Articles tagged Luigi Musso

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1958 Mike Hawthorn

John Michael Hawthorn, our first British World Champion Driver, has been done no favours as increasingly frequent Grand Prix races have devalued the currency and distorted the record book. He started only 45 World Championship GPs… and won three. They put him level with Johnny Herbert (161 Grand Prix starts), Thierry Boutsen (163), Heinz-Harald Frentzen (156) and Didier Pironi (70). A more...

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Legends: Tony Brooks

Nigel Roebuck In terms of finding a decent place to stay, Magny-Cours is not the best grand prix venue in the world. Thus, when we discovered, some years ago, a quite exceptional hostelry, we kept it secret to prevent it being block-booked by one of the teams. Not many racing folk know about the place, therefore, so it was a surprise to spot, at an adjacent restaurant table, Tony Brooks and his...

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The Formula One Scene

The Formula One Scene WHEN THE non-motoring sponsors appeared on the Grand Prix scene I looked a bit sideways at it all, conscious of some of the troubles that had happened behind the scenes in the past, with sponsors whose livelihood depended on motoring, if not on actual racing. The petrol and oil companies were the ones putting large sums of money into the pockets of racing teams and racing...

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Front to back

Arriving just before the mid-engined British upstarts took centre-stage, Ferrari’s Dino 246 was the last front-engined GP winner By Doug Nye It all began – and in essence it all ended – thanks to the influence of Formula 2. It all goes back to the governing CSI’s decision to institute a new 1500cc unsupercharged Formula 2 class to take effect 50 years ago, in 1957. The new category was intended...

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Legends Peter Collins

Passing San Lorenzo, the famous restaurant, the other week, I was reminded of a pleasant lunch there, years ago, with a charming American lady: Louise Collins, widow of Peter. She had been to Silverstone a few days earlier and had not really known what to expect, inevitably wondering if it would spark memories of another time. "When Peter won the British Grand Prix in 1958, it was a perfect day....

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Doug Nye

Stirling’s finest drive? Aye! Britain’s favourite racer overcame gearbox woes and a scratched cornea to score the first major win for a rear-engined car As Stirling Moss’s 80th birthday is upon us (upon him?) spare a thought for one of his exploits which I feel is too often submerged by tales of his derring-do in the Mille Miglia, or in Formula 1 at Monaco and the Nürburgring. The one he seems to...

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Heaven’s gates

Racing for Ferrari in Formula 1 is every driver’s dream. Only five, though, have won their first championship race for the marque. Can Räikkönen do the same? Words: Rob Widdows. Photography: LAT Many a young man has stepped into this place, second only to the Vatican in its spirituality for many Italians. Most grand prix drivers, even if they will not admit as much, would like to record a stint...

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This month in

1994 Gerhard Berger gives Ferrari its first win since 1990 by winning the German GP, a race that is marred by Jos Verstappen's pit fire that engulfs Benetton's mechanics (above). The Dutch driver bounces back to take third in Hungary, a race won by Schumacher. 1984 Alain Prost wins the German GP (above) despite being forced into the spare McLaren before the start. Elio de Angelis and Nelson...

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Book Reviews

Great American Automobiles by John Bentley. 374 pp., 10 in. by 7-1/4 in. (The Merlin Press, 112 Whitfield Street, London, S.W.1. 36s.). This is an attempt to provide, in attractive and easily assimilated form, a survey of the highlights of the American racing and sporting scene. Published in America by Prentice-Hall, Inc., John Bentley's book is now available in this country. It presents known...

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As good as Rindt

Lorenzo Bandini was highly regarded – as a driver and as a man – by his Ferrari team-mates John Surtees and Chris Amon. He looked all set to join the top rank when he died at Monaco​ It was on May Day 1955 that Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the Mille Miglia, and for almost 40 years it had a joyful resonance for ‘Jenks’. “I associated it with such pleasure,” he said, “and now this…” His...

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