Articles tagged Phil Hill

Page 77 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 77, July 2001

Back in the Saddle

When Lotus made their first tentative Formula One steps, Cliff Allison and the Nimble 12 scored the first points for this famous team. After 43 years apart, we reunited them. David Malsher reports Blip, blip, buzz — pause — clunk, sputter, sputter. This Lotus `queerbox' is in perfect condition. But it's still a sod. Next lap, into the first corner, there's a confident blip, blip, and a creamy...

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47th Targa Florio

An Exciting Race Sicily, May 5th. The Targa Florio is a form of motor racing that at one time was the normal thing but is now unique, and drivers and spectators either like it or hate it. If you like it then you return to Sicily every year in the spring for Targa Florio time; if you hate it then you go on running in your sprint races round an aerodrome or in a park. I am happy to be one of those...

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Ferrari Celebration

Quite the most mouth-watering sight in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock during the weekend of the Belgian GP was magnate Albert Obrist's collection of sports-prototype racing Ferraris. They represented the period in which the marque scored its nine Le Mans triumphs, four at Daytona, eight in the Mille Miglia, nine in the Targa Florio and six in the Tourist Trophy. They brought the past back to date...

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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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Matters of moment

I’ll be honest with you. Sam Posey was not the first person I asked to write an appreciation of the extraordinary Mark Donohue. Though I knew Posey to be an accomplished racer in both Indycars and sportscars (at Le Mans in '70 and '71 his Ferrari 512 was first car home behind the uncatchable Porsches), I did not consider him as I had always had Brian Redman in mind for the job. Redman thought...

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Legends - Mike Hawthorn

Much was made recently of the 'interminable' five-week gap between the penultimate and final races of the Formula One season. And certainly it was unusual, given Bernie Ecclestone's dislike of 'free' weekends. As late as August there was speculation that Bernie would insert an extra race at Jerez or Mugello, but ultimately it was decided to adhere to the calendar. For McLaren and Ferrari, the...

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Matters of moment

It is hard for any editor to explain to the satisfaction of his readers why a magazine's price needs to rise. You have no interest in the costs of producing a publication like this; you simply see it and, if you like and can afford what you see, you buy it. So as I tell you this month's rise to £3.10 reflects no more than what's required to support our on-going investment into providing more...

Page 39 of January 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, January 1967

Can-Am Series

Although Group 7 racing has been killed by the trade and the race sponsors in Europe, it is still flourishing well in the U.S.A. and Canada. At Las Vegas, in Nevada, during November there was run the sixth and final race in the Can-Am series for cars built to Group 7 specifications. The series developed into a battle between the three dominant makes, Lola, McLaren and Chaparral. The Lolas were...

Page 34 of August 1957 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, August 1957

Monza Mutterings

Anyone who missed seeing the Monza track lapped at 175 m.p.h. missed a rare sight indeed, and an occasion unique in the history of European motor-racing. Amongst those present to watch this high-speed motoring were Maurice Trintignant, Roland Bugatti, Alfred Neubauer, Phil Hill, Villoresi, Farina and many others. The track temperature was higher than ever recorded at Indianapolis, yet no one...

Page 127 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, May 2010

Phil Hill

A driving lifePhil Hill When Phil Hill died we lost not only a champion driver but a thoughtful engineer, an erudite writer and a talented photographer. His qualities leap out from this book, a collection of articles he wrote for Road and Track over 30 years, which say as much about the man as his subjects. Each is introduced by John Lamm who went with him to shoot the pictures. Hill writes...



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