Articles tagged Masao Ono

Page 32 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 2001

Big in Japan

In Japan some passage of time is usually required before an event, an artefact or an era can be defined as a classic. But the 1976 Japanese GP was different In pouring rain on a circuit built in the shadow of Mount Fuji, what was possibly the most exciting season of Formula One came to a spectacular conclusion in a race memorable for many different reasons. Because it was the Hunt versus Lauda...

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The 1979 Dome Zero RL Le Mans Cars

Brainchild of Dome chief designer Masao Ono. the Zero RL (Racing Le Mans) was designed with the Sarthe and the Mulsanne Straight in mind. Apart from its weird body-shape, the car was notable for its extremely narrow front track of 52.7in (some 7in narrower than more conventional Group 6 machines), giving a very small frontal aspect and drag co-efficient. The car was also massively long at 16.4ft...

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Latent Orient

Fifteen minutes of fame Hayashi: Macau Grand Prix – November 15, 1981 Japanese cars and drivers tend not to travel well, but 22 years ago a little-known marque from the Land of the Rising Sun beat the favourites at Macau. By Tim Scott Only two Japanese-built single-seaters have taken victories in major international events outside the Land of the Rising Sun. Honda's Formula One triumph in the...

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