Articles tagged Peter Warr

Page 22 of March 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 1984

The Grand Prix

A non-(championship) event As the 1984 Grand Prix season for the World Championships was not due to start until March 25th with the Brazilian GP, and all the important teams were ready and raring to go by the end of January, the FOCA supreme organised a non-championship race to give them a pre-season try-out. Unfortunately the only country prepared to take this non-event was behind the Iron...

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Nigel Roebuck

>> The Red Bull dynamic >> F1's nice guys lose out >> Changing times As the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix (at Dijon…) entered its final minutes, Williams team manager Peter Collins started getting edgy. Keke Rosberg’s Cosworth-powered FW08 was catching Alain Prost’s slowing Renault, but the laps were running out and it was going to be close. As well as that, there appeared the...

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Left to pick up the tab...

Sir, Regarding the John Player dinner (Letters, March), Eoin Young has dined out on this one at my expense for many years, but it would be best if the whole story were told. I arranged the dinner for David Walker at a posh restaurant in Clermont-Ferrand, where the big gun Geoffrey Kent (boss of John Player) was due to be present. It was the biggest test with which my new career in PR had been...

Page 10 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1999

Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

Page 60 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1977

Reflections in the Transvaal

Any reflections on the South African GP must of necessity be tinged with sadness and regret at the death of Tom Pryce in a stupid accident that was nothing to do with him. It is most unlikely that he even saw the accident about to happen, travelling as he was at 160 m.p.h. If a driver is killed through making a driving error, you can shrug and accept it as all part of the game of "dicing with...

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1992: Nigel Mansell

Monza, 1989. As we walked through the paddock, Nigel Roebuck, Alan Henry and I, a forlorn figure limped towards us. The moustache bristled. “Ohh,” Nigel Mansell groaned theatrically, before we’d even had a chance to offer greetings. “I’m not sure if I can race this weekend…” “Why ever not?” we asked, dutifully, imagining some horror that must have befallen him. A shunt we hadn’t heard of, perhaps...

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Blackballed at the Brickyard

When the CART establishment discovered that Team Lotus was building another Indycar, the reaction was far from positive. Gordon Cruickshank describes the car that became an outlaw It's tough being a new kid on the block, especially if you come from somewhere far away. That's what Lotus found when Colin Chapman decided to tackle Indianapolis. He was doing things a different way, and that didn't...

Page 98 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, July 1983

Letters:

Buck up, Lotus! Sir, I would like to address this letter to Peter Warr and Team Lotus. You don't need me to tell you that your team is in deep trouble. I write as a fan since 1963 who has never lost faith and has known that Team Lotus would always recover from any setback or difficulty and win again. Now I am not so sure. You don't need to consult your record books to know that this is the worst...

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"He could charm the birds from the trees"

Colin Chapman was a brilliant engineer and a shrewd businessman. But as a new book tells us, the Lotus boss knew how to get what he wanted from people, and it was one key to his successBy Karl Ludvigsen 'His persona is ebullient, buzzing, fast-moving, joke-cracking,’ wrote Robert Heller about Colin Chapman, ‘but for all that outwardness the personal armour is difficult to pierce and the man is...

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On the limit, off message

Jody Scheckter is the most misunderstood and under-appreciated Champion. He's remembered mostly via a handful of snapshot moments, but now it's time, writes David Malsher, to pull his career into focus Ferrari had romanced him. He had joined as its number one; Gilles was its number two. All seemed in order... until South Africa, of all places. The third grand prix of the 1979 season witnessed...

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