Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

Page 12 of November 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, November 1996

Last Round K-Os

Damon Hill kept his fans on the edge of their seats right to the bitter end; so too did his double World Champion father - twice. Paul Fearnley recollects Graham's championship showdowns The Hills, pere et fils, have both lost World Championship showdowns. In 1964, a Mexico City clash with Lorenzo Bandini's Ferrari cost Graham the chance of a second title with BRM, 30 years later, the suspension...

Page 38 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 2009

Readers letters

Winning contributions Sir, Harold Ross, founding editor of The New Yorker, required two things of his contributors: their pieces must be interesting and well written. Most magazines and virtually all automotive ones fall short on the second of the two. Motor Sport (with few exceptions) does not. I always read cover to cover, though not sequentially. First I look to Nigel Roebuck for topics of...

Page 24 of February 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 2002

Boost laid plans

A turbo was always going to win in the rarefied atmosphere of Kyalami. While the DFVs wheezed to 180mph at this high altitude, 200mph turbos greedily gobbled air forced down their throats. It was no contest. And Renault had the most-sorted turbo. And they had Alain Prost, the form man of the closing races of 1981. The little Frenchman was most people's pre-season favourite to secure the drivers'...

Page 38 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 2004

Sarthe specific

Fifty years ago this car triggered off the D-Type legend at a hastily arranged Le Mans test Paul Fearnley takes it back to its spiritual home Time had slipped away as it alwaysw seems to on such days --- niggling gremlins versus inventive mechanics --- so there was absolutely no way that the agitated man with the flag was going to stop him now. It was far too good an opportunity to pass up. This...

Page 9 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, February 2003

Practice was perfect

Sir, Paul Fearnley's article on the Lotus 72 brought back many memories for me, the greatest of which was watching Ronnie Peterson take pole position for the 1973 British Grand Prix. Unlike Paul, however, I watched the whole of this practice session from the Woodcote stands and the sight of Ronnie at ten-tenths, holding the Lotus on opposite lock for what seemed like an eternity, was not only one...

Page 101 of February 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, February 2009

Portrait of the artist as a racing driver

For 50 years Leslie Marr has been best known as a painter. But before that he bought himself a Connaught and went racing By Paul Fearnley Nursing a bruised face – and a consoling beer – while standing in the raised bucket of a mechanical digger on the outskirts of New Zealand’s southernmost city is an unusual way to conclude a motor racing career, but Leslie Lynn Marr has rarely taken the obvious...

Page 44 of August 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, August 2003

A fragile beauty

Ford F3L looked for all the world a winner. The project, however, ended in ignominy after a string of retirements. Paul Fearnley drives it at Spa and explains why it fell short Jacky Ickx: 23, Handsome and quick, cocksure and confident, reclines low and sleek in his 'lightweight' JWA-run Ford GT40 as it pounds the Masta Straight No-one can touch him around here. Some say he's running a bit crazy...

Page 25 of April 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, April 2001

Glory and hope

After years of disappointment, it was ironic, says Paul Fearnley, that BRM's debut grand prix win came just as the sport changed BRM and controversy, BRM and disappointment: excellent examples of 1950s tautology. The team was subsumed by one, consumed by the other. They raised the British public's hopes time and again. And dashed them time and again. Good intentions and advanced engineering,...

Page 50 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- Stress rehearsal

Before his Mille Miglia partnership with Jenks, Moss made three unsuccessful attempts on the race with Jaguar. In 1952 Norman Dewis sat beside him in a C-type: now he looks back with Paul Fearnley Mercedes had been practising for months: old lags Rudolf Caracciola and Hermann Lang and new boy Karl Kling had completed the 1000 mile lap 10 times each, running back and forth over its trickier...

Page 74 of December 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, December 2003

Pot of gold

Despite laughable budgets and two serious shunts, John Watson finally got the F1 chance he deserved. Paul Fearnley retraces the Ulsterman's torturous route to that first GP win Bill Ivy breezed into top-flight motor racing. The chirpy biker with the fashionably straggly hair roared into Thruxton's paddock aboard his beloved Maserati Ghibli, fired off a few wisecracks, plonked his backside into an...

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