Articles tagged Jo Siffert

Page 19 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 1998

Letters from readers

It’s official Sir, Recently I have been very fortunate to be able to read some of your excellent magazines, and was very interested in your poll on great racing cars of bygone years. As a Gulf racing mechanic from 1967-75, I was one of five mechanics entrusted to look after the Porsche 917 cars we had in our care. My driver for two years (1970-71) was Pedro Rodriguez, along with co-drivers Leo...

Page 180 of September 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 180, September 2010

Letters

A champion in all but name Sir, I greatly enjoyed the August issue of Motor Sport and its 1970 theme. Though other years may not have been so pivotal, I wonder if the 'year' idea might be repeated in the future? However, I must heartily and respectfully disagree with Sir Jackie Stewart's comments regarding Pedro Rodriguez (`Pedro's Twin Peaks') when he says, "I don't think he was World Champion...

Page 74 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 1990

Putting the Record Straight

Sir I read with interest Jan Mackay's letter entitled 'Honda Problems' in the September 1990 issue. Indeed I agree with his comments but, as something of a Grand Prix historian, I must query his photograph of John Surtees. He states that the picture was taken during practice for the 1967 British Grand Prix at Brands Hatch. This cannot be correct since the 1967 event was held at Silverstone!...

Page 37 of June 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, June 2011

Gordon Kirby

CANADA'S NURBURGRING It's hard to believe it was 50 years ago. Not quite 13, I was delighted to be driving east on Highway 401 with my father in his '57 Chevy. We were headed to the first professional race at the new Mosport road course located about an hour's drive north-east of Toronto. The race was called the Player's 200 and starred Stirling Moss, who had recently scored his famous victory...

Page 28 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 2006

Nigel Roebuck's Legends

At Reims in 1966 Jack Brabham became the first man to win a grande épreuve in a car bearing his own name, and Roebuck attended his first foreign GP. It was all much more to his taste than Magny-Cours 2006 For Jack Brabham, the 1966 French Grand Prix will forever be the race in which he became the first man ever to win a World Championship round – a grande épreuve, as they used to be known – in a...

Page 47 of May 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, May 2000

The Last Hurrah...

Against all the odds, Jo Siffert won the 1968 British Grand Prix in a private Lotus 49. Rob Walker recalls how they beat all the works teams in what proved to be the last privateer victory in Formula One. The 18th British Grand Prix was to be held at Brands Hatch in 1968. I had persuaded Colin Chapman to sell me a practically new Lotus 49, which Jim Clark had raced once in South Africa and won...

Page 72 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 2007

Brief encounter

Jack Lewis shot to F1 in no time, but his star shone only momentarily as he and racing parted company By Paul Fearnley There are racing drivers who do not look like racing drivers – for example, Bobby Rahal, bless his fireproof socks – and there are those who do. I cannot cite a single scientific fact to support my bold statement, but I can cite Carlos Reutemann. If the craggy Argentinian –...

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