Articles tagged Silverstone

Page 44 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, September 2014

Grand Prix notebook

Great Britain & Germany Rd 8 Silverstone, July 6 2014 1 Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 2hr 26min 52.094sec 2 Valtteri Bottas – Williams FW36 – 2hr 27min 22.229sec 3 Daniel Ricciardo – Red Bull RB10 – 2hr 27min 38.589sec Fastest lap: Lewis Hamilton – Mercedes W05 – 1min 37.176secRace distance: 52 laps, 190.262 milesPole position: Nico Rosberg – Mercedes W05 – 1min 35.766sec Rd 9 Hockenheim,...

Page 49 of July 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 49, July 1979

Lancia: A sporting full circle?

The debut of Lancia's Group 5 Beta Montecarlo at Silverstone for the qualifying six-hour round of the World Championship of Makes, marked an historic return for the Torinese concern and a change in emphasis within the Fiat-Lancia-Ferrari sporting group's policy. When what we shall call the World Sports Car Championship began in 1953. Lancia were not there for the first Sebring race, but they did...

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Leave well alone

Sir, What struck me in the July issue about the battle between Silverstone and Brands Hatch for the British GP was the general view that, for both drivers and spectators, Brands Hatch is the more exciting. Despite this, BHL seems determined to transform it into a circuit capable of attracting the F1 circus. The attraction is, of course, purely financial. Global TV coverage, global sponsorship...

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A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

Page 32 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, September 1975

Around and About

Who is Johnny Cecotto, anyway? Imagine it's a sunny Silverstone Saturday and you've wandered along, as our intrigued reporter did, in the hope of seeing some motorsport on two wheels. The day promises much, as the 750 FIM contenders tackle Silverstone as it should be, sans Woodcote chicane. Perhaps, as one well-known motoring national newspaper writer confessed to us, you are one of the growing...

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The diary of disaster

January 14 Benetton poaches Dutchman Jos Verstappen for its test driver just as McLaren is poised to sign him to a multi-year deal  January 21 JJ Lehto crashes at Silverstone in his first Benetton test and sustains damaged vertebrae. He will miss the first two GPs February 24 FIA President Max Mosley (right) warns of 'draconian penalties' for any team contravening the ban on traction control...

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The Vintage S.C.C. Silverstone Race Meeting

Burton's 1927 Bentley Wins the Itala Trophy Race, Spero's 1934 Maserati the All-Comers' 10-lap Handicap, and L. S. Richards' Riley Special the Motor Sport Trophy Qualifying Race Cold weather but excellent racing marked the opening of the Club Season at Silverstone with the V.S.C.C. Race Meeting on April 6th. Because petrol is heavily rationed in peacetime Britain, this meeting took on greater...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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Walker is fastest runner

BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship For much of the season the BRDC Historic Sportscar Championship delivered some of the best racing In the historic arena. Notable players were eventual champion Philip Walker (Lotus 15), Graeme Dodd (Cooper Monaco) and Julian Bronson (Lister-Chevrolet). Sadly the atmosphere was tainted by a robust battle at Oulton Park in August, when Dodd caught Walker after a...

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As fate would have it

Patrick Tambay seemed to have little control over the direction of his rollercoaster — and successful — career. He talks to Marcus Simmons He moved through motorsport like the hero in a Voltaire novel, his career seemingly shaped by destiny, a series of chance happenings and the recurrent reappearances of several figures who would disappear out of his story only to be reprised years later just...

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