July 1994

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CONTENTS ) / () Damon Hill provides Williams a much-needed fillip, but Michael Schumacher provides the main talking point. He completes the last 40 laps of the race in fifth gear. . . 712 CANADIAN...
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MATTERS OF MOMENT The way forward? Hid this year's British Grand Prix has Vtaken place, we won't know how effective the latest modifications to Silverstone will prove to be. From what we have seen so...
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Goodyear competition Congratulations to reader Richard Wilson of Ilkley, West Yorkshire, who won first prize in last month's Goodyear competition. MI Wilson receives three tickets to this year's...
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When Michael Schumacher's Benetton stuck in fifth gear, Damon Hill was there to scoop the spoils for an intensely relieved Williams team. There were many, it must be said, whose scepticism got the...
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••••??•••/ ii ) LJJJJ i , _iJ J It was, for the better part of a day and a half, quite a feeling. Something, indeed, to be savoured. A Ferrari had been fastest in an official qualifying session for a...
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Outrunning sound Why land speed record holder Noble is building Thrust SSC to challenge Mdaren in a race to the Sound Barrier on land and why he won't be at the himself this time Richard Noble has...
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CCRIOS and While one member of the Subaru was winning his Erst WM event since late 1992k the other found himself excluded... Very few people at the 1994 Acropolis Rally could have remembered the...
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Historic liunsrikk One of Germany's best known events is WO the Hunsruck Rally and it is not surprising that an event for historic cars takes place in conjunction with the rally. The Historic...
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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...
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Fair share The dust is settling in the MC. As it does so, our columnist finds himself holding a share of the championship lead Sorry if this column sounds a bit snuffly I've got hayfever! It gets to...
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• price dsuccess rae 78th Indianapolis 500 was a strange race in most ways that matter, fitting conclusion to a month of May which bordered on the bizarre. In contrast to expectations, the cauldron...
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The Porsche factory was successful at Le Mans every year between 1981 and 1987, a run finally ended by Jaguar, and it has taken the Zuffenhausen company seven years to return to the ACO's podium....
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mileage, low cost The premise? It is still possible for an amateur racing driver to take part in major league events, and for a reasonable sum. The conclusion? Yes. . . 7, he format of endurance...
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Despite its current prominence in international rallying (and let's face it, Colin McRae, in particular, has sometimes aroused the habitually disinterested national press), Subaru's road cars never...
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Ferrari's 349 replacement arrives soon. Dig into the recesses of your imagination, consider how fast a Ferrari should be . . . Men speed up your dreams rhis is a busy and important year for Ferrari....
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Mud in the, Midlan The sort of trial in which competitors are required to put up good performances on steep or very steep gradients, usually mud-surfaced, were, and to some extent still are, a very...
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Loton Park vintage The hillclimb course in Loton Park near Shrewsbury has much going for it. It has six interesting corners, one approached downhill, and the two-part grass paddocks and somehow...
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V to C Miscellany Arising out of the recent reference in MOTOR SPORT to the 1927 Ensbury Park air races, Barry Stapleton writes to say that his 1928 FWD Alvis was sold by Motor Macs who sponsored...
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This venture was commenced in 1910 by Mr LF de Peyrecave, just as the Cyclecar Craze, the so-called "new motoring", was preparing to take off. Duos were originally supplied by Duocars Ltd of 70 York...
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Paris-Rouen centenary On Saturday June 4, when the Allies were finalising preparations for the 50th Anniversary of the Normandy landing, another group of veterans from France, Britain, New Zealand,...
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Aero-engined cars The prevailing and growing band of those building aero-engined cars has recalled some more others from the past, proving that more such monsters roamed the roads from the 1920s...
Vauxhall Villiers The Vauxhall Villiers of the late Tony Brooke will now be campaigned by Julian Ghosh. It is being wrongly stated that by 1936 this ex-Raymond Mays car was being driven by the...
VSCC Scottish Trial Far flung for some but a very welcome event in the VSCC calendar, the Scottish Trial was held this year on May 22, at Biggar, Strathclyde. Of the 29 entries, all started and only...
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OBITUARIES John Griffiths John A Griffiths will be remembered as the enthusiastic producer of the JAG sports cars, at first at JAG Cars at Thames Ditton for two years and then from the works of RGS...
VSCC Northern Rally The outcome of the VSCC Northern Rally based on Buxton on May 14 was: Northern Jug (Winner of Class 1): P Hart/D Smith (1930 Humber). Potter Trophy (Best Novice): A King/G Bethel...
VSCC Curborough The Curborough event near Lichfield is a sprint of not too long duration, with cornering added. The VSCC uses it once a year. The results of the meeting on May 1 came in just too late...
VSCC Wiscombe One week after the Curborough speed trials the VSCC held its annual speed hillclimb at Wiscombe, the picturesque and sinuous Devon course. Spollon's ERA R8C was again in fine fettle,...
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Itook advantage of a staff visit to Brooklands Museum to discuss last month's 70th Anniversary issue of MOTOR SPORT. (I bought my first copy of The Brooklands Gazette from the bookstall on Marylebone...
Events Other happenings recently include dinner with doctor Sir Stephen Miller Bt, grandson of Sir Alastair Miller Bt, who was a well-known Brooklands driver with all manner of cars, including the...
The things they say rip he first motor race: such 1 call it, for as such it will probably always be known in the annals of motor racing; but as a description of the Concours des Voitures sans Chevaux...
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Aston Martin DB2, Le Mans 1951. MPH Models, £220. Quite how one finds 139 things to modify on an established 1/43 model remains something of a mystery, but that is what MPH has done to its Provence...
When Nuvolari Raced, by Valerie Moretti. Veloce Publishing, 175 (leather binding £225). It is futile trying to compare the top racing drivers of quite different eras, although it is done. Surely, in...
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Fl safety. • • Sir, After seeing the accidents of Gerhard Berger and Derek Warwick, in Ferrari and Lotus respectively, death in Formula I seemed a thing of the past. Unfortunately not. It will take a...
Lagonda lover Reader William Hutton of Leeds wrote to agree with our sentiments about the Lagonda Rapide (MOTOR SPORT, November 1993) and to offer advice to fellow owners. Sir, When I first got my...
Sir, I am writing to air my views about Fl safety. This has been prompted by the recent deaths at Imola. I think that one modification that could be made to the cars to good effect is to restore the...
Tell-tale signs Sir, Elimination of electronic throttles to ensure Formula 1 cars do not have traction control overlooks electronic fuel delivery and ignition timing manipulation to manage the rate...
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2 DAVID COULTHARD (GB) Lives: Twynholm & Milton Keynes GPs: 2 Wins: Poles: fateful day. Damon Hill has coped manfully with the pressure of leading the team, and with the numerous changes to the...
4 MARK BLUNDELL (GB) Lives: Royston GPs: 36 Wins: Poles: Perhaps Mark Blundell and Ukyo Katayama have been a little unlucky, barring Mark's excellent third in Spain, but the ingredients are there and...
* ALL INFORMATION IS CORRECT PRIOR TO THE FRENCH GRAND PRIX ROTHMANS WILLIAMS RENAULT There have been few blacker seasons in the history of Frank Williams' brave equipe and it will be a long while...
TYRRELL YAMAHA On the face of it, the answer could not be easier. Take one 021 chassis, and discard into bin. Take one capable engineer as Managing Director (Engineering) and one aerodynamicist. Mate...
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5 MICHAEL SCHUMACHER (D) Lives: Monte Carlo & Kerpen GPs: 44 Wins: 7 Poles: 3
6 JJ LEHTO (SF) Lives: Monte Carlo GPs: 58 Wins: Poles: Renault's 780 and Ferrari's 800 but the Benetton chassis is notably more at ease with bumpy surfaces than either of its principal rivals, and...
ElMARTIN BRUNDLE (GB) Lives: King's Lynn GPs: 121 Wins: Poles: logically. By season end, the first victory would not be a surprise. In Hakkinen McLaren has a charger in the Rosberg mould, whose...
MARLBORO McLAREN PEUGEOT Given Ron Dennis' own admission that he feels pain upon waking the day after any Grand Prix that his cars haven't won, 1994 must so far have been a very hurtful season for...
MILD SEVEN BENETTON FORD At the beginning of the year most people expected Benetton Ford to offer the sternest challenge to Williams Renault, but few truly expected it to supplant the established...
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1 GIANNI MORBIDELLI (I) Lives: Pesaro GPs: 40 Wins: Poles: Fittipaldi is a good racer whose qualifying performances are improving, while Morbidelli is proving an inspired choice after rather taking...
1 2 JOHNNY HERBERT (GB) Lives: Wootton Wawen GPs: 53 Wins: Poles: After overtures from McLaren early in the year Johnny Herbert desperately wants to be off, though quite where isn't certain, but the...
ARROWS GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL Losing the Mugen-Honda engine could have been a body blow to Arrows (nee Footwork, nee Arrows!), but instead lack Oliver allied himself with Ford by taking over the...
TEAM LOTUS The first half of the season has been an uphill struggle for the team which finished fifth in the 1992 championship and sixth last year. It was obliged to run the overweight I 07Cs until...
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24 MICHELE ALBORETO (I) Lives: Monte Carlo and Milan. GPs: 184 Wins: 5 Poles: 2
MINARDI SCUDERIA ITALIA From the two small teams of Minardi and Scuderia Italia has grown Minardi Scuderia Italia. Italy's second Fl team and one of the most popular in the paddock. Minardi has...
SASOL JORDAN In 1993 Jordan began the long climb back to the respectability of its first Fl season, following the slump of 1992. This year it has been able to build on that new foundation, and the...
TOURTEL LARROUSSE Up and down. That's been Tourtel Larrousse's season so far. At times the LH94s have been surprisingly fleet, at others they have languished on the back rows of the grid. The cars...
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26 OLIVIER PANIS (F) Lives: Lyon GPs: 6 Wins: Poles: Bernard, a stylish customer invalided out of Fl for a time with leg injury, lacks pace this year, but Panis, the reigning F3000 champion, has made...
28 GERHARD BERGER (A) Lives: Kundl & Monte Carlo GPs: 153 Wins: 8 Poles: 8 Barnard's chassis, with revised aerodynamics aimed at taming edgy handling. If IB's work bears the right fruit, expect...
FERRARI "I do not expect that we shall be challenging for races until the middle of the season." Thus spoke Jean Alesi at the beginning of the year. and the indications are that he may be proved...
LIGIER GITANES BLONDES After months of speculation Flavio Briatore finally succeeded in taking control of Ligier. and his press conference to announce that fact in Monaco was a triumph of testiness....
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BROKER SAUBER MERCEDES Sauber sprang out of the box quite strongly at the beginning of the year, with its new C13 and Heinz-Harald Frentzen to push Karl Wendlinger along, but after an initial burst...
MTV SIMTEK No new team can ever have had a more cruel baptism to Fl than Simtek, with Roland Ratzenberger's fatal accident at Imola in only its third race followed so soon after by Andrea Montermini'...
PACIFIC GRAND PRIX The lot of the newcomer is rarely easy, and Pacific's struggle to establish itself in the highest echelon of the sport is all too graphic an illustration of that. Nevertheless,...
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r At just 25, Michael Schumacher has the world at his feet. The loss of Ayrton Senna, allied to Prost's abdication and Mansell's 'exile', leaves the German the brightest star in the Fl firmament,...
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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...
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The • cruclb 1 Why Goodyear goes racing If Formula One is an iceberg, in all its various aspects, then 99.9 percent of the development that goes into tyres is firmly hidden beneath the often far from...
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This Is It this is what it is Brian Hart is a no-nonsense but charming engineer who refuses to compromise in his search for mechanical perfection We look at why his E2M V10 engine is matching Peugeot...
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Cats among the ge011 _ but sees bigger futures for the new generation than already made their names... Jackie Stewart shares some thoughts on the British racers this weekend, for those who have ccB...
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How much does it cost? Ever wondered just where all the money gets spent in an Fl season? DRIVERS The market is depressed right now, with Alain Prost's retirement and Ayrton Senna's death. Gerhard...
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Where is Fl next? Our map shows where the FIA Formula One World Championship currently goes and where we think it might be going in the next decade as, among other things, factors such as tighter...
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Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship This should be a very easy preview to write a win for Tarquini and Alfa Romeo. The Italian has ignored all the controversy surrounding his car and got on...
Dunlop Rover Turbo Cup You're used to seeing the 216 GTi series in action over Grand Prix weekend. Now prepare yourselves for the new Turbo Cup, fought out by Rover's excellent new 220 Coupe model....
Porsche Supercup Britain's reigning F3 champion Kelvin Burt had his first race of the year in the Porsche Supercup round which supported the Spanish GP in Barcelona. He came away impressed, and...
British Formula Three Championship This is probably the easiest preview I've ever had to write. Jan Magnussen has dominated this year's championship to such an extent that it is difficult to see...
Formula Opel Euroseries This preview rates with the Touring Cars as a difficult one. At the time of writing. the seven rounds held in the 1994 Euroseries had been won by six different drivers, whilst...
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JAMIE DAVIES INTERVIEW Schoolboy kart racers Jamie Davies, Ralph Finnan, Guy Smith and Richard Westbrook won't have had many spectators looking on as they did battle at the turn of the decade....
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DIFFERENT DRIVERS.
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Good T IL's been a battle. Gareth Rees' career up to now has not all been plain sailing. It's almost as if the Bath-born, Stoney Stratforddomiciled driver has been testing himself. One bad year,...
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Pop rivets. Yes folks, it's all boiled down to tiny cylinders of soft metal that can be hammered flat at both ends 31 of them! lust one out of place and the balance of power in the Auto Trader...

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