheels and, like all cars, or for that matter aero-engines, prepared by Ian, was immaculate. I would be very glad to hear from Mr....

Page 24 of January 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, January 1983

Obituary

Colin Chapman Lotus chief Colin Chapman died at his home in Norfolk during the night of December 15th/16th at the age of 54 years, bringing to an end an era of technical imagination and innovation which he had focussed on the Grand Prix racing world for more than two decades. An original thinker, a self-made man and an engineer of rare intuitive genius, Co. Chapman built his first Austin Seven...

Page 36 of July 1961 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1961

THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX

THE DUTCH GRAND PRIX Ferrari Dominate ZANDVOORT, May 22nd ONCE again there was a mad scramble to get from Monte Carlo to Zandvoort and to repair the Grand Prix cars, for the Dutch Grand Prix was held on Whit-Monday, the weekend following the Monaco race. The organisers of the race decided to have no argument over qualifying times or such methods of selecting the entry of 15 cars and drew up the...

Page 12 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 2000

Letters from readers

Franco Lombardi writes Sir, May I please correct the errors of fact and impression in the Matters of Moment piece about me in your September issue. 1. I am not lying in an Italian jail as your piece suggests. The sentence was imposed after only a short summary procedure, and is effectively in suspense pending the full hearing of the case on appeal. I have every confidence that the higher court...

Page 31 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, July 1998

In the beginning...

Veteran French journalist ‘Jabby’ Crombac hitched to Silverstone for that 1948 race, and has attended most of Britain’s GPs since. But while he rates the Northampton track as one of the best, it was very different then We are celebrating this year the Fiftieth anniversary of the British Grand Prix of the modem era, leaving aside the Brooklands races of 1926-27 and the Donington ones – on a proper...

Page 38 of September 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, September 2004

Stirling performances

Goodwood bookends the story of Britain's most famous racer. A teenage Moss sprang to public attention there and, before his career stopped short against one of its earth banks, won more races at the track than anyone else. Gordon Cruickshank speaks to people who saw him shine 1948 Inaugural meeting (September 18): 500cc race (3 laps) Cooper Mk II, 1st at 71.92mph, Fastest Lap 1:58 (73.20mph) Win...

Page 13 of April 1960 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, April 1960

Excellent Racing At B.A.R.C. Opening Meeting

Lotus Beats Cooper in F.J. 10-Lap Event in which Jimmy Clark Sets a Lap Record of 90.38 m.p.h. IT is an extremely good omen for the 1960 Goodwood season, that, although a bitter wind blew and quite a lot of rain fell during the afternoon of March 19th, the stands and enclosures were filled for this year's first B.A.R.C. Members' Meeting. Perhaps the attraction was John Surtees' debut as a racing...

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