Articles tagged Lorenzo Bandini

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Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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Looking Back on Chris Amon

“He’s getting to be another Chris Amon…” How many times have we heard that comment made over the years about Formula One drivers who, although undeniably talented, seem never quite able to grasp that elusive, first Grand Prix victory. In fact, such comments do less than justice to the popular New Zealander who, although only turned 40 last summer, has been out of the Grand Prix arena for almost...

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From the archives with... Doug Nye

Pantomime horse... Ferrari stumbled ahead of the 2014 British Grand Prix, but theatrical mishaps have long been part of the team’s fabric As Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen failed to survive first qualifying for the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, it became apparent that Ferrari had screwed up. It wasn’t alone: Williams got into the same muddle about which tyres to mount during a rain-...

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"Imagine being protested by your own team..."

In an extract from John Surtees’ new book, we look back at the 1963 and ’64 seasons. The Englishman might have become the first racer to take world titles on two wheels and four, but it wasn’t all plain sailing The option of going back to Italy had been hard to resist, but before this I took part in the six-race Tasman series, starting off the season well with two wins and a second place in the...

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The powerhouse that Jack built

Jack Brabham was due to retire as a driver – until his astute choiceof Repco as engine builder gave him another F1 title. Paul Fearnley tells all Ferrari was the clear pre-season favourite. Team leader John Surtees wasn't so sure, however: he was less than thrilled with the new 3-litre V12, hardly enamoured of team manager Eugenio Dragoni and adamant that a Formula One season only truly began for...

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Champagne socialising

Threatened by developers, the historic Reims circuit hosted a defiant celebration of its great pastBy Simon Taylor Between 1925 and 1969, the high-speed triangle of public roads west of the champagne capital of Reims was a magical circuit. The scene of the epic Hawthorn/Fangio French Grand Prix duel in 1953, it was always fast: in 1966 Lorenzo Bandini’s Ferrari took pole at an average of over...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which 20 most capture the essence of Ferrari?Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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Reviews

1967 Chris Amon, Scuderia Ferrari and a Year of Living Dangerously, By John Julian Decent books about Chris Amon are a scarce breed, so this adds welcome bookshelf diversity for a reasonable price. One man’s first season with a team might not be an obvious topic for a whole book (occasional, Lewis Hamilton-style cash-ins aside), but 1967 was a fascinating, tumultuous campaign, with Amon stepping...

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Guards Trophy

Brands Hatch THE B.R. & S.C.C.'s International meeting at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday, run over the 2.6-mile long circuit was a pleasant contrast to last year's event—blessed with very good weather, which a very large crowd thoroughly appreciated while watching an interesting programme. Entries for the main race of the day, the 50-lap Guards International Trophy race for sports...

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Little cars, big grids

Sir, I can only marvel at your dexterity in managing to compile a 10-page Historic Season Preview in the April edition of Motor Sport - without more than the briefest passing reference to the 2003 Historic Championship of the Year. I am speaking of Historic Formula Junior, in which one can - quite literally - race every weekend between April and October, and which has a pool of over 200 cars...

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