Articles tagged John McDonald

Page 30 of June 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, June 1984

Notes on the Cars at Zolder and Imola

With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off for Belgium with sufficient equipment for the two weeks. Europe based teams like Ferrari were at a big advantage and the Maranello team were back home by Monday lunch-time after the Belgian race the...

Page 33 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1983

Notes on the cars in Brazil

The results of the six months testing and development carried out by the teams since the last race of 1982, was clearly seen in the Brazilian paddock, with new designs, revamped cars, engine installations, new colours, new names, new sponsors and an on. Not for a long time has a new season started with so much interest, occasioned partly by the new FISA rules banning under-car aerodynamics within...

Page 30 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, July 1983

Formula One scene

Notes on the cars and teams in North America For another trip across the Atlantic for two races, this time on consecutive weekends, all the teams packed their big steel boxes with every imaginable piece of equipment and spare part that they could muster, with spare engines, spare gearboxes, spare turbo-chargers, spare radiators, wheels, jacks, refuelling equipment, starters, air bottles and so on...

Page 49 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, June 1982

Notes on the cars at Zolder

WITH all the special-builders returning to the fold there were quite a lot of interesting things to see in the Zolder pits and garages. The BMW factory had issued an ultimatum to Bernard Ecclestone and his Brabham team to the effect that they were not amused by his shilly-shallying about over whether to run Cosworth-powered cars or the new BMW 4-cylinder turbo-charged units. They said "race our...

Page 39 of March 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, March 1982

Notes on the cars and teams at Kyalami

Two things really stood out in the pit lane in South Africa, one was the impressive row of Brabham-BMW cars and the other was the smooth and beautifully made monocoques of the new Ferraris. In sharp contrast was the presentation of the new March cars which really scintillated, in black and green, and the down-at-heel appearances of the Autodelta Alfa Romeo. Team Lotus was there in force, with...

Page 21 of April 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1985

Formula One Preview

The 1985 season of Formula One Grand Prix racing gets under way in April after a pretty busy winter of testing by most of the teams. The only serious change in the regulations has been that the rear "wings" have been clipped, the additional side "winglets" that most people have been using have been outlawed so that rear aerofoils have now become quite tidy and neat contraptions. A major change...

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