Articles tagged Mike Parkes

Page 26 of August 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, August 1963

49th French Grand Prix

Clark and Lotus again Reims, France, June 30th. This year the French Grand Prix returned to the Reims-Gueux circuit in the Champagne country, after a brief sojourn at Rouen. To say that the 49th French Grand Prix was a bit of a shambles would be putting it mildly. On some counts this was due to circumstances beyond the control of the Automobile Club du Champagne, on others it was directly their...

Page 28 of September 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, September 2006

Nigel Roebuck's Legends

At Reims in 1966 Jack Brabham became the first man to win a grande épreuve in a car bearing his own name, and Roebuck attended his first foreign GP. It was all much more to his taste than Magny-Cours 2006 For Jack Brabham, the 1966 French Grand Prix will forever be the race in which he became the first man ever to win a World Championship round – a grande épreuve, as they used to be known – in a...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS – Ferrari P4 sighting stirs Daytona memories – The motivation that will drive Kubica onwards – For Montoya, NASCAR racing still beats F1 Even when u are in entirely familiar surroundings — as I was a few weeks ago in the Daytona paddock — surprises still lie in wait occasionally, and you get stopped in your tracks. As I have written many times before, they do things properly at...

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Sir, John Barnard is rightly credited with the first carbon-fibre monocoque for the Chaparral 2K, but it is hardly surprising that this marque should have been receptive to the material when Jim Hall and Hap Sharp had built a complete glassfibre chassis for their mid-engine Chaparral 2 sports car in 1963. The company had first run a chin spoiler on the Chaparral 1 in the 1962 season and used one...

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50th Targa Florio

Porsche Win Cefalu, Sicily , May 8th. The annual battle against the Sicilian mountains and the ten laps of the Little Circuit of the Madonie was once again a Ferrari v. Porsche affair, for the expected onslaught by Ford did not materialise, nor did the lone Chaparral of Phil Hill/J. Bonnier that has been promised for Europe this year. Ferrari entered the open 4-litre 330P/3 for Vaccarella/Bandini...



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