Articles tagged Jody Scheckter

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Matters of moment

It is hard for any editor to explain to the satisfaction of his readers why a magazine's price needs to rise. You have no interest in the costs of producing a publication like this; you simply see it and, if you like and can afford what you see, you buy it. So as I tell you this month's rise to £3.10 reflects no more than what's required to support our on-going investment into providing more...

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Ring the changes

15 minutes of fame. Motul M1: 1973 Norisring F2 Motul raced for just one season in Formula Two, in 1973. However, despite peaking with a 1-2-3-5 finish at the Norisring, boss Ron Dennis shut it down. Bruce Jones explains why It will come as no surprise that McLaren supremo Ron Dennis is not a man who takes being beaten lying down. So, when Rondel Racing, the team that he ran with Neil Trundle,...

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Reflection in the Swedish lakes

There were one or two minor lakes in the paddock during practice, as the weather tried to wreck the Swedish Grand Prix, but fortunately the sun won the battle and the water soon evaporated. Until mid-morning on race day everyone was prepared for another Spanish Grand Prix riot, the expectations of tyre-changing being uppermost in most people's minds. The over-night modifications to the pit area,...

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The Unlikely Lads

When a Lord, a superstar and a man named Bubbles started an F1 team, no one took them seriously. Until they won. Shaun Campbell looks at the short, glorious life of Hesketh It looked like an extravagant joke, an extended April Fool's stunt played by a bunch of ex-public schoolboys with more money than sense. It ended, as everyone had predicted, in tears. But neither the initial appearance nor the...

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Learning new tricks

The McLaren M23 improved with age. It won races in four consecutive seasons and was setting poles five years after its debut. Yet it's very underrated, writes Paul Fearnley Formula One in 1973 boiled down to Lotus versus Tyrrell: Lithe and balanced 72 versus stubby and twitchy 005-006. But were either the best car of the season? Silverstone that year is remembered for the shunt triggered by Jody...

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On the limit, off message

Jody Scheckter is the most misunderstood and under-appreciated Champion. He's remembered mostly via a handful of snapshot moments, but now it's time, writes David Malsher, to pull his career into focus Ferrari had romanced him. He had joined as its number one; Gilles was its number two. All seemed in order... until South Africa, of all places. The third grand prix of the 1979 season witnessed...

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The Brazilian Grand Prix

Arnoux's first victory  Sao Paulo, January 27th Few of those who were critical of the decision to hold this year's Brazilian Grand Prix there would deny that Sao Paulo's superb 4.946 mile Interlagos circuit is one of the very best in the world. It winds its way through some fairly mundane surroundings in the Sao Paulo suburbs, but it is a most exacting facility which challenges driving skill...

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The Japanese Grand Prix

Hunt leaves no doubt Fuji Speedway, October 23rd Although the Japanese Grand Prix is a new event to the Formula One World Championship series, a race under that title was first held as long ago as 1963. Then it was won by a certain P. Warr at the wheel of one of Colin Chapman's little Lotus 23B sports racing cars. That of course was Peter Warr, then a keen amateur racing driver, and more recently...

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Rolling thunder

F5000 stormed the early seventies and now it's ready to rumble once more. Bob Evans, the 1974 Champ, proves lighting can strike twice He had sounded keen on the phone. Jumped at it. Now he's not so sure. Can't say I blame him. Silverstone hardly rests easy on the eye even on the most glorious of days, and this morning has dawned slate grey, dank and dour. The Nissan Micra hire car he's driven...

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Down on Jody's farm

You are more likely to find Jody Scheckter on a tractor these days than on the glamorous F1 circuit – and the tractor will be fuelled by his own-grown rapeseed oil. Jody now owns and runs the award-winning Laverstoke Park Farm. Recently I was joined by five Motor Sport competition winners for a day out and guided tour with Jody on the 2500-acre estate, where he keeps 2000 water buffalo and runs...

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