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#1 Marc

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 17:36

Giacomo Agostini in Formula 2...

I believe that it was in 1976, anybody has information or some documentation about the subject? Thank you ... :)

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#2 David M. Kane

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 18:33

I remember that it was with Marlboro backing if I am correct. Believe he ran a March...

#3 mattybinyon

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 18:57

He ran a Chevron most of his "F2 Career" but the last race was in a March powered by BMW. The same guys that own Dieter Questor's old March/BMW F2, own Ago's and it was at Road Atlanta for the spring historics. More at: http://8w.forix.com/ago.html

#4 Adam F

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 19:00

Agostini appeared in 12 Formula 2 Races during 1978, largely in a Trivellato Racing Chevron B42, but also one appearance in a San Remo Racing March 782. He was specatacularly unsuccessful....usually failing to qualify.
He also appeared in the British Aurora F1 Championship in 1979 and 1980, driving a David Price Racing Williams FW06.

On both occassions he was sponsored by Marlboro.

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#5 kabouter

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 21:08

For detailed race results, take a look at Stefan Örnerdal's Formula 2 Register.
This is the index for 1978:
http://user.tninet.s.../F278_Index.htm

#6 cabianca

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Posted 18 October 2002 - 23:08

Interesting subject. What's the consensus? Just too rich and too old to have the fire in his belly?

#7 Marc

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Posted 19 October 2002 - 00:08

Thank you !
It is incredible that he was not more competitive in formula 2, I did not know that he had run in the championship aurora, he knew a little more success ... :
Thank you for all this information !  ;)

#8 damamaho

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 19:40

In the British AURORA F1/F2 series he was a little bit more succesful.
In 2 seasons 1979 and 1980 he collected 6 podium finishes, his best a second place in Snetterton 1979. All those races in the Williams.
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www.asag.sk/danny.htm

#9 dolomite

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 20:32

Thruxton, September 1979 (apologies for the dodgy focussing...) :

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#10 ensign14

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 20:49

Wow, great shot, Dolomite! Any more like that? You seem to have caught Christopher Biggins in Santa's workday suit...

#11 David M. Kane

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 22:14

Shows you just competitive F2 really was! Nothing against the Aurora Series
but...

#12 dolomite

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 23:09

Originally posted by ensign14
Wow, great shot, Dolomite! Any more like that? You seem to have caught Christopher Biggins in Santa's workday suit...

I've got a load more pix from this and a couple of other Aurora races, which I've been gradually scanning with a view to maybe sticking them on a web site at some point.

#13 Marc

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Posted 29 October 2002 - 23:15

Thanks ! Beautiful photo, I believe that Ago did not use his helmet with the famous colours for this series...

#14 Ralliart

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 04:56

Ago also raced in the non-championship F1 race at Imola in '79 - Lauda's last victory before hanging up his helmet for the first time.

#15 dolomite

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 21:08

This is at the final Aurora round at Silverstone in 1980. Ago seems to have made a good start!

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#16 Marc

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Posted 30 October 2002 - 23:49

I have never seen these pics , Thank you!
It is pity this white helmet... Seriously I think that Agostini (as Surtees, Hailwood, Ivy) had the talent to succeed in car... He certainly began too late... ?

#17 jarama

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 22:51

OT:

Marc,

I've just visited your site: congratulations for your great work. :up:

Carles.

#18 Marc

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 23:09

Thanks Jarama ...;)

#19 Gerr

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 17:11

I ran across this web-site of Racing/Hot Rod movie posters. This one may be of interest,
http://www.sd455.com/movieaf2.htm
Anyone know anything about this film?

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#20 maxim

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 22:38

Originally posted by Gerr
I ran across this web-site of Racing/Hot Rod movie posters. This one may be of interest,
http://www.sd455.com/movieaf2.htm
Anyone know anything about this film?


Here's a link in Italian: http://www.mondocult...oreformula2.htm.
This film doesn't include much racing car scenes as it's nothing but a musical.

Giacomo acted into 2 other pictures: "Bolidi sull'asfalto, a tutta birra" and "Formula 1 , nell'inferno del Grand Prix".
Some time ago I watched the second one and it seemed to me a bad clone of Jonh Frankenheimer "Grand Prix".

#21 Marc

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Posted 04 November 2002 - 22:59

Surprising! Thank you ... That is a scoop!

#22 nigel5

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Posted 05 January 2003 - 23:16

For Dolomite

I have you got over pics of Giacomo Agostini and pics about his teamate "Gimax" from the Aurora AFX series.

Thanks

#23 Marcor

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 02:00

In 1971 Ago won his 9th and 10th World Champion titles. It's the time when he started to think about racing cars. He tried conclusively a F2 Ferrari but his passion for the two-wheels prevailed...

That what I've read in a motorbike book called Les As du Continental circus

Now I would like to know whid model did he tried ? A F2 Dino ? When and where did it occur ?

#24 jarama

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 09:23

Marc,

Diving into my '60s & '70s "Sport-Auto" collection for another theme, I've just stumbled across with a picture of Giacomo Agostini at the wheel of a Frank Williams' Politoys-March, published in October 1971... so, besides the Ferrari, "Ago" did testing with Williams by mid-71.

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#25 Felix Muelas

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 10:49

Carles

If it is NOT the same picture as the one posted by Rainer about two years ago then we will have closed the circle ;)

un abrazo

Felix

#26 jarama

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 13:01

Félix,

I'm pretty sure the man on the picture posted by Rainer is "Ago". Anyway, the picture I have is another, and shows Agostini "into" the car and with the helmet on.

Carles.

#27 Felix Muelas

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 13:23

Carles...

Being The Three Kings today chez us why don't you (sequentially) do as follows :

a) Scan the picture
b) Send it to :
- b1) Your web space
- b2) Me
c) Post it to the general enlightment of the forum members?

PS : I HOPE you asked (and got) a Scanner from the 3 Kings earlier today ;)

Un abrazo

fm

#28 dolomite

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Posted 06 January 2003 - 17:04

Originally posted by nigel5
For Dolomite

I have you got over pics of Giacomo Agostini and pics about his teamate "Gimax" from the Aurora AFX series.

Thanks


I'll have a look but I don't think there are any more good ones.

#29 dolomite

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Posted 12 January 2003 - 23:17

Here's a couple more I found from Thruxton.

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#30 nigel5

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 21:57

Thanks a lot Dolimite.

I image you have a big collection of pics about the Aurora AFX serie :up:

#31 dolomite

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Posted 21 January 2003 - 22:01

I have only pics from these 3 races: Thruxton May and September 1979 and Silverstone 1980.

#32 jarama

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 23:32

Doppelganger sent me a PM a few days ago requesting me this picture:


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"sport-auto" October '71.


Carles.