Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

Page 22 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, February 2003

The right stuff

Out of a small workshop, and against enormous odds, sprang an unlikely world force. But Paul Fearnly believes that what made cooper great also caused it to fail Cooper's numerous successes provide the framework from which hang the innumerable anecdotes and fond memories that give this legendary team its winning appearance. You can't help but warm to Surbiton's finest and its ugly-bug machines....

Page 10 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, November 1996

Land Of The Rising Son

There are striking similarities between the careers of Damon and Graham Hill, but the new World Champion is very much his own man reckons Paul Fearnley The role of sporting 'son of' can be fraught: progeny either fail to live up to expectations, have any success they might achieve put down simply to the advantages awarded them via their birthright, or 'disrespectfully' exceed their parent's...

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McLaren M8F

The car you can see from space Americans put a man on the moon, but they couldn't beat the road rockets built and driven by a bunch of laid-back Kiwis. Paul Fearnley finds out what the fuss wasn't about Kaboom! McLaren's Mephistophelian M8F fires up like the Battle of Jutland. Its eight litres of Chevy Big Block then settles down to a jackhammer tick-over that thuds into your solar plexus. '...

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Downhill all the way

The BRM P201's first grand prix flattered to deceive: it was too little too late. Paul Fearnley tells the story and drives a survivor As his wheezy, knock-kneed steed cantered along Kyalami's main straight at almost 150mph — well, it was downhill! — the 'Cowangie Kid' had plenty of time to mull over his future. Larry Perkins, for it was he, desperately wanted to stay in Formula One — but no...

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The view from Chapman's crew

Key figures associated with Team Lotus tell us what they think about the return of the famous name to Formula 1, and recall why it was special to work at Norfolk’s finestBy Paul Fearnley Clive ChapmanSon of Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman & MD of Classic Team Lotus I have always said that if the Lotus name was to return to Formula 1 it needed to be in association with the factory, Group...

Page 78 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 2002

The other half

Fifteen minutes of fame Strang: VSCC Prescott – August 31, 1946 Cooper was the most famous marque to emerge from 500cc competition after WWII, but only after it had broken the stranglehold of a London rival. By Paul Fearnley On the day WWII broke out, Mercedes-Benz and Auto Union gave the final demonstration of their prowess, Tazio Nuvolari winning the Yugoslavian GP. Their preceding six-season...

Page 52 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 2007

"It's war. Absolutely war."

That’s what Gilles Villeneuve said of his rivalry with team-mate Didier Pironi, who he felt had betrayed him in winning the San Marino Grand Prix. Then they all went to Zolder for the Belgian GP. Paul Fearnley unravels the miserable, muddled story of the last days of Formula 1’s most charismatic driver  A tenth. A lifetime. Ferrari tech chief Mauro Forghieri leaned in, shouted. Something. But his...

Page 50 of July 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, July 2007

Bad vibrations

Cosworth was F1’s buzzword – but in sportscars its DFV was a flop, despite the efforts of a famously successful team. Four members of JWA explain why – and how – Le Mans was eventually won It made perfect sense, to the layman: plop the era’s dominant Formula One engine in a two-seat racer, pop over to Le Mans – and win. To the creator of the Cosworth DFV, however, it made no sense whatsoever....

Page 86 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, November 2003

Keeping the name alive

John Surtees won world titles on two and four wheels. His spell as a Formula One team boss was not so glorious, but his feisty squad built some fine cars. Paul Fearnley drives one of the best and tells its story John Surtees was always destined to become a constructor. At least that's how it appeared from the outside. For he absolutely knew his own mind — how a team ought to be run, how a car...

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"He Didn't Need a Kiss and a Cuddle"

Little Teo Fabi had an inner steel that made him tougher than he looked. Which was just as well for an Indycar and F1 ace who was dogged by bad luck By Paul Fearnley Only four Indianapolis 500 rookies in 100 years have started from pole: Teo Fabi in 1983 is one. Prematurely balding and softly spoken, his puppy-ish face often apparently bemused, occasionally morose, he was a beautifully smooth...

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