Articles tagged Taruffi

Page 34 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1998

All Bar One

The Ferrari 500 is the most successful Grand Prix car of all time, winning every race except one in two Grand Prix seasons. Andrew Frankel samples a slice of Maranello motoring legend. First, a few basic facts. During the 1988 season, the McLaren MP4/4 won all bar one Grands Prix, a fact which makes the team proud to this day. It is not, however, a record. During 1952 the Ferrari 500 won every...

Page 14 of October 1955 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, October 1955

The Ulster Tourist Trophy

A Hard-Fought Victory for Mercedes-Benz  Belfast, September 17th. For the first time the Ulster T.T. became a straightforward, simple race, in which the first car to cover 84 laps of the Dundrod circuit would be adjudged the winner of the Tourist Trophy, presented by the R.A.C. In the past, complicated handicapping systems have invariably resulted in lack of public interest as well as lack of...

Page 60 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, June 1956

Notes On The Cars In The Mille Miglia

In the over-2-litre class the issue lay between Ferrari and Maserati, and the Maranello firm entered two 12-cylinder 3 1/2-litres as used in the Giro Sicilia, to be driven by Castellotti and Fangio, and two four-cylinder 3 1/2-litres, similar to the Sicily-winning car, to be driven by Musso and Collins. There were no radical changes to them, and only Collins carried a passenger, the others having...

Page 16 of March 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 2003

Legends Froilan Gonzalez

When Michael Schumacher won the Belgian GP last year, it was just another Sunday in a Ferrari summer. But Michael's 10th victory of 2002 was also the 100th win for a Ferrari using Shell, and a happy consequence of that was the presence, at Monza, of the man who had scored the first. Jose Froilan Gonzalez's victory in the 1951 British GP was not only the first on Shell, but the first for Ferrari...

Page 54 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- Fitch came first ?

Jenks wasn't the only navigator in the 1955 Mille Miglia using pacenotes. John Fitch explains to Hartmut Lehbrink where the basic idea came from Stirling Moss's triumphant record-shattering lap from Brescia to Brescia deserves the limelight, the laurels and its special place in the history of the sport. But hardly less remarkable was John Fitch's fifth position in the same race. In a standard...

Page 26 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, July 1956

Continental Notes

There is a rule in Grand Prix racing that allows a team manager to change his drivers from one car to another during a race, providing, of course, that this is done at the pits, and with the World Championship events this is frequently done, not only in an attempt to gain a victory, but to keep the top drivers supplied with points. In many ways this is a reasonable regulation, but in other ways...

Page 38 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, May 2005

1000 Miglia -- "It was never just another race"

"You only had one chance to get it right, on every corner for 1000 miles, boy! I really did regard it as a special challenge. It was never just another race" -- Stirling Moss Stirling Moss was just 25 years old when he became the first and only British driver to win the world's toughest road race. His epic charge on the 1955 Mille Miglia, in partnership with Denis Jenkinson, is the stuff of...

Page 12 of July 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, July 1956

Targa Florio

Sicily - 720 km. - June 10th. Unlike last year the Targa Florio was not in the World Championship series and as a result it lost a lot of its glory and the entry was small. Run over 10 laps of the 72-kilometre Little-Madonie mountain circuit the only factory entries were a Ione 3-litre Maserati driven by Taruffi, two 3.5-litre Ferraris shared by the pairs, Collins/Castellotti and Gendebien/...

Page 13 of June 1956 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, June 1956

Continental Notes

Before the International Trophy meeting at Silverstone the Scuderia Ferrari were rapidly making history, for out of nine events in which the factory team competed they won eight, these being the Argentine, Mendoza, Agadir, Dakar, Sebring, Giro Sicilia, Syracuse and the Mille Miglia. Their only defeat was by Maserati in the 1,000-kilometre race at Buenos Aires, and everything pointed to 1956 being...

Page 74 of May 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, May 1997

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

Denis Jenkinson's account of navigating Stirling Moss to victory in the 1955 Mille Miglia is rightly regarded as a landmark in motoring journalism. This is that story, together with photographs from his personal archive never before published On May 1st, motor racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1000-mile Mille Miglia, the first time this has been achieved by a British driver, and...

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