Articles tagged PAUL FEARNLEY

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Online with our writers

Gordon KirbyJames Hunt’s American adventures At a Laguna Seca party James amiably quaffed a few beers and puffed away at a funny, hand-rolled California cigarette somebody had produced. In those days there was no delineation between drivers and press people, no PR types to get in the way and no recriminations for anyone enjoying themselves as they saw fit. Mat OxleyDucati’s winning secret There’s...

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Book reviews

AutocourseEdited by Alan Henry ISBN 1 874557 79 9 Hazleton Publishing, £35 Yes, this has been out for three months, but is still worth a look. For many, it is an automatic purchase each year, and perhaps, over time, this serves to make it less special. But this 50th anniversary edition may well attract more than the completists, reviewing as it does the season in which Ferrari shook off a 21-year...

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The comeback

Save of the CenturyHow did McLaren start the season with a car that was way off the pace and turn it into a winner? Some key players provide an insightBy Paul Fearnley Lewis Hamilton’s car-to-pit whoop was loud – and spoke volumes. For the first time in 2009 he’d kept his foot in without fear of being spat into the scenery. At last McLaren MP4-24 was planted in the fast stuff. From here it could...

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Matters of Moment

By Damien Smith, Editor PSA Peugeot Citroën is in big trouble. It said so on the TV as I left my hotel room to head for the halls of the Geneva Motor Show. More than 10,000 jobs are to be cut and a plant closed as the French manufacturer struggles to reverse mind-blowing losses in the past year of €200m. That figure is per month, by the way. Renault is in a similarly perilous state. But at the...

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Sunbeam Tiger

Sir Henry Segrave had a reputation for audacity, but 90 years ago a conservative approach helped him to win the French GP at Tours - a landmark success that reflected his happy knack of making things happen...writer Paul Fearnley French manufacturers were struck down with a weird strain of Grand Prix fever in July 1923. Gabriel Voisin's aptly titled Laboratoire, a semimonocoque device with...

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Hit the jackpot

1960: FIVE CONSECUTIVE GP VICTORIES Lotus seemed to be holding all the aces, only to be trumped by Cooper's 'Black Jack'. Paul Fearnley recalls the hottest winning streak in the Surrey marques history The 'Lowline' T53 made its debut in the International Trophy at Silverstone. Jack qualified fifth, drove his socks off in the race — and was beaten by Innes Ireland's Lotus 18. Consternation....

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That sinking feline

Fifteen minutes of fame Puma Mk1: Crystal Palace F3 — June 18, 1971 Designed for one formula but run in another, this is a story of how a fast cat almost killed an F1 wannabe because he was curious to see how it would go. By Paul Fearnley Formula Three underwent a sea change in 1971: out went the 1-litre 'screamers', in came the wheezy 1600s. The doom-and-gloom merchants were predicting that the...

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Web Spin

Podcast extract Martin Brundle on his F3 daysReader question: It's now 30 years since your epic British F3 battle with Ayrton Senna. What was your defining moment of that season? Simon Arron: It was probably the bottom of a Ralt RT3 just above you, wasn't it? Martin Brundle: Yes, with Senna's sidepod on my shoulder so that I couldn't get out of the car at Oulton Park... No, I think my defining...

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Hunt vs Lauda: The epic 1976 Formula 1 season

Paul Fearnley Ron Howard's Rush is notable by its absence here. No hint or acknowledgement of the movie's existence is made even on the dustjacket, despite the opportunistic timing of its publication ahead of the big release. Still, who cares? This is the best of pure motor racing history, ripe for plunder by all — and few could do it better. The author, a former editor of this magazine and still...

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Williams dominate in Spain

Duncan Dayton kicked off the 2001 FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix season with a dominant victory at Barcelona on April 8. The American's Hoole Racing-run Williams FWO7C set fastest time during both qualifying sessions on Saturday, and led Sunday's 11-lap encounter from start to finish. He built an early advantage and was never threatened. 'The car was perfect," said Dayton, "and I'd like to thank the...

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