Articles tagged Lamberto Leoni

Page 61 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, March 2005

Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

Page 54 of May 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 2004

Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

Page 24 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, May 1985

F3000 A Promising Start

The idea of Formula 3000 as a replacement for F2 has been around for couple of years, the impetus coming partly as F2 shrivelled and partly due to the final decline of the Cosworth DFV engine. The main reason why F2 failed was escalating costs and the reluctance of sponsors to invest ever-increasing amounts into a category which attracted relatively small crowds and, in Britain at least, almost...

Page 52 of October 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1994

A life on the ocean wave

When you're riding with him you could be forgiven for thinking Steve Curtis is to powerboats what the Marquis de Sade was to human rights, but when it comes to throttlemen there are none better than Britain's low-profile champion It's an unnerving thing, but whenever I think of Steve Curtis I tend to think of the more vulnerable parts of my anatomy. Freud might have had an interesting time with...

Page 36 of February 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 1994

Happy the man

Alfa Romeo is entering the BTCC this year. Lead driver will be Gabriele Tarquini,a man who has never enjoyed a real opportunity to demonstratewhat many believe to be startling natural ability Back in March 1985, few people outside the world of karting had heard of Gabriele Tarquini . . . International motor racing was entering a new, experimental age. Formula Two had been axed on the grounds of...

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