Articles tagged Pedro Diniz

Page 54, August 1998

"The first 7000 miles were surprisingly simple..."

As plans are made for the forthcoming London to Sydney marathon, Gordon Cruickshank looks back 30 years to the first time cars tried to drive to the other side of the world The words are John Sprintzel’s; the journey an epic motoring adventure across the world. The destination was Sydney, the starting point London, with 10,000 arduous miles in between. It happened 30 years ago, and was hailed as...

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 43, September 1999

Technofile - the bag tank

Fire was once the number one killer in Formula One, now it's almost unheard of. The life-saver is the fuel safety cell, better known as the bag tank. By Keith Howard Fire: the word alone used to be enough to send a chill through every motor sport watcher, let alone participant. For if a driver survived a major impact that was only the first hurdle: the second was the fuel fire which all too...

Page 40, July 1994

FIA EUROPEAN F3000 CHAMPIONSHIP

trreble, Three races; three different winners; three drivers sharing the championship lead; was Formula 3000 ever anything other than congested? What has been the best news for Formula 3000 drivers in recent weeks? On a personal level. Gil de Ferran and Massimiliano Papis will have drawn great satisfaction from their victories in Pau and Barcelona, respectively. The most significant development,...

Page 5, May 1996

The Death of Innocence

It is common practice not to award number 13 in the start list for any form of motorsport. On the Tour of Corsica, there has been no number four since 1986. Twice running, the driver of car number four - a Lancia on both occasions, as it happened had been killed. Rallying went about its business after the death of poor Attilio Bettega, but the demise of Henri Toivonen and his codriver, Sergio...

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 5, February 1996

December

12:Durango, a midfield Formula 3000 team, announces Formula One ambitions for 1997. 13:ITV snatches coverage of Grand Prix racing from the BBC. with effect from 1997, with a deal which will see it pay FOCA 10 times the 'Beeb's' going rate. Veteran commentator Murray Walker, above, is left contemplating the possibility that he has just one more season remaining in F1, although sections of Britain'...

Page 6, January 1994

The month in Motor Sport

November16: Rally driver Paul Frankland is one of a group of men arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Frankland had earlier been subject of an investigation by the BBC's Cook Report. 17: Golfer Nick Faldo, rock star Chris Rea, Jordan designer Gary Anderson and South African sports car racer George Fouche all have a run in a Jordan 193 at Silverstone. 17: Hideki Noda...

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 74, December 1996

V-to-C Miscellany

It may not have been generally realised that at this year's British GP at Silverstone the R-REC, at the request of Silverstone Circuits produced a fleet of 40/50hp Rolls-Royce Silver Ghosts on which to take the F1 drivers on their parade lap prior to the race Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve were on the first car, a 1921 Barker tourer into which they dragged a smiling Murray Walker and a BBC...

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