Articles tagged Robert Synge

Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 28 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, April 1992

Cutting one's cloth

Everybody in motor racing knows that European Formula 3000 is an expensive pastime. As more sophisticated, and therefore costlier, materials are used in chassis construction and engine design, seasonal budgets escalate. Last year, designer fuel entered the equation. At £20 per gallon .. . And F3000 cars do not, lest you should imagine otherwise, cruise around returning 30 mpg. Sensible, cost-...

Page 42 of May 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, May 1994


or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 29 of June 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1985

The Constructors - 5 Formula Ford 1600 Engine Builders

The constructors ot Formula Ford 1600 engines are in a peculiar position. They are, if you like, an establishment, men who have been doing their job for years, who see young drivers come and use their engines, then see them go, to better things or into obscurity. FF1600 is a category into which every serious young driver feels he must go, but which he wants to be out of as quickly as he can....

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Lunch with...Julian Bailey

He’d have liked ‘sensible’ Damon Hill’s Formula 1 career, but Julian reckons he wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun along the way… By Simon Taylor It’s a common complaint that today’s professional racing driver is too squeaky-clean, too focused on his career to have any fun out of the cockpit. His own personality must be subdued by the requirements of PR and brand image, and what little free...

Page 32 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, January 1996

Breaking the price

The launch of the new Lola Formula 3000 car heralds a new era on the final rung of the Grand Prix ladder. Will it work? FM President Max Mosley is confident about its prospects Only six months ago, the future of Formula One's ante-chamber was still not clearly defined. Indeed, the identity of the engine supplier to the new, one-make Formula 3000 was only confirmed two days before the unveiling of...

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Marcus Pye's Diary

Comparing sheep to F5000s in New Zealand, and taking a step back in amazement at the Stanton Special Christchurch New Zealand's sheep-to-human-beings ratio may rank second to the Falkland Islands, but it leads the world table of Formula 5000 horsepower per head of population. With around 20 cars spread among four million inhabitants that's indisputable. Given that the gruff 500bhp monsters were...


August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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