Articles tagged Jonathan Williams

Page 34 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, December 1967

Sixth Grand Prix of Mexico

Clark all the Way Mexico City, October 22nd. Twenty entries were invited for this year's Mexican Grand Prix, which took place at the same time as the Mini-Olympics. Of the 20, 19 were all ready for the first four-hour practice session on Friday afternoon, the one missing car being the Cooper down to be driven by Rindt. This was withdrawn due to a haggle over starting money which the Austrian...

Page 48 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, June 1967

The 1,000 kilometres of Monza

Fast and furious Monza, Italy, April 25th. This year the 1,000-kilometre race, run on the combined road and banked track circuit at Monza, took place in glorious weather, unlike last year when it rained all day. It looked as though it was going to be a simple question of the Ferrari team drivers tossing a coin to see who was going to win, as the Ford team did not enter, but at the last moment...

Page 27 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 2004

My only Grand Prix

1967 Mexican GP at Mexico City by Jonathan Williams How did you end up driving for Ferrari in Mexico? I'd just competed in the Can-Am races at Laguna Seca and Riverside, and was waiting for the Las Vegas race. [Ferrari team manager] Franco Lini just said, 'You've got to be a good company man and come down to Mexico. By the way, bring your overalls you never know...' Nobody actually said there was...

Page 36 of June 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1969

The 53rd Targa Florio

A Porsche Monopoly Cefalu, Sicily, May 4th. The Targa Florio is not so much a race as a state of mind and a drive down through Southern Italy and along the fantastic northern coast road of Sicily puts you well into the atmosphere that can only be Targa Florio. No matter how quietly you leave Messina, heading west for Palermo, the mountain roads soon get into your blood, as does the approaching...

Page 26 of November 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1984

LOOKING BACK ON Piers Courage

LOOKING BACK ON Piers Courage IN the latter half of the sixties, a handful of up-and-coming young British drivers were making their marks in the junior single-scater categories. Some were destined to fall by the wayside, either through loss of career impetus or injury, while a handful actually made it onto the lower rungs of the Formula 1 ladder. This was an era in which Jim Clark, Graham Hill...

Page 66 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 1989

The hot seat

Sir, I should bring to your attention the omission of Jonathan Williams in the short list of British drivers to have contested Grands Prix for Ferrari (Matters of Moment, Motor Sport, February 1989). He drove in the Mexican Grand Prix of 1967. Good luck to Mansell in the hot seat. John Selby Greene, Dursley, Gloucestershire

Page 36 of January 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 2013

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections - The free spirit of Kimi Räikkönen - Mental gamesmanship in Formula 1 - The remarkable life of Chris Economaki * It was just Kimi Raikkonen's luck that, after coming close on a number of occasions, when he finally won a Grand Prix for Lotus it had to be in a country where the attitude to booze is somewhat at odds with his own. On the podium over time Kimi has shaken the champagne in...

Page 28 of May 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, May 1967

Further thoughts on Formula 2

In the March Motor Sport I looked at the new Formula 2 from a mechanical standpoint and it all seemed most interesting and clear cut, but now I am not so sure. I rather rashly suggested that if you had sufficient money you could buy a Brabham chassis, a Cosworth 16-valve engine and a Hewland gearbox and go Formula 2 racing. As things are turning out it is not as simple as that for the...

Page 118 of September 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 118, September 2007

Ferrari Gauld mine

Graham Gauld The subhead reads, ‘a compendium of Ferrari and Ferrari-related stories’. And that’s exactly what you get: a series of highly personal vignettes that first appeared in the Ferrari Owners’ Club of America newsletter, Prancing Horse. So there’s everything from Gauld’s remembrances of Lord Selsdon – ‘the other half of Luigi Chinetti’s 1949 Le Mans win’ – to recalling Albert Uderzo (...

Page 68 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, March 2005

Just Gethin and drive

He prevailed in the most frantic F1 finish ever. He won in F2, F3, F5000, sportscars and Can-Am... Peter Gethin doesn't get the credit he deserves but he's not overly bothered, discovers Richard Heseltine "A while ago I was chatting to the manager of a good, young British driver," laughs Peter Gethin. "He told me that his charge couldn't possibly fly at night because he would be too tired for...

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