Articles tagged Johnny Servoz-Gavin

Page 29 of November 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, November 1969

Formula Two Finale

Vallelunga, Italy, October 12th. After many rumours and much shilly-shallying, the 21st Gran Fremio Roma, final round in the 1969 Championship of non-graded drivers, took place at the interesting Vallelunga circuit on the outskirts of Rome. The city's Automobile Club has been making vague promise's or several years that safety and other circuit facilities would be improved and it seems that this...

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Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Brown-eyed handsome man

He was blessed with looks, charisma and speed and rivals thought the world of him. He won but a single World Championship Grand Prix, but there was more to Lorenzo Bandini than such simple statistics imply Writer: Nigel Roebuck Lorenzo Bandini... Such a mellifluous name for a racing driver, it always seemed to me, like Clay Regazzoni or Johnny Servoz-Gavin. And they all looked the part, too....

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Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

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Monaco is Monaco,

— but with reservations, as the headline suggested: 'It's fantastic — but is it a car?' Monaco is Monaco, of course, and close processions have been the way of it there for generations. It was no surprise to see Webber, Rosberg, Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton and Massa lapping all of a group in the late stages, but no one seemed inclined to make a move, and really the tension came only from wondering...

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Model Pupil François Cevert

The debonair Frenchman learned quickly as Jackie Stewart's understudy and was perfectly placed to become an F1 team leader. At Watkins Glen 40 years ago, however, fate intervened Jackie Stewart was never going to be part of the Tyrrell team in 1974, having given Ken ample notice of his intention to retire at the end of ’73, but he nonetheless remained very much a member of the family, with an...

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Porridge with... Robin Herd

This man was one of the straightest guys in F1. So what’s he doing in jail? And just how did he get from racing to recycling?By Simon Taylor As four new teams emerge this season to take on the Formula 1 establishment, there’s no shortage of doubters prophesying their early downfall. It’s an echo of exactly 40 years ago when, to almost universal cynicism, March suddenly appeared on the scene....

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Matra magnet

The first MS650 is sure to draw buyers to France next month, while online auctions are also a big pull Every year Porte de Versailles in Paris fills with thousands of classic car enthusiasts for Rétromobile. If an auction house was looking for the right market, this is it – something that Bonhams proved last year by selling a 1929 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport for £1.2 million and a 1928 Mercedes-...

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The last privateer win?

Sir, I thoroughly enjoyed the article in the May issue on Jo Siffert's victory in the 1968 British GP. But there's another candidate for the `final privateer' victory, if privateer is defined as a car entered by a team which had not designed the vehicle: Jackie Stewart's win in the 1970 Spanish GP at Jarama. Tyrrell campaigned March 701s for Stewart, Johnny Servoz-Gavin and Francois Cevert...

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Remembering Matra's Test Match Special

Model makers often write asking if we have photos of this or that – mostly obscure liveries or specs of popular racing car subjects. Just recently I came across evidence of a very rare Matra configuration, running in the 1969 Le Mans Test Weekend. It was the original MS630/650 sports-prototype which would ultimately come to be fitted with a full-width rear wing between end-plate supports on its...

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