Articles tagged Johnny Servoz-Gavin

Page 80 of April 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, April 1982

Formula 2 - is it on the right track?

WHEN the European Formula Two Championship was originally instigated in 1967 it was intended to consolidate a very positive bridge between Formula Three and Formula One. To this end, it was very strictly controlled. Anybody who had scored World Championship points was debarred from scoring points in the F2 contest. And you could only win the European title once since one of the rewards for such...

Page 66 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 1999

Triple Treat

Matra's plan was to win both Formula One titles plus Le Mans in just ten years. In the event, it did all that and more. Gordon Cruickshank reports. It's hard to think of a recent equivalent to the Matra racing regime. In one glorious decade, from 1965 to 1974, Matra fielded victorious Grand Prix cars and Le Mans winners at the same time as building F2 and F3 cars and selling quirky roadcars ......

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Johnny Servoz-Gavin

Down at the tip-top bar, that Sunday night in May 1970, we waited and hoped for Jochen Rindt to arrive, as the winner of the Monaco Grand Prix traditionally did in those days. It must have been nearly midnight when he and Nina, swinging the trophy between them, emerged from the Prize-giving Gala at the Hotel de Paris, strolled across Casino Square, and on down the hill. It had been perhaps the...

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Formula 3 in retrospect

Whatever happened to the likely lads? In the late 1960s any aspiring Formula 1 ace simply had to get into Formula 3 somehow or other. These days we're used to Grand Prix drivers emerging from other categories such as Formula Atlantic or even Can-Am and the system of progression is far less predictable than it used to be. Formula 3 is currently enjoying a particularly healthy time and, in...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor For me, the defining moment of this Formula One season came on lap 72 of the Hungarian Grand Prix. With both drivers' and constructors' titles effectively locked away, Ferrari's only remaining task is to ensure Rubens Barrichello is runner-up. So Barrichello was told to win the race and Michael Schumacher to finish second, and this they duly did with predictable and crushing ease....

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Lunch with... John Watson

‘Wattie’ was always quick on track, but he was no politician off it, which could be why he didn’t enjoy more success in F1 – and why he remains Britain’s most underrated GP driver By Simon Taylor Here’s a man who was Britain’s top Formula 1 driver for six consecutive seasons. A man who scored two of the greatest from-back-to-front victories in F1 history, and in his best year came oh-so-close to...

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