Articles tagged Rex Hart

Page 38 of October 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, October 2003

A special talent, but not a player

Somehow we all felt we knew Ronnie Peterson. In fact, all we really knew about this shy man was that he could drive the wheels off any racing car. This extract from Johnny Tipler's new book — Formula One Superswede — sheds light on the man behind those awesome drifts The group of glamorous figures watching the racing from the inside of the hairpin caught my attention. This cool coterie at the...

Page 72 of June 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, June 2004

Up in smoke

Aussie battler Dave Walker shone bightly in 1971 aboard a Gold Leaf Lotus Formula Three car. But when he stepped up to Formula one with the team and John Player Special, it all turned black. Michael Oliver finds out why... "I will never forget it even though it only lasted six laps before the thing blew up. Instead of cars going past me on the straights, I was actually able to pull up alongside...

Page 121 of August 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 121, August 2008

Remembering Ronnie

Anderstorp was filled once more with the sound of Formula 1 cars in a Historic Grand Prix to celebrate the memory of ‘Superswede’ By Rob Widdows They were dark days. A chill wind stirred the forests, rippled the deep, dark lakes that cover so much of this land. Long nights came with autumn. Sweden was in mourning for its dashing hero. They had already lost Jo Bonnier, then this. Now, 30 years...

Page 39 of September 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, September 1997

Once in a lifetime...

Gunnar Nilsson won just one Grand Prix before his tragic death, but, thanks to his courage and character, his memory still lives large among his friends today. Mark Hughes pays his respects If a racing driver has to die young, there is an almost gladiatorial rightness that he do so in his element on the track. Gunnar Nilsson was denied even that, succumbing to cancer at 29. His friend Ronnie...

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