Articles tagged Tim Mayer

Page 70 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, September 2014

Letters

Letter of the month Fear of the past? Watching coverage of the German GP qualifying session, I was struck by how poorly F1 connects with its past. The Sky team made brief mention of the old Hockenheim, Jim Clark’s death and John Surtees winning in Germany, but their focus is on the here and now. I don’t blame broadcasters for that, but F1 should do far more to connect with the history of the...

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Guards Trophy

Brands Hatch THE B.R. & S.C.C.'s International meeting at Brands Hatch on August Bank Holiday Monday, run over the 2.6-mile long circuit was a pleasant contrast to last year's event—blessed with very good weather, which a very large crowd thoroughly appreciated while watching an interesting programme. Entries for the main race of the day, the 50-lap Guards International Trophy race for sports...

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Two Sides of the Coin

Two Sides of the Coin McLaren's effort on both sides of the Atlantic IT IS little more than ten years Since the first European constructor seriously designed a car to run at Indianapolis and took on the Americans at their own very specialist style of oval track racing. Almost predictably, the enterprising man who took this major step was Lotus chief Colin Chapman and not only did he spark off a...

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4th United States Grand Prix

Clark Wins at Record Speed WATKINS GLEN, October 7th THE success of last year's race guaranteed the return this year to Watkins Glen of the Fourth U.S. Grand Prix. Whereas last year the Drivers' Championship had been settled before the race started, this year's race could still mean a change in the final result. Watkins Glen, situated in North-West New York State, is the area known as the Fingers...

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Before 'The Captain' won his pips

The nickname says it all about his reputation as a businessman, but before all that Roger Penske was quite a racerBy Gordon Kirby At a time before his name came to represent both the best in American racing and a renowned corporate brand, Roger Penske was a pretty darned good racing driver. Consider this: prior to starting Penske Racing in 1966 he was one of the USA’s best road racers, scoring...

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Gardner's Question Time

Paul Fearnley fulfils a long-standing ambition to meet a man whose achievements bely his legendary status Jeez, you know me better than I do." Frank Gardner is a bit vague over facts and figures. He's every right to be. He has been involved in motorsport for over 40 years as a mechanic, a driver, an engineer and a team manager. Only now he is throttling back, although his idea of 'Dunworkin',...

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Continental Notes

March will see the beginning of the 1964 season of Formula One racing, with an event at Snetterton, in which there looks like being quite a good entry, though little that is new, the date of March 14th being rather early. Most of the Grand Prix teams are as last year, the drivers being satisfied with the cars and the owners satisfied with the drivers, though there are two exceptions. These are...

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Juniors start climbing the ladder

Following the collapse of CART or Champ Car, America’s open-wheel ladder system – Atlantic, Star Mazda and Skip Barber National – runs primarily these days with the ALMS. All three series are sanctioned by the IMSA and it held its opening races of the year during the Sebring 12 Hours weekend in March. IMSA boss Tim Mayer said: “We license more open-wheel drivers than the IRL or any other open-...

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The McLaren-Oldsmobile

The trend of fitting large capacity American push-rod V8 engines in European style chassis, both single-seater and sports-racing has come back into vogue after a period of being non-u due to the success of such cars as the Lotus 19 and Cooper Monaco with 2½-litre or 2.7-litre Coventry-Climax 4-cylinder engines. The Climax powered cars used to run rings round the bigger cars by virtue of their far...

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Tim Mayer

Cooper thought he was the next F1 star: he could have become a hero with McLaren, Tyrrell or Penske... But Tim Mayer was killed just after his 26th birthday. Adam Cooper tells the story of a man who seemed to have it all He only started one grand prix, but when he was killed in practice for the Longford Tasman race in February 1964 Tim Mayer stood on the verge of a great career. Not only did the...

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