Articles tagged Jody Scheckter

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Agriculture, Furniture & Marmalade

Greg Mills An odd title for a motor racing book? Not really, once the context has been explained. When Jody Scheckter prepared to venture to Europe in 1971, South African racing mainstay Jackie Pretorius suggested he used big words to impress his hosts – and these were the three he proposed… This labour of love focuses not just on 1979 world champion Scheckter, but many a successful racing...

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The grazing is good at Jody's farm

Former champ shows same drive as behind the wheel in F1 Thanks to the recent Motor Sport subscribers’ competition, I spent a day at Laverstoke Park with the winners (below), eating buffalo burgers with Jody Scheckter (above). Yes, it was a tough day out of the office. Following a tour of the 1979 Formula 1 World Champion’s organic farm and collection of racing cars, we all sat down to taste the...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which are Ferrari's 20 greatest F1 drivers? Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Modern times

In politics, you're only as good as your last speech. In motor racing, too, memories are short. Happy the World Champion who chooses just the right moment to retire, while he is still remembered for his glories, and not for the afternoon drives of his career. On 13th October 1996, in the melee of well-wishers, hangers-on and press that clogged the muddled area behind the Suzuka pits after his...

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Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

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Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

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Bilstein's British concessionaires

Some seven years ago a business called Magard was founded by present managing director Paul Bamford. The company specialises in selling and distributing parts to improve performance of popular cars, especially Vauxhalls for whom they act as Vauxhall Sportpart distributors throughout the world. Now they have added the Bilstein gas-filled shock absorber line to their warehouse stock, which also...

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Reflections in the Transvaal

Any reflections on the South African GP must of necessity be tinged with sadness and regret at the death of Tom Pryce in a stupid accident that was nothing to do with him. It is most unlikely that he even saw the accident about to happen, travelling as he was at 160 m.p.h. If a driver is killed through making a driving error, you can shrug and accept it as all part of the game of "dicing with...

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"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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Argentine Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, January 9th Although Argentina is mere, thousands of miles away from the recognised European "home" of Formula One Grand Prix circuit racing, it has organised qualifying rounds in the World Championship intermittently ever since 1953, although there was a gap of 12 years between Bruce McLaren's victory in a Cooper-Climax in 1960 and Jackie Stewart's win with a Tyrrell-Cosworth five...

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