Articles tagged Paul Ricard

Page 58 of July 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, July 1999

100 years of the Tour de France

The automotive marathon has a stop-go past, but has settles into a new historic format. John Davenport hitched a centenary lift. When all the celebrations have died down and the years of the new Millennium start to tick by, the world of motoring will be inundated with centenaries of one kind or another. But one historic event, at least, has managed to observe its centenary before the Millennium...

Page 45 of February 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 45, February 1989

Grass roots; Renault 5 turbo UK cup

Loadsamoney! The Renault Championship is one of those one-make series that has been around for years in one form or another, but was invigorated by the introduction of Renault 5 Turbos in 1985 even though the model was not available until February 1986. To get the championship underway, a batch of 40 were especially imported. The swift little Renault which forms the basis of this series develops...

Page 34 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, March 1972

On this and that and the changing times

There is a saying in everyday use at the moment which runs "we live in changing times" and quite often a rider is added "so everything must change". I agree with the first statement, except that it is not new, or original, it is as old as life itself, for times have always changed. It is a basic fact that life must continually change, it is not possible for it to remain stationary; if it tries to...

Page 101 of December 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 101, December 1981

French Education

French Education I read with much interest the article by Also Henry on Jacques Laffite and Jean-Pierre Jabouille in last month's issue. I must confess to a moment of extreme discomfort to learn that Jacques went to the school at Nogaro: like just about every-one who is any one in French racing — ironically Jabouille was just about the one driver who did not come to either of our schools) — they...

Page 76 of July 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, July 2006

Renault – A century

The circle is neatly completed as Renault — and its industry soulmate Michelin — carry the champion's number one in Formula One this season. For it was exactly 100 years ago that they carved out the commandments for grand prix success: technical innovation, detailed preparation, a tyre advantage, carefully choreographed pit work and neat, fast, consistent driving to a pre-arranged strategy. That...

Page 8 of April 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1998

Events of note

March 21 Oulton Park (GB) Historic Touring Cars headline the programme for this meeting on the Fosters Circuit. T: 01829 760301. Fax: 01829 760378. 19-22 Sebring (USA) Sports racers of the 1950s and the Rolex Endurance Series run in support of the contemporary Exxon Superflo 12 Hours classic. T: 00 1 888 477 5999. Fax: 00 1 813 935 9564. 22 Cadwell Park (GB) Hotly-contested Flemings Thoroughbred...

Page 30 of May 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, May 1972

Letter from Europe

[By means of which the Continental Correspondent, while he is motoring abroad, keeps in touch with the Editor.] Dear W.B., Although it is now the month of May and this is the first Letter from Europe to appear in 1972 it is not because the sporting scene was slow to start, far from it, for it began in the middle of March, more of which anon, but the continual cry of the British worker for "more...

Page 42 of August 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, August 1986

In the heat and the cold

There was a time when Formula One seemed very simple, almost too simple in fact; when nearly everyone had a Cosworth powered "kit-car" and the big technical break-through was when a team actually made its own gearbox casing. There were some "renegades" like Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, and Matra for a time, but the whole set-up seemed very uncomplicated. Practice took place on the two days before the...

Page 36 of February 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, February 2006

24 heaven

He's won Le Mans, Daytona and Sebring and rues the passing of Group C. Andy Wallace tells Rich Heseltine why 800bhp is best “The problem with modern sportscar racing", muses Andy Wallace, "is that it's all about braking. There's little finesse. These days the key to being quick is how late you dare brake going for a corner and how quickly you can get down the gears. It would be much nicer if we...

Page 35 of August 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, August 1972

Reflections in the Auvergne

I was beginning to think I would never see any real Grand Prix racing anymore, but the Grand Prix of France has restored my faith. By tiny standards, racing on the Circuit of Charade is what Grand Prix racing should be, a superb test of driving skill with the best machinery that makes ordinary mortals like you and me mop our brow and mutter "Cor!". The aces were averaging 100 m.p.h. round the 5-...

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