Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 42 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1983

Stig Blomqvist

Sweden's rally folk-hero When Saab quit rallying at the end of 1980 it seemed as if Stig Blomqvist's rallying career was about to hit a lean patch. Having rallied Saabs for 16 years — ten of which were in the factory team — Blomqvist was dismissed by many team managers as nothing more than a front-wheel drive exponent. He would be totally out of his depth in anything else but a Saab, it was said...

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The Formula One Situation

Apart from one mild fluttering the situation in Formula One racing regarding teams, drivers and cars, was surprisingly stable when the 1975 season began in Buenos Aires on January 12th. A full three months had elapsed since the last Grand Prix race in 1974, which was at Watkins Glen on October 6th, and during that time things have been very quiet from the point of view of drivers changing teams,...

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Legends

Dijon 1979 Last month I wrote about the 1986 Australian Grand Prix, after which someone asked if it had been the most exciting race in my experience. And after considering the 1969 Monaco Formula Three race, an unforgettable fight between Ronnie Peterson and Reine Wisell, I decided that, yes, Adelaide '86 had my vote, at least in terms of a race in its entirety. For short spells, though, others...

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Reflections

The continued dominance of Red Bull, the greatness of Sebastian Vettel... and the major teams’ unfathomable reluctance to capitalise on Nico Hülkenberg’s gifts As the Grands Prix roll by, I think back to a sunny afternoon in the Daytona paddock in January, and a conversation with Anthony Davidson about the Formula 1 season to come. I began by asking whom he tipped for the 2013 World Championship...

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REFLECTIONS IN MONTE CARLO HARBOUR

WHAT a bit of luck that the muddle over how to select sixteen cars for the galling grid was sorted out quickly and amicably, for the race round the streets of Monte Carlo is such a classic event that it would be a pity to spoil it. During practice some French papers printed that the CSI were recommending that twenty cars should be allowed to start, but this was false information, which was...

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Race: 1971 Italian GP

Ultimate slipstream classic It was still anyone's race and Mike Hailwood led at 51 laps, just as Peter Gethin passed François Cevert. Then Gethin took his BRM into the lead. The battle for the lead was so wide open that happenings at the back of the field went unnoticed, and both Graham Hill and Mike Beuttler retired, the Brabham with another seized gearbox and the March with a broken engine....

Page 86 of October 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, October 2008

F1 non-championship races Part three: the ’70s & ’80s

Ever decreasing circles As the demands of F1 grew in the 1970s and ’80s, so the number of non-championship races shrank. Yet right to the end, such events still provided an important opportunity for rookies and aces By Paul Fearnley 1970 & 1971 Oulton Park Gold Cups Jochen Rindt parked the victorious Lotus 72C at Old Hall Corner, grabbed the suitcase he’d placed at the marshals’ post during...

Page 76 of January 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, January 1999

Turning Point

This Lotus 77 transformed its maker's fortunes from no hope outsiders to Grand Prix winners and World Champions in waiting. Matthew Franey tells its tale and then climbs aboard. It is hard to imagine the effect that victory in the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix had on Team Lotus. To call the previous few seasons a lean period in the marque's otherwise glorious history would be understatement of the...

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Flat out to deceive

Jean-Pierre Jarier had the talent to be a regular winner in Formula One, perhaps even a world champion. Instead he scored just three podium finishes in more than 100 starts. Mark Hughes explains why It was 1996, 13 years since Jean-Pierre Jarier had last raced in Formula One. The Porsche Supercup cars arrived under heavy braking for Paul Ricard's tight first corner, Emanuel Collard in the lead,...

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Fact or Fiction

SIR, Nigel Roebuck's reprise of Ronnie Peterson's career in the May issue brought many happy memories flooding back and, sadly, the acute sense of loss I felt following his death at Monza. There are always pivotal moments in motor racing and these are often marked by the loss of a great driver; for me it was the departure of Ronnie, and whilst I remain an avid enthusiast the sport has never been...

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