Articles tagged Jimmy Clark

Page 24 of February 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 2012

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The return of Räikkönen, the decline of Massa – How the party turned sour for Ireland at Lotus Save that the order was different – and unique in 2011 – with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel finishing second, the Grand Prix season finale in Brazil was pretty much a reflection of the whole year: the Red Bulls away on their own, with McLaren next up and then Ferrari (or, to be...

Page 16 of November 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 1999

MONARCH OF THE GLEN

MONARCH OF THE GLEN TIME WAS WHEN WE ENDED THE World Championship season in North America, and right well that suited most of us, too. Montreal for the Canadian Grand Prix, then a few days in New England before fetching up in Watkins Glen for the last race... it was all most agreeable. Mind you, much depended on the elements. Upstate New York in the fall can be sublime, but in 1979 the weather...

Page 6 of April 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1999

Indy and Alfa to star at Festival of Speed

Indianapolis legends rodger Ward, Parnelli Jones and Johnny Rutherford have accepted invitations to take part in June's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the cars which made them famous at the Brickyard. They will be accompanied by IMS boss Tony George. Ward, now 78 years old, won the 500 in 1959 and '62 with glorious front-engined Watson-Offenhausers, and went on to claim USAC titles both years....

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Matters of moment

Important technical developments Three notable technical advances have been announced recently. The first is associated with the dispersal of power. American automobiles are accepted as offering effortless high performance by reason of large engines (which Autocar admits are sometimes quieter in cast iron vee-eight form than even our light-alloy Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud III engine, and mated to...

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100 things that made F1 great

As Formula One fights to restore its credibility and rediscover its core values, we take a (not always) light-hearted look over the stuff that we miss most from the (not always) 'good old days' of F1. Some of our selections are fundamental, some may seem frivolous, but all of them are heartfelt and so, in no particular order... Monza without chicanes It was crazy and more than a little dangerous...

Page 14 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 2008

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – A meeting with Jim France at Goodwood – Cheever on Prost and the pity of GP Masters – Ronnie Peterson’s final race weekend What a pleasure it was, in the drivers’ enclosure at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to meet Jim France, the executive vice-president of NASCAR, and son of the legendary Bill. Quietly spoken and charming, France has long had a passion for sports car racing, and...

Page 103 of January 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, January 1998

Sir John Whitmore

Le Mans 1959 It was the greenhorn’s dream to drive at Le Mans, a long-term goal: yet it happened withing one year of his first race. And it involved some ‘creative’ pitwork… I had only really started racing in 1959 when I first drove at Le Mans. I had done a few races in 1958 in a Lotus Six to get my licence, but for '59 I had managed with the help of my friend and mentor Alan Stacey to get one...

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The Count and the Commendatore

It was with MV Agusta and Ferrari that John Surtees scored his famous world titles on two wheels and four. But working with these two great Italian teams was no easy ride…By Nigel Roebuck Big John’ we called him, didn’t we? And in Italy, where it started, ‘Il Grande John’. John Surtees has had a love affair with Italy for most of his life, and it began in 1955, when a 21-year-old motorcycle...

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Second to none

F1 success was slow to come, but in F2 the spectacular Jochen Rindt set the benchmark – even for Clark and Stewart By Paul Fearnley It was the ‘Summer of Shove’ – for Jim Clark at least. All-of-a-sudden Cosworth DFV shove. Most powerful engine, world’s best driver and most advanced car – the just-bolt-it-on-the-back, still-a-bit-twitchy Lotus 49: no contest. From June 4, when he dominated the...

Page 62 of August 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 1979

Derek Bell discusses the cars he has driven in competitions

A career that starts with a Lotus Seven on the 13th of March, 1964 and continues with unabated enthusiasm in 1979 will obviously encompass a variety of racing machinery and a disregard for superstition. In 37-year-old Derek Bell's case substitute for "variety" the word "plethora" and, forgetting our usual conservative use of the English language, see if we can slip in the generally over-used "...

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