Articles tagged Paul Ricard

Page 18 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, January 2006

Nigel Roebuck's Legends

In November 1975 motorsport lost one of its leading lights. But the 'plane crash that claimed Graham Hill also extinguished the life of a likely World Champion of the future: Tony Brise Appropriately, it is November 29 as I write, and — just as in 1975 — there is a thick crust of frost on the windscreen of my car. That evening, 30 years ago, there was an item on the late news about a light-...

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ETC Round 7: 6-hr Grand Prix Paul Ricard

VICTORY for Toine Hezemans/Dieter Quester (BMW 3.0 CSL) in the Paul Ricard 6-Hour race in the Castellet district of the South of France on September 2nd gave BMW an unassailable lead in the European Touring Car Championship. With one round remaining at the time of writing, the Tourist Trophy at Silverstone on September 23rd, BMW held 130 points to the 100 each of Ford and Alfa Romeo, while the...

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Jody Scheckter - Friends, foes and fixers

"For a single decade, racing was my life. During my years in the cockpit I built friendships and rivalries with flamboyant drivers, eccentric team owners - and the odd character who was almost as difficult as me... Here's how I remember them." * James Hunt 1976 World champion – and friend I liked James. We were in Spain together, when he was in a fancy place and I was down the road in a farmhouse...

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A Touch of the Sun

Once you get south of somewhere like Avignon it can start getting very hot and the sun can get insidious, especially if it is tempered by a warm breeze and the suspicion of a haze in the sky. It is not the blazing heat that turns English people pink that is the danger, for blisters and sunburn are all too easy to see, but it is the gentle continuous heat that gets through to the brain without you...

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Car vs 'plane to Côte d’Azur

Having been impressed by our dash in a 3.0 CSL BMW, covering 10 European capitals in four days in a trouble-free journey of 3789 miles, much of it conducted at well over 100mph (MotorSport, January 1973), Raymond Playfoot, the urbane and efficient BMW PR man, thought that as the French autoroutes were open it might be instructive to see if a car could beat a light aeroplane on a coast-to-coast...

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Track record rivals

Sir, I very much enjoyed Alan Henry's article on that most enduring of racing cars (Lotus 72:The Most Sumessful GP Car Ever, May) but would take issue with the claim embodied in the headline. Yes, 20 wins is a formidable aggregate, but a more remarkable achievement in my mind is the 16-win total of the McLaren M23. Not only was the M2 3's lifespan appreciably shorter than that of the Lotus, but...

Page 60 of December 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, December 2012

NO HOUSE PARTY

\O HCD1S Andy Brown is a veteran of Leyton House and worked as engineer to Mauricio Gugelmin. Now a long-time Chip Ganassi R acing team member, he returned to Silverstone to watch Newey drive the CG901 and recalled their days in 'Miami Blue "LOOKING BACK ON IT, WE PROBABLY TRIED TO grow too quickly, too soon. It was a small band of people in 1988 and based on the success of that year we got...

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Continental Notes

Continental Notes AFTER THE Winter recession of motor sporting activity in Europe, during which the Monte Carlo Rally took place and hardly anyone noticed it as it's whole character has changed so much that it was viewed as "just another European Rally, and not a very good one", the 1975 season should have begun with another event that was a classic and now looks to be dying an ignominious death...

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Jenks on...

Paul Ricard, 1971 With the Grand PrIx of France taking place on the newly built multi-million-pound Paul Ricard circuit alongside the Castellet aerodrome, about equidistant from Marseille and Toulon, it was natural that the circuit was the main topic of conversation. Before anyone else credits or blames me with the following opinion, and it was being done in the paddock before the meeting was...

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The Austrian Grand Prix

—A fast race Osterreichring, Zeltweg, August 13th. It is easy to forget that the permanent race-track, built on virgin soil in the hills overlooking the village of ZeItweg, was opened only three years ago, in the middle of 1969 to be exact, and that the first International race was the 1000 kilometre Sports Car event held in the Autumn of that year. Even before the third Austrian Grand Prix took...

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