Articles tagged Patrick

Page 74 of October 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, October 2014

Patrick's paternal flame

Michael Head’s exploits at Goodwood in the 1950s were a defining influence on the life of his young son. Now the reflective legend of F1 design is preparing for a suitable tribute to his father Writer Rob Widdows, photographer Mitch Pashavair "Mmmm, I see you’ve only used 5100,” he observes gruffly, peering down at the rev counter. “I hope we’re going to push harder than that. Is there a rev...

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Best of three?

In 1955 the Jaguar D-type, Ferrari 750 Monza and Aston Martin DB3S all contested the Goodwood Nine Hours. But which is best? It’s a tough choiceBy Andrew Frankel As the crowds arrived at Goodwood on August 20, 1955 for the Nine Hours endurance race, few if any of the fans knew that it would be the last long-distance, day into night race held at their beloved track – at least, until the circuit’s...

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Rally Review - Corsica

Tragedy repeated in Corsica For the second year in succession tragedy has struck the Lancia team whilst competing in the Tour of Corsica. Last year Italian driver Attilio Bettega was killed when his Lancia Rally ditched and hit a tree. This year popular Finnish driver Henri Toivonen and his American-born Italian co-driver Sergio Cresto both died in a terrible accident when their Lancia Delta S4...

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Cowboy, sailor, racer, inventor… and ‘chippie’

Yes, Lance Macklin lived a varied life – and mischief was never far away. But that didn’t stop Moss and Salvadori respecting his ability, as ex-GP driver Howden Ganley explains ”All my life I’ve wanted to run a chippie”. So said Lance Macklin to his young second wife Gill, and thus began a new chapter in the life of a man who had been one of Britain’s leading racing drivers in the 1950s. Lancelot...

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Paul Morgan

McLaren-Mercedes were rocked by the death of Ilmor Engineering managing director Paul Morgan in a flying accident during the weekend of the Austrian GP. Morgan grew up with machinery; his father ran an automotive products company and restored veteran cars. After completing an engineering degree, Paul joined Cosworth in 1970, where he oversaw the development of the DFX lndycar engine. In 1983, he...

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Silverstone to mark jubilee at Coys '98

Fifty years of Silverstone Circuit will be the theme of the BRDC's seventh International Historic Festival extravaganza, scheduled to take place on July 24.26 next year. The meeting will commemorate the men and machines which have provided half a century's heroic action on the ever evolving motorsport complex, host to every FIA World Championship British Grand Prix since 1987. Silverstone has a...

Page 46 of March 1969 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, March 1969

Daytona 24 Hours

Porsche Efficiency Fails Any race that starts a series is liable to be restricted in the variety of entry, as many competitors are not ready for the start of the season. This year's race was no exception and for the second year, the first race in the Manufacturers' Championship was little better than a good Club event. The only 3-litre prototypes really ready were the Porsche team which was...

Page 25 of June 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, June 2012

Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

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Patrick Head My life at Williams

Patrick Head iqy life at Williams An era closes. After 34 years as one half of Formula Is most celebrated duo, Patrick Head has stepped back from the frontline of Grand Prix racing. Sixteen world championships nine for the team, seven for its drivers and 113 Grand Prix wins: that is the phenomenal legacy that Frank and Patrick have created together. Typically, Patrick is not finished with motor...

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Final laps

Michael Schumacher’s decision on whether to retire, and when to do it, became a media circus. Was it always this way with the great drivers? Rob Widdows followed the legend through his last racing weekend, and compares that event with some other famous… Patrick Head watched the Japanese Grand Prix from the comfort of his armchair at home. He was struck by Michael Schumacher’s behavior after...

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