Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 66 of March 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, March 2011

Return of the Marlboro Man

He was the chain-smoking, Stetson-wearing little Italian at Frank Williams’ team in 1974. But when we reunited Arturo Merzario with the Iso-Marlboro, the fags were just for show… By Damien Smith The man in the cowboy hat pushes open the café door. The few people tucking in to breakfast stop, forks poised, mouths open. The tiny, wiry figure is wearing pale blue overalls and race boots, and there’s...

Page 80 of July 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, July 2005

The Prince of Wales

Tom Pryce was a Welsh country boy with an amazing talent. Marcus Simmons tells the story Jansen van Vuuren is loving this. Usually he works as a booking clerk at Jan Smuts Airport, but this week the 19-year-old from Johannesburg has taken up station at the nearby Kyalami circuit for the 1977 South African Grand Prix as a fire marshal on the pit straight. Suddenly, at the end of lap 21, he has a...

Page 37 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 37, April 2012

Murray's Mint Brabhams

There will be a lot of Brabhams at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. This is good news. I have always loved and admired Brabhams by Gordon Murray, from the days when Bernie Ecclestone owned the team made famous by Jack himself. Thinking of Murray's Brabhams got me going through my scrapbooks for the 1978 Grand Prix season. Niki Lauda joined Brabham to work alongside John Watson who, having been a...

Page 7 of November 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, November 2002

Montoya smashes F1 qualifying record

Juan Pablo Montoya recorded the fastest-ever F1 qualifying lap during the Italian Grand Prix weekend. The Colombian's 161.467mph pole lap in his Williams FW24 broke the 17-year old qualifying record set by Keke Rosberg's Williams FW10 at Silverstone. With the prospect of more changes to Monza's chicanes before the 2003 GP, Montoya's record may stand for some time. However, two other long-standing...

Page 44 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, March 1974

Rumblings

Ferrari Revived. - In the accompanying photographs we see a 1.1/2-litre V12 Ferrari supercharged Grand Prix car as it was in 1951 and as it is in 1974. This is car number F1 /114 and it was built in 1950 as one of the factory team cars. In 1951 it was bought by Peter Whitehead, who ran it in Grand Prix racing as a private entrant, although the works gave him some assistance and it was prepared...

Page 74 of December 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, December 1978

The Winners

We still think that winning is the name of the racing game and that if you win more races than anyone else you are a worthy champion. The success of a car design can be judged by its victories. This page of winners of the Grand Prix races of 1978 is self-explanatory. Carlos Reutemann:  1st Brazilian GP, 1st USA West GP, 1st British GP, 1st USA East GP. Niki Lauda: 1st Swedish GP, 1st Italian GP....

Page 26 of October 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, October 1974

Refllections in the Italian Sunshine

As I sat in the Press Tribune, high above the starting line, watching the cars assemble on the grid I thought back to 1957, when I had sat in the same place and watched three green cars and one red one line up on the front row. That was when Stuart Lewis-Evans, Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks dominated practice for the Italian Grand Prix and the immortal Fangio was the only "foreigner" to get a red...

Page 48 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, January 1972

Elan development

Nearly 10 years ago Lotus introduced a small sports car that looks as though it could go down in history as the last true sports car to be constructed along conventional front-engine-rear-drive lines, yet possesses superior performance and handling to any tuned saloon car alternative. Mr. Chapman and his team called it the Elan, and it was welcomed by many enthusiasts for features such as the...

Page 72 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 1978

United States (East) Grand Prix

Not a Lotus Day Watkins Glen, October 1st The United States Grand Prix, held at Watkins Glen, used to be one of the newer events on the calendar, starting in 1961 after trial events had been held on the Sebring airfield and at Riverside in California. Now in its eighteenth year at Watkins Glen the United States race is well established, though it does not seem to have developed the character of a...

Page 51 of November 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 51, November 1977

The United States Grand Prix

Hunt triumphs in the wet Watkins Glen, New York, October 2nd. The Formula One circus moved to North America at the end of September for the 15th and 16th rounds of the 1977 World Championship contest, made up of the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen on the weekend of October 1st/2nd and the Canadian Grand Prix at the Ontario circuit of Mospot Park on the weekend of October 8/9th. The two...

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