Articles tagged Nelson

Page 6 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1990

The Scarlet Pimpernel

I came here in 1979 and 1980 and each time it was a French victory. "Jean-Marie Balestre was in the mood to crow at his Saturday morning press conference in Sao Paulo, when he recalled the successes of Jacques Laffite and Rene Arnoux. He'd dragged himself to Brazil "despite precarious health state" and said he'd enjoyed the reception he got from "a raving crowd" of angry Paulistas still steaming...

Page 44 of November 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, November 1956

Tour de France, 1956

September 17th-23rd Some idea of the severity of the Tour of France can be assesed from the results of the General Classification, with the first three places taken by Marquis de Portago, Stirling Moss and Olivier Gendebien, the cars they used being Ferrari Europa 3-litre, Mercedes-Benz 300SL and Ferrari Europa, with another SL, Porsche Carrera, two Giulietta Sprint Veloce, and yet another...

Page 44 of June 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, June 1967

1,000 kilometres of Francorchamps

A very wet but interesting race Spa, Belgium, May 1st. Taking place as it did, only a week after the Monza 1,000-kilometre race for Prototypes. Sports cars and GT cars, the Belgian event on the magnificent Spa-Francorchamps circuit stretched many of the teams to the limit as regards time and mechanics' work. In spite of this the entry was pretty good and certainly as interesting as Monza, if not...

Page 14 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, December 2010

Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS - Why qualifying will be key for the world title - Watkins Glen, the true home of the US GP As I write, three of the 19 rounds of the 2010 World Championship remain, and Ferrari's Stefano Domenicali suggests that qualifying will play a pivotal role in deciding which of five drivers will end up with the title. This is not, it must be said, in itself a ground-breaking declaration. The...

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