Articles tagged Roland Ratzenberger

Page 41, April 2004

This month in

1994 A crowd of 20,000 witness Gabriele Tarquini (above) win the BTCC season-opener at Thruxton. Emerson Fittipaldi takes CART honours at Phoenix. Michael Schumacher wins Pacific GP. Roland Ratzenberger killed in qualifying at Imola. 1984 Niki Lauda scores 20th GP win in South Africa (above), beating McLaren team-mate Alain Prost. Mike Thackwell wins European F2 season-opener at Thruxton. His...

Page 173, July 2014

The end of innocence

Huge advances in safety corresponded with real-world political and financial machinations that would change motor racing forever. And it can all be traced back to one terrible Sunday afternoon Writer Andrew Benson Everything changed on the afternoon of May 1, 1994. When Ayrton Senna’s Williams hit the wall at Imola’s Tamburello corner, and the great Brazilian was killed by a suspension arm...

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 20, February 2014

Obituaries

Ken Gregory: 1926-2013 Ken Gregory, who has died aged 87, had a huge effect on motor racing during the 1950 and ’60s, and arguably beyond. Team manager, constructor, circuit director, club manager, race organiser – he inhabited all these titles, but it was as Stirling Moss’s manager that he wielded most influence. Drivers had used managers before, but the symbiosis between Moss and Gregory grew...

Page 12, June 1995

'Someone killed the king'

It was the weekend when Formula One had to come to terms with its grief in public: Imola, one year on. Officials had taken the precaution of removing the shattered remains of Ayrton Senna's Williams, still yet to divulge its secrets, to safer storage. Superficially, most of the scars resulting from last year's carnage were gone. Mentally, though, they remained. "You don't see the old Imola any...

Page 28, April 2006

In the hot seat - Anthony Reid

His sponsor hoodwinked Saab into going F3 but he might have come out of it OK if he'd been Brazilian, especially as he's always kept a lookout for antelopes on the apex You beat Jacques Villeneuve, Tom Kristensen and Rickard Rydell to win the1992 Japanese F3 title. How come they made it much further than you? Nick Hollis, Derbyshire I don't think Rickard made it much further than I did — apart...

Page 14, April 1990

WS-PC Season Preview

"Economy Racing" Era to End In October the Group C sports car formula will follow Formula One into the new decade, ruled by 3.5-litre normally aspirated engines. The `economy' era, dictated by the need to make 51 litres of fuel last 100 kilometres, will be ended to the delight of most drivers but the mechanism to equalise the performances of production block, racing, turbocharged and normally...

Page 44, December 2004

The diary of disaster

January 14 Benetton poaches Dutchman Jos Verstappen for its test driver just as McLaren is poised to sign him to a multi-year deal  January 21 JJ Lehto crashes at Silverstone in his first Benetton test and sustains damaged vertebrae. He will miss the first two GPs February 24 FIA President Max Mosley (right) warns of 'draconian penalties' for any team contravening the ban on traction control...

Page 40, November 1988

Touring cars review: British and European championships

Battles Won, Wars Lost Despite the FISA axe hanging menacingly over its international future, Group A touring car racing has put on a good show this year both at home and abroad. Though the domination of their respective classes by Ford, BMW and Toyota remained unbroken, and individual race results all too predictable, championships could still be contested right down to the wire . . . The man...

Page 12, February 2003

Simon Taylor: Modern Times

Justin Wilson's signing for Minardi has finally brought into F1 a young British driver whose talent and speed were in little doubt, even before he dominated Formula 3000 in 2001. Having scratched around for a decent drive ever since he won the F3000 championship, he is now bringing more than £2 million of sponsorship to Paul Stoddart's little team, and will himself be driving virtually for...

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