Articles tagged John Lennon

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1950s

Italian pride shines bright at the start of a new World Championship, but 10 years later the British turn F1 on its head – and back to frontBy Doug Nye GiovanBattista Guidotti was a jovial, charming old gentleman. He was a racer right from his toecaps to his fingertips. But he came from a different era. Before World War II he had been a mechanic, tester, and eventually capo collaudatore – chief...

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1980s

When two tribes go to war… it’s Senna vs Prost, Mansell vs Piquet as the superpowers turn the wick up on their turbo missilesBy Nigel Roebuck It was the era of Margaret Thatcher, relished by some, despised by others. It was a time of plenty, even excess, not least in motor racing, which went through perhaps the most convulsive decade in its history. The ’80s. “In my time,” said Patrick Tambay, “...

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Readers' letters

Opinions expressed are those of our correspondents, and are not necessarily those of MOTOR SPORT. Whither Fl ? Sir, Having watched the Monaco Grand Prix I feel inspired to write questioning where motor racing has got to. First of all they have to wet the road in the tunnel because the tyres — or is it the drivers? — can't cope with the transition from wet to dry road and back again. Secondly it...

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1960s

Clark and Lotus define an era of brilliant innovation and driving skill. But it is also a deadly decade, prompting Stewart to begin his safety crusadeBy Eoin Young Formula 1 changed forever during the 1960s, as did the world. Front engines were finally phased out. Enzo Ferrari finished with his heroic front-engined cars at the end of the 1960 season – and immediately snatched the world title in ’...

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“You can’t just bang the door behind you”

F1 Champion Mika Häkkinen is retiring from racing – but it might not be final… Meanwhile he talks about Lewis, Kimi and Schuey By Rob Widdows He is the most successful racing driver to be powered by Mercedes-Benz since Juan Manuel Fangio. And he chose to announce his second retirement at the company’s home in Stuttgart, under the glinting three-pointed star that revolves high above the company’s...

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