Articles tagged Jody Scheckter

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The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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German Grand Prix

German Grand Prix The German Grand Prix was held at Hockenheim on July 31st rather than its usual home at the 14-mile Nurburgring. This was the second time that the race has left its traditional home in the last 10 years and it provided a triumph for Niki Lauda in his Ferrari 31T2T, just one year to the day after the Austrian driver was badly injured in an accident at Burburgring. At the bottom...

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Two More for Alfa

[Enna] There are some motor races that remain enthralling from start to finish, others that, while not particularly memorable, at least sustain interest for most of the distance, and yet others that are simply boring. The Coppa Florio, run over 1,003km. of the Lake Pergusa circuit near Enna in Sicily on May 18th, was one of the latter sort. The circuit is dull, the entry was poor in the extreme...

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Here comes the son

Racing folk are aware of his existence, but less sure about the precise role Piero Ferrari plays in the globally famous company established by his father Enzo. Would it surprise you to know he’s been its driving force for many a year, despite popular perceptions to the contrary? Read on as he talks to Motor Sport in a world exclusive Photographer: James Mitchell The man in the shadows of a legend...

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Profile: Ferrari 312T3

The car which brought Gilles Villeneuve his first grand prix victory and placed the Canadian firmly in motor racing’s pantheon of legendary drivers. Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P This is the car in which Gilles Villeneuve learned his Formula One craft, won over (most of) his critics, became the apple of Enzo’s eye, captured the tifosi’s heart – and passed into Canadian lore. This is...

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The end of innocence

Huge advances in safety corresponded with real-world political and financial machinations that would change motor racing forever. And it can all be traced back to one terrible Sunday afternoon Writer Andrew Benson Everything changed on the afternoon of May 1, 1994. When Ayrton Senna’s Williams hit the wall at Imola’s Tamburello corner, and the great Brazilian was killed by a suspension arm...

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Classic F1 for Montréal GP

Villeneuve T5 set to appear in Canadian showpieceBy Paul Lawrence The global historic F1 car movement has received another major boost with news that the four-event Masters HGP series will open with a support race at the Canadian GP. Organised by the US arm of the Masters organisation, the North American series for 3-litre F1 cars will deliver a field of 25 cars from the 1970s and 1980s for the...

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This month on the Motor Sport website

www.motorsportmagazine.co.uk Podcasts We’ve had plenty of ex-drivers through the ‘podcast doors’ over the last year in the shape of Jody Scheckter, John Watson, Mario Andretti, Brian Redman and Damon Hill, but this month Williams F1’s renowned director of engineering, Patrick Head, is coming in to have a chat. The podcast is going to be recorded late on May 19, so look out for it on the website...

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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