Articles tagged WALTER WOLF

Page 32 of February 1979 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 1979

Notes on the cars at Buenos Aires

Lotus: Gone are the sleek black and gold creations from Hethel, they are now green with yellow lining. Gone too is the fatuous title "John Player Special", they are now "Martini-Lotus" (though Motor Sport has never considered a Lotus anything other than a Lotus). The reason for these changes is the end of the financial support from the John Player tobacco firm, after a long and successful...

Page 10 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1999

Modern Times

If a litre of optimism is worth a second a lap, a lot of lap records will be broken this year. As each Formula One team has launched its new car to the press we've been subjected to buckets of fine words and dry ice. And the more there is to prove, the more theatrical the launch - none more so than for this season's completely new team, British American Racing. Actually, these days no team is...

Page 60 of April 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, April 1977

Reflections in the Transvaal

Any reflections on the South African GP must of necessity be tinged with sadness and regret at the death of Tom Pryce in a stupid accident that was nothing to do with him. It is most unlikely that he even saw the accident about to happen, travelling as he was at 160 m.p.h. If a driver is killed through making a driving error, you can shrug and accept it as all part of the game of "dicing with...

Page 25 of February 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, February 1977

Argentine Grand Prix

Buenos Aires, January 9th Although Argentina is mere, thousands of miles away from the recognised European "home" of Formula One Grand Prix circuit racing, it has organised qualifying rounds in the World Championship intermittently ever since 1953, although there was a gap of 12 years between Bruce McLaren's victory in a Cooper-Climax in 1960 and Jackie Stewart's win with a Tyrrell-Cosworth five...

Page 30 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, March 2004

On the limit, off message

Jody Scheckter is the most misunderstood and under-appreciated Champion. He's remembered mostly via a handful of snapshot moments, but now it's time, writes David Malsher, to pull his career into focus Ferrari had romanced him. He had joined as its number one; Gilles was its number two. All seemed in order... until South Africa, of all places. The third grand prix of the 1979 season witnessed...

Page 8 of July 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, July 1993

James Hunt

Obituary Just as this issue of Motor Sport was closing for press, on June 15, we heard the sad news of James Hunt's death, from a heart attack, at the age of 45. Hunt's quest for the F1 World Championship made him a prominent public figure in the 1970s. After starting his career in a Mini, he rose to F1 via a conventional route, if not always in an orthodox manner. He finished third on his F1...

Page 4 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1990

Around and About

Sports Car Driver Shuffles As Martin Brundle returns to the Brabham Formula 1 team, his place with Silk Cut Jaguar has been taken by Derek Warwick who resigned from Lotus. Warwick, 36, was almost a founder member of the Tom Walkinshaw directed Jaguar Group C programme, having driven the XJR-6 to its first victory at Silverstone in May 1986. At the end of that season, he missed the Drivers'...

Page 66 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, May 2010

1970s

New ideas proliferate on track but the driver toll continues. Tyrrell is blue riband, Lotus goes black and gold and Hunt hits his purple patchBy Alan Henry There was a certain contradictory symbolism about Jack Brabham winning the opening round of 1970, the South African Grand Prix at Kyalami. It was as if the 44-year-old Aussie’s victory run in the Brabham BT33 had been the final full-stop which...

Page 27 of December 1977 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, December 1977

Water Wolf Racing

Almost exactly a year ago we were being introduced to the new Wolf racing car and the new team. Walter Wolf had financed the Frank Williams team in 1976, with the Harvey Postlethwaite-designed rubber-spring car, with a variety of second-class drivers. This had got Wolf into the Formula One world, but he wasn't content to be at the back of the field, he wanted his team to win. Buying out the...

Page 64 of April 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 64, April 1980

Notes on the cars at Kyalami

There was not so much new this year at Kyalami, as in the past, as many teams had got their new cars, or their uprated 1979 cars ready in time for the South American races in January. However, the South African event saw the debut of the 1980 Tyrrell and the 1980 ATS, together with new cars in their 1980 series, from Ferrari, Lotus, Ensign, Renault, Williams and Arrows, so the month break since...

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