Articles tagged Wilson Fittipaldi

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The Brazilian Grand Prix

Lauda confirms Ferrari's mastery San Paulo, January 25th The 1976 Grand Prix season started on a difficult note in January in the same way as the 1975 season ended last October. Having agreed that their race would take place, the Automovil Club Argentina abruptly announced the cancellation of the Argentine Grand Prix, due to take place in Buenos Aires' Parc Almirante Brown on January 11th, thus...

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Brazilian GP

Only 12 Formula One cars were attracted to the impressive 5-mile circuit of Interlagos near the large Brazilian City of Sao Paulo. The race was organised by the same team who efficiently ran the Formula Two series at the end of last year but, even so, the race did seem to be in doubt in some quarters until only days beforehand. John Player Team Lotus, with the top Brazilian driver on their...

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Italian Grand Prix

Ronnie Peterson and Emerson Fittipaldi completely dominated the Italian Grand Prix at Monza in the John Player Lotus 72s, the two team-mates taking the lead as they left the starting grid and finishing the 55-lap event less than a second apart with the Swede in front. It was Team Lotus' sixth Grand Prix win of the 1973 season, three each having been scored by both drivers, and it was the first...

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Italian Grand Prix

Stewart's Championship Monza, Italy, September 9th The Italian Grand Prix produced the first Team Lotus one-two result for some six years, but the race around Monza's famous, if "chicane" bedevilled track, will be remembered as one of Stewart's classic races. An early pit stop with a flat tyre on his Tyrrell cost him just over a minute and dropped him to 19th place. The Scot refused to accept...

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The Spanish Grand Prix

- a Lotus come-backJarama, Madrid, May 1st The Spanish event was the first World Championship Grand Prix on the European continent for 1972, and it was the turn of the artificial Jarama circuit, north of Madrid, to play host to the country's major race, it being run last year at Barcelona, Time is a great healer, for two years ago when the Spanish GP was held at Jarama the whole affair was a bit...

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The Italian Grand Prix

— A Ferrari Walk-over Monza, Italy, September 7th There was a strange air of resignation about the place as the teams assembled in the paddock at Monza for the Italian Grand Prix. The chances of Lauda and Ferrari being beaten for their respective World Championships were so remote as to be non-existent and a Ferrari win on the fast Monza track seemed a foregone conclusion. There were a few minor...

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Lunch with... Peter Warr

The former Lotus team boss remembers the early days with Chapman, his struggles with Senna, and a certain ‘uncouth Brummie’… By Simon Taylor At its zenith, Lotus was Formula 1’s most consistently successful team, winning 71 World Championship races in 19 seasons. Ferrari’s tally for that same period was 44. Any list of the all-time greatest F1 cars must include at least four Lotuses: the...

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Austrian GP

Osterreichring, Knitteffeld, August 17th In torrential rain with a back-drop of thunder and lightning the Austrian Grand Prix started over one hour late with conditions officially declared to be "wet", which meant that the organisers could apply the appropriate CSI rules for ending the race prematurely if desired. In unbelievable conditions of rain and spray Lauda powered off into the lead from...

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Argentine Grand Prix

ARGENTINE GRAND PRIX SHOWING TREMENDOUS FORM in the Argentine Grand Prix at Buenos Aires Autodrome was Clay Regazzoni, making his public debut for the Marlboro BRM team. He set fastest lap in practice and led the first 28 laps before slowing with tyre trouble. Here he is chased by Emerson Fittipaldi's Lotus 72, which went on to win, and Jackie Stewart's Tyrrell. Below is pictured Wilson...

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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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