Articles tagged Mike Spence

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Letters

Letter of the month Limiting factor The Japanese Grand Prix accident involving Jules Bianchi has raised many suggestions, ranging from stricter flag-waving to closed cockpits. The latter option, I believe, has its own dangers, particularly with regard to removing an injured driver from his car. The solution appears, to me at least, to be simple. We see teams fret over the ‘risk of a safety car’,...

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Book reviews

Ken Miles by Art Evans ISBN 0 9705073 3 Published by Photo Data Research, $49 It was clear to all who watched that Ken Miles could race. He was better still as a test driver. But it was also clear to all who met him that he was always honest, in a brutal sort of way. Commendably, family friend Art Evans’ book doesn’t hide from that. There are contributions from those who met Ken, from when...

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You were there

Another chapter in the series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Le Mans, Silverstone, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps. The Andrettis were unceremoniously slung out of the 1982 Le Mans just hours before the start -- because the oil cooler on Harley Cluxton's Mirage M12 GpC car was deemed to be in the wrong place. Mario and Michael...

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Nigel Roebuck

The Ecclestone saga, modern F1’s banality, Foyt at Brands Hatch When the announcement was made that Bernie Ecclestone was indeed to face bribery charges in the German court, it’s fair to say that in the paddock there was a measure of surprise, for, Bernie being Bernie, the widespread assumption had been that it wouldn’t come to that, that he would manage to sidestep this potential threat to his...

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You were there

This month, readers transport us to Detroit and Silverstone for Grand Prix action. We also feature Aston Martin in the 1950s at Le Mans and, er, Seaford ANDREW COSTIN-HURLEY These shots of ’50s Aston Martins were taken by ex-Ilmor engineer Andrew’s mother. “Mum’s cousin is Brian Clayton, an Aston race engineer from that era,” he explains. “Brian would travel from Feltham in a variety of cars to...

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Something in the air

Once dismissed by Enzo Ferrari as a science for those who didn’t understand engines, aerodynamics proved to be manna for those who understood racing cars…Writer Adam Cooper This was a period of tumultuous change for Formula 1– and the greatest developments came in the field of aerodynamics. Just consider the arc of evolution between the Lotus 49B, which Emerson Fittipaldi raced at Brands Hatch in...

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Masterclass at the ’Ring

Being a World Champion racing driver was only one attribute of a widely talented and inquisitive man Having followed the late Phil Hill’s racing career since I was a kid, and having been privileged to count him as an immensely respected and valued friend since the 1970s, I’m just one of an enormous number of people worldwide to have been really saddened by his recent death at the age of 81. Phil...

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Phil Hill

1927-2008 Phil Hill was a racing driver in spite of himself, an introspective man who before a race would pace up and down, chain-smoking. Put him in a racing car, though, and the nerves were gone, the style easy and composed. Hill was one of those who excelled at the unyielding circuits, like Spa and the Nürburgring, and he was exceptional, too, in uncertain conditions. Give him rain and murk,...

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All work no playboy

Forty years have passed since the sport lost one of its most misunderstood – and underrated – talentsWriter Andrew Frankel I’d known about the autobiography of Peter Revson for years, but never felt inclined to read it. Revson’s was a supporting role on the global motor racing stage: not a bit part for sure, but he was certainly no superstar either. Besides, Revson only got that far thanks to...

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Clash of the Titans

When Indy 500 entrant Andy Granatelli teamed up with Colin Chapman, sparks were inevitable Andy Granatelli’s death on December 29 closed a remarkable chapter in motor racing history. The 90-year-old’s exploits and impact upon American track racing as would-be driver turned promoter, constructor, entrant and all-round entrepreneur had tremendous resonance upon the British audience during the 1960s...

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