Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 10 of December 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, December 2001

When the rouge mist descends

Sir, I enjoyed the letter from Christian Frederiksen (Denmark) about Jacky Ickx in your October issue. As a young boy I was a great fan of Ickx. I saw him participate in several GP's and long-distance sportscar races, like the 1972 Spa 1000Km. This race has some special memories for me. Ickx seemed to move like a fish in the water, taking a dominant lead right from the start. But there was more...

Page 8 of March 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, March 1995

Obituary

Frank Costin Frank Costin died on February 5 after a short illness. He was 73. Frank was working for De Havilland when his younger brother Mike asked his opinion about an aerodynamic body which Colin Chapman had designed. Frank did not think much of it, and designed another, thus beginning an involvement with Chapman which led to several body designs for Lotus and a collaboration on the Vanwall,...

Page 73 of October 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 73, October 1992

Letters

Clark: Number One? Sir, I read the letter from John Olliver in the August edition of Motor Sport with some interest. I notice he included Jean-Pierre Wimille, surely the most underrated and unknown GP racer of all time, in his list of all-time greats. I have become fascinated with this French driver recently and yet I have never seen even a photo published of him. Could Motor Sport please do an...

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Reviews

The Grand Prix Collection DVD/VHS.10 x 52mins www.dukevideo.com £149.99 (DVD)/£129.99 (VHS) with free copy of Formula One 1980: or individually £16.99 (DVD)/ £14.99 (VHS) It wasn't until James Hunt ignited the tabloids' interest—through his on and off-track exploits — that Formula One became subjected to the media blitz in which it exists today. Because of that, this trawl through the 1970s (one...

Page 139 of December 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 139, December 2011

Parting Shot

French Grand Prix, Paul Ricard, July 1, 1973 Roughly half the grid turned out for this photo op, including (from left) George Follmer, Wilson and Emerson Filtipaldi, Carlos Reutemann, Denny Hulme, Jackie Oliver, race winner Ronnie Peterson, Arturo Merzario, Andrea de Adamich, Jody Scheckter, Jackie Stewart, François Cevert and Graham Hill. To buy this photo or other classic motor racing shots,...

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First time in the spotlight: Lauda recalls the 1973 British GP

In a sense, I think it was the British Grand Prix at Silverstone where James and I both put our names on the map. He was driving the Hesketh March and I was in the BRM P160. At the end of the opening lap, Jody Scheckter triggered that huge multiple accident when his McLaren ran wide onto the grass coming out of Woodcote, then spun back into the pit wall. James and I luckily managed to squeeze...

Page 76 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 1993

Backwards means forwards...

Sir, So FISA has finally decided to junk some of the expensive hi-tech gadgetry that has reduced the pinnacle of our sport from entertaining combat to a frequently uninspiring series of high-speed processions. Good on them. Leafing idly through a few old annuals the other day, I was reminded of Jochen Rindt and Ronnie Peterson scything their way through the field at Monaco of all places. That was...

Page 60 of June 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1994

Hometown hero

In this The Age of the Celebrity, Mario Andretti is that rarest of public figures: a bona fide hero. For he is more than the 1978 world champion, a four time national champion and the only driver to win the Indianapolis 500, the Daytona 500 and an F1 race, not to mention the oldest to win an IndyCar race (nor that his exploits have been chronicled by MOTOR SPORT for nearly half its 70 years!): he...

Page 21 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, January 1972

Formula 2 review: end of an era

A series of four races held in Brazil and Argentina during November brought to an end the 1,600-c.c. Formula Two which had been in effect from the start of 1967. These events, two at Sao Paulo's Interlagos track and one each at Porto Alegre and Cordoba (Argentina's single race) marked a dramatic turn in the fortunes of European Trophy victor Ronnie Peterson and March generally for they failed to...

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My only grand prix -- Chris Craft

1971 US at Watkins Glen What prompted Alain de Cadenet to take you grand prix racing? We'd just won at the Norisring with an Interserie car. Unfortunately Pedro Rodríguez got killed and I think Alain read in the paper that it was 'a minor motor race'. That was surprising as there were 110,000 people there. He took umbrage and said, 'Let's buy an F1 car'. He did a deal with Ron Tauranac for a...

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