Articles tagged Vittorio Brambilla

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The worst car I ever drove - Joker vs the Batmobile

It might have gone down as a Touring Car classic, but the Ford Capri was John Fitzpatrick's nemesis. Adam Cooper reports. Touring Car fans got quite excited when Nigel Mansell joined this year's BTCC trail, and after rumours of interest from Alan Jones and Jody Scheckter did the rounds, it seemed that we could soon have a grid full of superstars. You might think that tintops have never been so...

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Gorilla in the midst

Vittorio Brambilla was nicknamed 'The Monza Gorilla' by the rest of the racing world, but he was much better than most people gave him credit for. Paul Fearnley unravels the truth on the Italian He'd nursed his slick-shod car in shine and rain for 54 laps — but now hail was a distinct possibility. "By climbing the pit wall fence you could see the black clouds coming," says March designer Robin...

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Around and about

Spring sporting new car fever Better news from both Aston Martin and Lotus has been evident recently. Aston Martin seem solidly locked onto a programme that will produce that extraordinary Motor Show Lagonda, over £40,000 in deposits having already been lodged at Newport Pagnell. Aston have also introduced a really high performance variant of the V8, bringing back the old Vantage label, and...

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European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship

Alpine-Renault win at home At the Circuit Paul Ricard, on Sunday, April 7th, the opening round of the 1974 European 2-litre Sports-Car Championship saw the young Frenchman, Alain Cudini, score three significant "firsts", when he won the 68-lap event in his Equipe Switzerland Archambeaud Alpine-Renault. It was his first 2-litre sports-car drive, the first occasion the new A441 model had raced, and...

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"We knew the wing was too high. Straight after the race our job was to put our knees in and bend it..."

Ex-Lotus mechanic on 'bending' the rules Outright cheating, of course, never happens in racing… but clever minds have thought up several ingenious ways of being ‘economical with the rules’. Adam Cooper points the finder In 1988 Ben Johnson was first across the line in the 100 metres final at the Seoul Olympic Games. Those words are chosen carefully, for the Canadian sprinter did not go home with...

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Refllections in the Italian Sunshine

As I sat in the Press Tribune, high above the starting line, watching the cars assemble on the grid I thought back to 1957, when I had sat in the same place and watched three green cars and one red one line up on the front row. That was when Stuart Lewis-Evans, Stirling Moss and Tony Brooks dominated practice for the Italian Grand Prix and the immortal Fangio was the only "foreigner" to get a red...

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The US Grand Prix West

Regazzoni wins the street fight Long Beach, California, March 27th After all the controversy and discussion over safety facilities at Barcelona and Monte Carlo, and opinions expressed in high places that motor racing on public roads had no future in the overall "order of things", the Grand Prix circus pitched its big-top in the unlikely location of Long Beach, California and proceeded to put on...

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Nostalgia on Elba

The major problem facing anyone who wants to organise a rally for retired drivers in retired cars is how to unite the people and the machinery. Rarely does a professional driver keep his cars. Most are dismantled, and those which do survive usually end up in the hands of lovingly caring enthusiasts who hardly relish the thought of their precious possessions being taken out and hammered on special...

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Formula Two Review

Starting with the fifth round of the European F2 Trophy for non-graded drivers on August 23rd, Formula Two cars once again went through a period of extended exercise. The first race of August/ September "series" took place at the superfast speedbowl around the Lago Pergusa in the heart of Sicily. Once again – despite annual howls from the drivers that never again will they return – a good class...

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Rothmans Cyprus Rally

Before rallying presented a means of financial gain to the FIA, there was no world series of these cold, dirty and nocturnal contests, and the only championship in the world considered worthwhile was that of Europe. Then came international, followed by world, status for a representative group of rallies from around the world. Almost immediately, the European Championship, which hithert had been...



August 2019
100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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