Articles tagged Christian Fittipaldi

Page 127, May 2014

Sebring 12 Hours

Florida, USA At the first time of asking, Chip Ganassi has added victory in the Sebring 12 Hours to his triumphs as an entrant in the other blue-riband American motor races — the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Daytona 24 Hours and Brickyard 400. His team came out on top at the end of a thrilling second round of the United SportsCar Championship, in which no fewer than nine cars finished on the lead lap...

Page 36, January 1994

Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

Page 139, April 2014

Rolex 24 Daytona

Florida, USA Gear selection bothers were a nuisance, a spurious late-race caution period rather more so. Action Express Racing looked to have this year’s Rolex 24 – the 52nd Daytona 24 Hours – firmly in its control as the final 20 minutes approached… but then the 26th-placed Porsche 911 slid harmlessly into a tyre wall, reversed out and continued without a murmur. No need for a full-course yellow...

Page 48, April 2014

Gordon Kirby

Christian soldiers onward America’s Tudor United SportsCar series made its debut with this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in January. The race was the first of 12 rounds in the inaugural TUSC championship, a merger of the formerly competing ALMS and Grand-Am series, and the clearest message from Daytona was that the Action Express Corvette DP team and regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian...

Page 10, May 1994

Against expectations

. c° )‘ +' expet tall'ons In the end, the Brazilian Grand Prix went against all expectations. Few would seriously have bet against the chances of Ayrton Senna, on his homeground, and the Williams-Renault. Even less so if you gave full credibility (and there was every justification to) to stories that the Brazilian had actually lapped Imola in recent testing another six tenths of a second quicker...

Page 10, May 1993

Cardinal Senna

Prost dominated, but when the rains came it was Senna who stole the show to rack up McLaren's 100th victory For its first 29 laps the Brazilian GP ran according to the script that had been written the moment that Alain Prost and Damon Hill in their Williams FW15Cs began to decimate their opposition in qualifying. The Frenchman had been on pole – his 22nd – with the Englishman a fraction under one...

Page 20, April 1995

Scotch with ice

For someone who will only just turn 24 on the after the Brazilian Grand Prix, David Coulthard is blessed with remarkable sang froid. We caught up with him on the eve of his first full World Championship season There were few moments of levity in international motor racing last year. If you looked hard enough, you could find oases of good news, but generally even the bright points tended to be...

Page 42, May 1994

OPEN WARFARE

or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 28, August 1994

Glorious Goodwood

Take a stately home, a dedicated team and add the finest seledion of historic racing cars ever assembled, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable motorsport weekend. Only one thing could have made the second Goodwood Festival of Speed better for me and that would have been the presence of Daniel Sexton Gurney at the wheel of one of his fabulous Eagle Weslakes now owned by Miles Collier...

Page 12, July 1994

A timely triumph

When Michael Schumacher's Benetton stuck in fifth gear, Damon Hill was there to scoop the spoils for an intensely relieved Williams team. There were many, it must be said, whose scepticism got the better of them after the Spanish GP. Could Michael Schumacher really have done the last two-thirds of the race in only fifth gear, including a pit stop? You can try to calculate what percentage there...

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