Articles tagged Mark Donohue

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"I'm a car guy"

Racing driver, team owner, car collector, historic series promoter… Zak Brown loves his motor sport. But it’s as a sponsor gatherer for Formula 1 where his real influence lies. We track him down after his dream test day, and ask the big question: is this man the next Bernie? Zak Brown just loves talking about racing cars. But not as much as he loves buying and driving them. He’s just returned...

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McLaren: Life after Bruce

When the inspirational leader who drove the team died, McLaren could have spun into the ground. Instead it regrouped and vindicated his vision and his faith Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P There was a lot to think about. But Bruce Leslie McLaren — boss/designer/engineer/tester/racer — preferred it that way. Three years of his New Zealand childhood had been spent in plaster, in traction...

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Lunch with... Rick Mears

The great American racer not only won four Indianapolis 500s, but remains one of the most modest men in racing to this day By Simon Taylor These Lunch With.... pieces start out as long and often colourful one-to-one conversations, over a pleasant meal. But they end up in black and white, as printed words. So I can give you what the man says, but sometimes it's harder to communicate how he says it...

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Recent racing results

Last month we reported that Denny Hulme had won the first round of the Can-Am series with the latest McLaren M20, but only after a scare from Mark Donohue's turbo-charged Porsche 917/10. On July 9th the second round of the series was held and this time the Penske Porsche did win but with George Follmer driving and not Donohue who had crashed and injured his knee in unofficial practising. Hulme...

Page 26 of November 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, November 1975

The United States GP

Lauda rounds it off - Watkins Glen, October 5th Last year's United States Grand Prix proved to be a very significant race as it started with Clay Regazzoni, Emerson Fittipaldi and Jody Scheckter all retaining a mathematical chance of winning the World Championship title. In the event, Emerson Fittipaldi became World Champion for the second time by the consistent, rather than spectacular,...

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Reflections in the Canadian Cold

In many ways the Canadian Grand Prix was the most interesting race of the 1974 Formula One season. Not necessarily due to any particular intensity of racing, although Ronnie Peterson's never-say-die approach to the event and Fittipaldi's tenacious pursuit of Lauda were notable, but it was the race which first seemed to mark the end of Ferrari's Championship aspirations as well as Niki Lauda's....

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Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

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Art of the state

The Auto Union and Mercedes-Benz grand prix cars of the 1930s were mechanical expressions of Germany's desire to re-establish itself as a world power. The leap in technology and speed they provided has never been equalled — nor has the spectacle. Sixty-five years after the great Tazio Nuvolari thrilled British fans by winning the 1938 Donington Grand Prix at the wheel of an Auto Union D-Type,...

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MGB

Some people look down their noses at this prolific sports racer, but they shouldn’t: the evergreen MGB has always been a useful track tool By Richard Heseltine Oh, how we scoffed. When the last MGB skulked off the production line in October 1980 it was a relic, a passé throwback blighted by corporate indifference to a globally revered marque. That and US safety regulations which had resulted in...

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Show of wealth

In a time of economic hardship, Porsche’s new €100m Stuttgart museum is a defiant display of classic road and race cars as well as rare exotica Anytime you find yourself feeling sorry for Porsche in these difficult trading conditions, just remind yourself that this company is so rich that it has all but bought VW, the largest car manufacturer on the continent, and, perhaps more implausibly still...

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