Articles tagged Jo Schlesser

Page 40 of September 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, September 1994

The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

Page 15 of May 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 15, May 1963

XXIII Pau Grand Prix: A Team Lotus demonstration

Pau, France, April 15th With Easter being rather early the traditional Pau Grand Prix, held on Easter Monday, suffered from many possible entries not being ready, neither Ferrari nor A.T.S. being sufficiently advanced with their new cars to take part in the 100-lap "round-the-houses" race. Fifteen drivers were assembled for the first practice, which took place on Saturday afternoon, but only...

Page 12 of May 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, May 1999

Modern Times

Now the new Formula One season is properly up and running, the fortnightly rhythm of real racing is gradually overwhelming the political issues that filled so many column inches during the winter. But the subtexts will still be there: Bernie Ecclestone remains determined to amend the financial structure of Formula One, with or without the participation of traditional City institutions, and...

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Lunch with... Vic Elford

The uniquely versatile Monte Carlo Rally winner, sports car ace and Formula 1 driver talks to Simon Taylor about life on and off track As the tired crews and battered cars rolled into Monaco at the end of the 1968 Monte Carlo Rally, Vic Elford’s Porsche 911 was heralded the clear winner. No surprise there: Elford, reigning Group 3 European Rally Champion after three outright victories the...

Page 68 of March 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, March 2007

The Eagle was grounded

Dan Gurney intended to follow up his F1 Eagle success, but the 1969 car was stillborn. It's never been seen, until now Words and photography: John Zimmermann Gurney's 1967 Belgian Grand Prix-winning Eagle-Weslake is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful grand prix cars ever constructed. From the tip of its shapely Eagle beak, through its compact Gurney-Weslake V12 heart, to its exquisite...

Page 64 of July 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, July 2000

Aston's Hot Wyer Projects

John Wyer's final fling with Aston Martin created the beautiful, fast but frail project cars. Chris Nixon's recounts a tale of high hopes and dashed chances "In the first week of February 1962, John Wyer called me into his office on the Monday and said, 'I want to go to Le Mans with a new car.' You're joking!', I said. 'No, I'm serious. What can you do? And I don't want just a DB4 tarted up. I...

Page 21 of October 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, October 2000

200 Grands Prix for Honda

The earliest steps are the most troubled and the learning curve is a steep one. But eventually, the adept are rewarded. When in 1964 Honda first entered Formula 1 with a neat device called the RA271, complete with transversely-mounted V12 engine — it was little surprise that no points were scored. But Ronnie,Bucknum had qualified tenth at Monza and ran as high as fifth before retirement....

Page 11 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 2006

Proptotype GT40 in race return

An original Ford GT40 prototype returned to racing at Goodwood for the first time in nearly 40 years. Chassis 105 debuted at Reims in 1964 in the hands of Richard Attwood and Jo Schlesser. It was used in Le Mans tests in 1965, but not entered in the race, and was later driven by Paul Hawkins. Former BTCC man Richard Meins was ninth in the Whitsun Trophy in the car's post-restoration debut.

Page 90 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, April 2001

Road to Rouen

By starting the 1968 French GP in a works Honda, 40-year-old Jo Schlesser realised his life's ambition. But a mere two laps later the dream turned into a nightmare. Adam Cooper pays tribute to a gentleman driver One of the most fascinating scenes in the film Grand Prix is the GPDA meeting at Spa, in which actors James Gamer, Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato mix it with a dozen real stars — half...

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Heroic GP failures

They probably seemed a good idea at the time but there have been some diabolically dreadful GP cars, recalls Shaun Campbell To motor racing historians the 1951 British Grand Prix was a watershed event. It was the first World Championship Grand Prix win for Ferrari which is an important enough reason in itself but it also marked the end of Alfa Romeo's postwar dominance of this class of racing,...

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