Articles tagged Patrick Depailler

Page 77 of April 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, April 1979

The South African Grand Prix

It rained! Kyalami, March 3rd Confusion rained at Kyalami long before the Grand Prix of South Africa was due to start. While everyone was heading for the southern hemisphere to continue test-programmes started in south America, or start new ones with new ideas and new cars, there were rumblings in the corridors of power. The Constructors’ Association met at the Ferrari factory in Maranello and...

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The Spanish Grand Prix

Not very excitingJarama, Madrid, April 29th The Grand Prix in Spain was the first in Europe for the 1979 season and inevitably it was held on the “mickey-mouse” Jarama Autodrome, as it is the only place in Spain suitable for the elite of the racing world to disport themselves. Such is the state of the art today, thanks to the Constructors’ Association, that the entry list was full and contained...

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Notes on the cars at Watkins Glen

The 31 cars in the superb Kendall Tech Centre at Watkins Glen included all 30 that had been resident at Mosport Park plus the Surtees TS14. Since Monza some work had been done to improve the fuel system and the brakes, and although Surtees did most of practice in it and Hailwoed tried it briefly, it was finally raced by Schenken who was making his last appearance for the team. All the T cars, at...

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Formula Two review

Tragedy and disorganisation at Rouen The annual Formula Two race at the impressive Rouen Les Essarts road circuit has always been a favourite. The track itself is fast and extremely challenging, the surroundings are extremely pleasant and the meeting has always had a relaxed air. This year it was rather different and a shadow was placed over the whole proceedings by the death in practice of the...

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Matters of moment

Euro Trophy for Britain The European Sports-Prototype Trophy will grace British tracks for the first time in four seasons in 2004, with events at Oulton Park and Silverstone. The 1960s GT cars and sports-prototypes will race at the Cheshire track for the first time as part of the Gold Cup meeting on August 29/30. Group 4 Racing's Jonathan Baker said: "We've got two new venues, more entrants and...

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Compliments of the racing season

For half a century motoring artist Michael Turner has welcomed Christmas with a special set of paintings you can send to your friends For the past 50 years, motor racing fans have enjoyed a particular Christmas tradition of their own – the publication each year by Michael Turner of his greetings card sets. It goes without saying that these do not feature snowmen, robins, Father Christmas or holly...

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Reflections in the Monte Carlo harbour

Once the social party that surrounds the Monaco Grand Prix had dispersed and all the hired yachts had left it was possible to look into the waters of the harbour with a cool clear eye. For a moment I thought I saw a red Lancia D50 lying on the bottom, alongside a green Lotus-Climax, but I soon realised it was only my memory playing me tricks, for with the iron guard rails along the edge of the...

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Lunch with... Jochen Mass

Not many racing drivers have mixed competing in Grands Prix with sailing trips across the Atlantic. And that’s before you factor in this laid-back German’s sports car successesBy Simon Taylor For most of 2009, a quarter of the drivers on the Grand Prix grids were from Germany. And, thanks to the long reign of Michael Schumacher, that country is statistically one of the more successful in Formula...

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The Argentine Grand Prix

A good start Buenos Aires, January 13th With Christmas and the New Year over the Formula One scene was soon in full swing and air freighters-were taking the cars to South America for the first of the 1980 races, with the drivers and team personnel soon following, clutching their Enteroviaform and Ambre Solaire, for the Argentinian food and summer, respectively. As the 1979 season ended there were...

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All for one

Renault had never looked like winning Le Mans — its motorsport programme was too fragmented. That all changed in 1977, but it took another year for this revolution to take effect. Paul Fearnley explains why Judging by how far the man holding the microphone-on-a-stick jumps back as the car fires up, our fervent hope that this Le Mans-winner's turbo V6 might not bust today's noise limit has just...

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