Articles tagged Ray Matlock

Page 66 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 1977

Formula Two review

After three rounds in what looks like being a tough year of Formula Two, there have been three different winners, in three different makes of car and using three different types of engine. The European championship was predictably being led by the little Frenchman Rene Arnoux in his Martini Renault but a number of very promising young newcomers to the FIA championship have emerged. These drivers...

Page 84 of July 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, July 1977

Formula Two Review

Arnoux ahead on points in the Martini Renault After six rounds in what is undoubtedly the toughest European Formula Two Championship of the last five years, the French are once again emerging as the front runners and, having scored maximum points in three races, Rene Arnoux has edged ahead in the points. The former Formule Renault and Super Renault Champion of France, having his second season in...

Page 74 of August 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, August 1983

Aston Martin's renaissance

The look of pleasure on the faces of the Aston Martin personnel at Le Mans was good to behold. Final practice times issued on Thursday night confirmed that the Nimrod was 16th fastest overall, and quickest of all the normally aspirated cars on the track. The ground effect Rondeaus were too slow on the straight to match Ray Mallock's best lap of 3 min 35.78 sec, and the Ford-Cosworth DFL and DFV...

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Aston plans

Bovis is to sponsor an Aston Martin Nimrod long distance racing car along with Pace Petroleum during 1983. The car will be racing at Brands Hatch, Silverstone and Le Mans.  The car is owned by the Rt. Hon. Viscount Downe and will be managed by Richard Williams, whose London-based Aston Martin business ran the car last year. The Nimrod team have had a busy winter developing their already...

Page 47 of January 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, January 1979

The Things They Say . . .

The Things They Say ... "... it seems probable to me that those who read this book will have been motivated to do so by nostalgia of one sort or another by romantic longings for those more innocent days of the 1920s and 1930s, for the racket and roar of primitive engines and the trembling of flattened grass behind a taxi-ing Moth. I do not want to deny such readers their retrospective pleasures,...

Page 18 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

Page 19 of November 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 1986

Matters of moment

Congratulations This is the time of year when championships are wound up, new cars are launched and prizes are awarded. As we went to press, the World Drivers' Championship was still undecided and will not be resolved until after this issue is on sale. Whether or not Nigel Mansell secures the title, his performances have been good news for British motor racing at every level. The November 1985...

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World Sportscar Championship -- Fuji 1000kms

Champions for two hours! For two hours it seemed that the Silk Cut Jaguar team, and Derek Warwick, had done the impossible. By finishing second in the Fuji 1,000 Kilometres race, final round of the 1986 World Sportscar Championship, they'd deprived Rothmans-Porsche, Derek Bell and Hans Stuck of their titles...or had they? Tom Walkinshaw looked concerned as Warwick was garlanded and interviewed,...

Page 54 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, June 1989

Le Mans 24hrs: preview

Equipes et pilotes Only a provisional list of Le Mans entries, without any confirmed drivers, was available at the time of going to press, and some of the race numbers had yet to be allocated. Traditionally this is a time for wishful thinking for some teams (though these dreams have to be backed up by a hefty non-returnable entry fee), but Mike Cotton and Ian Briggs speculate as to which machines...

Page 36 of June 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1985

World Endurance Championship: Monza 1000kms

WEC — Round 2. Rothmans-Porsche beaten at last! The Porsche factory's sportscar team has not been beaten in a World Endurance Championship race since Derek Warwick and John Fitzpatrick trounced the Rothmans cars at Brands Hatch in September 1983, and the inevitable defeat came at Monza on April 28th. The Monza 1,000 Kms (or 800 Kms, as it turned out) was a memorable event. On Friday Hans Stuck...

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