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#1 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 19:23

1. Motor Racing Pairs

 

Stuart  (Graham)  McRae

Mike (Anthony)  Beltoise

Richard  (Lloyd)  Ruby

Desiré  (Wilson)  Fittipaldi

Danica  (Patrick)  Depailler

Ed  (Nelson)  Piquet

Roy (James)  Hunt

Jack  (Lewis)  Hamilton

Roger  (Mac)  Daghorn

Jeff  (Gordon)  Spice

Jackie  (Oliver)  Gavin

Jean  (Max)  Chilton…….except, as Henk points out, French F3 driver Jean Max was really Max Jean! My mistake….

 



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#2 Michael Ferner

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 20:48

Okay, now I understand the question! :lol:



#3 john winfield

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 20:55

Come on Michael, this is the easy stuff. You wait until the acrostic anagrammatic futoshiki....

#4 arttidesco

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Posted 30 March 2020 - 23:12

Wondered if I could look at any old list of random racing drivers and came up with :- 

 

Klaus (Ludwig) Heimarth

John (Paul) Tracey

John (Graham) Hill

David (Leslie) Johnson

Philip (Martin) Birrane

 

Can you tell me the what the drivers on the random list of drivers I was looking at have incommon to put them on the random list ?



#5 MCS

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 08:51

All competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour race ?



#6 john winfield

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 09:31

Good call MCS but I can't work out whether Paul Tracy ever raced at Le Mans. He certainly raced sports cars.



#7 MCS

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:12

Funny you should say that, John - I wasn't sure about Tracy.  Maybe think another one up as I will be busy all afternoon, unfortunately!  :rolleyes:

 

Mark



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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:25

Funny you should say that, John - I wasn't sure about Tracy.  Maybe think another one up as I will be busy all afternoon, unfortunately!  :rolleyes:

 

Mark

 

I'm sure Arti will provide the odd clue....... :kiss:



#9 john winfield

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Posted 31 March 2020 - 21:59

Here are some answers to the film director puzzle. Hardly definitive, I'm sure you've thought of more!

 

2. Motor Racing Film Directors

 

Tommy/Alfred Hitchcock

 

Bob/ Michael or Wes or Lindsay  Anderson

 

Ray/Woody Allen

 

Tony/Mel Brooks

 

Renzo/Pier Paolo Pasolini

 

Duncan/Guy Hamilton

 

Eddie/Neil Jordan

 

Hermann/Fritz Lang

 

Richard/Ridley Scott

 

Jim/Ken Russell

 

Jim/Raoul Walsh



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Posted 01 April 2020 - 06:22

All competed in the Le Mans 24 Hour race ?

 

Correct, the names I started with all started the 1984 Le Mans 24 Hours, the second names were just the second names SKAIK there is no connection between aside from being racing drivers ;-)



#11 john winfield

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 12:26

Just bumping the answers thread. I'll post answers to the Crystal Palace question sometime on Friday or Saturday.



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Posted 03 April 2020 - 14:14

Crystal Palace answers:

 

I- Champions

 

1-Stewart

2-Rindt

3-Surtees

4-Fittipaldi

5-G.Hill

6-Scheckter

7-Lauda

 

II - Winners (I count 11)

 

1-Peterson

2-Reuteman

3-Watson

4-Beltoise

5-Depailler

6-Pace

7-Regazzoni

8-Siffert

9-Cevert

10-Jabouille

11-Mass

 

III  - Finished Third First GP

 

Can't think of anyone. Thought about Elford but he was 4th

 

IV - Dominated two GP, never won

 

Jarier

 

V - Hero at Roeun

 

Jaussaud ? (just guessing)



#13 john winfield

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 14:37

Good going nexfast!

 

i)  Yes, the World Champions are Stewart, Rindt, Fittipaldi, Hill, Lauda, Scheckter and Surtees.

 

ii)  And the GP winners are Regazzoni, Reutemann, Cevert, Watson, Peterson, Pace, Depailler, Siffert, Jabouille, Beltoise...and Jochen Mass..of course, thanks. I was picturing him losing out unluckily at the Nurburgring in 76, forgetting that he had won the truncated race at Montjuich in 75.

 

iii) Elford fourth, at Rouen in 1968...interesting, see below...  But there is another driver who went one better than Vic, and finished third on his GP debut.

 

iv) Yes JP Jarier. Was stroking it home in Brazil (Shadow 1975) and Canada (Lotus 1978) but his luck ran out, on both occasions.

 

v) Not Jaussaud, although I think he did have some good drives at Rouen. This driver never reached Jaussaud's heights.


Edited by john winfield, 04 April 2020 - 11:33.


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Posted 03 April 2020 - 14:45

Wisell for the debut third-placer. I ended up with eight world champions. I was convinced Brabham had raced there in 1970. I remembered photos of him. I was positive ... But no, I must have been thinking of Pau. (Hey, I’m a poet ... )

Still no idea about the hero of Rouen.

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 14:55

Wisell for the debut third-placer. I ended up with eight world champions. I was convinced Brabham had raced there in 1970. I remembered photos of him. I was positive ... But no, I must have been thinking of Pau. (Hey, I’m a poet ... )

Still no idea about the hero of Rouen.

 

Bravo to the bard from Bristol. Yes, Reine Wisell finished third on debut for Lotus, at Watkins Glen in 1970.

 

Perhaps in 1970 Jack raced less in F2 and more in sports cars, given his contract with Matra. Ickx, Quester and the BMWs weren't at Palace either in 1970.

 

As regards the last question, he might have bumped into Vic Elford at Rouen, but only in the paddock, not the race.



#16 john winfield

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 15:12

Oh, hang on. that last question, I've made another blunder! :blush:

 

The driver in question was at Palace in one of these years but didn't qualify for his heat, so he didn't 'race'. Apologies. I'll modify the question.



#17 Tim Murray

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 15:54

Adam Potocki for the hero of Rouen?

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 16:18

Adam Potocki for the hero of Rouen?

 

 

Probably yes. He did win F3 in 68 though in F2 he was a flop at the circuit, one DNQ and a stop for being too slow after 2 laps. Bad cars, I guess



#19 john winfield

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 16:39

Adam Potocki for the hero of Rouen?

 

Yes, Tim, that's the man. French/Polish I believe, from a line of Polish aristocrats. Surprise win at the 1968 Rouen F3 race. I heard him referred to as PO-TOCKI, but I guess that it might really have been pronounced PO-TOSKI.



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#20 ReWind

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 17:47

In fact Po-TOTS-ki.



#21 john winfield

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 16:57

In the music quiz, Henk, is the answer to the last one.....Pink Floyd....Nick Mason (band member and Le Mans team mate of SOR...who also happened to be Floyd's manager)..so 'same person'?



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 17:46

In the music quiz, Henk, is the answer to the last one.....Pink Floyd....Nick Mason (band member and Le Mans team mate of SOR...who also happened to be Floyd's manager)..so 'same person'?

Exactly.

 

Two down, eight to go (one in the question thread)



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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:04

“Keep Your Distance”  (Richard  Thompson)    (Ricardo Rodriguez)    Pedro Rodriguez



#24 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:06

1. Waterloo - Abba - session drummer for - Slim Borgudd - Michele Alboreto
2. Pour moi etc - Johnny Hallyday - son David co-drove at Le Mans with - Philippe Alliot
3. Already answered
4. Don’t hold your breath - Nicole Scherzinger - ex-girlfriend - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg
5. Private Paradise - album by - Jacques Villeneuve - Damon Hill
6. Trumpet Voluntary - played at the Grand Prix Night of the Stars, July 1976 - James Hunt - Jochen Mass
7. Scream If You Wanna Go Faster - Geri Halliwell, wife of - Christian Horner, Arden team mate of - Kurt Mollekens
8. I Maschi - song by Gianna Nannini, sister of - Alessandro Nannini - Nelson Piquet
9. Keep Your Distance - song by Richard Thompson, who has the same name as - Dick Thompson, who co-drove a Mirage in the ‘67 BOAC 500 with - Pedro Rodriguez
10. Already answered

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:23

“Keep Your Distance”  (Richard  Thompson)    (Ricardo Rodriguez)    Pedro Rodriguez

Artist is OK Team mate is not



#26 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:25

1. Waterloo - Abba - session drummer for - Slim Borgudd - Michele Alboreto
2. Pour moi etc - Johnny Hallyday - son David co-drove at Le Mans with - Philippe Alliot
3. Already answered
4. Don’t hold your breath - Nicole Scherzinger - ex-girlfriend - Lewis Hamilton - Nico Rosberg
5. Private Paradise - album by - Jacques Villeneuve - Damon Hill
6. Trumpet Voluntary - played at the Grand Prix Night of the Stars, July 1976 - James Hunt - Jochen Mass
7. Scream If You Wanna Go Faster - Geri Halliwell, wife of - Christian Horner, Arden team mate of - Kurt Mollekens
8. I Maschi - song by Gianna Nannini, sister of - Alessandro Nannini - Nelson Piquet
9. Keep Your Distance - song by Richard Thompson, who has the same name as - Dick Thompson, who co-drove a Mirage in the ‘67 BOAC 500 with - Pedro Rodriguez
10. Already answered

Excellent. All of them correct.

I am not sure if Tommy "Slim" Borgudd actually played drums on Waterloo, or if he was a drummer at other sessions only, but you got what I intended

 

Keep Your distance added because of Corona virus (and I love RT's music) He said "I wish they wouldn't call me Dick". For the dentist, that was no problem though


Edited by Henk Vasmel, 04 April 2020 - 18:27.


#27 Tim Murray

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Posted 04 April 2020 - 18:42

Thanks Henk - I’m a Richard Thompson fan too.

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 14:19

America's own Mark Donohue was also third in his first GP, Canada in '72.  Rained cats and dogs.  I read that before the race Stewart was asked about Donohue's chances and the reply was something to the effect that we know what he's capable of and won't be surprised by anything he does here.



#29 john winfield

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 15:06

America's own Mark Donohue was also third in his first GP, Canada in '72.  Rained cats and dogs.  I read that before the race Stewart was asked about Donohue's chances and the reply was something to the effect that we know what he's capable of and won't be surprised by anything he does here.

 

That was a great drive in Canada, Dave. We read so much about Donohue but didn't see a lot of him over here. I think I only ever saw him race once, at Silverstone, in the 1975 British GP. Very sadly a month later he was gone.

 

As you probably realised, Reine Wisell was the correct answer above because he was racing at the F2 Crystal Palace meeting in 1971. 



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 15:14

Richard Thompson also shares a name with a regular UK hillclimber (Mallock-mounted usually). I think he, too, is/was a Doctor; an anaesthetist?

But that doesn't help with the question...

 

Could the missing co-driver be Jacky Ickx? (shared the Mirage at Spa and - a bit tenuous this one - stood on the podium with Pedro in Grands Prix!).

Otherwise, was Hugh Dibley ever a teammate of Ickx? 



#31 Tim Murray

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 15:14

The Canadian GP where Donohue finished third was in 1971, and coincidentally was the race where Reine Wisell scored his last WC points by finishing fifth.

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 15:21

... We read so much about Donohue but didn't see a lot of him over here. I think I only ever saw him race once, at Silverstone, in the 1975 British GP. Very sadly a month later he was gone. 

 

I don't really do "heroes", but Mark D comes mighty close for me.

Did he ever compete in the UK, apart from those three F1 events in 1975?



#33 john winfield

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 15:23

The Canadian GP where Donohue finished third was in 1971, and coincidentally was the race where Reine Wisell scored his last WC points by finishing fifth.

 

Of course it was (1971) - good spot Tim. Mark in that good-looking blue Penske McLaren.

 

Strange coincidence re Wisell! I never saw any of the 1968/69 F3 in Britain but have since seen the odd report with Peterson, Schenken, Wisell and Alan Rollinson often up at the front. Interesting how their careers differed from 1970 onwards.



#34 D28

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 16:36

I don't really do "heroes", but Mark D comes mighty close for me.

Did he ever compete in the UK, apart from those three F1 events in 1975?

I don't believe so. He did do about 2 weeks of testing with the McLaren F1 team in 1971, running at Silverstone and Goodwood. This was just before the Mosport debut.



#35 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 16:41

Richard Thompson also shares a name with a regular UK hillclimber (Mallock-mounted usually). I think he, too, is/was a Doctor; an anaesthetist?

But that doesn't help with the question...

 

Could the missing co-driver be Jacky Ickx? (shared the Mirage at Spa and - a bit tenuous this one - stood on the podium with Pedro in Grands Prix!).

Otherwise, was Hugh Dibley ever a teammate of Ickx? 

No it was not Ickx. Tim Murray answered correctly that Pedro's co-driver, on one occasion only, was Dr. Richard K. "Dick" Thompson, an american dentist. The link with the musician is that they were both called Richard Thompson (as far as I know really the only link), though one didn't mind being called Dick while the other hated it.



#36 2F-001

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 16:52

Ah, sorry Henk, I misunderstood the question: I thought we were seeking an extra link.



#37 Henk Vasmel

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 21:15

Ah, sorry Henk, I misunderstood the question: I thought we were seeking an extra link.

Oh, never mind. I hope you found some other nice things as well while searching. That's the fun of it.



#38 Dave Ware

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Posted 06 April 2020 - 22:31

That was a great drive in Canada, Dave. We read so much about Donohue but didn't see a lot of him over here. I think I only ever saw him race once, at Silverstone, in the 1975 British GP. Very sadly a month later he was gone.

 

As you probably realised, Reine Wisell was the correct answer above because he was racing at the F2 Crystal Palace meeting in 1971. 

John, you are too kind.  No, I just didn't read the original question thoroughly!

 

Thanks also to Tim for correcting me on the year.  I certainly should have known better.  Bad day I suppose.  Or departing brain cells.

 

I often wondered if Wisell's F1 career might have been more successful if his teammate had not won that USGP.  Third in your first GP is pretty impressive.  Should have bode well for the future.  Perhaps F1 at the time didn't really have room for two Swedes.  Or perhaps it was a matter of Chapman not having room for two potential winners.  Or maybe Wisell's career was right where it should have been. 

 

His sideburns, however, were as good as anyone's.