Articles tagged Louis Stanley

Page 57 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, November 1978

National Racing Review

It has been a year of development, controversy and near-peak excitement, rather than a season of out-and-out classic motor racing on the national club scene. On the whole grids have been full - in the majority of cases near to over-flowing - and competition has been keen and fierce. It is, perhaps, a sign of the slightly easier times in which we live that there appears to have been no dire...

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Len Terry – obituary

Talented racing car designer Len Terry has died after a short illness, at the age of 90. Though involved with some 29 different organisations in his career, two marques in particular stand out – Eagle and Lotus. Terry masterminded Dan Gurney’s beautiful Eagle-Weslake Grand Prix car and many Lotuses, most notably the 1965 Indianapolis 500-winning Type 38. Never one to be awed by powerful men,...

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The man who played with fire

Hockenheim brought the spectre of fire back to Grand Prix racing. In his first interview for almost two decades, former BRM chief Louis Stanley, who pioneered means of eliminating such risk, recalls the days when safety was a dirty word In his heyday on the Grand Prix circuits Louis T Stanley cut an imposing figure. Tall and corpulent, ruddy of face and silver of hair, his blue blazer and old...

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Louis Stanley: What today's F1 people recall about his heyday

Jackie Stewart "Louis was a larger than life character who brought a bit of colour, and certainly a different demeanour to Formula One Grand Prix racing. He and his wife Jean: there was clearly a degree of respectability about their manners, about their deportment and their presence, which I think did no harm to motorsport at all. His contribution with regard to his obstinacy and forcefulness...

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Money for nothing

The worst car I ever drove Niki Lauda 1972 March 72X He borrowed $250.000 to drive it and it drove him to contemplate suicide. No wonder Niki Lauda is no great fan of the march 721X. It was the one time I needed not to get into a bad car. It was 1972 and I'd bought my way into Formula One with March; I'd agreed to bring $250,000 of sponsorship money, which was a lot then. But the sponsors were...

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The Constructors - Pilbeam

It's ironic that Britain's most successful manufacturer of hill climb cars, Pilbeam Racing Designs, is based in Lincolnshire on the edge of the Fens where the land is as flat as freshly-trowelled cement. It's a bit like finding a shipbuilder in the middle of the Sahara. In fact the firm is based at Bourne, home of BRM for whom Mike Pilbeam worked as a designer for some years, so the arrangement...

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My only grand prix -- Teddy Pilette

1974 Belgian GP at Welles How did you land the Brabham drive? I was having a lot of success in Formula 5000 which opened a few doors but the problem then, as now, was money. Then the Automobile Club of Belgium did a deal with Bernie Ecclestone — who was always open to making a deal in return for a large cheque — and I got the drive. What was the BT42 like? The car itself was great but the...

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Seeing red

On a number of counts F1 plumbed new depths at Hockenheim, but a long overdue victory for Ferrari, courtesy of Gerhard Berger, provided a timely uplift An all-Ferrari front row in qualifying, scandalous allegations about the Benetton team, shunts involving 10 cars before the first corner, retirement for Michael Schumacher, a horrible pit lane fire, victory for Gerhard Berger and Ferrari. Oh, and...

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Road to Rouen

By starting the 1968 French GP in a works Honda, 40-year-old Jo Schlesser realised his life's ambition. But a mere two laps later the dream turned into a nightmare. Adam Cooper pays tribute to a gentleman driver One of the most fascinating scenes in the film Grand Prix is the GPDA meeting at Spa, in which actors James Gamer, Yves Montand and Antonio Sabato mix it with a dozen real stars — half...

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My only grand prix

1969 German at Nürburgring; by Peter Westbury How did you come to be on the Grand Prix grid In Germany? Well, at 29, I was quite late getting into circuit racing, and am probably better known for my hillclimbing exploits. Anyway, I'd been successful in F3 and moved up to F2 with my own Brabham (BT30) for 1969. I was on holiday in the South of France with my wife and children when I got the call...

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