Articles tagged Joaquin Folch

Page 115, August 2006

TGP, Misano

June 18 Joaquin Folch overcame a failing clutch on his Brabham BT49D to claim his second win of the season in round three of the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix Championship at Misano. Despite the best efforts of Williams racers Peter Sowerby and Richard Eyre, Folch (left) finished 13sec up as searing temperatures marked TGP’s first race at the Italian track. Sowerby backed off when he saw smoke...

Page 142, June 2014

FIA Masters Historic F1, Barcelona

As Formula 1 fans discussed the merits of their sport’s new sound and quality, the FIA Masters Historic F1 Championship blasted into life with a 31-car grid in Barcelona – and it produced some tremendous racing. Steve Hartley (Arrows A4) won both parts of the Spanish double-header, his first success coming after leader Michael Lyons (Hesketh 308E) and pole qualifier Simon Fish (Ensign N180) both...

Page 129, August 2014

Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

Page 116, November 2008

Historic F1 gears up for title deciders

The contest for the FIA Historic Formula One Championship is set to go down to the wire in an Iberian double-header, as races at Estoril in Portugal and Jarama in Spain run on back-to-back weekends in October. Following round seven at the Nürburgring in September, a field of around 25 cars will travel to Portugal, with the title race headed by Italian Mauro Pane in his Tyrrell six-wheeler and...

Page 50, November 2008

A perfect period drama

The sun shone, the racing ran from dawn till dusk, and people dressed up and played their part. The 10th anniversary Goodwood Revival was indeed a special occasionBy Rob Widdows All arms and elbows, four-wheel drifts, tails out, touching the turf, drivers grinning and spectators cheering. This has to be September in Sussex. Boy, oh boy, this Goodwood Revival is good stuff, a reminder of how and...

Page 110, February 2014

The past master

Renowned for his expertise as both racing car restorer and driver, former F1 mechanic Simon Hadfield lives at the heart of Europe’s historic motor racing boomWriter Gordon Cruickshank, Photographer Howard Simmons If I hadn’t seen the roof of an articulated transporter over the hedge I’d swear I was in the wrong place. I’m looking for Simon Hadfield Racing, preparers of race cars for meetings all...

Page 110, September 2009

Super screamers

A gaggle of 1-litre F3 machines stole the show at the HSCC Historic Superprix meeting as their revival continues to gather pace By Paul Lawrence With Historic Formula One, Historic Formula 2 and Orwell Supersports on the bill, the HSCC’s annual Historic Superprix meeting at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit was a major date on the international historic calendar. However, the headline races...

Page 39, July 2002

Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

Page 16, February 2012

Piquet turns clock back in Brabham

Nelson Piquet took a step back in time at the Brazilian Grand Prix meeting when he had a run in a Brabham BT49 to mark the 30th anniversary of his first World Championship. Not usually known as the sentimental type, Piquet was also reunited with many key members of his team, and acknowledged that he had found the occasion more emotional than expected. Piquet has always turned down invitations to...

Page 85, April 1999

1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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