Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

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Learning new tricks

The McLaren M23 improved with age. It won races in four consecutive seasons and was setting poles five years after its debut. Yet it's very underrated, writes Paul Fearnley Formula One in 1973 boiled down to Lotus versus Tyrrell: Lithe and balanced 72 versus stubby and twitchy 005-006. But were either the best car of the season? Silverstone that year is remembered for the shunt triggered by Jody...

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Pivot Point

1955: Redex Trophy, Snetterton History often hinges upon events deemed insignificant at the time. Brabham's drive in this race was praised, but not appraised until much later. Paul Fearnley reflects There was jubilation in the Vanwall pit. The team was growing in stature and its lead driver Harry Schell was maturing into a very capable performer. True, it was only a 25-lapper in the wet and windy...

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Bolton performance

Chevron -- the 'Lotus of the North' -- is 40 this year. Paul Fearnley and Damien Smith sample four of its most important cars and tell the story of Derek Bennett, the genius behind them, photography by James Mann Haslam's Mill, Chorley Old Road, Bolton. As addresses go, it's hardly racy. Which suited Derek Bennett down to the ground. When a Lotus won, Colin Chapman would leap into the middle of...

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Traction replay

In 1969 four-wheel drive was supposed to be the next big thing in F1. But the theory proved hard to put into practice By Paul Fearnley Silverstone shimmered under a mid-July sun, yet Formula 1’s new era had not dawned brightly: Gold Leaf Lotus – we can leave out the Team bit for now – arrived late, after Thursday’s first practice; the Cosworth, purest/purist 4WD of them all, was absent too (...

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Safety over all

Yves Morizot’s race accessories company Stand 21 has clothed some of the sport’s biggest names – and helped keep them from harm By Paul Fearnley A famous photograph taken at the 1986 Portuguese Grand Prix depicts Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Nigel Mansell and Nelson Piquet – all ‘friends’ together – posed perched on Estoril’s pitwall (see right). Each is wearing a Stand 21 race suit. Company...

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Letters from readers

Franco Lombardi writes Sir, May I please correct the errors of fact and impression in the Matters of Moment piece about me in your September issue. 1. I am not lying in an Italian jail as your piece suggests. The sentence was imposed after only a short summary procedure, and is effectively in suspense pending the full hearing of the case on appeal. I have every confidence that the higher court...

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Targa Florio

It was more than a race: It was a passion, a passion so strong that it still burns today. Paul Fearnley is swept off his feet by it, 23 years after the final chequer. A straight. After the innumerable (832 if you really must know) twists and turns, it's a straight that sticks in my mind. Odd that. And it's not the four-mile, aching-aim-flexing, crotch strap-readjusting, gauge-checking blind out...

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Superior stock

One of the cars which General Motors brought to Goodwood was the Chevy Monte Carlo in which Darrell Waltrip won the 1985 Winston cup. It had stood in Talladega's Museum for 16 years, and is back there now, but in between Paul Fearnley had a good ol'blast in it Take a section of the Forth Railway Bridge, vibrant in red lead. Top it out in the GM, or Ford, bonnet, roof and bootlid of the day. Fill...

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Data logger -- keep track of all the action...

Centenary meet collects runners from a century of hillclimb history -- Auto Union for Shelsley 100 A 1939 Auto Union D-type will be the star attraction at the Shelsley Walsh Centenary on August 21 as the Worcestershire hillclimb venue marks 100 years of motorsport over the same 1000-yard course. The presence of the Auto Union, owned by Abba Kogan, celebrates one of the landmark events in the...

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My chair is comfier (leaf carefully through this biggest-ever issue and all will be revealed), the bombs have stopped tumbling from the sky and the hot-metal presses have gone cold, otherwise the job is basically the same: pack the pages with interesting stuff. Digging back through 80 volumes was daunting but enlightening, and I couldn't help but feel a connection with Motor Sport's past editors...



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