Articles tagged Ralf Schumacher

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 52, February 2014

Nigel Roebuck

On the silliness of knee-jerk rule changes that fix non-existent problems, a Brawn-free future for Mercedes and Juan Pablo Montoya’s return to the single-seater mainstream As the Formula 1 Strategy Group – comprising six members from the FIA, six from the Formula One Group and six from the teams (Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams) – was announced, plenty of people, notably...

Page 11, September 2009

The tragic cost of racing

As I write the morning after, we are reeling from the shock. News of the tragedy that has claimed the life of Henry Surtees in a Formula 2 accident at Brands Hatch is still raw, and it is too much to imagine what his father John and mother Jane are going through. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Surtees family, and also to Jack Clarke and the rest of the F2 fraternity, who will all be...

Page 12, August 1999

Modern times

In politics, you're only as good as your last speech. In motor racing, too, memories are short. Happy the World Champion who chooses just the right moment to retire, while he is still remembered for his glories, and not for the afternoon drives of his career. On 13th October 1996, in the melee of well-wishers, hangers-on and press that clogged the muddled area behind the Suzuka pits after his...

Page 22, September 2003

Modern times

Simon Taylor As far as victory was concerned, the German Grand Prix was finished at the first corner. It was always going to be won by one of three Michelin-shod cars: but two of them, Ralf Schumacher's Williams and Kimi Raikkonen's McLaren, were eliminated at the start. This left Juan Pablo Montoya with a straightforward job to do, and he did it to perfection. Helped by the new scoring system,...

Page 39, July 2002

Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

Page 12, June 2000

Simon Taylor

It's been a turbulent month for Formula One, which has once again found itself on the front pages of the newspapers as well as the back. First it was the Silverstone mud, which was caused by two things: an abnormally high water table in Northamptonshire after two months of heavy spring rain; and the FIA's arrogant insistence that the British Grand Prix should move from the traditional date it has...

Page 106, January 2010

Frozen assets

The DTM has plenty going for it, but will a development freeze protect it against the economic draught?By Ed Foster The Deutsche Tourenwagen Meisterschaft was not a series known for standing still. Since its inaugural season in 1984, the series progressed from production-based Group 1 touring cars to high-tech flame-spitting V8 silhouette racers in the mid-1990s. During that time there was...

Page 32, March 2000

2000 F1 season preview

The arrival of Jaguar on the F1 grid is just one of many reasons to celebrate the start of the new Grand Prix season. Simon Taylor is your guide to the teams as he predicts winners and losers and, finally, the man who will claim the crown Six drivers from four different teams won Formula One races last year. But in essence it still boiled down to a classic battle between two protagonists, the...

Page 15, March 2008

Force India saves Fisi

Giancarlo Fisichella has been handed a Formula 1 lifeline by Force India, where the 34-year-old Italian will partner Adrian Sutil this season. With his signing the revamped team has sent out a clear message that its days of taking pay drivers are gone. Fisichella had been told by Renault team boss Flavio Briatore that he had no future there well before it confirmed the signing of Fernando Alonso...

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