Articles tagged Paul Ricard

Page 33 of June 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, June 1983

The San Marino Grand Prix

Very serious Imola, 1st May When the first Grand Prix of San Marino was mooted for 1981 a lot of people scoffed and said it was absurd for the tiny Principality near the Adriatic coast to have a Grand Prix on the International Formula One calendar. You can hardly drive a Fiat Panda round the mountain-top town, let alone race Grand Prix cars round it, but the San Marino Automobile Federation had...

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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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Generating the power

When BMW decided to tackle Formula One, they started with a humble four-cylinder saloon car engine - and quickly extracted power of a level we might never see again. Keith Howard asked Paul Rosche, the man in charge of engine development, how they did it One of Paul Roschen favourite photographs (It was on the wall of his office at BMW Motoisport for years) was taken at the first, secret test of...

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Historic F1 races rescheduled

Two major changes to the FIA Historic Formula One Championship schedule have been announced following the late cancellation of planned races at Interlagos in mid-August. The high-profile Brazilian trip has been replaced with racing at Donington Park on August 1/2, while financial issues have resulted in the Jarama finale being switched to Paul Ricard on November 1. “It appears that the...

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Lunch with... Martin Donnelly

The Irishman was a star graduate of the junior leagues, which is where he earned a living after the horrific accident that ruined his Formula 1 dreams A hot, dusty afternoon in southern Spain. It’s September 28 1990, Friday qualifying at Jerez. With eight minutes left, Jean Alesi’s Tyrrell has just produced a ripple of interest in the press room by setting a surprise quickest time. The McLaren-...

Page 52 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, October 1993

Feats of endurance

Sports car racing? What on earth's happened to it?" The question has been asked a thousand times in the past few months, and it's difficult to answer. "Not a lot," is the brief response, but there are undercurrents of movement which will give would-be competitors the choice of following the FIA's line, or the ACO's, in 1994. Le Mans is the engine of endurance racing, and always has been despite...

Page 36 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1975

The Spanish Grand Prix-Catastrophic

Barcelona, April 27th WE SHOULD have seen the writing on the wall when the transporters carrying the Formula One circus crossed the frontier into Spain with little or no trouble, unlike previous years when there had been long delays and muddles over paperwork. "Best trip we've ever had" said the UOP-Shadow crew. One man who did have a bit of bother was the driver of the Texaco "entertainment"...

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Battle of the flexes

That this talented Brazilian should end up driving so many truly Dreadful Formula one cars remains a mystery. Gary Watkins asks him how it feels to be spoiled for quantity, if not quality. A couple of years ago Roberto Moreno was asked to be the subject of a Worst Car I Ever Drove for Motor Sport. He refused. The reason? He wasn't sure if he had yet driven his worst racing car. For a driver known...

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The Motor Sport Month - Historic News

Can-Ams at Canada meetThe history of Can-Am racing will be celebrated at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant in Canada next July with a race dedicated to early Cam-Am cars during the Sommet des Légendes. In 1966 the first Can-Am race was held at the track, then known as St Jovite. The Lola T70s of John Surtees and Dan Gurney that took the front row 47 years ago will be back at the track for the July 12-14...

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Carbon Paw Print

Cutting-edge materials and advanced technology allowed the Peugeot lion to leave its mark on the biggest endurance prize of all – Le Mans By Christophe Wilmart In 1988 Jean Todt was a happy man. As head of Peugeot Talbot Sport, he had seen a Peugeot hammer the competition in the Paris-Dakar rally. He dreamed of Formula 1, but knew he had to find an intermediate stage which would be acceptable to...

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