Cheever masters weather

Author

Motor Sport

View profile
Browse pages
Current page

1

Current page

2

Current page

3

Current page

4

Current page

5

Current page

6

Current page

7

Current page

8

Current page

9

Current page

10

Current page

11

Current page

12

Current page

13

Current page

14

Current page

15

Current page

16

Current page

17

Current page

18

Current page

19

Current page

20

Current page

21

Current page

22

Current page

23

Current page

24

Current page

25

Current page

26

Current page

27

Current page

28

Current page

29

Current page

30

Current page

31

Current page

32

Current page

33

Current page

34

Current page

35

Current page

36

Current page

37

Current page

38

Current page

39

Current page

40

Current page

41

Current page

42

Current page

43

Current page

44

Current page

45

Current page

46

Current page

47

Current page

48

Current page

49

Current page

50

Current page

51

Current page

52

Current page

53

Current page

54

Current page

55

Current page

56

Current page

57

Current page

58

Current page

59

Current page

60

Current page

61

Current page

62

Current page

63

Current page

64

Current page

65

Current page

66

Current page

67

Current page

68

Current page

69

Current page

70

Current page

71

Current page

72

Current page

73

Current page

74

Current page

75

Current page

76

Current page

77

Current page

78

Current page

79

Current page

80

Current page

81

Current page

82

Current page

83

Current page

84

Current page

85

Current page

86

Current page

87

Current page

88

Current page

89

Current page

90

Current page

91

Current page

92

Current page

93

Current page

94

Current page

95

Current page

96

Current page

97

Current page

98

Current page

99

Current page

100

Current page

101

Current page

102

Current page

103

Current page

104

Current page

105

Current page

106

Current page

107

Current page

108

Current page

109

Current page

110

Current page

111

Current page

112

Current page

113

Current page

114

Current page

115

Current page

116

Current page

117

Current page

118

Current page

119

Current page

120

Current page

121

Current page

122

Current page

123

Current page

124

Current page

125

Current page

126

Current page

127

Current page

128

Current page

129

Current page

130

Eddie Cheever kept it together in the gloom and rain to win the Silverstone GPM race

Even the weather was as it so often used to be, Silverstone awakening on race day to grey skies, a chill wind and rain. The Masters huddled in their garages, reluctant to put 650bhp down onto the wet asphalt in close company with their colleagues. But race they did, and the result was not in the script.

The crowd had come to see Nigel Mansell swashbuckle his way to another victory, followed by Derek Warwick who described the race as the other British GP. It was not to be.

After a troublesome practice our Nige, running with his trademark Red 5, was bogged down at the back of the grid and Stefan Johansson led away from poleman Christian Danner. The rest, headed by Eric van de Poele, Warwick and Eddie Cheever, slid around in the spray and waited for the leaders to fall off the road. And it didn’t take long, with Danner and Warwick colliding while Johansson and van de Poele spun down the field leaving Cheever to lead.

Mansell, meanwhile, had spun on the way to the grid and repeated the feat on the opening lap. A broken differential was to blame and, although he did another lap for the crowd, his race was run. Running in the middle of the pack was Emerson Fittipaldi, finding little grip between the puddles. Out front it was Cheever’s day, the American driving faultlessly in difficult conditions and fending off a racy van de Poele and a recovering Danner to win.

Related articles

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore

Related products

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod tempor invidunt ut labore et dolore