Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

Page 80 of December 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, December 2002

Red wedge

Spazzaneve, meaning 'snowplough', was the original Ferrari 312 B3. A sawn-off macine that never raced, it left an indistinct footprint in this famous marque's history. However, the step forward it provided triggered an avalanche of titles for Maranello. Paul Fearnley tells its story – and drives it Ferrari SpA Sefac should have been deep into a comfort zone by 1972. Almost three years had elapsed...

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F1 non-championship races – Part two: the ’60s

Clark, Brabham, Cosworth, Lotus… The Swinging Sixties was indeed a time of change, when F1’s non-championship races acted as both useful proving ground and talent nursery By Paul Fearnley Michael Johnson Parkes had the lot: a public school education at Haileybury (where he was a contemporary of Moss); a well-connected father (chairman of Alvis Cars, no less); a knack for engineering (he helped...

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Off the line

Paul Fearnley's Totally devoted The British Grand Prix's history stretches way back — longer than our old green cover! But nothing (clearly) is sacred nowadays. That's not good, nor bad — it's just the way it is. I realised this as I drove, nay splashed, into Silverstone a couple of hours or so before qualifying for the 2000 British GP. That was the one rescheduled for April, a move recognised by...

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Editorial

Got a pretty good idea how the 2002 Formula One season might pan out? Yeah, me too. Schumacher and Ferrari will set the pace, win the bulk of the races and take the titles, while Montoya's Williams-BMW and Coulthard's McLaren-Mercedes, will give chase. There'll be some surprises — Raikkonen, I hope, and perhaps Renault — but the pattern has, in general, been set. That's nothing new. Only a...

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Südschleife

There is a part of the Nürburgring that few have even heard of. Paul Fearnley drives it and discovers that it's used to being ignored photography by Walter Bäumer Nürburgrings northern loop, the Nordschleife: the most venerated, the most talked about, most photographed circuit in the world — even today, 28 years after the last grand prix was held there. The 14.18-mile 'Green Hell' — at least...

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Feedback

Brand smashed Sir. Do you remember the mistake Coca-Cola made about 10 years or so ago? They forgot the power of their brand. Your brand is linked inextricably with its green cover. It made your magazine identifiable in an instant, but now you've thrown that away. The cover is a mess and has no uniquely special flavour. Old fart, I can hear you think! Sure, I have a treasured copy of the August...

Page 68 of May 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, May 2013

Lap of the Gods

The details remain fresh to all who bore witness, but 20 years have passed since Ayrton Senna won Donington Park's only post-war Grand Prix. The weather was miserable, the spectacle unforgettable Simon Arron The image is clear in my mind's eye: a ball of first-lap spray containing two Williams-Renaults, Karl Wendlinger's Sauber, Michael Schumacher's Benetton and Ayrton Senna's trim McLaren MP4/8...

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