I hope you are all well and that with the warmth of spring we can get rid of this terrible pandemic, which has been ravaging us for about a year now.
This article that I now present to you, is another upgrade from the older posts. There are still 2 more to go to finish this round of upgrades.
I hope in the next post to be able to announce something new. In the general menu I will add a category that separates the magazines by years of edition.This addition will be one more way to facilitate your searches.
Fittipaldi on the cover
In this magazine, Flama number 1274, published in 1972, on the cover is Formula 1 pilot Emerson Fittipaldi. Inside the magazine, article on Mohamed Ali on holiday in Portugal, plus article dedicated to Emerson Fittipaldi.
Flama, a generalist magazine published in Portugal between 1944 and 1976. More than 1400 issues were published, and it was one of the publications in Portugal with the largest circulation.
Mahomed Ali on holliday in Portugal
First of all, Mohamed Ali (Cassius Clay), and his wife, Belinda Ali, only wanted to drink a cup of coffee. However, at Portela airport (Lisbon) they were surrounded by journalists and fans looking for autographs.In spite of this, Mohamed Ali answered some questions related to the world title of boxing, and his involvement in the “black power” group. Above all, they just want to spend a few days of holidays in Cascais.
Afterwards, Mohamed Ali will have some fights in Barcelona and Casablanca. Then he wants to win the world title he lost last year before Joe Frazier.
Emerson Fittipaldi on the way to the world title?
In first place, Emerson Fittipaldi has already won 3 of the 8 F1 Grand Prix this year. There are only 4 races left to know who will win the 1972 world championship. So there is very little left to dethrone Jackie Stewart as world champion.
In this way, he is about to crumble Pelé, as king of the Brazilian sport.
Emerson Fittipaldi and his wife in Lisbon
After the Madrid Grand Prix, Emerson and Helena Fittipaldi accepted the invitation to take a walk in the streets of Lisbon. They also confessed that they like the city, and that they would like to have a house in Lisbon. Still, they prefer to live in Switzerland, near Lausanne, where they are Jacquie Stewart’s neighbours.
Emmerson Fittipaldi’s course as a pilot
At first, like most f1 pilots, Fittipaldi drove karts. He got some victories and was champion.
Then he made some races with a motorbike offered by his father. However, he decided for the 4 wheels, and went to take a hard course as a racing driver. He passed the Ford formula, Formula V, Formula 3, and Formula 2.
Currently, he is in Formula 1 driving a lotus. He won for the first time a year and a half ago, in the US Grand Prix. Last year (1971) was quite quiet, where he got a lot of experience.