Articles tagged Dominique Delestre

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 34, May 1993

No such thing as a certainty...

When is a U-turn not, officially, a U-turn? Er, when it's practised by FISA, apparently. A few weeks ago, Formula 3000 was in the midst of a sticky patch, its future uncertain after FISA delivered a potentially lethal one-liner back in December. It's too expensive, said the governing body, so we're going to replace it. After a series of meetings between interested parties, FISA finally hit on the...

Page 36, September 1992

Advantage Badoer

The European F3000 Championship is looking more open than it has done for many seasons. Halfway through what should be a 10-race schedule, only nine points separated the top six in the championship, and series leader Luca Badoer, as consistent as he is fleet, has only clocked up 22 points, despite finishing every race to date in the top six. It is quite feasible, if unlikely, therefore, that the...

Page 54, June 1994

Follow my leader

Formula 3000 cars are exciting in themselves, certainly, but the opening round of the FIA European Championship, Silverstone's International Trophy, proved once again that the cars' inherent speed isn't sufficient to guarantee a spectacle. Talking a few days before the event, Gil de Ferran, one of several pre-season championship favourites, explained that the modern F3000 car Is great to drive, (...

Page 27, May 1986

F3000 - International Trophy

At last years Daily Express International Trophy, the first-ever F3000 race, the 110% rule was waived to boost the grid to 17 starters. Seventeen was a fairly typical field throughout 1985 and though a total of 33 drivers raced in the formula, there were only six driver-car combinations which contested every round and these finally occupied the top six places in the Championship. Silverstone on...

Page 44, October 1994

A momentary lapse of reason

Had the Hockenheim Formula 3000 race lasted two laps longer, chances are that Franck Lagorce might not have won it. For that was as far as he got into his next test session before his engine, the same one that he had used in Germany, blew up. That can be just the sort of luck that brings you championships, and Lagorce has certainly enjoyed moments of good fortune this year: spinning without...

Page 32, July 1993

Wasted opportunity?

On paper, it all looks so promising: Reynard 93Ds, Mader DFV engines (which have been successful in two of the year's opening three races) and two of the most naturally gifted young French drivers of the modern generation in Emmanuel Collard (above) and Jules Boullion. Yet Dominique Delestre's Apomatox team, which finished 1992 with a flourish, is floundering in the nether regions of the grid....

Page 42, November 1994

EUROPEAN F3000 CHAMPIONSHIP

ESTORIL/MAGNY-COURS French warfare. It looked for all the world as though Franck Lagorce had just swallowed an orange. Whole. There was no mistaking the lump in his throat. Picking his words carefully, the Frenchman tried, without conviction, to persuade his audience that second place in the final round of the F3000 series, and in the championship itself, was a good result. Certainly, for...

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