Articles tagged F1 Commission

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The moneyman with soul

John Hogan has worked out of the limelight during his 40 years in Formula 1. But as the sponsor man from Marlboro, he wielded great power within the sport he loved Writer: Damien Smith, Photographer: Howard Simmons Recognise this guy? It would be quite understandable if you didn’t. Yet for the best part of 30 years, he was considered one of the most powerful and influential figures in the Formula...

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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"It's absurd to spend so much money”

Formula 1 excess? It aggravates Jean Todt as much as it winds up the wider world, but how do you address it when teams won’t change their ways? Just one of the topics the FIA president addressed in Motor Sport’s exclusive interview. Will he stand again? Did Max Mosley do a good job? Read on... The striking thing about the vocalised thoughts of the FIA president is how much he agrees with this...

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Nigel Roebuck

On the silliness of knee-jerk rule changes that fix non-existent problems, a Brawn-free future for Mercedes and Juan Pablo Montoya’s return to the single-seater mainstream As the Formula 1 Strategy Group – comprising six members from the FIA, six from the Formula One Group and six from the teams (Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams) – was announced, plenty of people, notably...

Page 10 of March 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, March 1996

Playing Safe

On the eve of another new Formula One season, the FIA President spoke to Mike Lawrence about his immediate objectives for Grand Prix racing, and the sport as a whole In 1980 at Brand Hatch I interviewed Max Mosley for a radio programme. He seemed delighted with the experience, and I came away thinking that my incisive questions and wit had made an impression... What I didn't know was that,...

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New points system to reward more drivers

A new FORMULA 1 points system and ex-drivers joining the stewards rota were among the key changes voted for by the World Motor Sport Council in its first gathering under Jean Todt’s leadership in Monaco. The old 10-8-6-5-4-3-2-1 system has been replaced by a new format that rewards the top 10 finishers on the basis of 25-20-15-10-8-6-5-3-2-1. Ninth and 10th places have been included ostensibly...

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The World Motor Sport Council. What is it?

It’s a powerful body that makes decisions which shape the future of racing. But who are the faces behind the World Motor Sport Council, and are they the right ones? By Joe Saward Otto Von Bismarck, the man who engineered the unification of Germany, remarked one day that politics is “the art of the possible”. One can achieve anything if one has the power to do it. The use (and abuse) of power has...

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