Articles tagged Patrick Neve

Page 28 of August 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, August 1976

Notes on the Cars at Brands Hatch

There were a couple of new cars in the paddock as distinct from new designs, when practice started for the Grand Prix at Brands Hatch, Niki Lauda had a brand new Ferrari, number 028 in the 312T2 series. It did not differ from his previous car, the successful 026, though the monocoque was a fraction lighter, having been constructed in a similar vein to 027 the car being used by Regazzoni. Lauda's...

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1977 British Grand Prix race report - A marathon affair

  The 1977 British Grand Prix lasted for exactly one hour thirty-one minutes and forty-six point nought-six seconds, on the high-speed track round the outside of Silverstone aerodrome. James Hunt out in front during the 1977 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Just over one and a half hours of motor-racing at an average speed of 130mph. It doesn't sound much, but the work and effort...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Third place in the Spanish Grand Prix was the subject of an intense dispute between Jody Scheckter's Wolf (No. 20. above) and Jochen Mass' McLaren (No. 2) seen in our photograph split by Patrick Neve's Frank Williams owned March which is being lapped. Adding to the Lotus team's joy after Andretti's victory, their second driver Gunnar Nilsson brought the other Lotus 78 (below left) home fifth....

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1977 Belgian Grand Prix report

Lotus show their hand with a maiden victory for Gunnar Nilsson at the 1977 Belgian Grand Prix Terlamen-Zolder, June 5th The Days when the Grand Prix de Belgique was a great occasion, set in the majestic countryside of the Ardenne forests, still linger, and by comparison the rowdy, almost bawdy, fun-fair of Formula One and its travelling circus, somehow seems much more suited to something called...

Page 29 of June 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1976

Notes on the Cars at Zolder

There were numerous detail changes in the paddock scene at Zolder compared to Jarama two weeks before, notably among airbox designs for the engines, though many teams were still not convinced of the final layout or even that they were an advantage, Shadow, Ensign and Fittipaldi all experimented with no scoops or hoses at all. If anyone had any doubts about the seriousness of the Tyrrell-Gardner...

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On a different plane

Thierry Boutsen spent 10 years as a Grand Prix driver. But today, jet power dominates over downforce for a man who beat Ayrton Senna When compiling a list of famous Belgians, I think instantly of Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Hergé, whose Tintin stories have long been favourites of mine. Then there’s Eddy Merckx, five times winner of the Tour de France. Or the surrealist painter René...

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Besotted by his craft

Talented but unrewarded in Formula 1, Bruno Giacomelli never stopped trying to make the best of whatever hand motor racing dealt himBy Paul Fearnley Even Ermanno Cuoghi, legendary mechanic of Pedro-and-Jo-in-Gulf Day-Glo and Lauda-at-Ferrari glory, knew motor racing has fewer ups than downs, yet his disappointment was palpable. His shoulders (and moustache) drooped as the PA system blared the...

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At home in a racing Arena

He’s focused on the BTCC these days, but Mike Earle’s varied motor sport career stretches back over half a century By day with Mike Earle begins with a fried egg sandwich, conjured up from the pristine workshops below his office at at Arena International in Littlehampton. "You won't get this at McLaren," he says. "It's the crumbs, you see, the crumbs on the carpet." This exchange sets the tone...

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1976 National Single-Seater Prospects

An abundance of British single-seaters exists in Britain —but how many categories can prosper? We may be in the depths of economic depression, but you have to dig well below the surface to discover any depression where British championship motor racing is concerned. A few months ago we discussed the prospects for saloon cars in Britain and Europe, but on this occasion we will try to restrict...

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Notes on the cars at Jarama

On May 1st, the second day of practice for the Spanish GP, some supplementary rules for Formula One cars came into force, notably the elimination of tall air-collector boxes for the engines and a reduction of the maximum overhang of the rear aerofoil behind the centre-line of the rear wheels; these two limitations hopefully curbing the ever-rising speeds round circuits. In addition there had to...

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