Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

Page 71 of May 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 71, May 2009

Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Formula 2 review

The European Formula Two season effectively came to an end at Vallelunga at the beginning of October when Ronnie Peterson secured the European Trophy with a convincing victory in the 22nd Rome Grand Prix. Thoughts that Peterson might be toppled from his domination of the Formula Two scene were high after the qualifying round at Albi in central southern France a fortnight before the Italian event...

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Rock hard

Manfred Winkelhock never backed off in life or in racing. Adam Cooper recalls a true charger The appearance of 'M Winkelhock' at the top of the timing screens caught the eye in Monaco — but then it all went wrong. The yellow car arrived at Ste Devote out of shape and slid into the tyre barrier with a thump. The driver clambered out, frustrated at wasting his chance to hold on to pole position. It...

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The Argentine Grand Prix

With the first round of the 1975 World Championship taking place in Buenos Aires just three months after the chequered flag fell at Watkins Glen to end the 1974 season it could hardly be expected that many teams would turn up to the Argentine Grand Prix with many new cars. Thus, when the two freighter aircraft had finally been unloaded in South America and the cars rolled out at the circuit, the...

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Bonnier's 170 to race again

Jo Bonnier’s 1969 Lola T70 Mk3B will return to the track next season four decades after it last raced following a total restoration overseen by respected engineer Colin Bennett. Chassis SL76/143 was stored in North Wales for nearly 40 years before being acquired by enthusiast Michael Hanson and entrusted to Bennett. Hanson’s friend Mike Smith is likely to race it next season, with Mike Wilds...

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Tales of the unexpected

1996 Monaco Grand Prix, Monte Carlo A cliche, proved less often than you'd think, is that at Monaco, the man who leads at the first corner will win. The 1996 result blew away all preconceptions. Qualifying hardly hinted at it, Michael Schumacher somehow wrestling the Ferrari F310 onto pole, half a second up on Damon Hill's Williams-Renault, which had won four of the opening five rounds. The...

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Lunch with... Keith Greene & Chris Craft

One was a popular saloon and sports car racer, the other a highly respected team manager. And as friends from their teens, their careers often wove togetherBy Simon Taylor I'm in a village pub, listening to two old friends reminisce about spending their entire working lives in and around motor sport. One raced his own marque of Formula 1 car, then spent 35 years as a top team manager in endurance...

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Give him

opit s41 ...And he takes a milestone victory. Peter Gethin's win at Monza in 1971 made the record books, but it was also his sole Grand Prix success BY ALAN HENRY into Parabolica they came for the 55th and final time with Ronnie Peterson's bright red March 711 just ahead. Right on his of Cevert tail was the dark blue Tyrrell of Francois Cevert with Mike Hailwood's Surtees next in the bobbing and...

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Downhill all the way

The BRM P201's first grand prix flattered to deceive: it was too little too late. Paul Fearnley tells the story and drives a survivor As his wheezy, knock-kneed steed cantered along Kyalami's main straight at almost 150mph — well, it was downhill! — the 'Cowangie Kid' had plenty of time to mull over his future. Larry Perkins, for it was he, desperately wanted to stay in Formula One — but no...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights – Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1… – Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...

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