Articles tagged Eddie Irvine

Page 76, March 2011

Lunch with... Alex Wurz

Tall men are not meant to make top racing drivers, yet he had a busy 12-year career as F1 racer and tester. Now his heart is set on a third Le Mans winBy Simon Taylor Alex Wurz looks like Hollywood’s idea of a racing driver: alert, clear-eyed, charming yet steely, wiry and very fit. And tall. But, as we know, in real life the most successful racing drivers tend to be little guys. It’s not just...

Page 25, March 2004

This month in

1994 Juha Kankkunen (above) and Didier Auriol give Toyota a Portugal 1-2. Michael Schumacher takes Benetton to victory in Brazilian GP as Ayrton Senna spins; Eddie Irvine censured after huge shunt with Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle and Eric Bernard. 1984 Alain Prost wins Brazilian GP (above) as leader Derek Warwick retires Renault RE50 with suspension failure. Hannu Mikkola takes Quattro to...

Page 78, November 2008

Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey!By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

Page 86, May 2014

This charming man

A gutsy, talented racer whose story is rarely told, Roland Ratzenberger died while trying to qualify an uncompetitive car for the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. More than just fast, he also oozed personalityWriter: Adam Cooper During a break between sessions at the 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, I bumped into event rookie Roland Ratzenberger in the back of the paddock. A pal since his Formula Ford days, he’...

Page 74, May 2014

Senna vs Schumacher, a rivalry unfulfilled

It was a tantalising prospect, if a little troubling for Ayrton Senna. How would the proven maestro handle a potential nemesis, fast emerging in the form of Michael Schumacher? Sadly, we’d never see them tussle at their respective peaksWriter Paul Fearnley Brother Ralf looked embarrassed and turned away. He didn’t understand. How could he? Mika Häkkinen had raced Ayrton Senna; had hoped for the...

Page 4, August 1993

The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

Page 50, September 1988

Fast, Furious and Fun

If you haven't been to watch Formula Three this year, you have missed some of the best racing ever. Only two competitive chassis (Ralt and Reynard), three engines (Toyota, Alfa and Volkswagen), control tyres (Avon), yet more than a dozen drivers who can be within a second of each other in qualifying — and that is just out of the thirty Class A cars. In Class B, for cars of at least a year's...

Page 22, February 1988

Racing car show

Quick change The British Racing and Sports Car Club has done it again! Last year, despite overwhelming odds from one of the worst winters ever seen in this country, the club managed to put on a superb Racing Car Show in the annexe at Alexandra Palace. This year just when all was set for a sensational re-opening of "Ally Pally" itself, the unforeseen happened and the BRSCC was informed that there...

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 58, April 1999

Grands Prix

GP racing was once ruled by manufacturers. Now it's the FIA and constructors. Matthew Franey asks how long it will last. If you want to find out how much the world of Grand Prix racing has changed in the 75 years since The Brooklands Gazette first rolled off the presses, then spare a moment to recognise that despite the passing of time, some things remain very much the same. Consider the...

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