Articles tagged Ron Tauranac

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Second to none

F1 success was slow to come, but in F2 the spectacular Jochen Rindt set the benchmark – even for Clark and Stewart By Paul Fearnley It was the ‘Summer of Shove’ – for Jim Clark at least. All-of-a-sudden Cosworth DFV shove. Most powerful engine, world’s best driver and most advanced car – the just-bolt-it-on-the-back, still-a-bit-twitchy Lotus 49: no contest. From June 4, when he dominated the...

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Matters of moment

Credit where it's due If you look back 10, 15, 20, or 25 years in the correspondence columns of any motoring magazine you're liable to experience déjà vu, for many of the letters deal with subjects which are still current preoccupations. Indeed, many could be printed today with little alteration. There is the "I would like to thank the marshals. . ." letter; the "what about British drivers?"...

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Happy The Man

“I speak enough Japanese to get into trouble, but not enough to talk myself out of it!" After nine years in the Orient Geoff Lees has lost none of his native touches of humour, although he is now the senior figure among European drivers who have settled in Japan to reshape their careers, and by far the most successful. The Warwickshire-born driver, now 41, has led Toyota Team TOM'S sports car...

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The Cost of Motoring Sport

3: Formula 3 "I'm over the hill—at 28" admitted John Fenning, one of Britain's leading private-entrant Formula 3 drivers, when discussing his career. He was not talking about his driving ability or stamina, though, rather his worth as works team material. Single-seater racing is the ultimate when purists get talking and undoubtedly Formula 1 is the highest form of the sport so necessarily there...

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The Grand Prix scene

Now that the dust has settled after two World Championship Grand Prix races and five non-championship Formula One races (this is being written and printed just before the Monaco GP), it might be as well to take stock of the situation. The remarkable thing about 1971 so far is that we have had five Formula One events not part of the World Championship series, and these have allowed new drivers to...

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The 45th Italian Grand Prix

Peterson keeps the faith again Monza, September 8th The cast for the last Grand Prix in Europe for 1974 was fairly stable, the only new car on the scene being a fourth BRM P201, which Pescarolo was driving, the Bourne team having got themselves sorted out for a brief moment; Beltoise had P201/03 and Migault P201/02. Team Lotus had made a decisive move in taking their two Lotus 76 models and one...

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Formula Two

The Situation When the latest regulations for Formula Two came into force in January, 1967, the Motor Circuit Developments group, which controls Brands Hatch, Snetterton, Mallory Park and Oulton Park, suggested that everyone should call this new class of racing "European Formula", for rather obscure reasons. Come 1968 and they dropped the Formula from their meetings, but the nickname they had...

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South African Grand Prix

First win for a Yardley McLaren Kyalami, March 4th. Relieved of its usual status of being the first World Championship event of the year, the South African event nevertheless proved to be a great success. The 26-car field was watched by a record crowd and the race proved to be a succession of exciting battles for the lead which, finally, resulted in victory for Hulme in a Yardley-sponsored...

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A polished performance

Rondel Racing was a team to be reckoned with from the beginning, as Neil Trundle tells Rob Widdows Neil Trundle, the ‘del’ of Rondel Racing (the Ron half was a certain Mr Dennis), is into his fifth decade in motor racing. One of the great mechanics, a man who can make or mend anything, Trundle wielded the spanners while Dennis poured on the polish. And it worked. We’re going back to 1971 and the...

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Perfect Riposte

He hadn't won a Formula One race for two years and some felt he should retire. But as David Malsher explains, Graham Hill had the... The GKN/Daily Express International Trophy could have been 'just another' non-championship Formula One race. For one thing, more than half of the 40-car entry list were F5000s (and Ferrari were notable absentees). For another, many of motorsport's more lightweight...

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