October 1991

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Rule by Polemics It is every driver's wish to see his name in banner headlines, and Michael Schumacher's dominated the past month's motorsport. Unfortunately, the reasons were both good and bad. At...
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The Month in Motor Sport Aug 20/26: Carlos Sainz and Luis Moya forfeit the Rally of 1000 Lakes after damaging their Toyota over a crest. Juha Kankkunen and Juha Piironen triumph for Lancia. Aug 22:...
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A real hundred per cent The World Championship not yet won, Ron Dennis is already building for 1992 as McLaren takes aboard the lesson of its toughest season At the beginning of 1991 it all seemed so...
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Surprise, surprise A quick look at the results of the Belgian Grand Prix might give the impression that the McLaren-Honda team monopolised the event and dominated the opposition, but it would be very...
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Defending European Honour Patrick Faure, Bernard Didot and Renault Sport underpin Williams Grand Prix Engineering to wave the Western flag in the battle against Honda. * * * "We have to be...
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Silence of the fans The Italian Grand Prix and the Monza track have always been synonymous with sheer unadulterated speed, regardless of the attentions that have been made over the years, and this...
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Time is tight Last month I described how the Brabham team received a slap on the wrist from the FIA technical scrutineers for a rule infringement, discovered after the end of qualifying at the German...
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Ray Amm remembered Dear Reader, Life is is full of surprises and I am happy to say that most of them seem to be pleasant ones. Recently I met a man from Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) who told me he had found a...
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An indomitable will to win IN 1948 at Bremgarten a 12 year-old Swiss boy watched, entranced, as a Frenchman wove his magic driving a Gordini. The boy's name was Joseph Siffert, the Frenchman's...
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Finntasia What is the toughest rally in the World Championship? That question, which we've heard asked on numerous occasions but have never known to be satisfactorily answered, usually comes from...
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Derek's Day In the three months between the Silverstone 430 km race in May and the ADAC's Nürburgring event on August 17, Mercedes and Peugeot made great efforts to close the gap between themselves...
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What's the point? The Can-Am point scoring scale is usually held up as an example of how to reward successful competitors. . . 20 for the winner, 15 for second place, 12 for third, and so on down to...
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Fortification The European Formula 3000 Championship is designed as Formula One's ante-chamber. Of the 25 drivers who have graduated to F1 since F3000's inception, in 1985, all but three have spent...
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Vim and vigour Since 1957 the Lotus 7 and its 1973 licensed successor, Caterham Super 7, have attracted hardened Britons and an increasing export market to purchases that many see as the equivalent...
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Following the sale of 12.7 million Volkswagen Golfs since 1974, the third generation of Europe's best seller has a large audience to please, though the British market will not receive the car until...
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On Tuesday November 5, Silverstone Circuits — in association with the John Watson Performance Driving Centre — is organising the inaugural ProCelebrity Challenge. In company with the UK's other...
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A Henry Laird Morgan Morgan magic is hard to ignore. It was exerted by the fiercer of those three-wheelers from Malvern Link, current between the years 1910 to 1947, after which the Ford-engined...
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We learn with regret that Higham, more recently called Highland Court, the house at Bridge, near Canterbury, that was once the residence of Count Louis Zborowski, after having served as a hospital...
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Classic Racing Cars by Doug Nye and Geoff Goddard. I59pp, 10" x 8-1/4". GT Foulis & Co, Sparkford, Yeovil, Somerset BA22 7JJ. £16.99. This book comes in the "pot-boiler" category if you accept...
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Opinions expressed are those of correspondents and not necessarily those of Motor Sport *** Paul Warwick Sir, The family and friends of Paul Warwick would like to express their sincere thanks to...

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