Articles tagged Wilson Fittipaldi

Page 39 of August 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, August 1973

Notes on the cars at Paul Ricard

Team Lotus were in full strength with their four black and gold Lotus 72 John Player sponsored cars, with R5 and R7 for Fittipaldi and R6 and R8 for Peterson. All four cars had the rear aerofoil mounted some ten inches further back than normal in an endeavour to get it into less turbulent air, thus making it as effective on down-thrust with less incidence and less drag. The hope was to gain speed...

Page 29 of September 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, September 1973

German Grand Prix

A Tyrrell Demonstration Nurburgring, Germany, August 5th With practice for the German Grand Prix on the Nurburgring starting only five days after the unhappy Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort there was a general air of unreadiness on Friday lunch time. It was only a feeling, for in fact all the teams present were in pretty good condition considering the shortage of time for preparation. Those teams...

Page 35 of July 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 35, July 1973

The 31st Monaco Grand Prix

Orthodox race on revised circuit Monte Carlo, June 3rd When everyone arrived in Monte Carlo they were completely taken aback by the fact that the revised circuit (described in Motor Sport last month) was ready, if not completely finished in details. The first practice day was Thursday and by holding the National Renault Formula practice first, then the Formula Three practice, it gave the...

Page 36 of July 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1975

Notes on the cars at Zolder

With the Belgian Grand Prix taking place only two weeks after the Monaco race there was not much time for building new cars or doing anything experimental, so that the mechanical scene at Zolder was very similar to that in Monte Carlo. Graham Hill's Embassy-sponsored team had worked four days and four nights non-stop and had built the third of the Hill cars, GH3, and finished it off in the...

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Austrian Grand Prix

The sun came out Osterreichring, Knittelfeld, August 15th Those who travelled from England to Austria for the Grand Prix on the Osterreichring discovered where all the rain had gone. There is no shortage of water in central Austria and violent thunderstorms rang through the mountains as the teams assembled in the paddock on the day before official practice. Some had already been indulging in some...

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Notes on the new cars at Barcelona

In the aftermath of Jo Siffert's tragic accident at Brands Hatch in 1971 came a resolution to make Grand Prix cars safer against fire risk, particularly in the case of side impacts. This culminated in regulations being drawn up by the CSI which were to finally come into effect at the 1973 Spanish Grand Prix. The regulations required deformable side structures and the text of the actual rules was...

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The Austrian Grand Prix

—A fast race Osterreichring, Zeltweg, August 13th. It is easy to forget that the permanent race-track, built on virgin soil in the hills overlooking the village of ZeItweg, was opened only three years ago, in the middle of 1969 to be exact, and that the first International race was the 1000 kilometre Sports Car event held in the Autumn of that year. Even before the third Austrian Grand Prix took...

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The Formula One scene

The last Formula One race to he held was the United States GP at Watkins Glen, and that was on October 5th, almost three months ago; during that time an incredible number of things have happened that will have a bearing one way or another on the Formula One scene in 1976, which should start in a few days lime with the Argentine GP at Buenos Aires on January 11th. Almost every week since that last...

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Shot from a Can-Am

Porsche's turbocharged 917/10 was the first 1000bhp racing car. It could reach 1OOmph in less than four seconds — all in first gear — and was good for 230mph! Paul Fearnley climbs into one — and lights the fuse Okay, so the 200mph warning signs were there: an engine note that registers on the Richter scale; a power-to-weight ratio capable of punching you through the exosphere — and beyond; a...

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Swedish Grand Prix

A nice clean race Anderstorp, Sweden, 7une 17th There are some people who think that Grand Prix racing should be made more uniform than it is and bemoan the fact that all circuits do not have aircraft landing strips and motels incorporated in their design. Fortunately, Europe is not uniform in everything and each country still possesses some variation, so that although the cast for a Grand Prix...

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