Articles tagged Maurice Philippe

Page 138 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 138, July 2014

One giant leap

The space race wasn’t limited to matters extra-terrestrial. Some of the technology was having a significant impact on race tracks around the worldWriter Paul Fearnley Jackie Stewart, his luxuriant hair and sideburns bang on-trend, won a thrilling 1969 British Grand Prix in a car devised by rocket scientists.  The next day, buzz-cut Neil Armstrong – keeper of a Chevy Corvette leased from 1960 Indy...

Page 37 of May 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, May 1971

Brands Hatch jottings

Once again Colin Chapman and Maurice Philippe have produced something really new for Grand Prix racing. Last year it was the Lotus 72, this year it is the Lotus turbine car. In the wet on Friday it was very impressive, but this was more due to the smooth power and four-wheel-drive than the turbine conception. Throughout practice it ran smoothly and quietly, with no problems apart from changes of...

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"He could charm the birds from the trees"

Colin Chapman was a brilliant engineer and a shrewd businessman. But as a new book tells us, the Lotus boss knew how to get what he wanted from people, and it was one key to his successBy Karl Ludvigsen 'His persona is ebullient, buzzing, fast-moving, joke-cracking,’ wrote Robert Heller about Colin Chapman, ‘but for all that outwardness the personal armour is difficult to pierce and the man is...

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Trumpeting a 'White Elephant'

Sir, I was fascinated to read Joe Scalzo's item, Stars &Gripes (October 2000 issue) — a fine tale about a little bit of knowledge being a dangerous thing. But I was confused by the caption 'Maurice Philippe got it right with Lotus 72 — and so wrong with this'. While I wholeheartedly agree about the 72, arguably the most successful Fl car, the picture involved shows the then-brand-new Parnelli...

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Downhill all the way

The BRM P201's first grand prix flattered to deceive: it was too little too late. Paul Fearnley tells the story and drives a survivor As his wheezy, knock-kneed steed cantered along Kyalami's main straight at almost 150mph — well, it was downhill! — the 'Cowangie Kid' had plenty of time to mull over his future. Larry Perkins, for it was he, desperately wanted to stay in Formula One — but no...

Page 6 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 1989

Around and about

Obituary: Maurice Philippe Motor Sport is saddened to have to report the death on June 5 of Maurice Philippe, one of the more retiring men in international motorsport but a designer at the forefront of racing technology who retained the respect of his peers for many years. His part in the design of the remarkable Lotus 49s and 72s, besides countless other Colin Chapman projects including the 43,...

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Jo Marquart

Respected racing car designer Jo Marquart died in his adopted Norfolk recently, following heart trouble. He was 57 years old. In the late 1960s Marquart was noted for his work at McLaren, before he went on to Huron, GRD and Modus. Thereafter, he founded Argo Racing Cars in 1977. The Argo JM6 was one of F3's pace-setters in 1979/80, in the hands of Roberto Guerrero, David Sears, Thierry Tassin and...

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The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

A technical step forward Zandvoort, Holland, June 21st After a certain amount of alarm and despondency the Dutch organisers managed to raise the finance necessary to organise their Grand Prix, and, in fact, they did better than expected in that they could afford to take 20 starters according to the Geneva agreement of the Formula One constructors. They had 27 entries inscribed on their list, of...

Page 43 of November 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, November 1964

The private teams

Part 4 Ecurie Ecosse Probably the best known of all private teams, ranking with the Rob Walker Team in winning major International races ahead of works teams. The team has specialised mostly in sports cars but has also raced single-seaters and GT cars. The team has been associated with Jaguar Cars in most of their successes, first with the C-type and later with the D-type which won for them the...

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