Articles tagged Rainier

Page 26 of June 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1975

The 33rd Monaco Grand Prix

Lauda all the wayMonte Carlo, May 11th Even as the dust was settling over the Montjuich Park in Barcelona there were worried mutterings about the race at Monte Carlo, for a more similar circuit would be hard to find. However, those who were determined not to miss their annual visit to the Principality of Monaco and hob-nob with Royalty and the aristocracy that is left in the world, thought...

Page 27 of March 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, March 1971

Cars in books

There was a most interesting "find" in the recently-published "Being Geniuses Together, 1920-1930" by Robert McAlmon, revised by Kay Boyle (Michael Joseph, 1970). The opening chapter refers to Robert McAlmon's English father-in-law, Sir John Ellerman, who lived in Audley Street when in London and, in 1920-21, owned a Rolls-Royce and a Lanchester. Sir John, a shipping magnate, is described as "a...

Page 26 of July 1963 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1963

XXI Monaco Grand Prix

B.R.M. sweeps the board Monte Carlo, May 26th. This year it was the turn of the Monaco Grand Prix to be called the Grand Prix of Europe, but more important it was the first Grande Epreuve of the 1963 season. This was unfortunate in some ways because it did not encourage anyone with a new design to try it out, the accident hazard on the street circuit being rather formidable. However, some new...

Page 65 of February 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 1990

The 1989 Lucas British F3 Championship

The 1989 Lucas British F3 Championship Barrie Hinchcliffe Productions Limited, Boston House, 36138 Fitzroy Square, London, W1P 5LL. Released by Virgin Vision. Running time —/75 mins. £9.99 nce again Hinchcliffe has come up with the goods. 1989 was a memorable year and this video captures every significant passing manouevre an incident to make it a precious record. As expected, the Brabharn/...

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Nigel Roebuck

Ni e Roebuck years ago, at the auction at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, two of the lots on offer were trophies won by Jochen Rindt in his final season of 1970. One was from the French Grand Prix, run at the majestic Clermont Ferrand circuit (right up there with Spa-Francorchamps, the Niirburgring and Rouen Les Essarts as far as I'm concerned), which Rindt won in the Lotus 72. The other, though...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

Page 11 of June 1968 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, June 1968

Matters of Moment

• Almost Not Worthwhile Motoring and motor cars have provided much pleasure for many people for more than 70 years. From the initial task of making the things go and proving that they were better transport than the horse to the enjoyment of devouring Alpine roads in today's high-performance cars covers a time-span during which the pleasures and frustrations have been many and varied. There has...

Page 29 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1986

As The Sun Went Down

Taken overall the annual Monaco GP round the streets of Monte Carlo never really got off the ground. As a modern Grand Prix race the Monaco event is something of an anachronism which the Formula One circus tolerates for various obscure reasons, but if we had to be there every month instead of once a year, I feel a lot of us could go off Formula One. After a rather disappointing race at Imola two...

Page 67 of November 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, November 2010

Lunch with... John Fitch

He was shot down over Germany in WWII, received a kiss from Evita for winning the Argentine GP – in fact, over 93 years, there isn’t much this American hasn’t done Even if John Fitch had never sat in a racing car, his extraordinary life would still be the stuff of legend. Fighter pilot, sailor, inventor, farmer, prisoner of war, car designer, safety campaigner, race track director: John has...

Page 58 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 58, September 1999

Louis Chiron: idol of France

Louis Chiron's Grand Prix career lasted over thirty years and took him to the very top of his profession. Bill Boddy reports Louis Chiron, one of the greatest racing drivers, was born in Monaco of French parents. He served in the 1914-18 war as an Army driver and in the immediate aftermath was appointed chauffeur to Marechal Petain. He then earned a living as a gigolo, a dancing partner, at the...

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