Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

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BMW's M-powered Coupe

— only for a few WHEN motorsports enthusiasts think of BMW, images of the 3-litre CSL (ligntweight) road car and its turbocharged derivative handled by the likes of Ronnie Peterson, Hans Stuck and Gunnar Nilsson spring to mind. Interest waned a little when the 635 was introduced in 1978, extra weight and superior comfort being acceptable in the market place but robbing the Coupe of its sporting...

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Book reviews

"Automobile Year 1978/79" Edited by Douglas Armstrong. 249 pp. 12½" x 9½" (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £17.50). This famous annual, now in its 26th year, is produced by that high-class publisher, Edita of Lusanne, and the English version is available, as above. A truly de luxe approach to recording in word and picture the competition and other motoring events of last year...

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Around and about

The GP Opel conclusion Last month we published pictorial proof that Opel I, described in Motor Sport for September 1977, and owned by Noel Mavrogordato, is the car which finished 10th in the 1914 French Grand Prix, driven by Carl Jorns and which came to Brooklands as Opel II, entered by Capt. A. G. Miller. Since then I have turned up some engine and chassis numbers for these cars, as declared...

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Formula 2 review

The last two months have provided March Engineering with a pretty successful spell in Formula Two, for as well as their works driver Ronnie Peterson winning the European Trophy qualifiers at both Rouen and Mantorp Park, their private owners have been getting into the results as well. After Spring Bank Holiday's Crystal Palace meeting there was a two week lull before a couple of Italian non-...

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Austrian Grand prix

The Austrian Grand Prix proved a start-to-finish victory for Carlos Reutemann's Brabham BT44, seen on the right leading Niki Lauda's Ferrari away from the Osterreichring starting grid. Second place went to Denny HuImes McLaren M23 (lower left), while James Hunt's Hesketh (centre below) and John Watson's Hexagon Brabham BT44 (right) were third and fourth after pit stops to change blistered front...

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James Hunt

Obituary Just as this issue of Motor Sport was closing for press, on June 15, we heard the sad news of James Hunt's death, from a heart attack, at the age of 45. Hunt's quest for the F1 World Championship made him a prominent public figure in the 1970s. After starting his career in a Mini, he rose to F1 via a conventional route, if not always in an orthodox manner. He finished third on his F1...

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Formula Two Review

Formula Two Review JUST AS Hanschen Stuck dominated the two opening rounds of the European Formula Two Championship last season, Frenchman Jacques Laffite has emerged as the early season pacesetter this year. The 31-year-old Parisian had a rather lucky win in the opening race at Portugal's Estoril Autodrome on March 9th but was consistently the fastest throughout the BARC-organised Easter Monday...

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THE WORST CAR I EVER DROVE BLUNDER BUS

THE WORST CAR I EVER DROVE BLUNDER BUS JOHN WATSON McLAREN M28 McLAREN'S FIRST ATTEMPT AT A GROUND EFFECT CAR WAS SLOW, TRICKY AND FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED IN DESIGN.JOHN WATSON WAS NOT A FAN IN 1978 I WAS STILI DRIVING FOR BRABFIAM, AS team-mate to Nilci Lauda but was already thinking of moving on for 1979. There was a little incident on the eve of the French Grand Prix which probably sealed things....

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Filipinetti: triumph before tragedy

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of Scuderia Filipinetti. Cadaverous-looking, chainsmoking, big-spending Georges Filipinetti was a very successful Swiss-Italian motor trader and property entrepreneur at least until it all went terribly wrong for him into the 1970s... As a would-be amateur racer in 1939 he had been a member of the Ecurie Genevoise campaigning Maseratis. Post-...

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Reflections

Kimi's move to Ferrari recalls other feisty driver pairings; Shell film rekindles the bravery that the old Spa demanded, and Brundle goes back to the Fifties with boot polish For the majority of Formula 1 fans, I like to think, that fortnight encompassing Spa and Monza remains the core of any Grand Prix season. As long-time enthusiast Clive James remarked in his column in the Telegraph, “When the...

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