Articles tagged John Baldwin

Page 48 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, July 2005

Independent Spirit

It brought Honda back into the F1 arena but soon folded. Gary Watkins recounts the unlikely story behind the Spirit squad You'd never have guessed you were witnessing the start of something big. It was an inauspicious debut by anyone's standards. Smoke and steam poured from the stubby, strange-looking machine that had just completed a mere five laps of a non-championship race. Only those with...

Page 42 of December 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 1983

The Formula One Scene

The last two years have seen some semblance of respectability return to Formula One racing, so that one could justifiably call it Grand Prix racing once more. The petty bickering that went on amongst the small-time entrepreneurs who posed as businessmen has largely disappeared for the simple fact that some of the "performers" have gone and their places have been taken by industrial concerns of...

Page 27 of December 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1972

Phillippe in America

Motor Sport talks to the former Lotus designer behind the successful Parnelli USAC car Maurice Phillipe left Team Lotus, where he had worked elbow to elbow with Colin Chapman on some of the world's most advanced racing cars, just over a year ago. The Vel's Parnelli Racing Team, one of the top outfits in American USAC racing, had made him an offer he couldn't refuse. The 40-year-old Englishman is...

Page 24 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, November 1972

Californian tales

The Assistant Editor is let loose in the USA California Interstate 5 joins Los Angeles and San Francisco. It is a fast Freeway with little traffic and the Jensen Interceptor III was gobbling up 90 or even 100 miles each hour. The cotton fields flashed by; we would be back in San Francisco by 4 p.m. Lazily I looked in the mirror and there it was. Both red lights flashing and about three feet off...

Page 32 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1989

Formula One scene: Monte Carlo

The eleven year plan I sometimes wonder if I am totally out of step with the rest of the world when I read things like the Renault Press handout which says that the Monaco Grand Prix is the world's most prestigious race. I have been watching Grand Prix races round the streets of Monte Carlo for longer than I care to remember, and I can't say I have ever taken them very seriously. The idea of...

Page 17 of March 1953 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, March 1953

Technical development of the Javelin and Jupiter flat-four engines

An Account of the Modifications Adopted by the Jowett Engineers since the Javelin went into Production Eight Years ago   (Criticism is sometimes levelled at British manufacturers on the grounds that they lack initiative and fail to develop their designs adequately. Consequently, we are glad to be able to show, in this article, that the old-established concern of Jowett Cars, Ltd., of Bradford,...

Page 24 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1986

After the rain had come

There are some Formula One Grand Prix events that have the happy knack of establishing themselves from the word "go". The event at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola is one such, another is the Austrian Grand Prix on the majestic Osterreichring. Others like the Belgian Grand Prix at Nivelles, the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama, the French Grand Prix at Dijon all seem the fall flat on their faces...

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Lola's Formula One heritage

1974: Graham Hill commissions the T370 for his fledgling Embassy-backed team. Looking very F5000, this proves a disappointment. It collects just a single constructors' championship point when Hill finishes a lapped sixth in the Swedish GP at Anderstorp. This occasion also provides his team-mate Guy Edwards with his best result of the year, seventh. 1975: Hill and Rolf Stornmelen begin the year...

Page 103 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 103, March 2011

At home in a racing Arena

He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the pristine workshops below his office at at Arena International in Littlehampton. "You won't get this at McLaren," he says. "It's the crumbs, you see, the crumbs on the carpet." This exchange sets the tone...

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Under Scrutiny - March Engineering

Fast Company March, and longtime rivals Lola, will join the World Sportscar Championship in 1992 and both, coincidentally, will offer their customers John Judd's 3½-litre V10 engine as the first option. All the indicators suggest that 1992 will be a vintage season for sports car racing, perhaps with grids of 30 cars or more, but 1991 will do no more than provide the groundwork. Two years ago, no...

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