Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

Page 55 of July 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, July 1996

Safety First

Kelvin Burt's monster shunt at Oulton Park was a shock to the system. Paul Fearnley talks to Peter Riches, the man at the forefront of Super Touring safety matters To watch regularly cars specifically designed for the purpose sweep easily from apex to apex is to induce hypnosis. As can a racing driver, so a spectator is able to hit upon a rhythm that lessens the speed element of the sport. But...

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Contributors

Nigel Roebuck A lunch meeting in a motor racing-mad restaurant with two legends. Not a bad way to begin an afternoon. That was Nigel’s brief during a short window when Motor Sport managed to persuade both Jacky Ickx and Mario Andretti to this country at the same time. Team-mates and friends at Ferrari, it was a rare and relaxed meeting which brought forth great memories – read them on p40. Paul...

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Contrive 'N' Survive

Paul Fearnley on the weight-watching game which currently divides the British Touring Car Championship All... No, that would be unfair. Most saloon car racing is contrived. The immense success of America's NASCAR series is presided over by the despotic France lineage, with Bill France Jnr, like his father before him, determined to prevent one manufacturer gaining too great an advantage. The...

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Ferrari: 50 years of boom and slump

It is the most charismatic name in Formula One, but not simply because of its successes. Ferrari's flaws and failures over the team's first half century played a big part in creating the legend 1950s Unsteady as she grows Enzo Ferrari faced personal loss and huge pressure as his new company grew: by Paul Fearnley His office overlooked the factory gates that way he could keep an eye on his...

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Viva Nino!

Sicily came to a standstill and held its breath when 'their man' took on the rest of the world. Paul Fearnley meets the island's uncrowned King. The cheek of it. There is nothing wrong with a Peugeot 306 per se, but this one was a particularly tatty, extremely dusty example that happened to be wedged in a car park already crammed with 8C Alfa Romeos. We smiled as we trudged off for lunch and an...

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Player's pleas

15 minutes of fame Lotus 73: Monaco F3 – May 13, 1972 A black-and-gold Lotus smoked its Formula One rivals in 1972, but its Formula Three counterpart coughed and spluttered its way to an early demise. By Paul Fearnley A new era dawned in 1972: Formula One got its youngest world champion, and gained a commercial face that would change it forever. Lotus had ushered in sponsorship as we know it with...

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F1 non-championship races Part One: the ’50s

Away from the limelight of the World Championship, these races sometimes ran at unusual venues, with drivers determined to gain recognition. In the first of a series, we pick out some great and obscure tales from a unique period in motor sport history By Paul Fearnley “Those non-championship races were just as important as the World Championship Grands Prix,” says Stirling Moss. “The BRDC...

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F1 non-championship races Part three: the ’70s & ’80s

Ever decreasing circles As the demands of F1 grew in the 1970s and ’80s, so the number of non-championship races shrank. Yet right to the end, such events still provided an important opportunity for rookies and aces By Paul Fearnley 1970 & 1971 Oulton Park Gold Cups Jochen Rindt parked the victorious Lotus 72C at Old Hall Corner, grabbed the suitcase he’d placed at the marshals’ post during...

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Editorial

There used to be a time when Ferrari couldn't hit a barn door from three paces. They were publicly loved, privately ridiculed — all that money, all that failure. These days, though, they run like a Swiss timepiece, fabled Latin temperament subjugated to the process of winning. Right now, they just can't miss — as Herr Schumacher proved in Australia. Formula One without Ferrari, heroic or chaotic...

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First blood

The politics: part one The battle off the track was as fierce as the one Hunt and Lauda were waging on it. Paul Fearnley unravels the tangled web of intrigue that was 1976 The war had yet to truly kick off that began in 1978 when Rumbustious Jean-Marie Balestre was elected President of the FIA's sporting commission and moulded it into FISA — but the many skirmishes of '76 marked a departure in...

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