Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 33 of October 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, October 1978

Reflections in the Royal Park

Reflections in the Park were hazy to say the least, for apart from the chaos and absurdity of the result of the Italian GP as it was run, there was the sad news that Ronnie Peterson had succumbed after an operation on his badly injured legs sustained in the multiple pile-up just after the start. One could write pages on "SuperSwede" in the form of a formal obituary, but it would not do him any...

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Swede dreams

Ronnie Peterson 1973 His potential was obvious — And now he had a Lotus at his disposal. Ronnie Peterson and the 72 were the performance benchmark of 1973. So why did the title slip away? You would expect nothing else from John Young Stewart: a fastidious title campaign, maximising his stumpy Tyrrell's strong points when the conditions were right, papering over its cracks as and when they...

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South African Grand Prix

A retrospective view Kyalami, March 6th Although Niki Lauda won the South African Grand Prix in apparently comfortable style, this is in no way a reflection of the efforts of several other teams who rely on Cosworth's long-lived DFV 3-litre V8 for their motive power. At some points during 1975 one could almost sense that one or two teams had virtually given up the difficult task of trying to beat...

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Formula Two Review

The Year of Ground Effect IT IS seldom that the lesser racing categories get a complete reshuffle. New cars tend to evolve from the previous year's designs and, unlike Formula One, there never seems to be all that much technical innovation. However, it is different in 1979. The emergence of ground effect designs has completely changed the look of European Formula Two overnight. When the season...

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The Silverstone Six Hours

Silverstone, May 14th Spectators who went to Silverstone on May 14th to watch the BRDC's fourth round of the World Championship for Makes probably thought they were getting a motor race for their money. After all, the Silverstone Six Hours was pitching Porsche's and BMW's works cars against each other for the first time this year, and the supporting cast of Gp 5 machinery was as good as you were...

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Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1975 -- Jody scoops GP win at Kyalami Tyrrell ace secures home victory but loses out in snow-hit Race of Champions It didn't look too promising. Desperate for success at his home grand prix on March 1, Jody Scheckter's South African bid got off to a bad start when he crashed during Thursday's practice. After his car -- a brand new Tyrrell 007 with a number of revisions by designer Derek...

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There but for fortune

Just as it finally seemed within his reach, a broken titanium component crushed Peter Revson's F1 dream Peter Jeffrey Revlon Revson had it all. Good looks, breeding, an attractive personality and an ability to drive race cars fast. In 1973 he won two Grands Prix races for McLaren, in one of them defeating the best opposition fair and square. After a struggle against his silver spoon background,...

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The Formula One scene

As these words are being written the first Grand Prix of 1983 is still four weeks away and by the time they are being read on March 1st it will be exactly ten days to the start of official practice on the circuit at Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. By that time any team worth considering in the 1983 season will have logged up many test miles on the circuit and their drivers should know where they are...

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13th United States Grand Prix

Cevert's first Formula One victory Watkins Glen, October 3rd What a tremendous season Elf-Team Tyrrell have had in 1971. Their number one driver Jackie Stewart collected the World Championship crown with six victories to his credit, the marque Tyrrell won the Constructors Championship by a country mile and to cap it all their number two, Francois Cevert, scored his maiden Grand Prix victory at...

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The fifth Canadian Grand Prix

Stewart shows championship form in wet—Peterson strong challenger Mosport Park, September 19th. While there is no doubt that Jackie Stewart and the Elf Team Tyrrell have had a tremendous year the one black spot was the poor showing in the rain-soaked Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort. Those who like to knock Stewart dismissed him as a fair-weather driver, although the fact that none of the other...

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