Articles tagged Jo Siffert

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Shot from a Can-Am

Porsche's turbocharged 917/10 was the first 1000bhp racing car. It could reach 1OOmph in less than four seconds — all in first gear — and was good for 230mph! Paul Fearnley climbs into one — and lights the fuse Okay, so the 200mph warning signs were there: an engine note that registers on the Richter scale; a power-to-weight ratio capable of punching you through the exosphere — and beyond; a...

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Looking back with Peter Gethin

The winner of the fastest World Championship Grand Prix ever run talks to Motor Sport It was during his spell as a McLaren works driver, first with the Church Farm Racing M10A in Formula 5000 and later as a member of the Grand Prix team, that Peter Gethin fell in love with West Sussex, the area in which he now makes his home. "I used to drive down through this area when we went testing at...

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Brands Hatch 6-Hours

This year's Motor International 6-hour touring car race, held at Brands Hatch on June 6th, had a very promising entry; but last-minute withdrawals resulted in the field which actually appeared being a good deal less interesting than it might have been. These withdrawals included two Lancias, two Alfa Romeo Giulias, a Swiss Chevrolet Impala due to be driven by Jo Siffert and P. Zund, the Alan...

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The worst car I ever drove - Self-inflicted injury

Chris Amon – Amon Ford AF101 If walking out on Ferrari only to watch their cars run rings round you isn’t enough, then building your own disastrous F1 car is rubbing salt in the wound. Shaun Campbell sympathises with Chris Amon Make a list of the cars Chris Amon raced to earn his living in the 1960s and 1970s and two things strike you. First that there's an awful lot of them, ranging from the...

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Model Pupil François Cevert

The debonair Frenchman learned quickly as Jackie Stewart's understudy and was perfectly placed to become an F1 team leader. At Watkins Glen 40 years ago, however, fate intervened Jackie Stewart was never going to be part of the Tyrrell team in 1974, having given Ken ample notice of his intention to retire at the end of ’73, but he nonetheless remained very much a member of the family, with an...

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So far, yet so near

It was the closest finish ever at Le Mans but there still has to be a loser. The man who missed out tells his story to Adam Cooper The 1969 Le Mans 24 hours is acknowledged as one of the greatest motor races of all time, and winners Jacky Ickx and Jackie Oliver have retold their stories before. But what about the man who came second that year? Hans Herrmann went on to win in 1970, but his place...

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Remember me this way

Nigel Mansell, A J Foyt, Niki Lauda and Jack Brabham - legends all and each, in true legendary style, enjoyed a final flourish. The last time they put the youngsters in their place is recalled by David Malsher Nigel Mansell 1994 Australian Grand Prix It had been an unsatisfactory Formula One season in almost every respect, far and away the worst aspect being the double tragedy at Imola. In the...

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Seppi's bright idea

When Jo Siffert convinced Porsche to take on Can-Am, this day-glo beast was the result. Cue a new lease of life for the great 917By Gordon Cruickshank It can be annoying when somebody muscles in on your patch. Suppose you were, say, a large wealthy country and had set up a race series between you and your neighbour which was going well and providing terrific racing, even if it was a pair of Kiwis...

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Autocourse (e-Book edition)

Autocourse (e-Book edition) A detailed record of the 1971 season For Motor Sport loyalists this will be familiar territory. Our own archive discs, which for anyone with a computer opened up quick and easy access to every issue of this magazine from 1924 to 1999, proved a hit even with those whose shelves, garages or attics are bursting with bound volumes of the title. And the same is sure to be...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

Robin Herd was one of the straightest guys in F1, McLaren's first designer and co-founder of March. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling? By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago [1970] when, to almost...

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