Barron Racing Magazine | Volume Five - Winter 2005

Barron Connor Magazine 005

  • Language: English English
  • Editor: Mark Koense
  • Author: Mark Koense
  • Photographers: John Brooks, Henk Brouwer, Simon Dronk, Peter van Egmond, Frits van Eldik, Ferrari S.p.A., FIA, Ford Motor Company, Harrold Gunnink, Mark Koense, Rod Laws, Roel Louwers, Roberto Viva
  • Publisher: Barron Racing
  • Publication: Softcover | 212 x 298 mm | 30 pages

Table of Contents

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Barron Magazine content
4 News from the World of Barron Racing
BarronBits & NewsBrief

New Barron calendar, scale models, historic Monaco GP, the Ferrari F430 Challenge, 512 BB reigns at Estoril, racing movies good and bad ... All the latest news and some interesting Barron bits and pieces.

7 Motorsport headlines in the previous century

Farina wins the first F1 world title, Fangio becomes a superstar, Surtees switches from two wheels to four, the mighty Porsche 917 rules the world, Rondeau wins Le Mans, Senna versus Prost.

8 Fall from Grace
Will they be back?

Everyone knew of course that one day Ferrari's remarkable domination of the Formula 1 world championship would come to an end. Nobody, however, could have guessed that Grand Prix racing's best team ever would turn into struggling midfielders in less that a year. So what did go wrong and how will Ferrari make things right next year? A year which may very well provide seven time world champion Michael Schumacher with his very last chance to turn things around one final time. We analyse the 2005 Grand Prix season and look ahead at the new season.

Formula 1
10 An historic Year
FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix

After starring in the Le Mans Endurance series with the Ferrari 575 GTC, John Bosch and his Barron team stepped onto the historic Formula 1 scene. With wins at Monza, Zandvoort, Lausitzring, Magny-Cours, Brands Hatch and Estoril, he dominated the class for F1 cars from 1971 until 1979 of the FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix World Championship with his 1978 Ferrari 312 T3 formerly driven by Gilles Villeneuve, Carlos Reutemann and Jody Scheckter. The reward was another FIA world title, his second after winnen the FIA Sportscar Championship in 2003. We look back at the second half of a memorable year, in which for the first time a Ferrari managed to win a FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix title.

Formula 1
14 Stand ins deliver
Maranello's Super Subs

Conflicts, crashes and even tragedies have provided a few lucky drivers with an unexpected opportunity to join Grand Prix racing's most famous team. We rank those who got the call and made the best out of the chance given.

16 The year of living dangerously
Ferrari 312 T3 formula one

The 1978 Formula 1 World Championship looked set to be a thriller, before on car took control. That left two drivers to fight for the world title. One won, the other died. We review one of Formula 1's most dramatic seasons.

Formula 1
18 Out of the Blue
Ferrari 308 GTBi Group 4

Barron has restored the very first Ferrari 308 GTBi Group 4 rally car that was built for Ferrari by Michelotto in the late seventies. In the Tour España John Bosch was instantly on the pace, but retired.

22 Glory Days
First Three litre Era

The FIA Thoroughbred Grand Prix World Championship is open to cars that ran during the F1's first three liter era. We look back at those golden years.

Formula 1
26 Ferrari 312 P for Perfect
Great memories of a Legendary Car

Picture this: Ferrari goes sports car racing and Michael Schumacher, who leads the team, is joined by some of his F1 rivals, including Juan Pablo Montoya and Kimi Raikkonen. Sounds impossible? Yes, it does, but this is exactly what happened a little over thirty years ago, when the seventies Ferrari 312 P sports car has it all: good looks, great drivers and world championship success. We fondly remember the very last sports car built and raced by Ferrari, winner of the 1972 world title.

Sports Cars
28 The Forgotten Titles
Ferrari's finest Turbo Years

When Michael Schumacher made Ferrari win again all people talked about were the two decades that had passed since Jody Scheckter won the world championship. Yet Maranello did win the world title twice in between. Two world constructors titles that Ferrari clinched with it's turbo engine. Two prizes that are almost forgotten, mostly because, at the time, the media nor the public hardly cared for anything but the drivers' crown. We look back at the days when Ferrari's turbo was in charge.

Formula 1
30 Magic or Maniac?

Many people believe that the legendary Gilles Villeneuve would have gone on to win the 1982 world title had he not died at Zolder. Was the Canadian indeed world championship material?

Formula 1