Articles tagged Formula One Teams Association

Page 19 of November 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, November 2014

Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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Nigel Roebuck

Warring team-mates, matters acoustic, Senna and Ferrari When Jochen Rindt’s Lotus crashed massively at Montjuich in 1969, he was extraordinarily fortunate to escape with relatively light injuries. This was the time of the ludicrous ‘tall’ wings, and the flimsy supports on Rindt’s car simply collapsed, as they had – a few minutes earlier, at the same spot – on the sister car of Graham Hill, the...

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Nigel Roebuck

>> The Red Bull dynamic >> F1's nice guys lose out >> Changing times As the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix (at Dijon…) entered its final minutes, Williams team manager Peter Collins started getting edgy. Keke Rosberg’s Cosworth-powered FW08 was catching Alain Prost’s slowing Renault, but the laps were running out and it was going to be close. As well as that, there appeared the...

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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 16 of October 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

Page 14 of March 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, March 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why F1’s ‘regime’ feels threatened by FOTA – Ron chooses his moment for team handover – The night The Beatles stayed at Indianapolis "How come,” goes the old joke, “that there’s only one Monopolies Commission?” In the same vein, one idly wonders why, in this era of necessarily obsessive cost-cutting in Formula 1, the actual cost of a Grand Prix – the price charged to race promoters...

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Why innovation matters in F1 - and always should

Advanced technologies developed in Formula 1 have long benefited the wider world – no matter how restrictive the rules are Not all sports need to have spectator appeal. The young lad playing football for his village team is happy to play in front of a handful of friends. The amateur golfer slicing yet another ball into a water hazard is doubtless thankful there are no spectators. Even in our own...

Page 24 of February 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, February 2012

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The return of Räikkönen, the decline of Massa – How the party turned sour for Ireland at Lotus Save that the order was different – and unique in 2011 – with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel finishing second, the Grand Prix season finale in Brazil was pretty much a reflection of the whole year: the Red Bulls away on their own, with McLaren next up and then Ferrari (or, to be...

Page 14 of July 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, July 2010

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– The young Germans outshining the older one…– Should there be room for ‘the little guy’ in F1?– A moment with Rindt that money couldn’t buy After qualifying at Monte Carlo, Sebastian Vettel muttered something about traffic being a problem, even though there had been but 10 cars in Q3, the final segment. Doubtless there was something in what he said – Vettel was third-fastest when it...

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Formula 1 costs slashed for 2009

The FIA claims that a package of changes announced on December 12 will reduce Formula 1 costs by as much as 30 per cent in 2009. More measures for 2010 – including a ban on refuelling which would completely change the complexion of races – will contribute to a further reduction in expenditure. The dramatic cost-cutting package was signed off by the World Motor Sport Council after Max Mosley met...

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