Articles tagged Mike Parkes

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Feast of endurance

Synonymous with Gulf, GT40s, 917s and Le Mans wins, JW Automotive is a racing legend. We spoke to director John Horsman about life under ‘Death Ray’ John Wyer and the racing heritage underpinning the team’s successes Writer: Simon Arron There had been no job advertised, but he applied for one anyway. At the time John Horsman was an engineering student at Cambridge and often spent his weekends...

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Driver opinions

Only two men have driven works-built 131 and Escort in the relevant period : Björn Waldegård and Simo Lampinen. Lampinen: 'The Escort was fantastic, a real joy. You could do 20 things wrong and still get it back each time. It was a natural oversteerer. So long as you could turn the wheel, you were okay. And the engine was unbelievable. "The Fiat was more of a racing car. It helped to be really...

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Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

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Obituaries

Jonathan Williams A prolific F3 and F2 competitor during the 1960s, this Cairo-born Englishman has passed away aged 71. Although he scored a number of significant victories in junior categories, his world championship F1 career was restricted to a single race, standing in for injured Ferrari driver Mike Parkes in the 1967 Mexican GP. For a full appraisal of this engaging character’s career, turn...

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Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

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Looking Back on Chris Amon

“He’s getting to be another Chris Amon…” How many times have we heard that comment made over the years about Formula One drivers who, although undeniably talented, seem never quite able to grasp that elusive, first Grand Prix victory. In fact, such comments do less than justice to the popular New Zealander who, although only turned 40 last summer, has been out of the Grand Prix arena for almost...

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Nigel Roebuck

Warring team-mates, matters acoustic, Senna and Ferrari When Jochen Rindt’s Lotus crashed massively at Montjuich in 1969, he was extraordinarily fortunate to escape with relatively light injuries. This was the time of the ludicrous ‘tall’ wings, and the flimsy supports on Rindt’s car simply collapsed, as they had – a few minutes earlier, at the same spot – on the sister car of Graham Hill, the...

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Graham Warner

Racing driver and constructor Graham Warner died on March 8, aged 84. Born in Battersea on May 1 1929, the Londoner would devote his life to two great passions: aircraft and motor sport. After leaving college, Warner joined the RAF and flew Meteors and Vampires at the dawn of the Jet Age. The lure of motor sport, however, was never far away: reasoning that his racing heroes were all car dealers...

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The ADAC 1000 Kilometres

Victory for Martini-Porsche Team Nurburgring, May 30th The ADAC 1,000-kilometre race was held only two weeks after the Targa Florio, so the Porsche teams were still licking their wounds and the Alfa Romeo team was very confident. As at the Targa Florio the Porsche factory loaned 908/03 models to their two main customers, the J.W. Automotive-Gulf team and Hans-Dieter Dechent's Martini...

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Stirling Moss, Goodwood and '1 SWB'

Looking back, it was a race k) mark the end of an era, although there was nothing to suggest it at the time. The 1%1 Goodwood Tourist Trophy was business as usual for Stirling Moss - a front row start, a lead established early in the race, a comfortable winning margin. Who would have guessed that this would be Stirling's final TT win, or that on his return to the Sussex circuit the following...

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