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The US auto lndwt&atw?-seu .lump I S n ~ ~ W ' E ~ h l t h down t 0 1 e ~ t h . n14%oiownll ~ I e a B u t Detroit still hun't .topped the foNijp~ oars.

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amund in a most spectacular manner which did not however appear to he quite the quickest way. Thmugh the Chicane Jarier had by far the moat spectacular line, enterFog ddewaya and then bouncing the car offthecurba through the

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sidelined ior a while so that a check could be made lor any damage which might have occured. Later on in the atiamoon Lungerran out oimhd when his

Brabbam BT44. Following this gmupwere LorisKessel (Brabham).BT44. Chris Amon (Ensign), Damien Magee (Brabham BT44). Jackie Ickx (Williams). Brett Lunger (Surtew), Guy Edwards (Hesketh) and Brian McOuire (Williams). Of these Lunger had been the most unfortunate, having been sidelined ior most of the firat9Ominute official session when an engine problem wan encountered

wl~eeledaway for this to be changed. Another car to suifer a blown engine waa the Ensign of Chris Amon. This lawb~!dgetoperation did not have another engine available and so the car waa m.thdram from the m e . This meant that ordy 15cars would in fact start ths40-lap race. The field got away cleanly a t Silverstone. except for Kessel who st.%lled and not unexpectedly James Hunt

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Will Mario Andretti stay with the Williams Wolf team or return to the John Player Special team? That is one question which still remains to be anawered after Silverstone. Andretti was starting to get to grips with the former Hesketh and wss very complimentary about the team and designer Harvey Postlethwaite. But Mario must have had second thoughts about staying when the new Suprswede Ounnar Nilsson in the revised John Palayer Speoial, now with conventional fmnt brakes, came m d n g paat him after a slow a t & and disappeared into the dimtance. Peter Werr. Compaitlons Msnrger of John Player Team Lotus, m s k w nowmet of the faot mat he would like AndmtU bMk in the team. Meanwhile Britlnb driver Bob Evma. who failed to qualify at Long Beu& dgpentely w m t . to ( . y in the toan and (Silverstone, though he waaen't r d g . Nilason took over his car.Bob w u n w e r t u imm the Lotua pit. It w u Evans of aouras who did all the tgltlng on the new mods and Colin Chapman and Peter W u r may well decide to k w p Evans on the list in pmierence to Mario tor his testing ability plum the iact that British sponmra John Player would be happy to have a British driver on the team. Meanwhile John Player would be happy to have a British driver on the team. Meanwhile Fi-auk Williams is obviously keen to retain the services of Mario. Since seventh place was their heat finish since Jticquea Laffite's fine second at the Nurburgring last year.

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