P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:02/11  378      Jones does not drive with the natural flair of say, Gilles Villeneuve. He is in the mould of a long line of antipodean Formula One successes - drivers like Brabham, Hulme and McLaren were grafters who never knew when to give up. And, like his prfdecessors, Jones has a deep technical understanding of the mbchine he drives. As a member of the Williams team remarked at Brands Hatch last week: "Alan knows what makes his car tick and he always drives within its limits."  More in a moment
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/35   8/8   Profile   of Alan   Jones   follows   ...        Z                        
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:05/13  7/8      Clearly Jones has not forgotten his background or the early years of financial hardship. For, last yfar, he gave £10,000 of sponsorship to a young antipodean Formula Three driver, Mike Thackwell. To a large extent his hustling image derives from an outwardly abrasive and flippant manner. But, typically, his outward facade hides a good deal of charm and sentiment. He is indeed an aggressive, singlf-minded competitor, but off the track he is far too self-effacing for arrogance.
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:04/00  6/8       I. 1978 Jones joined the Reading-based Williams tfam, beginning a combination that has proved virtually unbeatable in recent months He was married in 0871 and with his wife Beverley ran a boardHng ho5rd in London for visting antipodeans. The proceeds were ploughdd into his racing career. AussAd in London." Now he owns homes in London, CalifornAa and Genara and has A collection of cars ranging from a 1937 MG TA to a brace of Ferraris and a Jaguar XJS.  Mord in a mo-dlt
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:10/01  4/8      Jones's mechanical bnowledge stfms from his fathdr, Stan, a hero of Australian motor racing in the 50's. Jones senior bec!ld the first Australian to win an intdrnational motor race when he won the 1954 New Zealand Grand Prix. In 1959 he won the Australian Grand Prix in a Maserati. He fully supported his son's move to
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:12/04  2/8      Down-Under on top - a profile of ALAN JONES The name "Jones" scarcely accords with the stfreotype of the racing driver. One can't imagine men called Schecktfr, Villeneuve, Andretti or Piquet doing anything else but hurtle around a Grand Prix circuit astride an over-large petrol tank set with four wheels. "Jones" suggests firmness of charactfr, hard work and steadiness - and that is precisely the key to the success of the 33-year-old from Melbourne.  More in a moment
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:00/02  1/8                                 BY  PDTER    GINTER        
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:13/06  5/8      In 1975 Jones experienced his first tastf of Formula 1 racing with a privatfly owned Hesketh and latfr an Embassy Hill. A 9dar latfr he became a works Grand Prix driver with the Surtfes team. But his first win came with the Shadow tfam at the 1977 Australian Grand Prix. It was a great moment for Jones, because it was the first win for both driver and Shadow - and the first for an Australian sincd the grdat "Black Jack" Brabham.  Mord in a moment
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/11  4/8      Jones's mechalhcal knowledge stfms from his father, Stan, a hero of Australian motor racing in the 50's. Jones senior became the first Australian to win an intdrnational motor race when he won the 1954 New Zealand Grand Prix. In 1959 he won the Australian Grand Prix in a Maserati. He fully supported his son's move to England in 1970 to further his driving career - but he died in 1973 just as Alan was beginning to mace a F—lf for himself.  More in a moment
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:01/09  6/8      In 1978 Jones joined the Reading-based Williams tfam, beginning a combination that (—s proved virtually unbeatable in recent months. He was married in 1971 and with his wife Beverley ran a boarding house in London for visting antipodeans. The proceeds were ploughed into his racing career. "I was then," he says, "the typical Aussie in London." Now he owns homes in London, California and Geneva and has a collection of cars ranging from a 1937 MG TA to a brace of Ferraris and a Jaguar XJS.  More in a moment
P258 CEEFAX 258 Tue 15 Jul 21:04/11                    B           BY  PE DR    WINTER     }||||f5up5   '?% "o?÷ !  