Articles tagged Roger Cowman

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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...

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The syndicate

Roger Cowman is used to the scream of Formula One cars – he runs the EuroBOSS series which provides an arena for recent (pre-1998) GP cars to compete. But as co-owner of the Toleman TG184, he has no plans to enter Senna's Monaco car. "We're a syndicate of four co-owners," he says, "and the only time we've run the car was at Goodwood Festival of Speed three years ago. The car is so original that...

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Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

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Apprenticeship

It's the car that took Ayrton Senna to greatness at Monaco. Gordon Cruickshank talks to designer Rory Byrne: Dieter Serowy drives it It was like a Hollywood script: an underdog team, a chassis from an unproven designer, and the first flash of genius from a champion-to-be. Ayrton Senna's '84 drive through the field at a pouring wet Monaco in his Toleman, to wrest first place from another champion-...

Page 27 of May 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, May 1986

F3000 - International Trophy

At last years Daily Express International Trophy, the first-ever F3000 race, the 110% rule was waived to boost the grid to 17 starters. Seventeen was a fairly typical field throughout 1985 and though a total of 33 drivers raced in the formula, there were only six driver-car combinations which contested every round and these finally occupied the top six places in the Championship. Silverstone on...

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Kincraft needs careful owner

The unique Kincraft single-seater has been put up for sale in a bid to see it restored to its former glory. The Len Terry-designed chassis, widely regarded as the inspiration behind Formula 5000, has been put on the market by racing car dealer Roger Cowman, who wants to sell to someone prepared to restore it. "It hasn't raced for more than 30 years, and it needs to be finished," said Cowman. "It...

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Rare Ligier sports-racer back after 27 year rest

En route to entering Grand Prix racing as a constructor in 1976, French Formula One privateer of the mid-1960s Guy Ligier built and raced successful sports-prototypes designed by Michel Tetu. Ligier drove the unique open JS3, powered by a 3-litre Cosworth DFV engine, to victory in the 1971 Spring Cup at Montlhery. He also finished second, with Patrick Depailler, in the Le Mans test weekend's...

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Give and take

FISA gave Perry McCarthy a superlicence in Brazil and then it took it away... Sentiment is a rare enough commodity in real life; in the insular environs of Formula One it is as rare as an accurate election opinion poll. That was an unpalatable fact of life which Perry McCarthy was obliged to consider when he tried to make his F1 debut in Brazil. The rules of the game (Appendix L Article 3.6 of...

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