Articles tagged Sheridan Thynne

Page 98 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 98, November 2014

Too free a spirit for Ferrari

He started only one GP, but had a better track record than the wider world appreciated. This is our tribute to the unconventional Jonathan Williams, who always knew there was more to life than racing. He passed away recently Writer: Adam Cooper Given that he lived a quiet and low-key life in Spain, Jonathan Williams was always bemused by the ability of a certain group of people to track him down...

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Pure theatre

Sir, Your November editorial considered reasons why and how watchable motorsport may develop in coming years. What you didn't address is why people want to watch. Surely the pure theatre of seeing drivers balance cars with steering wheel and throttle brings not just an adrenalin rush but an urge to buy another ticket and come again. Historic racing is strong in this area: anyone who saw Ludovic...

Page 17 of June 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, June 1997

Identity crisis

Sir, Above Nick Harley's letter (Letters, May) concerning the Super Squalo, you publish a picture of car number 48 at Monaco in 1955, attributing it to Paul Frere. Frere took over the Super Squalo at half-distance and is shown in his book On the Starting Grid, driving in overalls. On the other hand, Taruffi (who drove the Super Squalo for the first half at Monaco) is pictured in his book The...

Page 82 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, March 2003

The grit in the oyster

Chris Irwin The social revolution of the sixties was mirrored in racing by a swathe of free-wheeling, up-and-coming hotshoes. Chris Irwin was listed among them, but, as Adam Cooper reveals, he stood apart from the crowd For the last couple of years I've been working on a biography of Piers Courage, and it's been fascinating to talk to all who knew him well. But there's one man whose name keeps...

Page 67 of July 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, July 1998

Just a perfect day

Coys Festival preview If you’ve never seen a Maserati 250F in full flight or a Porsche 917 flat out, then you’d better head for the Coys Festival in July. As Marcus Pye reveals, there really is no finer race meeting Europe’s premier historic race meeting, the British Racing Drivers Club's Coys International Festival, presented by Chrysler on July 24-26, assumes even greater importance this year...

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Sheridan Thynne

Former commercial director of Williams F1 and a motor racing personality for the past half century, Sheridan Thynne died suddenly while on holiday with his wife in Egypt. He was 72. Thynne discovered motor sport as a schoolboy at Eton and raced a variety of unlikely machines in his teens and twenties, finally settling on an 850 Mini. He campaigned this with some success until deciding that his...

Page 49 of August 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, August 1991

Book Reviews

Williams — The business of Grand Prix racing by Alan Henry. 232 pp. 9-1/2in x 6in. Patrick Stephens Ltd, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 7JJ. £15.99. Among the many books which have appeared in comparatively recent times devoted to F1 racing, describing the races, the drivers, the teams, the personalities and how top-powers such as Honda and others operate, many of which I find rather dull...

Page 43 of August 1964 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, August 1964

The Private Teams

The names of Team Lotus, Cooper Cars, Owen Racing Organisation, etc. are household words, for they are constantly in the full glare of publicity. But what of the smaller teams and private owners, without whom there would be very little racing at all? In an effort to rectify the disproportionately small amount of publicity received by the small teams we have asked them a few questions about their...

Page 8 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, February 1987

Emergency Answers

The winter months have been fairly quiet on the Formula One scene, which does not mean that nothing has been happening; far from it in fact, but much that has happened has been on the organising and management side of things. A major happening has been on the tyre front, much of it behind closed doors. Last year Goodyear supplied tyres for sixteen cars and Pirelli supplied eleven, and the fact...

Page 17 of December 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 17, December 1999

...TWO

...TWO SIR, Fangio behind Senna... is Mark sure? JAM, YOURS, ETC SHERIDAN THYNNE, RIAD/NG, .BERKSHIR/: * •

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