Articles tagged Ronnie Peterson

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Around and about

Comment on the racing and club scene Motor racing in Britain goes on virtually around the calendar but, at least, in December and January the majority of racing cars are either in the process of being sold, bought, built or at least refurbished. This gives everyone a little more time for socialising while the motor racing journalist has a busy time taking in all the various functions and...

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My only grand prix -- Kunimitsu Takahashi

  1977 Japanese at Fuji  How proud were you in 1961 to become the first Japanese rider to win a world championship motorcycle grand prix? People talk about this but I do not think I was a super rider — I just rode on the Honda 'bike and crossed the finish line first. I couldn't have done it without the help of a lot of people, and my job was just a little one at the end. You can never make it...

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Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

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Emerson Fittipaldi – Born-again racer

Having retired twice, his faith helped him decide to start a third racing career Words: Alan Henry He looked leaner, fitter and more youthful than ever. Forget the fact that 31 years had passed since he won the British Grand Prix at Silverstone at the wheel of a McLaren M23, the final win in his tally of 14 career Formula 1 championship victories. Forget the fact that most of his spine is now...

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The years of the Rat

Niki Lauda is nothing if not a fighter. As he reaches 60, he talks to Motor Sport about some of his biggest battles in racing and in business It comes to us all, I suppose, but the notion of Niki Lauda celebrating his 60th birthday on February 22 seems just a touch difficult to believe. Three times World Champion, the Austrian ace – to use the apt title of his autobiography – has been To Hell and...

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The view from Chapman's crew

Key figures associated with Team Lotus tell us what they think about the return of the famous name to Formula 1, and recall why it was special to work at Norfolk’s finestBy Paul Fearnley Clive ChapmanSon of Team Lotus founder Colin Chapman & MD of Classic Team Lotus I have always said that if the Lotus name was to return to Formula 1 it needed to be in association with the factory, Group...

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Paul Fearnley, Editor Now I'm not going to sit here and tell you that the just-gone Goodwood Revival was bigger and better than ever before. It was merely as good as last year's. That is to say fantastic. Perhaps not every race was a thriller as in 2001, but to see Duncan Dayton hang out David Piper's 275LM, Patrick Tambay and Emanuele Pirro tweak Cobra and E-type through the Chicane, and Win...

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Lotus 78

Colin Chapman's designs were always intriguing, frequently innovative and occasionally hopeless. But the Lotus 78 was a true stroke of genius which evolved into the legendary 79 I have chosen the Lotus 78, 'Rips 15-16, of 1977, which was a bit after my time in Formula One my last Brabham being the lobster-claw' BT34 of 1971. The Lotus, as they so often did, heralded a new era ground effect, which...

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Racing round-up

Mallory Park, March 14th Formula Two racing returned to Mallory Park, for the first time in almost four years, with a vengeance in the middle of the month despite the entry list dwindling from over 40 hopefuls down to the 19 starters on the grid. As only twenty were going to be allowed to start it didn't matter much anyway and though some F2 names were missing the field was certainly...

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You were there

Motor racing historian Mr Wilkins took all but one of this first page of pictures at the 1972 Monaco GP. “The rain started 10 minutes before the race,” he recalls. “I bought a Marlboro cap to shelter under and the red dye ran down my face, so everyone thought I was ill!” {1} Ronnie Peterson slides his March. {2}> Chris Amon’s Matra was sixth. {3} This is ’71, when Jackie Stewart raced while ill...



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