Articles tagged John Wickham

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 86, June 2014

Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

Page 102, March 2014

Middle Eastern promise

Bentley returns to racing this year, but its new GT3 has already created a stir on its competitive debutWriter: Rob Widdows The boys are back in town. Bentley’s new Continental GT3 racecar went up against its rivals on the Yas Marina circuit, Abu Dhabi, for the last race of the 2013 season – and impressed in its first outing. “An unforgettable weekend of glamour, sporting and schmoozing at the...

Page 62, February 2003

Me and my Arrows

At a time when Formula One cars generally looked very individual, the Shadow and Arrows of 1978 were startlingly similar - and more than one person noticed. Among them was Alan Henry, who describes how he - and arrows - were court in the act It's funny how a throwaway remark can sometimes boomerang. Walking into the Shadow team's garage at the 1978 Silverstone International Trophy meeting, I...

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, 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 29, March 1979

Matters of Moment

• The pride of France It is too early to say whether the Ligier JS11s that have won convincingly the first two 1979 Grands Prix, with a runaway 1-2 victory in Brazil, will dominate Formula One this year. But following Renault's Le Mans success last year, these results certainly emphasise the enthusiasm France is now showing for top-level motor racing. The triumphant appearance of a Le Mans...

Page 34, April 1985

The Constructors —3

Van Diemen There is an old chestnut about a young man being interviewed for a job at Ford. "Tell me, what do you think we make here?" he was asked. "That's easy, sir," the interviewee replied, "you make cars." "Wrong!" he was told: "We make money and we make money by making cars." Much the same could be said of the Snetterton firm, Van Diemen International Racing Services Ltd. Its founder, Ralph...

Page 43, October 1981

Formula 2 review

Geoff Lees is the new European Formula Two Champion. Lees clinched the title in early September at the penultimate round of the series at Misano in Italy with a safe second place, following strong victories at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium (reported in the last issue) and at Donington Park. Of course, the Ralt-Honda driver would have liked to have taken the title with a hat trick of wins but a...

Page 6, December 1989

Around and about

Surprising news in Sanremo was that Kankkunen and Pirronen would be leaving Toyota to rejoin Lancia for 1990. After their first year with Lancia in 1987, the two Finns were so disillusioned with the team that they wasted no time leaving at the end of the year to go back to Toyota, with whom they had started so successfully in 1985 before joining first Peugeot and then the Italian team. Their very...


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