Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 10 of February 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, February 1999

Modern Times

These days, if you're a Formula One driver, here's what you do: you drive in 16 motor races a year. Each lasts for between 80 minutes and two hours. So, even if your car is reliable and your season reasonably accident-free, you probably won't clock up much more than 24 hours' actual racing in a full season plus, of course, some practice, qualifying and the inevitable testing. You'd probably do...

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Delirium Tremens -- Jo Siffert remembered

An indomitable will to win IN 1948 at Bremgarten a 12 year-old Swiss boy watched, entranced, as a Frenchman wove his magic driving a Gordini. The boy's name was Joseph Siffert, the Frenchman's Raymond Sommer. Coeur de Lion, they called the latter, Lionheart. It was his name long before anyone ever thought of coining it for Nigel Mansell, and Sommer was an artist, a man to whom the manner in...

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Legends

Lotus 79 If ever you were a Lotus fan Goodwood brought it all back. In the paddock, for example, were a pair of Lotus 25s, both ex-Clark, and at the Brooks auction were several items from Jimmy's career, including a letter to And Ferguson, written shortly before the 1963 British Grand Prix. He won the race, of course, en route to his first World Championship, and the car in the question – chassis...

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Reflections in the Canadian Cold

In many ways the Canadian Grand Prix was the most interesting race of the 1974 Formula One season. Not necessarily due to any particular intensity of racing, although Ronnie Peterson's never-say-die approach to the event and Fittipaldi's tenacious pursuit of Lauda were notable, but it was the race which first seemed to mark the end of Ferrari's Championship aspirations as well as Niki Lauda's....

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1999 - The essential guide to the season

From Coys to Goodwood, Le Mans to Monza, this season's historic calendar is packed with thrills. Marcus Pye previews the best action. From ignominious failure to heroic Formula One World Championship success, engineering folly to mechanical wizardry, the story of British Racing Motors is a compelling one. Back in 1949, when the shattering sound of the first supercharged V16 engine roused the...

Page 28 of November 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 2006

Nigel Roebuck's legends

It is 30 years since Niki Lauda's fiery crash left him hovering between life and death; 40 days later he raced again, and finished fourth in a grand prix. It was an extraordinary feat of determination and personal bravery Monza. The 2006 Italian Grand Prix is a few days away as I write, and 30 years have passed since the most remarkable happening I have ever encountered in motor racing. In the '...

Page 87 of November 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 87, November 2001

Pescara

Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight Stretching to the horizon is a silver-black band of Tarmac spray-gunned with can and shrouded by converging lines of lamp-posts. I do an about-turn and, with the buildings much closer to the road in this...

Page 26 of June 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 2001

Long-distance operator

One of Britain's unsung motorsport heroes, Derek Bell's sportscar skills are often overlooked by an F1-hungry media. Andrew Frankel asks a living legend to reflect on his exploits at Le Mans which yielded five superb wins Cold, wet day at Snetterton. Team Bentley are testing the new EXP Speed 8 Le Mans car. The press have been invited and Derek Bell is doing what he does second-best: entertaining...

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The Italian Grand Prix

Forza Ferrari Monza, September 9th On arrival at Monza the most noteworthy thing to see was the first-class job the Automobile Club of Italy had made of the pits and paddock facilities. By very clever pruning of the existing pits and the wall between the pit road and the track they had effectively made the pit road three cars width in place of the previous two. Openings had been cut in the pit...

Page 74 of April 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, April 1976

Realistic Motor Racing

Sir, In respect of your March Editorial—what a splendid idea! Though one has fond memories of Jackie Stewart on full-bore negotiating Clearways in a four-wheel drift, and more recent recollections of Ronnie Peterson looking-up for Becketts in the ill-fated Lotus 76 in the 1974 International Trophy, this is the stuff dreams are made of. With all respect to the F1 circus et al, who can provide us...

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