Articles tagged Jo Siffert

Page 18 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, March 2004

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...

Page 22 of November 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, November 1967

Rome G.P. (October 8th)

Rome G.P. (October 8th) THE Formula Two season closed for the year with the final round of the European F.2 Trophy held at the Vallelunga circuit some 25 miles north of Rome. The majority of the graded drivers decided to stay over in the Americas as Rome fell between the U.S. and Mexican G.P.s and only Graham Hill and Jo Siffert returned to Europe to mix it with eighteen of the non-graded boys....

Page 6 of May 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1989

Obituary: John Wyer

A legendary figure in the world of sports car racing, John Wyer, has died at his adopted home in Phoenix, Arizona at the age of 79. As team director, he could take credit for the Le Mans victories of Aston Martin in 1959, of the Gulf team Ford GT40s in 1968 and 1969, and of the Gulf-Mirage in 1975. After serving his apprenticeship with the Sunbeam Motor Company, Wyer joined Solex Carburettors,...

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The race before the race

With the ever-increasing popularity of Formula One and the more money it attracts, more and more people want to join the act. The Formula One Constructors' Association keep a tight hold on their membership and though they may nominate 22 entries, only the best twenty earn any real money for their efforts. Even so there is no shortage of aspirants trying to earn recognition and a place among the...

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Formula Two review

A fortnight after the second European Trophy round had been held at Thruxton 17 drivers made their way down to the historic French town of Pau in the Pyrenean foothills to compete on the demanding circuit round the streets. Formerly a non-championship Formula One race, the Pau event is not a Trophy round as the organisers like to select the drivers they want and not be bound to accept all those...

Page 13 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 2003

A year out

Sir, Your excellent series of photos 'Best Two Seats in the House' was marred by an unfortunate error on page 73. The caption describing the 1970 Watkins Glen race was accurate enough, but the photograph shows the '71 race. The 1971 Watkins Glen race came immediately after the untimely death of Pedro Rodriguez, so the second Gulf car was run for Derek Bell and Richard Attwood, who finished third...

Page 62 of August 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, August 2010

Pedro's Twin Peaks

The Mexican's too-brief career reached a high at Spa and Brands in 1970 I met Pedro Rodriguez de la Vega just once, although I watched him with huge enthusiasm from the spectator areas for the last couple of years of a career that ended, abruptly and tragically, when he crashed Swiss entrant Herbert Muller's Ferrari 512M in a minor-league Interserie sports car race at the Norisring on July 11,...

Page 98 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, July 1997

The car that changed Formula One forever

This is the most famous of all Lotus 49's. Shaun Campbell goes to Hethel to reunite John Miles with the car that took Hill's fifth Monaco win John Miles beckons me over with a crook of a gloved index finger. He points to a smear of blue paint on the inside of the monocoque. "See that? This was the car I was to drive at Monaco in 1970. I didn't qualify it was my first time there and we lent the...

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Lunch with... David Piper

He is the farmer turned privateer racer who spent years touring Europe, and winning in a succession of great sports cars. Today 'Piper green' Ferraris still grace historic events In motor sport these days, the term ‘privateer’ has fallen into disuse. Outside the professional teams, most serious racers either have access to much personal wealth – their own or somebody else’s – or a commercial...

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Tom Wheatcroft

1922-2009Famed for his Grand Prix car collection and for reviving Donington Park, ‘Wheatie’ was a rough-diamond old soldier with a heart of pure goldBy Doug Nye So Wheatie has gone. We don’t have to believe it. If ever there was an enthusiasts’ enthusiast who will live on in the memories of all those who met him, Tom Wheatcroft was that man. He was – by his own admission – a car, motorcycle and...

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