Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 106 of April 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, April 2005

People Preview -- key historic players in 2005

Peter Williams -- March 761 The car is all in bits at the moment being rebuilt by Nick Foy. I'll certainly do four or five Grand Prix Masters weekends, if not all of them. "The car is chassis 5, which was used mostly as a spare in 1976. It did run in the German GP and Ronnie Peterson actually led the race for a while. In Monaco it ran with Monaco Fine Art sponsorship and the same guy still...

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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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Nigel Roebuck

Australian rain recalls Prost's bold action at Adelaide 24 years back, while Raikkonen's "easy" win highlights the contrast between the dour Finn and an innocent Chris Amon "Kimi can do some good things this year," said Anthony Davidson as we talked through the forthcoming Formula 1 season. "In fact, I reckon Lotus could be the dark horse of 2013..." Melbourne is always said to be an atypical...

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Once in a lifetime...

Gunnar Nilsson won just one Grand Prix before his tragic death, but, thanks to his courage and character, his memory still lives large among his friends today. Mark Hughes pays his respects If a racing driver has to die young, there is an almost gladiatorial rightness that he do so in his element on the track. Gunnar Nilsson was denied even that, succumbing to cancer at 29. His friend Ronnie...

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"...The little Mexican bastard tries to kill me!"

That was Jo Siffert's semi-serious comment about racing team-mate Pedro Rodriguez. But though they traded paint, they never swapped insults. Andrew Frankel portrays two friends and rivals who competed on the ragged edge This was one of those moments Spa seems to produce. It ranks with Mika Hakkinen's move on Michael Schumacher last year, or the first lap of the 1963 GP when Jim Clark, having...

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Sports round-up

The months of June and July are possibly the busiest time of the summer for the motor racing fraternity and this year has been no exception with a full programme of sports car racing, Formula Two and saloon car events to add to the already crowded Grand Prix schedule. The week prior to the French Grand Prix at Dijon-Prenois contained no fewer than three major international events: the World...

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Argentine Grand Prix

Lotus win a classic race BUENOS AIRES January 28th. THE 1973 Grand Prix racing season opened, despite all the recent squabbling, with a classic contest at Buenos Aires Municipal Autodrome in late January. It was the kind of battle packed with intrigue and excitement, which surely made every one of the 100,000 plus spectators resolve to come again next year. Isn't that what motoring racing is all...

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Doug Nye

Swiss precision at the ScuderiaFormer driver Peter Schetty oversaw a glorious period for Ferrari in sports cars with its dominant 312PB The 1972 sports-prototype season is recalled as a classic for Ferrari. Its works team of 3-litre, flat12-engined 312PB cars just trampled roughshod over all opposition to monopolise the World Championship. In contrast, Maranello's Formula 1 team veered...

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UNITES STATES GRAND PRIX

UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX WORLD CHAMPION Niki Lauda won the final Formula One Grand Prix of the year at Watkins Glen on October 5th, starting from pole position and leading all the way to the finish. Our photograph on the opposite page shows Lauda leading Emerson Fittipaldi in the early stages of the race against a colourful backdrop of autumn hues which make Watkins Glen so photogenic at that...

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