Articles tagged Pete Ryan

Page 6 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, February 2001

Mont Tremblant reopens for international racing

The majestic St Jovite Circuit, home to the Canadian Grand Prix in 1968 and '70, and the very first Can-Am Challenge round in 1966, is to reopen for international events this season as Le Circuit Mont Tremblant. Nestling high in the Laurentian mountains 90 miles north of Montreal, the track (initially shorter than its ultimate 2.65-mile length) was built in 1964, in memory of Pete Ryan, the...

Page 76 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, June 2001

But then, as is his way, forthright Frank Gardner threw this into the melting pot: "The fastest driver I ever sat with was Pete Ryan."

Forty years ago, Canada held its inagural Grand Prix. Stirling Moss took part, but the race was won by a 21-year-old hero. Less than 12 months later, Peter Ryan was dead. Paul Fearnley tells a what-if tale Canadian. Young. Quick. Fearless. Quality skier, too. Jacques Villeneuve, right? It could be, except it's not. The description instead refers to a man killed nine years before the 1997 champion...

Page 10 of October 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, October 1996

Gardner's Question Time

Paul Fearnley fulfils a long-standing ambition to meet a man whose achievements bely his legendary status Jeez, you know me better than I do." Frank Gardner is a bit vague over facts and figures. He's every right to be. He has been involved in motorsport for over 40 years as a mechanic, a driver, an engineer and a team manager. Only now he is throttling back, although his idea of 'Dunworkin',...

Page 72 of December 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, December 2007

Brief encounter

Jack Lewis shot to F1 in no time, but his star shone only momentarily as he and racing parted company By Paul Fearnley There are racing drivers who do not look like racing drivers – for example, Bobby Rahal, bless his fireproof socks – and there are those who do. I cannot cite a single scientific fact to support my bold statement, but I can cite Carlos Reutemann. If the craggy Argentinian –...

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