Articles tagged John Judd

Page 32 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 2006

The powerhouse that Jack built

Jack Brabham was due to retire as a driver – until his astute choiceof Repco as engine builder gave him another F1 title. Paul Fearnley tells all Ferrari was the clear pre-season favourite. Team leader John Surtees wasn't so sure, however: he was less than thrilled with the new 3-litre V12, hardly enamoured of team manager Eugenio Dragoni and adamant that a Formula One season only truly began for...

Page 33 of November 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, November 1985

Gugelmin Clinches F3 Championship

This year's Marlboro British Formula Three Championship has been the strangest in years for no one driver has emerged as the star of the series. It has also been one of the closest with the outcome being decided at the final round at Silverstone on October 13th. There, Brazilian Mauricio Gugelmin (Ralt RT30-VW) scored an emphatic win over Andy Wallace (Reynard 853-VW) so securing the title with...

Page 128 of June 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 128, June 2009

Four x four by Williams

Frustrated by a lack of turbo power, Patrick Head & Co tried an extra driven axle for the FW08 instead. And it looked quick… Back in 1980-81 Renault and Ferrari put the turbocharged writing on the Formula 1 wall. The new forced-induction 1500cc engines set output levels which the naturally-aspirated 3-litre Cosworth brigade could not match. Patrick Head of Williams approached Ferrari for use...

Page 9 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 1989

Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

Page 105 of October 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, October 1982

TUNING TEST VW-Brabham's Lighter Formula 3

TUNING TEST VW-Brabham's Lighter Formula 3 JOHN JUDD, business associate of Sir Jack Brabham since 1966 and whose Rugby-based Cosworth DFV Formula I engine building activities were the subject of a MOTOR SPORT profile in 1978, enjoyed August 1982 heartily. On the 15th of that month Brands Hatch witnessed an extraordinary reversal in the fortunes of the Formula 3-dominant Toyota d.o.h.c. engine....

Page 58 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, December 1978

Froude Engineering Ltd., Dynamometer Specialists

Measuring power by old-established principles and modern electronics Gregory's bank in Worcestershire is home for one British business that, like so many in the competitions world, is a widely accepted international authority in its sphere. Surrounded by the kind of factories attracted to the now ubiquitous modern estate, Froude Engineering employs 475 people, has a turnover of approximately £10...

Page 26 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, September 1988

Beyond Midway

When we got to the halfway point of the 1988 season, even the most disinterested follower of Formula One must have realised that McLaren International had won all eight races with its Honda-powered MP4/4. Since then it has won two more and its drivers, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, have been sharing the victories between themselves, quite often finishing first and second. You may wonder what...

Page 120 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 120, April 2012

Greenlight for new Electroc prototype

Electric Lola-Drayson LMP machine tests the waters for 2013 FIA championship The new Lola-Drayson B12/69-EV all-electric Le Mans Prototype has been hailed as a test car to prove that electric power can be as competitive as petrol or diesel, a possible future contender at Le Mans and a showcase for future technologies. It is all of the above, but perhaps most importantly, it’s a way to test the...

Page 34 of February 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, February 1995

Cape Horne

Despite the frustration, and occasional humiliation, of its 1994 Indy programme, Honda is continuing in America's premier series with a new team, and a fresh sense of purpose... The news that Honda has found a new dancing partner for its Indy V8 engine programme should come as a relief to everyone connected with IndyCar racing. After all, while it may have given US racing's collective psyche a...

Page 31 of October 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, October 1971

British Hill-climb Championship

As mentioned in last month's Motor Sport, mid-season favourite for the Shell/RAC Hill-Climb Championship was David Hepworth and so it came as a surprise to no one when Hepworth, driving his 4WD Hepworth FF, or Guyson Shotblast Special as it is now known in deference to its new sponsors, took the title with a second place at Prescott behind a very on form Roy Lane (McLaren M10B). Although he was...

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