Articles tagged Mark Donohue

Page 35 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, October 1975

The Austrian Grand Prix

— A washout Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 17th The entry list for the Austrian Grand Prix was very full, almost to the point of overflowing as regards drivers, but after the debacles of the British Grand Prix and the German Grand Prix there was a distinct shortage of racing cars. The McLaren team were reduced to M23/9 for Fittipaldi and M23/6 for Mass, with no spare car, and Lotus had 72/R9...

Page 25 of July 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1972

"What was it like out there?"

Taking a ride in Denny Hulme's new Can-Am McLaren All American motor-racing commentators are alleged to thrust a microphone at the sweaty and hot winner of any given race and enquire: "Say Mario, what was it like out there?" Mario (or who ever the winner was) is rarely coherent at that stage to express any sort of lucid opinion; he says the car performed beautifully, he would like to thank his...

Page 74 of January 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, January 2001

McLaren M8B

This is a bit like Desert Island discs - there is a number of cars over the years you ought to pick. But I think what I'd select would actually be a McLaren the M8B Can-Am racer of 1969. It's a very straightforward car, but very successful. There were 11 Can-Am races that year and it won every one. A 100 per cent record hasn't happened that often in international motorsport we almost did it in Fl...

Page 34 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 2006

Can-Am Ball

On the 40th birthday of the biggest big-bangers ever, Gordon Kirby joins the party while Pete Lyons gets to grips with a monster from the past By all accounts, Road America’s annual mid-summer Brian Redman weekend – now formally known as the Kohler International Challenge with Brian Redman – has established itself as one of America’s leading historic racing weekends. Historic racing is booming in...

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Paint it black

In a lifetime at the drawing board Tony Southgate built many race winners. His new book relates his times at many teams; but here he recounts his first year with Don Nichols – The Shadow… Tony SouthgateFrom Drawing Board to Chequered FlagPublished by Motor Racing Publications, available from May 2010 (provisional)ISBN: 978 1 899870 82 0, £45.00 After leaving BRM at the end of the 1970 season,...

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Shadow of no doubt

A superb car and token opposition meant Don Nichols' team cruised to the title in 1974. But the in-fighting kept interest alive, as David Malsher relates. You can look at Can-Am 1974-style in two ways. The embers of a once-great series given a chance to glow one final time. Or proof that it takes only two can to make a race. Jackie Oliver can view it in a third light: the zenith of his driving...

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Around and about: comment on the racing and club scene

Formula Three prospects The 1,600-c.c. Formula Three is now entering its second year and, just as last season, the most prestigious of the three British Championships will be that sponsored by our friends Shell Super Oil and with the Motor Sport Trophy as the prize for the winner. As is recent history last year's victor Dave Walker has moved up to Formula One and this season there will be some...

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The United States Grand Prix

Reutemann the Winner, but Fittipaldi the Champion Watkins Glen, New York, October 6th Watkins Glen, the 3.7-mile road circuit in the north of New York state, has been the scene of the World Championship's final round ever since 1971, the Mexican Grand Prix having been dropped from the calendar that year. This year there was added interest attached to the United States Grand Prix, for this was the...

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Lunch with... John Watson

‘Wattie’ was always quick on track, but he was no politician off it, which could be why he didn’t enjoy more success in F1 – and why he remains Britain’s most underrated GP driver By Simon Taylor Here’s a man who was Britain’s top Formula 1 driver for six consecutive seasons. A man who scored two of the greatest from-back-to-front victories in F1 history, and in his best year came oh-so-close to...

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