Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

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Profile: Ferrari 312T3

The car which brought Gilles Villeneuve his first grand prix victory and placed the Canadian firmly in motor racing’s pantheon of legendary drivers. Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P This is the car in which Gilles Villeneuve learned his Formula One craft, won over (most of) his critics, became the apple of Enzo’s eye, captured the tifosi’s heart – and passed into Canadian lore. This is...

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Multiple choice

Continuing a trilogy that chronicles key moments in the sport’s technical evolution, we look back at a race featuring the very best from France, Britain, Italy and America Writer Paul Fearnley Post-war emotion was still raw in France and Mercedes was neither welcome nor invited. It wouldn’t have won in any case. Hyperinflation in Germany, when added to that denial of top-rank European competition...

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One giant leap

The space race wasn’t limited to matters extra-terrestrial. Some of the technology was having a significant impact on race tracks around the worldWriter Paul Fearnley Jackie Stewart, his luxuriant hair and sideburns bang on-trend, won a thrilling 1969 British Grand Prix in a car devised by rocket scientists.  The next day, buzz-cut Neil Armstrong – keeper of a Chevy Corvette leased from 1960 Indy...

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Lunch With... Motor Sport

In our 90th birthday issue we depart from routine to reminisce with some of the people who have kept the title aliveWriter Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The remarkable event that we celebrate in this issue – the fact that Motor Sport, after 90 years of publication, has not only survived, but continues to flourish – is almost without equal in the world of car magazines. In the English...

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Letters

Letter of the month Trying to tackle the wrong problem I read with interest of the idea to end the World Endurance Championship season at Le Mans. I fully understand the thinking, as the remainder of the season is something of an anti-climax. It didn’t used to be this way in the heyday of Group C, however. After the 24 Hours we had classic races at the Nürburgring, Spa, Brands Hatch and Fuji –...

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The dinosaurs' last roar

The rear-engined revolution was in full swing at Indy by 1964, but the stars weren’t yet in alignment. Thus were the traditional roadsters permitted one final lap in the Brickyard’s spotlight...Writer Paul Fearnley Two-fifths of the American population watched The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964. Beatlemania had turned transatlantic: John, Paul, George and Ringo – plus Jim Clark. More than...

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Senna vs Schumacher, a rivalry unfulfilled

It was a tantalising prospect, if a little troubling for Ayrton Senna. How would the proven maestro handle a potential nemesis, fast emerging in the form of Michael Schumacher? Sadly, we’d never see them tussle at their respective peaksWriter Paul Fearnley Brother Ralf looked embarrassed and turned away. He didn’t understand. How could he? Mika Häkkinen had raced Ayrton Senna; had hoped for the...

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Contributors

Cricket lover, walking encyclopaedia, former Motor Sport editor, professional Mancunian: Paul Fearnley is all of these and relishes a challenge. This month, his missions embraced the 1964 Indy 500, the last to be won by a front-engined car, and the fleeting, fascinating duel between Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher. How might that have panned out, given time? A young Richard Williams hadn’t...

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Web Spin

Gordon Murray on F1 changes and what he’d do if he was in charge. “I don’t really like the direction F1 is taking at the moment; I think it’s quite false in some areas. I can understand completely the desire to create overtaking, but there were much more simple ways that had a technical background and not an artificial one. I do see the reasoning, though. “In terms of the current direction and...

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Web Spin

Gordon Kirby on Chapman’s last Indycar, the Lotus 64 Despite Andy Granatelli’s STP team’s worries for the 1969 Indy 500 practice, Andretti was able to set the pace, substantially quicker than anyone else, even Hill and Rindt in the factory 64s. “We were 4mph quicker than the second-placed car,” crew chief Jim McGee says, “even running four front tyres because Firestone hadn’t yet produced the...

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