Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 56 of September 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, September 2009

Lunch with... Derek Bell

He’s the English gentleman who’s scored more sports car wins than even he can remember, although no one will ever forget his record at Le Mans and Daytona By Simon Taylor Derek Bell is, quintessentially, an Englishman. He has raced with enormous success in the USA, where he is a popular figure; his wife Misti is American, and he spends much of the year at his waterside house in Boca Raton,...

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Sweet dreams

Sir, Sitting in the garden the other day, beer in hand, reading the latest MOTOR SPORT with the Parting Shot of Ronnie Peterson in the Lotus 72, I started dreaming: Lord March invites three retired Racing Drivers to his Goodwood Festival of Speed 1) Ronnie, on full opposite lock on each bend drifting to the outside using up all the tarmac. 2) Ayrton Senna, in total control of the car with 1000bhp...

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Louis Stanley: What today's F1 people recall about his heyday

Jackie Stewart "Louis was a larger than life character who brought a bit of colour, and certainly a different demeanour to Formula One Grand Prix racing. He and his wife Jean: there was clearly a degree of respectability about their manners, about their deportment and their presence, which I think did no harm to motorsport at all. His contribution with regard to his obstinacy and forcefulness...

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Modern Times

Today, if you're an F1 driver, that's what you do. There's no mom in your life for any other motorsport. As well as 17 races, there's all that testing: once the FIA's November ban is over, most teams move straight into a hectic programme. McLaren are hard at it in Spain from Monday 4 December. Plus jetting from country to country to remind the fans of the virtues of your sponsor's products....

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Optimism replaces oppression at Silverstone More bad feeling in the Red Bull wing… Patrick Depailler – F1’s automotive SAS man There was something strange about Silverstone this year, and it was not simply to do with changes to the circuit, major though these were. It was oddly unsettling to find the familiar bridge before Copse gone – for how many years had one tramped over it en...

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Argentine Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, January 9th Although Argentina is mere, thousands of miles away from the recognised European "home" of Formula One Grand Prix circuit racing, it has organised qualifying rounds in the World Championship intermittently ever since 1953, although there was a gap of 12 years between Bruce McLaren's victory in a Cooper-Climax in 1960 and Jackie Stewart's win with a Tyrrell-Cosworth five...

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Sportscar Survey

The World Championship of MakesOsterreichring, June 29th With victories in both of what will probably prove to be the last two rounds of the series, Alfa Romeo have won this year's World Championship for Makes, taking the title for the first time in their history. For the small crowd that witnessed the Austrian event however, it won't be the Italian conquest that sticks in their minds, but the...

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Money for nothing

The worst car I ever drove Niki Lauda 1972 March 72X He borrowed $250.000 to drive it and it drove him to contemplate suicide. No wonder Niki Lauda is no great fan of the march 721X. It was the one time I needed not to get into a bad car. It was 1972 and I'd bought my way into Formula One with March; I'd agreed to bring $250,000 of sponsorship money, which was a lot then. But the sponsors were...

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A tidy prophet

The shiny decals of Rondel Racing might have caused a few sniggers in F2 paddocks 40 years ago, but Ron Dennis and Neil Trundle set new standards in team image – and they had the last laugh in the years to comeBy Alan Henry Forty years ago on April 17, Palm Sunday, the complexion of European motor racing took the first step towards changing forever. Two pale blue Brabham BT36 Formula 2 cars...

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BRM P160

Inheriting and developing another's design can be a source of frustration for someone with his own clear idea of how things should be; but occasionally it proves a revelation. I was impressed by the BRM P160, designed by Tony Southgate. I took the car over and developed it when I rejoined BRM in 1972 (I first went there in the '60s), but it had already been running for some time. I actually went...

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