Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 68 of February 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, February 2011

Bi-lateral thinking

When Tyrrell sought an 'unfair advantage', there was an ingenious solution: two extra When I say there will never be another track test like this, I say so with a confidence inspired not simply by the subject's unique, six-wheeled selling point. It's also because what I'm sitting in can be seen almost as more a historical document of record than a racing car. I'll explain. What you're looking at...

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Lunch with... Howden Ganley

Having sailed to Europe from New Zealand, this keen-as-mustard Kiwi embarked on a long career that started with a spanner and culminated in his dream of a Grand Prix driveBy Simon Taylor Four New Zealanders have scored World Championship points, and stood on the podium at Le Mans and in Can-Am. That makes Howden Ganley one of a very special quartet. But his ties with Messrs McLaren, Hulme and...

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The British Grand Prix

Scheckter finishes first Brands Hatch, July 20th: Britain's World Championship qualifying round arrived at Brands Hatch for its 1974 edition, the bumpy and undulating Kent circuit being just about as far removed from Silverstone's wide open spaces as it is possible to get. The one common factor which this year's race shared with the 1973 Grand Prix was major sponsorship from the John Player...

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Formula 3 in retrospect

Whatever happened to the likely lads? In the late 1960s any aspiring Formula 1 ace simply had to get into Formula 3 somehow or other. These days we're used to Grand Prix drivers emerging from other categories such as Formula Atlantic or even Can-Am and the system of progression is far less predictable than it used to be. Formula 3 is currently enjoying a particularly healthy time and, in...

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Fuji bids for Japanese GP

Toyota aims high with plans to win big race back from Suzuka Toyota unveiled the revamped Fuji Speedway in March with the clear intention of returning the Japanese Grand Prix to the 2.9-mile circuit in place of Honda-owned Suzuka. Ralf Schumacher, who raced at Fuji in Formula Nippon during the mid-90s, completed five laps of the Hermann Tilke-altered circuit in a Toyota TF105 and said: "...

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Modern times

Simon Taylor For me, the defining moment of this Formula One season came on lap 72 of the Hungarian Grand Prix. With both drivers' and constructors' titles effectively locked away, Ferrari's only remaining task is to ensure Rubens Barrichello is runner-up. So Barrichello was told to win the race and Michael Schumacher to finish second, and this they duly did with predictable and crushing ease....

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MODERN TIMES

MODERN TIMES ALMOST NEVER DO I LOSE MY FAITH IN the unpredictability of Formula One. But I will admit there have been a couple of moments this year when I wavered. One was after qualifying at the season-opener in Melbourne. Hakkinen was half a second faster than Coulthard and 1.3sec faster than everyone else, and the prospect of 16 monotonous McLaren processions stretched ahead. The other was...

Page 21 of November 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, November 1974

The United States Grand Prix

Reutemann the Winner, but Fittipaldi the Champion Watkins Glen, New York, October 6th Watkins Glen, the 3.7-mile road circuit in the north of New York state, has been the scene of the World Championship's final round ever since 1971, the Mexican Grand Prix having been dropped from the calendar that year. This year there was added interest attached to the United States Grand Prix, for this was the...

Page 57 of May 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 57, May 1977

The United States Grand Prix west

The Racer's Racer Wins at Home Long Beach, California, April 3rd Despite financial and organisational difficulties, the Californian city of Long Beach once again held its street race at the start of April, although the surroundings are hardly as glamorous as they are in Monaco. The United States Grand Prix West is the name of this Formula One event, the fourth round of the 1977 World Championship...

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A Peterson Puzzle

Sir, I have just seen The Italian Grand Prix on TV and I must compliment them on their change of presentation, no more the complete and utter devotion to the first three cars and J. Stewart Esq. I saw the majority of the field at least three times. This is not perfect, but it's a step in the right direction. The end of the race had me baffled. Why, oh, why, didn't Ronnie Peterson slow and let his...

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