Articles tagged Johnny Dumfries

Page 116 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 116, August 2014

Lunch with... David Brodie

For much of his 50 years in British racing he was a serial winner, and he rubbed shoulders with the Formula 1 crowd as wellWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell As we know, Formula 1 has pretty much taken over the motor sporting world. It gets almost all of the media coverage, almost all of the money and virtually all of the glory. A whole new generation of people who think of...

Page 25 of October 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, October 1990

Home Rule for Mercedes

Continuing what now looks like a repeat whitewash of the World Sports Prototype Championship, the Sauber Mercedes team notched up another 1 —2 success at the Nürburgring in August. The Silk Cut Jaguars were fast and reliable, finishing in third and fourth places one lap behind, and Mark Blundell was "best of the rest" in a solo drive taking his Nissan to fifth place, three laps in arrears. It...

Page 30 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, September 1988

Jaguar's Revenge

Although nobody liked to admit it, Jaguar's defeat at Brno in Czechoslovakia was taken very seriously at Kidlington and in Coventry. There, for the first time in 1988, the British cars had been beaten fair and square by Sauber Mercedes, with no excuses, and fears were raised that the Swiss-German team might raise the level of competition, just as the Electramotive Nissan team has done to Jaguar's...

Page 22 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, January 1989

Cotton on....

Revolution? Although it was generally unremarked at the time, the 10th round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship at Fuji was significant in being the last world championship 1000 kilometre race to be held, ending an era that dates back to 1953 when the FIA announced the World Sportscar Championship for Manufacturers. Typically the series was announced in February, five weeks before the...

Page 104 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 104, December 2007

A whiff of success

Aftershave sponsorship landed single-seat specialist Chip Ganassi a drive for Sauber at Le Mans in 1987 – but it soon evaporated… By Gary Watkins Chip Ganassi wasn’t an obvious candidate for a pseudo-factory drive at the Le Mans 24 Hours. After all, the 29-year-old American, then sitting on the sidelines after six part-seasons of Indy Car racing, had only a handful of sports car races under his...

Page 24 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 2006

Johnny was a Bute

What a fantastic article detailing the career of Johnny Dumfries. He has long fascinated me as he not only raced in the era that I find the most interesting but has the added intrigue of being titled. For me he is exactly the sort of British driver that we never really saw the best of, and your article seems to bear that out. It brings to mind so many people from the late-70s or early-80s who had...

Page 14 of April 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 21 of April 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 1986

Derek Warwick - Life after Formula One...

"What I'm trying to do at the moment is to come to terms with the fact that there is life after Formula 1. I'm managing to get myself really fired up with a lot of enthusiasm for this new Jaguar WSC project, but every so often the realisation that I'm probably not going to be in a Grand Prix car this year hits me hard. That I won't be at Rio on March 23rd. At the end of the day this is hard to...

Page 24 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, July 1990

Karl learns his lesson

Karl Wendlinger completed his initial apprenticeship to Mercedes' WS-PC team by sharing the laurels at Spa with tutor Jochen Mass. At the age of 21, the Austrian is the youngest winner of a World Championship race since Ricardo Rodriguez drove a Ferrari to victory in the Targa Florio in 1962, and Wendlinger certainly showed a fine blend of skill and maturity as he dealt with a distant challenge...

Page 35 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, September 1986

Formula One: German Grand Prix

Inside the stadium The Grosser Preis von Deutschland  used to be held on the majestic 14 mile Nürburgring. Circumstances and people changed all that and we had the "Kleiner Preis von Deutschland " on the flat but fast Hockenheimring. Then the Germans built the New Nürburgring  and we all fell about laughing, until the German Grand Prix was held there last year, whereupon we all crept away very...

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