Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 70 of March 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, March 1972

Inside Ford Cologne Competitions

In Germany they have their own version of Ford of Britain's Boreham, but, whereas the British Competitions Department is primarily famous for its rallying activities, the German end is closely identified with racing. The Manager of the Cologne department, since it was established in 1968, is former works Porsche sports-car driver Jochen Neerpasch. So far as Ford in Europe is concerned Neerpasch...

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Feedback

Letter of the month Willie Green retires Sir, What can I say other than thank you to everyone for all the fun and excitement I have had in motorsport during the past 45 years? And to all the unpaid marshals, medics and helpers few competitors realise how much these people subsidise our enjoyment. Our marshals are the best in the world. Obviously I must thank Sir Anthony Bamford for setting me up...

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Reflections

Memorable moments at Spa and Monza European classics were always held in awe For one brief period every year Grand Prix racing goes back to its roots: at the end of August we are at Spa, and then we go to Monza, and if you have any feel for the meaning of motor racing, this fortnight is emphatically the highlight of your season. If Spa, by general consent, is the greatest circuit visited by...

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Historic 91 -- The Historic Car Club

All Revved Up The Historic Car Club was established in 1966, with the intention of "organising races for owners of internationally famous types of car, manufactured and raced between 1945 and 1955". Today, the scope of the Club has increased somewhat, to the point where it offers probably the widest range of championships for historic cars in the UK, with series for cars ranging from standard and...

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Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

Page 66 of November 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1973

United States Grand Prix

Ronnie Peterson led the United States Grand Prix at Watkins Glen from start to finish in his John Player Lotus, clinching the World Constructor's title for Cohn Chapman's marque for the second successive year, even though the driver's title has already been won by Jackie Stewart. Peterson's main opposition in the race came from Lord Hesketh's privately owned March 731 driven by British driver...

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Legends - Gilles Villeneuve

We will greatly miss the presence of Jean Alesi in the Formula One paddocks this year. Apart from being a 'real person' (increasingly an endangered species these days), he was one of those racing drivers who could have been nothing else. The flair, the looks, the name — everything was right, and it is an absurdity that he left F1 with but one Grand Prix victory to show. Alesi's day of days was...

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Fittipaldi: A fan writes

Sir, What a delight it was to read about the Fittipaldi Grand Prix team in the December issue. As a founding member of the FFF (Fittipaldi Fan Fraternity) the article stirred many fond memories. Although his record of two Formula One World championships, two (not one) Indy 500 wins and the CART championship stands comparison with most racing greats, Emerson's achievements have never really been...

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Lunch with…John Fitzpatrick

Not everyone's cut out for single-seater racing, which is no problem when your talent burns just as brightly in touring cars and endurance racing, as Fitz's did for over two decaces BY SIMON TAYLOR Talking through John Fitzpatrick's long and remarkable motor sport career, two early dates stand out. One is May 19 1963, when a teenager in an 850 Mini won a saloon race at Brands Hatch outright,...

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In the hot seat - Mario Andretti

A champion who straddled the Atlantic, he worries about how drivers in the US will break into F1. Mario Andretti responds to your questions on oval racing, Penske, Ronnie Peterson and pet pigs! I understand that spectating at a Mille Miglia inspired you: where did you watch from and what do you remember of the day? Alan Davidson, Angus My elder brother Aldo and I watched on the Abetone Pass, near...

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