Articles tagged Jo Siffert

Page 46 of January 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 2012

Hits and misses

Sir, It was good to be reminded of the life and times of the great Jo Siffert by Michael Cotton in the November issue. I must, however, clarify a couple of points over his early Formula 1 career. That career began in 1962 with a four-cylinder Filipinetti Lotus 21 Climax prior to delivery of the BRM-engined Lotus 24. Unfortunately, Jo never did beat the Ferraris of Baghetti and Bandini at Enna,...

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Jo Siffert The clocks go back soon, and whenever that happens Jo Siffert always comes to my mind, for they did so on October 24, 1971, the day of the Victory Race at Brands Hatch. I forgot, and arrived very early. It was the day Siffert died. Rob Walker loves to talk about 'Seppi', his driver for many years, and it's clear that, in terms of affection, he brackets him with S Moss. In 1962, after...

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Argentinian Motoring Scene

Reporting race meetings in the D. S. J. manner must be very satisfying for, with Europe as his base, not only can the Continental Correspondent be present at race meetings but he can also observe the general motoring scene in the area before and after the racing. With myself it is somewhat different, for I have to be back in the office, race report in hand, on Monday morning. Driving up from...

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Tales of the unexpected

1996 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo A cliche, proved less often than you'd think, is that at Monaco, the man who leads at the first corner will win. The 1996 result blew away all preconceptions. Qualifying hardly hinted at it, Michael Schumacher somehow wrestling the Ferrari F310 onto pole, half a second up on Damon Hill's Williams-Renault, which had won four of the opening five rounds. The...

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Give him

opit s41 ...And he takes a milestone victory. Peter Gethin's win at Monza in 1971 made the record books, but it was also his sole Grand Prix success BY ALAN HENRY into Parabolica they came for the 55th and final time with Ronnie Peterson's bright red March 711 just ahead. Right on his of Cevert tail was the dark blue Tyrrell of Francois Cevert with Mike Hailwood's Surtees next in the bobbing and...

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Power politics

Cosworth's DFV transformed Formula One, dominating the sport during the seventies and kick-starting the 'kit car' era. But BRM rarely took the easy way out. Keith Howard tells the story of their V12 — a story of what might have been For once-embattled BRM, F1's 1.5-litre era had been the occasion of long postponed fulfilment. The grand enterprise had finally come good, winning the drivers' and...

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Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

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Legend Jo Ramirez

In the contemporary F1 Paddock, folk without enemies are hard to find. It's a hard-nosed environment which can have a desensitising effect over the years. While not an absolute rule of thumb, those who thrive tend to be... self-centred, let's say. There remain, though, some who are there because they love motor racing. Most will never get rich, but they are in for the long haul because they...

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Racing round-up

Mallory Park, March 14th Formula Two racing returned to Mallory Park, for the first time in almost four years, with a vengeance in the middle of the month despite the entry list dwindling from over 40 hopefuls down to the 19 starters on the grid. As only twenty were going to be allowed to start it didn't matter much anyway and though some F2 names were missing the field was certainly...

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Louis Stanley

The commanding figure of 'Big Lou' swept through the Formula One paddocks of the 1960s and 70s like an ocean liner. When cowed 'foreigners' mistakenly addressed him as Lord Louis, he never corrected them; he liked to live up to his image. Likewise, his initial connection with BRM was tenuous, and his contribution to it has been debated fiercely: he has, in the main, been condemned for running the...



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