- Circuito de Jerez

Coordinates: Circuito de Jerez (Circuit of Jerez), formerly known as Circuito Permanente de Jerez, is a 4,428 m (2.752-mile) racing circuit located close to the city of Jerez de la Frontera, deep within the sherry-producing south of Spain. The project was led by the Spanish engineer Manuel Medina Lara, based on a preliminary idea from Alessandro Rocci. Circuit history The circuit opened on 8 December 1985. During 1986 the circuit hosted the first international motorcycle event in Spain in March and the Formula One Spanish Grand Prix in April. The circuit's relatively remote location hindered significant spectator turnout, although up to 125,000 can be accommodated. Because of this, F1 moved to Barcelona following the 1991 race. Due to the hosting of the European Grand Prix in 1994, the circuit instituted safety changes from the 1990 configuration, including a new chicane (the Senna curve) at the corner where Martin Donnelly had an appalling accident during qualifying for the [read more...]

- Williams FW12

Williams FW12 Williams FW12C Category Formula One Constructor Williams Designer(s) Patrick Head (Technical Director) Enrique Scalabroni (Chief Designer) Technical specifications Chassis Carbon fibre and honeycomb composite monocoque Suspension (front) Double wishbone, pullrod Suspension (rear) Double wishbone, pullrod Engine 1988: mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 3,496 cc (213.3 cu in), Judd CV, 76º V8, NA 1989:mid-engine, longitudinally mounted, 3,493 cc (213.2 cu in), Renault RS1, 67º V10, NA Transmission Williams 6 speed manual Fuel 1988: Mobil 1989: Elf Tyres Goodyear Competition history Notable entrants Canon Williams Team Notable drivers 5. Nigel Mansell 5. Martin Brundle 5. Jean-Louis Schlesser 5. Thierry Boutsen 6. Riccardo Patrese Debut 1988 Brazilian Grand Prix Races Wins Poles Fastest laps 28 1 1 2 Constructors' Championships 0 Drivers' Championships 0 The Williams FW12 was a Formula One racing car used by [read more...]

- Rob Slotemaker

Rob Slotemaker Date of birth 13 June 1929(1929-06-13) Date of death 16 September 1979(1979-09-16) (aged 50) Formula One World Championship career Nationality Dutch Active years 1962 Teams Ecurie Maarsbergen Races 1 (0 starts) Championships 0 Wins 0 Podiums 0 Career points 0 Pole positions 0 Fastest laps 0 First race 1962 Dutch Grand Prix Last race 1962 Dutch Grand Prix Rob "Sloot" Slotemaker (13 June 1929 in Batavia, Dutch East Indies, (now Jakarta, Indonesia) - 16 September 1979 in Zandvoort, Netherlands) was a racing driver from the Netherlands. He entered one Formula One World Championship race, the 1962 Dutch Grand Prix, with one of Carel Godin de Beaufort's Porsches, but his car was not ready in time for the event, and his entry was taken by Wolfgang Seidel. Throughout the 1960s Slotemaker competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, and was a driver and advisor for the Le Mans film in 1970. In 1956 he established his "Anti-skid" driving school at [read more...]

- Honda RA273

Honda RA273 Category Formula One Constructor Honda Technical specifications Engine Honda RA273E 3 Litre V12 Competition history Notable entrants Honda Racing Notable drivers Richie Ginther, John Surtees Debut 1966 Italian Grand Prix Races Wins Poles Fastest laps 9 1 n.b. Unless otherwise stated, all data refer to Formula One World Championship Grands Prix only. The Honda RA273 was a Formula One racing car used by the Honda team in the 1966 and 1967 Formula One seasons. The engine was re-designed from the RA272's 1,500cc V12 to a brand new 3,000cc V12 due to the change of regulations before the 1966 season. The new engine was designed by Shoichiro Irimajiri. · · Personnel: 1963–1968: Soichiro Honda | Yoshio Nakamura | Shoichi Sano 1999: Harvey Postlethwaite | Tim Densham 2006–2008: Nick Fry | Ross Brawn | Yasuhiro Wada | Geoff Willis | Shuhei Nakamoto | Loïc Bigois Notable drivers: Jenson Button | Rubens Barrichello | [read more...]

- 1975 Austrian Grand Prix

  1975 Austrian Grand Prix Race details Race 12 of 14 in the 1975 Formula One season Date August 4, 1975 Official name VIII Großer Preis von Osterreich Location Spielberg, Austria Course Permanent racing facility 5.911 km (3.673 mi) Distance 29 laps, 171.427 km (106.520 mi) Weather Heavy rain Pole position Driver Niki Lauda Ferrari Time 1:34.85 Fastest lap Driver Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Time 1:53.90 Podium First Vittorio Brambilla March-Ford Second James Hunt Hesketh-Ford Third Tom Pryce Shadow-Ford This article's lead section may not adequately summarize its contents. Please consider expanding the lead to provide an accessible overview of the article's key points. (January 2011) The 1975 Austrian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Österreichring on August 17, 1975. The race was shortened by heavy rain, meaning that only half points were awarded. The race was won by Vittorio Brambilla driving a March 751. [read more...]

- Dennis Taylor (racing driver)

Dennis Taylor Date of birth 12 June 1921(1921-06-12) Date of death 2 June 1962(1962-06-02) (aged 40) Formula One World Championship career Nationality British Active years 1959 Teams privateer Lotus Races 1 (0 starts) Championships 0 Wins 0 Podiums 0 Career points 0 Pole positions 0 Fastest laps 0 First race 1959 British Grand Prix Last race 1959 British Grand Prix Dennis Taylor (June 12, 1921 in Sidcup, Kent - June 2, 1962 in Monte Carlo, Monaco) was a British racing driver from England. He competed in 500cc Formula 3 from 1952 to 1954. His single World Championship Formula One entry was at the 1959 British Grand Prix driving his Formula 2 Lotus 12, and he failed to qualify. He was killed in the Formula Junior race at Monte Carlo in 1962, 10 days before his 41st birthday. Complete Formula One World Championship results (key) Year Entrant Chassis Engine 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 WDC Points 1959 Dennis Taylor Lotus 12 (F2) Climax Straight-4 MON 500 NED [read more...]

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