Articles tagged Benetton

Page 11 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, August 1993

1993 French Grand Prix race report - Perfect for Prost

  Damon Hill spoiled Prost's 1993 record of pole positions, but come race day it was back to the familiar script Sooner or later, Damon Hill is going to win a Grand Prix. That's what we said after Spain, and a lot more people were saying it after Magny-Cours. Oh, Alain first added number 49 to his bulging stash of F1 victories and stretched his all-time French GP wins mark to six (Fangio and...

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1993 British Grand Prix race report - Hill makes a point

  Xenophobia, team tactics and a very small crowd; the first Mansell-less British GP since 1981 broke some new ground, but the end result was familiar In the end, all the pre-race hype about team tactics became academic, but while it lasted the long-anticipated showdown between Williams-Renault team's Damon Hill and Alain Prost was really quite a humdinger. In the week leading up to Britain's...

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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 13 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, October 1995

Herbert rides again

Having waited 71 Grands Prix for his first win, Johnny Herbert needed only a further four to pick up his second Johnny Herbert's second Grand Prix win was as timely as it was fortuitous. Not wanted by the team in 1996, the 31-year-old had just broken his silence to explain his Benetton nightmare in a bid to secure alternative employment. "I don't want to become a whinger, but I'm a quicker driver...

Page 16 of June 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, June 1995

Benetton: what crisis?

Twenty minutes into the second qualifying session for the Spanish Grand Prix, Michael Schumacher sat in the cockpit of his Benetton, gazing dispassionately at the TV monitors. He might just as well have poured himself a coffee and tuned the screen into the Antiques Roadshow, for even by that early stage he had consigned pole position to the history books. Having produced an astonishing Senna-...

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New teams 'lack form'

David Richards, the former team principal of BAR-Honda and Benetton, believes the performance of the new teams which joined Formula 1 this year has made it harder for other entrants to raise the money to take part. Richards’ engineering firm Prodrive was granted an F1 grid slot in 2008 but could not compete after the FIA failed to approve rules allowing teams to share car chassis. Last year...

Page 124 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 124, July 1994

Strategic intent

Strategic nte How and why Cosworth Engineering has developed such a successful "closer focus on winning" with the Ford Zetec-R V8 Suggest to Cosworth Engineering Chief Executive Chris Woodwark that the company's latest rampant success in Formula One stems from the fresh attitude and determination he has brought, and he adopts a wellmeaning, 'We'll talk about that, attitude, but personal modesty...

Page 33 of April 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 1983

Notes on the cars in Brazil

The results of the six months testing and development carried out by the teams since the last race of 1982, was clearly seen in the Brazilian paddock, with new designs, revamped cars, engine installations, new colours, new names, new sponsors and an on. Not for a long time has a new season started with so much interest, occasioned partly by the new FISA rules banning under-car aerodynamics within...

Page 66 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 2001

Riccardo Patrese

"My mechanics are pushing me into the car. I'm really angry. But I go out, and on the warm-up lap, the car feels perfect. I think 'well, maybe'. And suddenly I have pole!" Riccardo Patrese possessed the talent to be world champion, but is remembered best as one of F1's true gentlemen. Are the two qualities mutually exclusive? David Malsher believes not As Patrese stepped from the broken Brabham...

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The Man who would be King

If any man is capable of challenging the Williams supremacy, Mark Skewis believes it is Jean Alesi Jean Alesi has it in him to be world champion. If only he believes it himself. In each of the first three races, the mercurial Frenchman has made a costly error. Where in the past his car invariably failed, since moving from Ferrari to Benetton Alesi has let himself down. It is common knowledge...

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