Articles tagged Timmy Mayer

Page 142 of November 2008 archive issue thumbnail Page 142, November 2008

Bricking it at Club Corner

It just isn’t sensible to leave brick-built walls lying around in the middle of a motor race circuit. As Molesworth would have put it “…as everbody kno”. But the self-evident hazards of such an exercise were regarded as A Good Idea back in 1952 when the Club Corner chicane was introduced at Goodwood, to slow and deflect race traffic away from a trajectory which had seen them drifting round the...

Page 26 of March 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, March 2014

Web Spin

Gordon Kirby on Chapman’s last Indycar, the Lotus 64 Despite Andy Granatelli’s STP team’s worries for the 1969 Indy 500 practice, Andretti was able to set the pace, substantially quicker than anyone else, even Hill and Rindt in the factory 64s. “We were 4mph quicker than the second-placed car,” crew chief Jim McGee says, “even running four front tyres because Firestone hadn’t yet produced the...

Page 20 of March 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, March 1997

Bushman's Holiday

In the days when the Formula One stars had time off in the winter, many went down under for fun in the Tasman series. By David McKinney Formula One drivers these days have very little time to themselves between championships. Pre-season testing schedules and sponsor commitments allow few opportunities to escape from the pressure, even for a few weeks. In more relaxed times, though, many top...

Page 84 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, September 1998

The wheel of fortune

Heir to a multi-million dollar fortune, a genius driver and married to Miss World, Peter Revson seemed to have it all. But reality, says Mark Hughes, was not so simple He was the Grand Prix driver straight from the Hollywood A-list. An offspring of one of modern America's icon dynasties, this handsome, debonair sophisticate would kiss goodbye to any one of a number of beautiful women, climb into...

Page 64 of January 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, January 2006

The Beautiful South

Boxing Day at Brands Hatch or two months of winter sunshine? Gordon Cruickshank talks to some who made the Tasman Cup choice It's Derek Bell who makes the comparison: "I've just come back from the first GP Masters race in South Africa. Enthusiastic crowd starved of racing, watching big names in winter sunshine — it reminded me of the Tasman series." With 19 grands prix next year, it's hard to...

Page 33 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, December 2010

Fitting words for Bruce

On the day before the Goodwood Revival I drove the short distance from home to the circuit where I have spent so many happy days over the past six decades. Madame Mégane knows the way too, her turbocharged diesel pulling us effortlessly up and over the Sussex Downs. Tucked away under the trees on the edge of the paddock is a memorial garden, the centrepiece of which is a headstone inscribed with...

Page 94 of November 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, November 1998

My Greatest Race: Phil Hill

Australian GP, Longford March 1st, 1965 He didn't win, and there were no Championship points at stake in the Tasman Series, but despite a weekend touched by tragedy, Phil Hill recalls his last ever single-seater race with satisfaction. It might come as a surprise to some people, but the race I enjoyed most in my career was not a World Championship event; in fact I didn't even win it. What's more...

Page 44 of October 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, October 2005

Track visit -- Longford

Wooden bridges, long straights, jumps, a railway crossing.., and even a pub. Tasmania's super-fast road circuit had it all. Adam Cooper takes a trip to the track that even Jim Clark couldn't conquer When, in 1996, Damon Hill won the first Australian Grand Prix to be held at Albert Park, he helped to establish the reborn venue as the fastest circuit in Australia. No great surprise there since the...

Page 92 of September 2011 archive issue thumbnail Page 92, September 2011

Lunch with…John Fitzpatrick

Not everyone's cut out for single-seater racing, which is no problem when your talent burns just as brightly in touring cars and endurance racing, as Fitz's did for over two decaces BY SIMON TAYLOR Talking through John Fitzpatrick's long and remarkable motor sport career, two early dates stand out. One is May 19 1963, when a teenager in an 850 Mini won a saloon race at Brands Hatch outright,...

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Lunch with... Tyler Alexander

Now retired, the American is one of McLaren’s unsung heroes – a key cog during the company’s spectacular evolution Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Charles Cest Career in brief Born: 2/9/1940, Weymouth, Mass, USA 1961: SCCA mechanic. 1963: John Mecom. 1964: Bruce McLaren Motor Racing as engineer, then team manager in Tasman Series, sports cars, Formula 1, CanAm, Indycar. 1982: Mayer Motor...

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