Articles tagged Pedro

Page 9 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, April 2004

You were there

Another chapter in our series for amateur motor racing photographs contributed by our readers. This month's selection takes us to Thruxton, Oulton Park, Aintree and the Isle of Man Chris Beach never went to a race circuit without taking his camera after being inspired by the sights he saw at Oulton Park's Gold Cup meeting in 1959. His shot of David Piper's Lotus has a wonderful period feel and...

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Love him, hate him... He didn't give a damn

And he still doesn’t. Notorious Nelson Piquet stoked both anger and admiration on his way to three F1 titles. Images linger of a crass troublemaker – but lest we forget, he was defiantly talented, too Let’s admit it from the start. I like and admire Nelson Piquet. It can be a trying experience, though, to be unmasked as a Piquet supporter, so let’s remind ourselves of his extraordinary talent. He...

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Bathed in nostalgia

This year's Spa Six Hours allowed those present to immerse themselves in some fine historic racing By Marcus Pye Hallowed Francorchamps, home of motor racing in Belgium since 1924, is somewhere everybody aspires to race. Hewn into the forests of the Ardennes, in the French-speaking Wallonia region, today’s circuit is one of the world’s favourites. It is truly a lap of the gods, even if downforce-...

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Legend Jo Ramirez

In the contemporary F1 Paddock, folk without enemies are hard to find. It's a hard-nosed environment which can have a desensitising effect over the years. While not an absolute rule of thumb, those who thrive tend to be... self-centred, let's say. There remain, though, some who are there because they love motor racing. Most will never get rich, but they are in for the long haul because they...

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The Eagle engine's landed

A fire and an airport strike hampered Dan Gurney’s bid to race at Monaco ’68, as Jo Ramirez tells Rob Widdows Jo Ramirez is best known for his long stint at McLaren, in particular his role as team co-ordinator in the Prost and Senna years. Before those tumultuous days Ramirez spent many years as a mechanic, coming to Europe from his native Mexico to work for Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini, Ford,...

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Luigi Chinetti

Luigi Chinetti, who passed away recently, knew Enzo Ferrari way back in the '30s, but though the former scored the first of the latter's nine victories at Le Mans with the 166 Mille Miglia Ferrari in 1949 (and owned the car that took the last of them), and though he sold countless of II Commendatore's products as North American distributor, theirs was a relationship based on ambivalence. As a...

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Memories are made of this

During a long and rewarding career in Formula 1, Jo Ramirez amassed an incredible collection of personal mementoes – something he wants his family to preserve for the benefit of future generations. Here are a few edited highlights Writer Rob Widdows The 2013 Motor Sport Hall of Fame night at the Royal Opera House in London will be remembered by a great many of us for the auction in aid of the...

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Mexican mayhem

Former McLaren team manager Jo Ramirez avoids the perils of the Panamericana Words: Rob Widdows. Photography: Go Fast Sports Mexico When Jo Ramirez was a teenager in Mexico City he and his mates had a dream. Jo, Pedro and Ricardo decided it would be a good crack to race in La Carrera Panamericana. Problem was, none of them had a driving licence. Or a car. They considered ‘borrowing’ the Rodriguez...

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School's out forever

Being 16 used to mean having to cram for your exams. Nowadays, there is a potential sideline for scholars. We talk to Justin Wilson and Richard Tarling, the youngest two drivers ever to win car races in the UK. Imight be getting older, but it's not just my own age that makes me feel like a teacher at a school disco whenever I walk through the Formula Vauxhall Junior paddock. That's because the...

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Formula One: Mexican Grand Prix/Australian Grand Prix

Prost's end of term surprise The way in which the last two Formula 1 races of the season came together must have reminded Alain Prost of 1983. Then, apparently secure in the lead of the World Championship at the wheel of his Renault RE40, he watched with a frustrated sense of helplessness as Nelson Piquet and the Brabham-BMW partnership ate remorselessly into his points advantage. Finally, in the...

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