Articles tagged Robert Manzon

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Sterling silver

To conclude our trilogy of significant French motor sport anniversaries, we rewind 60 years to the day that Mercedes-Benz returned to Grand Prix racing – and obliterated its rivals Writer Richard Williams The first outsider to catch sight of the new Silver Arrow hadn’t a clue what he was looking at. Which was a relief to the Mercedes personnel, who allowed the photographer George Monkhouse to...

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Gathering Moss

Thoughts on the career of the late Ken Gregory, one of post-war British racing’s unsung heroes Early in 1951 Stirling Moss was eagerly awaiting completion of a frontier-technology 500cc Formula 3 car that was being tailor-made for him by a rather eccentric but evidently capable fabricator named Ray Martin. With mutual friend – and fellow jazz fan – John A Cooper – Technical Editor of The Autocar...

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Lucky strike

If Juan Manuel Fangio's first race at Monaco was stunning, his first race lap was unbelievable. Shaun Campbell recalls Fangio's 'lucky' debut win. Juan Manuel Fangio called it luck. A simple word, expressed with a shrug, to explain how he remained alive when so many of his friends and rivals didn't. It seems a hopelessly inadequate explanation, but then luck means different things to different...

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The 39th Targa Floria youth to the fore

This year, the age old Targa Florio took on a new lease of life as it became an event counting for the manufacturers' world championship of sportscars. With the situation very open between Jaguar; Ferrari, and Mercedes-Benz, the race took on the position of the final decision for the honours in this championship. Mercedes-Benz went to Sicily in full force, while Ferrari did the best they could...

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Magnesium flair

The racing world gasped when in 1954 the shapely alloy flanks of an all-enclosed GP car were rolled out of the Mercedes-Benz transporter at Reims. Fifty years on one of the men who raced it that day is reunited with this streamlined beauty. Hartmut Lehbrink went to watch July 4, 1954, was not just another Sunday for post-war Germany, a country still struggling to cope with the aftermath of WWII....

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¡Carrera!

Was the Carrera PanAmericana the greatest road race of them all or simply suicidal folly? Chris Nixon looks back over its five short and bloody years to decide its place in history Originally it was planned as a one-off, but the Carrera PanAmericana grew into an international event that counted towards the Sportscar World Championship before it was abandoned as too dangerous. Open at first only...

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Tales of the unexpected

1996 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo A cliche, proved less often than you'd think, is that at Monaco, the man who leads at the first corner will win. The 1996 result blew away all preconceptions. Qualifying hardly hinted at it, Michael Schumacher somehow wrestling the Ferrari F310 onto pole, half a second up on Damon Hill's Williams-Renault, which had won four of the opening five rounds. The...

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HWM wins the "Daily Express" International Trophy

Record crowd sees a very full programme at Silverstone. Lewis-Evans (Cooper) beats Brown and Moss in 500-cc race. Type C and Mk VII Jaguars take Production Car Honours. New 89.29 mph Lap-Record by Fischer's 4-cylinder Ferrari. Hawthorn's misfortune in the final Britain responded warmly to Formula II racing when the BRDC organised the International Trophy Race Meeting for the Daily Express at...

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The Grand Prix De Pau

Fangio Wins for the Second Time! [by our Continental Correspondent.] The mere fact that Juan Fangio won the Eleventh Grand Prix of Pau on Easter Monday an average speed higher than the lap record set up by Carraciola speaks for his ability as a driver than any description. Add to this finishing in front of Villoresi and Sommer, on "single-stage" Ferraris, with a 4CLT Maserati, and some idea of...

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Storming success for Ferrari

Froilán González, the man who prevented a winning Le Mans debut for the D-type, talks to Tony Watson about how the elements worked against him and with him in that great race "That was a very long race" for race read do-or-die battle against the weather, against his own brutal Ferrari and against Jaguar's svelte new D-type. Jose Froilán González is not a man for overstatement. A sturdy, burly...

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