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Page 21 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, April 2014

Nigel Roebuck

>>Straight-talkin’ Petty >>Prost on the present >>Double points farce A step into the obscene?The F1 field heads for Turn One at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi in 2013. When the sport returns in November, drivers will be contesting the first double-points finale in the world championship’s 65-season history – a detail that sits uncomfortably with many. Regulators, thy name is...

Page 73 of September 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, September 2008

The best kept secrets...

The story of the first Tyrrell was a cloak-and-dagger affair, as Neil Davis tells Rob Widdows Neil Davis was one of Ken Tyrrell’s most trusted and loyal employees, preferring to down tools rather than move to Brackley when BAR took over the team. “I wasn’t terribly impressed with Adrian Reynard when he came to talk to us in Ockham so I decided to call it a day,” says Neil. “He told us he’d never...

Page 18 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1999

Legends - Ken Tyrrell

"In a time when motor racing was conducted with integrity and passion, one unique character graced the stage of Formula One. His name was Ken Tyrrell." The narrator's opening words set the tone of a fine new film about a man whose achievements, it seems to me, have always been curiously under-documented. It has been made by Mark Stewart Productions, and no company could be better placed for such...

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Jody Scheckter - Friends, foes and fixers

"For a single decade, racing was my life. During my years in the cockpit I built friendships and rivalries with flamboyant drivers, eccentric team owners - and the odd character who was almost as difficult as me... Here's how I remember them." * James Hunt 1976 World champion – and friend I liked James. We were in Spain together, when he was in a fancy place and I was down the road in a farmhouse...

Page 78 of October 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2011

Lunch with... Jacky Ickx

He may be his own man, but Ickx doesn’t like discussing his own achievements, preferring instead to acknowledge the efforts of those around him. But all those Le Mans wins, those Grand Prix heroics in the wet – they can’t be ignored Each month for the past five years it’s been my privilege, on your behalf, to take a motor racing name to lunch. Then, on these pages, I’ve passed on to you the...

Page 46 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, December 2007

Hard and fast

Jacky Ickx was blindingly quick in the wet and a man who raced purely for the satisfaction of winning. Although he has long since retired from racing, he never forgets the passion of the fans and all the people who worked behind the scenes to make possible his many victories in sports cars and single-seaters By Rob Widdows Jacques-Bernard Ickx is a complicated man. The thinking man’s racing...

Page 144 of March 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 144, March 2013

Cooper that was shakin', not stirred

From the sublime to the ahem not quite so stupendous, I have just fallen heir to a fascinating little cache of early Cooper photographs. Among them are some shots of one of John and Charlie Cooper's most obscure little prototypes, the 1949-50 Cooper-Sunbeam. One day late in 1949 a Major Barker had contacted Cooper in Surbiton. He was PA to Sir Bernard Docker, then chairman of BSA, Daimler, Hooper...

Page 34 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, October 1993

The laughing cavalier

Just as he was poised to don Jackie Stewart's mantle, Fate overtook dashing Francois Cevert. We look back at the Frenchman's career Death fully defines a man. Potential for things not yet done no longer exists." Someone said this in a book about jazz great Eric Dolphy, but it applies universally to us all. When an obviously gifted racing driver dies young, long before his full potential can be...

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"It was a partnership that would be impossible today"

Ken Tyrrell was much more than just my team boss – he was a lifelong friend too, and one whom I never tire of talking about, as I recently told Nigel Roebuck When we speak of legendary partnerships in motor racing, perhaps the one that would spring first to most minds is that of Colin Chapman and Jim Clark: throughout his eight-year Formula 1 career Jimmy never raced other than a Lotus, after all...

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