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...
Going into the final two European Formula 3000 Championship rounds, both of them in his native France, Olivier Panis was a clear title favourite.
And yet . . .
Its hard to know which is the more astonishing: the fact that Panis failed to add to his championship score, or the fact that his main adversaries failed to do so sufficiently to knock him off his perch.
Hence the 32...
Blancpain set for Brands
International sports cars return to familiar terrain, By Gary Watkins
Top-line international sports car racing will return to Brands Hatch for the first time in almost 20 years, with a round of the renamed Blancpain Sprint Series in 2014.
The series started life as the FIA GT1 World Championship and was last season called the FIA GT Series. It will appear on the Brands...
Trouble and strife
It has not been a happy start to the 1989 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship season. The results of two of the opening four races are still subject to appeal following post-race protests, but that's only part of the reason for the fragmented relationships in the once sociable surroundings of the F3000 paddock ...
FISA would do well to explain some of the ludicrous decisions...
13: The FIA's World Motor Sports Council ratifies changes to F1 technology, though no official regulations are forthcoming. As expected, traction control and other driver 'aids' are to be banned, while refuelling is made permissible once again. An F1 calendar is also issued. This includes Argentine and Pacific Grands Prix, at circuits which have still to be confirmed. South Africa and...
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.
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