Articles tagged Michel Leclere

Page 69 of May 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 69, May 1975

THRUXTON FORMULA TWO

THUXTON FORMULA TWO FRENCHMAN Jacques Laffite (above) heads for victory in the first heat, his Schnitzer-BMW-engined Martini leading the March-Ford of Britain's Brian Henton, the works March-BMW of Patrick Tambay, Vittorio Brambilla's March-BMW, the Lola-Ford of Ted Wentz and the other works March of Michel Leclere. Wentz's Lola, leading Leclere's March (left) was third in the first heat: Patrick...

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

Formula Two Review

Formula Two Review JUST AS Hanschen Stuck dominated the two opening rounds of the European Formula Two Championship last season, Frenchman Jacques Laffite has emerged as the early season pacesetter this year. The 31-year-old Parisian had a rather lucky win in the opening race at Portugal's Estoril Autodrome on March 9th but was consistently the fastest throughout the BARC-organised Easter Monday...

Page 84 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, July 1977

Formula Two Review

Arnoux ahead on points in the Martini Renault After six rounds in what is undoubtedly the toughest European Formula Two Championship of the last five years, the French are once again emerging as the front runners and, having scored maximum points in three races, Rene Arnoux has edged ahead in the points. The former Formule Renault and Super Renault Champion of France, having his second season in...

Page 70 of December 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, December 1975

F2 ROUND-UP

Vallelunga Formula Two --Vittorio Brambilla, pictured left leading the works March-BMW of Michel Leclere, took victory in the final round of the European Championship in Rome. The regular works March 752 models of Leclere and Tambay crashed, leaving Jacques Laffite to take second place in the Martini. Below Tambay leads the Elf 2 of Gerard Larrousse which started from the back of the grid and...

Page 35 of March 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, March 1976

Racing engines for Formula Two

While the British-based Grand Prix teams wait anxiously to see if this is the year when the Italian and French 12-cylinder engines finally trounce the incredibly successful eight-cylinder Ford Cosworth engines in Formula One races, a similar situation is unfolding in the European Formula Two Championship. When the championship was started in 1967 the FIA regulations called for 1.6-litre...

Page 78 of August 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, August 1975

The Dutch Grand Prix

James Hunt scored a fine win in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort in his Hesketh 308. Hunt (top left), can be seen on the winner's rostrum, laughingly knocking the Goodyear cap off third placeman Clay Regazzoni's head after the Swiss had failed to remove it during the playing of the British National Anthem. Right, Hunt (No. 24) leads Niki Lauda's second place Ferrari 312T (No. 12) just before...

Page 63 of November 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, November 1976

Jabouille narrowly heads French Renault invasion

Jean-Piere Jabouille snatched the European Formula Two title neatly from the grasp of Rene Arnoux in a tense final round confrontation at Hockenheim, Germany. The tall blonde Frenchman ended a six-year stay in Formula Two by stealing the Championship in the dying moments of a tough year. His spaceframe Elf 2 edged Arnoux's Martini out of the Championship by a single point, thanks to some...

Page 54 of October 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, October 1975

Formula Two Review

That Jacques Laffite would win the French-dominated 1975 European Formula 2 championship was never really in doubt. The 31-year-old former racing mechanic had won five of the six races held when we reviewed the situation in July and, even though his successes suffered something of a surprise slump in the next few races, Laffite had wrapped up the title by the time the teams reached Silverstone on...

Page 84 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, December 2001

Chimay

The 1972 Belgian GP was at held nivelles. Two weeks earlier,just down the road, the antithesis of that bland track ran its last great car race. By Paul Fearnley They blammed past the pits. Five of 'em, maybe six, as one. Ensign, GRD, Narval (remember them?), Brabham, March — a sampler of Formula Three's rich, early-1970s tapestry, stitched together by invisible currents and eddies. And he was...

Page 32 of May 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1974

F2 Review

Stuck the unbeatable The European Formula Two Championship which started at the splendid Montjuich Park circuit at Barcelona on March 24th looks like being dominated yet again by the Anglo-German alliance of the March chassis and BMW engines. The works car, driven by 23-year-old Hans Stuck, was unbeatable in the opening round in Spain, and the impressive young German followed up his first single-...

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