Articles tagged Brazilian GP

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Michael Schumacher got a shock at Interlagos. Not that Juan Montoya's Williams jinked and juddered to take the lead of the Brazilian GP off him — everyone knew the confident Colombian star was going to grasp the first chance to put down his marker. Not that he looked so confident at the head of only his third GP — he's well used to leading, and winning. But that his BMWpowered car was romping...

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Before We Lose Track

In 1973 Wilson Fittipaldi, elder brother of the World Champion, was driving in the Brabham team in Formula One races and at the end of the season he withdrew to return home to Brazil to concentrate on the building of his own Formula One car. With Richard Divilla he studied a number of British Formula One cars constructed around the Cosworth V8/Hewland transmission package, and together they built...

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"We knew the wing was too high. Straight after the race our job was to put our knees in and bend it..."

Ex-Lotus mechanic on 'bending' the rules Outright cheating, of course, never happens in racing… but clever minds have thought up several ingenious ways of being ‘economical with the rules’. Adam Cooper points the finder In 1988 Ben Johnson was first across the line in the 100 metres final at the Seoul Olympic Games. Those words are chosen carefully, for the Canadian sprinter did not go home with...

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It was going to be such a good race, we thought. The break after the United States GP and the Brazilian GP would mean that everyone could get themselves sorted out and repair any damage, and put right any early season faults. Many new cars were completed and much testing done, particularly on the Imola circuit, so that we could really view the San Marino Grand Prix as the true start of 1990. The...

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The Winners

We still think that winning is the name of the racing game and that if you win more races than anyone else you are a worthy champion. The success of a car design can be judged by its victories. This page of winners of the Grand Prix races of 1978 is self-explanatory. Carlos Reutemann:  1st Brazilian GP, 1st USA West GP, 1st British GP, 1st USA East GP. Niki Lauda: 1st Swedish GP, 1st Italian GP....

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Johnny come lately In 1989 he was F1’s blue-eyed boy. Five years down the road, things may finally be happening for Johnny Herbert . . . In Hungary, Johnny Herbert reached rock bottom. Looking back now he probably finds it hard to believe that his fortunes could have taken such a radical upturn since, but the dark memory of that race weekend will not fade for a while yet. “Hungary was the lowest...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Key F1 staff leave posts Norbert Haug's departure from Mercedes-Benz marks the end of an era for the German manufacturer, and emphasises that Niki Lauda has become a major player for the Stuttgart marque. Former journalist Haug joined the company in October 1990 to run its motor sport activities, which were then focused in sports cars. In addition to ensuring that Mercedes became a major player...

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The sporting tyre makers

Michelin : Sport reinforces a most influential name in the tyre war "Michelin score first GP victory" said the covers of both sporting weekly papers on the Thursday after Reutemann's Brazilian GP victory. A few days later, I was the small puzzled figure outside Michelin's London HQ attracting the occasional hard stare from passing pedestrians as I strove to equate that wording with the pictures...

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Oliver's army

The Arrows F1 team is 20 years old and has yet to win a race. Is founder Jackie Oliver downhearted? Adam Cooper found out When Damon Hill’s Arrows A18 faltered on the last lap of the 1997 Hungarian Grand Prix, he lost the chance of proving that he could win in something other than a Williams. But there was so much more at stake than Hill's personal pride. Had he stayed in front of Jacques...

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107 per cent commitment

Why Forti backs FIA's move to squeeze non-performers With Formula One grids continuing to dwindle, small teams won't be battling against each other to qualify next season. But they will be fighting the clock. From the end of this year, cars will have to qualify within 107 per cent of the pole-winner's time in order to start the race. Had the rule been enforced this season, Forti Corse would still...



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