F1 - 1979 Zandvoort GP - G. Villeneuve driving on two wheels
Gilles Villeneuve, who made it through the first lap ahead of Jean-Pierre Jabouille, passed Jones at Tarzan on lap 11. He gave the lead back to Jones when he spun on lap 47. On lap 51, just after passing the pits, Villeneuve's left rear tyre exploded causing him to spin. He regained control to begin one of the wildest laps in history. He drove an entire lap on two tyres, the right front was in the air and the left rear was shredding rubber and sparking with the pavement. Reaction was mixed. It was either an act of the ultimate competitor not wanting to give up or an irresponsible, emotional decision. Either way he was out as his suspension was too damaged to rejoin the race.
F1 - 1969 Monaco GP - Race report
The entry for Monaco was much as normal although Jochen Rindt was still
recovering from breaking his nose in his crash in Barcelona and so Team
Lotus ran Richard Attwood as his replacement alongside Graham Hill. The
field was bolstered by the reappearance of Silvio Moser in an old Brabham
and Vic Elford running in an old Cooper-Maserati entered, aptly, by Antique
Automobiles. There had been considerable worry expressed since the crashes
in Barcelona about the high rear wings used on the cars and after the first
practice the CSI held a meeting and decided on an immediate ban on the
grounds of safety. The first session times were canceled and the qualifying
process started all over again. There were some gripes from the teams but
everyone got down to business and it was Jackie Stewart's Matra which
emerged on pole, ahead of Chris Amon's Ferrari. Jean-Pierre Beltoise in the
second Matra was third on the grid, ahead of Graham Hill while Jo Siffert
(Walker-Durlacher Lotus) and John Surtees (BRM) shared the third row. The
Brabhams of Jacky Ickx and Jack Brabham were on the fourth row, just ahead
of Piers Courage in Frank Williams's customer BT26.
Stewart took the lead at the start with Amon in pursuit. Beltoise was under
pressure from Hill and the Lotus driver moved to third on the third lap. By
lap 10 Stewart had a 10-second advantage. In the midfield Surtees suffered
a gearbox failure in the tunnel and was hit by Brabham. Both drivers
escaped injury. Six laps later Amon's Ferrari retired with a differential
failure and on lap 21 Beltoise's Matra suffered a driveshaft failure and
retired from third place. A lap later the leader Stewart had an identical
problem with his Matra and retired. This left Hill in the lead with a 12
second advantage over Ickx and Courage. The battle for second place
continued until the 49th lap when the Belgian retired with a rear
suspension failure, leaving Courage to finish an impressive second while
Siffert picked up third.
F1 - 1980 Monaco GP - Derek Daly horror crash
The 1980 Monaco Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held at Monaco on
May 18, 1980. It was the sixth round of the 1980 Formula One season. The
race was the 38th Monaco Grand Prix. The race was held over 76 laps of the
3.34-kilometre circuit for a total race distance of 254 kilometres.
It was won by Carlos Reutemann driving a Williams FW07B. The win was
Reutermann's tenth Formula One victory and his first since the 1978 United
States Grand Prix. He also became the fifth winner in six races of the 1980
season. Reutemann won by 1 minute and 13 seconds over French driver Jacques
Laffite driving Ligier JS11/15. Third was Brazilian driver Nelson Piquet
driving a Brabham BT49. Piquet's third place moved him past René Arnoux
and Alan Jones into the lead of the world championship for the first time.
The race however is remembered for a memorable and spectacular crash at the
start of the race when Derek Daly collided with Bruno Giacomelli's Alfa
Romeo 179, which sent Daly's Tyrrell 010 flying over Giacomelli and landing
between teammate Jean-Pierre Jarier and Alain Prost's McLaren M29. All four
drivers were out on the spot, but none suffered any serious injury. Jan
Lammers also collected damage in his ATS D4 but was able to continue. The
accident was particularly disappointing for McLaren after John Watson
failed to qualify for Monaco's shortened 20 car grid.
Fourth was West German driver Jochen Mass driving an Arrows A3 one lap down
on Reutemann ahead of Canadian Gilles Villeneuve in a Ferrari 312T5. A
further lap down in sixth was dual-World Champion Emerson Fittipaldi in a
Fittipaldi F7. For Mass and Fittipaldi it would be last world championship
points they would collect.
Reutemann's win put Williams in the lead of the constructor's points race
by five points over Ligier.
Ferrari F1 V6 vs V12 PURE Sounds!
I have filmed a group of V6 and V12 powered Ferrari Formula 1 cars from the
past, such as the F1 F93, 412 T2 and 126CK. The sound of these good old
V12s was just deafening and it was truly awesome to hear these glorious F1s
racing around SPA-Francorchamps, one of the most legendary racetracks of
F1 - 1980 Imola GP - Gilles Villeneuve crash
The 1980 Italian Grand Prix was a Formula One motor race held on September
14, 1980 at the Imola Circuit in Italy. It was the twelfth race of the 1980
Formula One season.
This was the only World Championship Italian Grand Prix that was not held
at Monza, however Imola was used the following year to host the San Marino
F1 - 1970 Jarama GP - Jacky Ickx & Jackie Oliver accident
At the start of the race Jack Oliver's BRM collided with Ickx's Ferrari and
both cars caught fire but both drivers escaped with relatively minor
injuries, Ickx suffering a few burns. The cars however were both destroyed
and continued to burn for some time. BRM immediately called in Rodriguez to
check the suspension as Oliver reported an axle failure. The car was
Flamethrower Ferrari F1 126C2 ex Gilles Villeneuve - EPIC!
Today I've recorded the ex Formula One car of Gilles Villeneuve during the
Modena Trackdays on circuit Spa Francorchamps. This Ferrari 126CK was the
car with which Ferrari raced in the 1981 Formula One season. This Ferrari
is powered by a 1.5 liter V6 turbo,
which its power Boosted to 650bhp in
qualifying trim and around 600bhp in races. In this video you can see it in
action with some amazing flames coming out from the Exhaust pipes.
he 126C series cars won 10 races, took 10 pole positions and scored 260.5
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Le Mans - 1959 - Highlights
The 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans was the 27th Grand Prix of Endurance, and took
place on June 20 and 21 1959. It was also the fourth round of the World
F1 - 1979 Race of Champions - On board with John Watson at Brands Hatch
The 1979 Race of Champions was a Formula One non-championship motor race
held at Brands Hatch, England on April 15, 1979. The field was made up of
seven Formula One cars that competed in the World championship while the
rest of the field usually competed in the Aurora series.
Brabham had brought two brand new BT48s onto the circuit. Another new car
introduced was the Lotus 80, but Mario Andretti only used it in qualifying.
Ferrari's Gilles Villeneuve drove a slightly modified 1978 Ferrari 312 T3
instead of the new 312 T4.
At the start Niki Lauda got away well from the front row and quickly pulled
a lead of a few seconds, while the pole sitter Mario Andretti was dropped
down to third. Gilles Villeneuve was second, followed closely by Andretti
and Nelson Piquet. By lap eight the chasing three drivers had caught Lauda
and they were going nose to tail. But that didn't last for long, as Lauda
had to pit at the end of the eight lap, but he was able to rejoin rather
quickly. Villeneuve took over the lead, only to lose it a few laps later as
he ran wide at the exit of Hawthorn corner. Andretti moved into the lead in
his Lotus 79. On lap 11 Piquet was also forced to pit in, so the leading
battle was between Andretti and Villeneuve, while Jochen Mass in the Arrows
had taken advantage of the pitstops and moved up to third place.
The positions in the front of the field remained the same for the next 12
laps. Andretti's lead was up to four seconds after Villeneuve's mistake,
but the Canadian closed the gap slowly but surely. By lap 26 Villeneuve was
all over the back of Andretti and a few laps later took the inside line
into Paddock Hill bend and retook the lead. Andretti had no answer to
Villeneuve's pace and the gap increased rapidly. Piquet had moved ahead of
Mass into third and his team mate Lauda, who had pitted twice, was fifth. A
few laps from the end Piquet overtook the slowing Andretti as well. But in
the end it was Villeneuve who crossed the line first, lapping everyone up
to the fourth place man.
Gilles Villeneuve Wins at Montreal
Please view my last ever Gilles vid, here:
Villeneuve's win at montreal in 78 after Jean-Pierre Jarier retires with an