Articles tagged Wilson Fittipaldi

Page 36 of July 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, July 1972

Notes on the cars at Nivelles

The Tecno Formula One car made its first public appearance at the Belgian race and though it is technically considered to be car number one, it was in its third or fourth guise. The first car, built last year, was a hastily contrived space-frame with pannier fuel tanks on outriggers and this gave way to a neater layout semi-monocoque construction of a tubular frame covered with aluminium rands,...

Page 47 of September 1975 archive issue thumbnail Page 47, September 1975

Before We Lose Track

In 1973 Wilson Fittipaldi, elder brother of the World Champion, was driving in the Brabham team in Formula One races and at the end of the season he withdrew to return home to Brazil to concentrate on the building of his own Formula One car. With Richard Divilla he studied a number of British Formula One cars constructed around the Cosworth V8/Hewland transmission package, and together they built...

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The 27th “Daily Express” International Trophy Meeting

The 27th "Daily Express" International Trophy Meeting Silverstone, April 12/13th THE ANNUAL Silverstone race meeting organised by the British Racing Drivers' Club for the "Daily Express" International Trophy is invariably a big affair standing on its own merit, but this year it had the added attraction of being in the nature of a practical test-session for the Formula One teams in readiness for...

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X-ray spec -- Fittipaldi F6

One small flaw crippled this Brazilian project, as designer Ralph Bellamy tells Keith Howard By late 1977 Ralph Bellamy had had enough of Lotus. Having been a key member of the team which created the revolutionary Type 78, he'd then been banished to the Hethel factory for a year to work on the company's road cars. So when Emerson Fittipaldi, having watched the 78 trounce the opposition from the...

Page 28 of November 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, November 1972

United States Grand Prix

Stewart Collects the Dollars Watkins Glen, U.S.A., October 8th. Jackie Stewart completed the 1972 World Championship with one of the most convincing wins of his career. Driving the Derek Gardner-designed Tyrrell he was in a class of his own and led from start to finish in a tremendous demonstration of speed and skill. Just as in Canada two weeks earlier, no one could stay with him, but this time...

Page 31 of March 1974 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, March 1974

The Grand Premio Presidente Medici

The motor racing world welcomed the addition of a fine new facility when twelve of the cars recently in South America for the Argentine and Brazilian Grands Prix stayed on to inaugurate the Autodrome at Brasilia, the space age Federal Capital of Brazil. The incredibly well-equipped new circuit which will be part of a lavish sports centre named after the Brazilian President Emilio Medici, rivals...

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5th Grand Prix of France

Real Racing ReturnsClermont-Ferrand, July 2nd. After a certain amount of doubt the Grand Prix of France finally took place on the Circuit of Charade, in the hills above Clermont-Ferrand. The CSI circuit safety sub-committee kept muttering about improvements and safety barriers and the Automobile Club of the Auvergne kept muttering about building a new link road across the middle of the circuit to...

Page 36 of June 1970 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, June 1970

THE 54th TARGA FLORIO

A Hard-Fought Battle CEFALU, SICILY, May 3rd THE PORSCHE factory has won the Targa Florio for the last five years as well as five times before that, but not consecutively, and to many people that would be sufficient, but not for Porsche. This time they came not only to win hut to pulverise any opposition that might appear and the whole weight of the racing department was thrown into the attack....

Page 48 of January 1972 archive issue thumbnail Page 48, January 1972

Elan development

Nearly 10 years ago Lotus introduced a small sports car that looks as though it could go down in history as the last true sports car to be constructed along conventional front-engine-rear-drive lines, yet possesses superior performance and handling to any tuned saloon car alternative. Mr. Chapman and his team called it the Elan, and it was welcomed by many enthusiasts for features such as the...

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The Austrian Grand Prix - The best laid plans go wrong

Osterreichring, Zeltweg, Aug 19th. If anyone has doubts about the popularity of Grand Prix racing they should visit the Austrian Grand Prix, for even though the Osterreichring has only had three Grand Prix races there, it has built up a far-reaching reputation. No-one will ever forget the 1970 event when Ferrari finished first and second, and BRM enthusiasts will not forget 1971 when Siffert led...

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