Articles tagged Renault

Page 34, April 2014

Talk about a revolution

The future of Formula 1 has never been more uncertain. Here, Motor Sport presents its vision of how Grand Prix racing can be reborn. It’s radical – but echoes of the past are clear Greed has damaged Formula 1, turned it from a vibrant, vivid, alive, unsettled and exciting environment, where anything might happen, into a predictable, codified template of commercial success, where everything is...

Page 14, June 1955

With Moss in the Mille Miglia

On May 1st motor-racing history was made, for Stirling Moss won the 1,000-mile Mile Miglia, the first time in twenty-two years that this has been achieved by a British driver, and I had the very great privilege of sitting beside him throughout this epic drive. But let us go back to the beginning, for this win was not a fluke on the spur of the moment, it was the result of weeks, even months, of...

Page 70, July 2008

"I went from Sports Personality of the year to being a nasty smell."

Damon Hill’s turbulent relationship with Williams led to him losing his drive on the brink of becoming World Champion. The men at the heart of this tale talk candidly for the first time about what went wrong By Andrew Benson This is the story of how Damon Hill came to lose his drive and win the World Championship at the same time. It is about the disintegration of a professional relationship,...

Page 102, August 1981

Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

Page 40, August 1981

The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

Page 86, August 1981

French Grand Prix

John Watson's McLaren MP4 (leading, above) sweeps downhill onto Dijon's "Grand Prix loop" ahead of Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C, Hector Rebaque's Brabham BT49C and Rene Arnoux's turbo. Below, the sleek lines of Arnoux's Renault are shown off in this shot of the Frenchman heading for third place overall in the "two heat" race. *   *   * Nelson Piquet was leading comfortably in his Brabham...

Page 78, August 1981

British Grand Prix

A jubilant John Watson holds aloft his British Grand Prix trophy to the applause of Jacques Laffite and the crowd after his highly popular victory at Silverstone at the wheel of the McLaren MP4. Below, Alain Prost was the early leader in his Renault Elf turbo, but dropped out with engine trouble. *   *   * Brazilian rising star Roberto Moreno made no mistakes in the F3 race supporting the British...

Page 46, June 1981

Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

Page 43, June 1981

Notes on the cars and teams at Imola

Now that the Grand Prix season has begun in Europe and teams can work from their home bases we should see some interesting strides forwards in the mechanical scene in the paddock. For the first three races everyone was "on tour" leading a gypsy-like existence which made it impossible to do much in the way of serious development. The craze of the moment to develop ways of cheating the "no-skirt"...

Page 42, June 1981

The San Marino Grand Prix

A very interesting race Imola, May 3rd To fill out the ranks of the Grand Prix races in the European part of the 1981 season the Italians came up with the splendid idea of holding a second event in Italy. As the International rules do not allow this unless the circuits are more than a specified distance apart (to allow two events in the USA) the Automobile Club of San Marino put in a claim for a...

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