Articles tagged Peter Gethin

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Lunch with... Alastair Caldwell

He rose from cleaner to team manager at McLaren, walked out on Bernie Ecclestone and then found a way to fund a passion for fine cars Writer: Simon Taylor | Photographer: James Mitchell Spending a day or even an hour with Alastair Caldwell, listening to his fund of stories about Formula 1 from the inside 40 or more years ago, is an unforgettable experience. As a callow, penniless 24-year-old,...

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Brazilian Grand Prix

Rio de Janeiro, March 25th In sharp contrast to previous years, the Formula 1 "close season" has been very much longer this winter, stretching from Kyalami in mid-October 1983 until the Brazilian Grand Prix opened the 1984 season on March 25th. In the past many teams have spent time moaning that the break is far too short, giving them nowhere near sufficient time to complete development...

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Brands Hatch (April 15th)

The B.R. & S.C.C.'s Easter Monday Closed Meeting provided Southern fans with an entertaining 13-race programme, covering sports cars, G.T., Formula Junior, and Historic Racing Cars. Undoubtedly one of the most entertaining races was the first of three Slip Molyslip races in which the 1,650-c.c. Anglias of Chris Craft and Alan Peer scrapped for second place behind Chris Airey's noisy A40,...

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Rothmans World Championships Victory Race

Brands Hatch, October 24th. When the Mexican Grand Prix was cancelled Brands Hatch's idea of holding a Formula One race on the same date to bolster up the already heavy Motor Show 200 meeting programme seemed an excellent idea. The race was hurriedly given the title of the Rothmans World Championships Victory race and further light-hearted fun was added by the plan to have an Escort Mexico race...

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Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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McLaren: Life after Bruce

When the inspirational leader who drove the team died, McLaren could have spun into the ground. Instead it regrouped and vindicated his vision and his faith Words: Paul Fearnley. Photography: Alex P There was a lot to think about. But Bruce Leslie McLaren — boss/designer/engineer/tester/racer — preferred it that way. Three years of his New Zealand childhood had been spent in plaster, in traction...

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Silverstone to honour Gethin

Peter Gethin, who died last year, will be remembered at Silverstone in both May and July this year. At the Silverstone Classic (July 2022), the new Formula 2/ Formula 5000 races will run for the Peter Gethin Trophy. Meanwhile, there will be a memorial celebration of his life and racing career at the BRDC Clubhouse at Silverstone on Friday May 18 from 3pm. Some of the cars Gethin raced will be on...

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lckx clicks, but who's Mr Thin?

Sir, A couple of the articles in the enjoyable (as always!) October issue brought back some 'local' memories. When Jacky Ickx won his first GP — the very wet French race in 1968 — local magazine AutoNews headed its race report: `Ickx Clicks, Nicks Prix'. I don't know if this was the invention of editor Allan Dick (still editing, now at the enjoyable Classic Driver). Also, when Peter Gethin raced...

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Road America

With only a week between the fifth and sixth rounds (and less than that to overhaul the machinery), a number of cars appeared at the Road America circuit in Wisconsin in far from perfect mechanical condition. The Shadow did not appear at all, although Elford did obtain a ride in an older but unsorted Lola T70. Another English driver making his second Can-Am appearance of the year was David Hobbs...

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

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