Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 16 of February 1971 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, February 1971

1000 KMs of Buenos Aires

A sad start to 1971 Buenos Aires, January 10th. For the first time in 11 years a World Championship race was held at Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 10th. The circuit, where Bruce McLaren won the Argentine Grand Prix in 1960, features a combination of circuit layouts, open grandstand seating for 80,000 people the whole length of the pits straight, and modern facilities. Last year two sports-...

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Lunch with... Alan Jones

Williams’ favourite son on dodgy campers, nightmare bosses and gelling with Frank and Patrick. By Simon Taylor Scroll down the roster of drivers who won a single World Championship – names like James Hunt and Jody Scheckter, Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill – and for each there’s a different reason why they never took a second title. In the case of Alan Jones, it’s probably down to the English...

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G hits the spot

In 1972 March was struggling with its ambitious 721X, and Formula 1 rookie Niki Lauda was no fan. Enter the 721G – based on an F2 monocoque and built in just nine days X stood for experimental, G for Guinness; same manufacturer, but, as you might have already guessed, radically different mindsets. X had its eye on the midterm future, was – or rather wasn’t, as it turned out – the hoped-for giant...

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The 1979 Season

Here we go again! On January 21st the 1979 Formula One season is due to start with the Argentine GP on the Buenos Aires Autodrorne, followed two weeks later by the Brazilian GP, this year back at Interlagos after a brief flirtation with the new Autodrome at Rio de Janeiro, which did not excite the Formula One followers as much as it excited the "holiday makers". After that it is the usual round...

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Wham Bam Uncle Sam

Two huge names in American racing were among F1's teams in 1976. David Malsher charts their roller-coaster ride A vigorous battle between the Parnelli of Mario Andretti and John Watson's Penske enlivened the early stages of the 1976 South African GP, the second round of the championship. And although the Pamelli had a lame engine, and the Penske was suffering from acute oversteer because of...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS– Brundle on the Beeb, Daytona and F1 2011 – Reducing sound while improving the vision The idea," said Martin lundle, "was that David [Coulthard] and I would go to the BBC, have a coffee and spend half an hour talking through the broadcasts for 2011 — but they said they wanted us to do a commentary on last year's Australian Grand Prix! I said, 'How long? Ten minutes?' No, no, they said...

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Wheel nut

Having made a fortune out of alloy wheels, Gunter Schmid bought a Formula One team. But he knew everyone’s jobs better than they did…Adam Cooper talks to some of the drivers who rode the rapids of ATS The Grand Prix history books show that there have been two teams by the name of the ATS. The first was seen only in 1963, and hailed from Italy, while the second was in action from 1977-'84, and had...

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Recent Results

This year's Can-Am series is certainly shaping up as the most closely fought for years. Basically, that means that the Gulf McLaren team isn't having it all its own way. Just to re-cap, Denny Hulme, in the new McLaren M20, won the opening round at Mosport in Canada in June but only alter Mark Donohue struck trouble in the Penske Porsche. Round two at Road Atlanta, in early July, saw both Donohue...

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The Argentine Grand Prix

Tyrrell-Cosworth and Stewart still supreme Buenos Aires, January 23rd. For the first time, since the beginning of the 3-litre Formula One, the season started in Argentina in January rather than in South Africa in March; in fact it was the first World Championship Formula One race in this torrid South American country for 12 years. The venue, however, was the same, the impressive Buenos Aires...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections - Formula 1 receives warm welcome in Texas - Fate gives Vettel a helping hand... or two - NASCAR promoter Smith requires maths lesson * Over the years veteran US race promoter Bruton Smith has frequently been given to loud-mouthed, ill-advised, proclamations. As the founder of Speedway Motorsports Inc, a company that owns eight tracks and hosts 11 of the NASCAR Sprint Cup races each...

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