Articles tagged Jody Scheckter

Page 9 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, June 1997

Ferrari fever hits Coys Festival

The Coys International Historic Festival at Silverstone in July will mark the 50th anniversary of Ferrari when an amazing 44 of the Italian marque's finest cars race each other in a single event. On each day of the festival, from July 25-27, organisers will run a race exclusively for Ferrari GT cars. As many as 130 of the 500 Maranello classics at Silverstone are expected to hit the track over...

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Nigel Roebuck

Legends The rain masters Wet tracks have allowed outrageously talented drivers like Moss and Villeneuve to demonstrate all their remarkable skill If ever you needed proof that grip is the enemy of racing, last year’s Hungarian Grand Prix provided it. Ever since the first race at the Hungaroring, back in 1986, the circuit has been regarded as the dreariest in Formula 1, devoid of challenging...

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Top Art Award

A young automotive designer from Germany has been judged winner of the 1999 International Motoring Art Competition Amateur artist Andrea Mindt beat 237 entries for the Ford-backed event, with a depiction of a Lancia D50 in acrylic on wood. Judges included Jody Scheckter, Tony Brooks, John Watson, Paul Stewart, Rowan Atkinson and Chris Rea. The first prize brought with it a purse of £2000, while...

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Keeping the name alive

John Surtees won world titles on two and four wheels. His spell as a Formula One team boss was not so glorious, but his feisty squad built some fine cars. Paul Fearnley drives one of the best and tells its story John Surtees was always destined to become a constructor. At least that's how it appeared from the outside. For he absolutely knew his own mind — how a team ought to be run, how a car...

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Ferrari's English connections

"The great thing about Ferrari," explained Harvey Postlethwaite, "is that they not only have a tremendously quick response time, but they will try anything. You haven't even the faintest idea of how many experimental things are tried and discarded without ever seeing the public light of day. De Dion suspensions, turbochargers . . . you've no idea!" The Ferrari team's English chief of Formula...

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Modern Times

Predictability is the enemy of goodmotor racing. That's because it's meant to be a sport, not an art. If you go to an RSC production of Othello, you know the plot: the pleasure is in the interpretation of a familiar text. When the LSO performs Also Sprach Zarathustra, you don't want to be surprised by a note that wasn't in Richard Strauss' score. In a copy of The Waste Land, you would regard a...

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Student of the Sport

'Bookish', bespectacled Andrea de Adamich was studying law when he took up motor racing. A budding career ended abruptly at Silverstone 40 years ago, but today the pupil has turned teacher Late at night on July 14 1973, Andrea de Adamich lay in a hospital bed in Milan, his legs both broken. Life as a Grand Prix driver had come to an abrupt and painful halt. Earlier that day, at Silverstone, he...

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Lunch with... Jo Ramirez

The personable Mexican looks back over 40 years of Formula 1 glories and struggles, friendships and tragedies By Simon Taylor The problem is, lunch isn’t long enough. Over 40 seasons, this man has been friend and confidant to a succession of F1 heroes, helped them celebrate their victories and, too often, mourned their loss. He was inside Ferrari when it was Enzo’s fiefdom, with Tyrrell when Ken’...

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Brands Hatch GP curcuit goes out roaring

Historic races bade farewell to the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit at the HSCC's annual Historic Superprix on July 3/4 in one of the most thrilling meetings ever to greet the soon-to-be radically revised Kent circuit. Formula One cars were the stars with Duncan Dayton and John Beasley's Brabhams sandwiching Paul Alexander's BRM P261 in a fascinating Pre-'66 Grand Prix car encounter while 23...

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Can-Am '73

In 1973, for the second year in a row, Porsche dominated the Canadian-American Challenge Cup Series for sports cars with a sweep reminiscent of the great days of Team McLaren. Porsches won eight out of eight races while the works Roger Penske/Sunoco entry of Mark Donohue won six of them and was fastest qualifier by a considerable margin for all eight races. In the two races which Donohue didn't...



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