Articles tagged FOTA

Page 38 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, July 2014

Decline of a superpower

Ferrari once boasted the greatest team in Formula 1 history, but those glory days are long past. Worst of all, its long fall from the top was entirely self-inflicted Ferrari’s new team principal sat confident but silent alongside president Luca di Montezemolo at a press gathering in the Scuderia’s motorhome during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Silent because he’s still learning the ropes of F1...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Optimism replaces oppression at Silverstone More bad feeling in the Red Bull wing… Patrick Depailler – F1’s automotive SAS man There was something strange about Silverstone this year, and it was not simply to do with changes to the circuit, major though these were. It was oddly unsettling to find the familiar bridge before Copse gone – for how many years had one tramped over it en...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights – Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1… – Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS – F1 pays the price for Bernie’s shift eastwards – A Cuban lesson in how not to run a Grand Prix – Gizmos that are still detracting from the racing On one of the websites I saw a headline that made my heart skip with delight. 'Imola replaces Bahrain round', it said, but my elation was short-lived. As I read on, I realised they were talking only about the GP2 Asia Series race; no such...

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Team pact under threat

An argument over the Resource Restriction Agreement is threatening the future of FOTA, the F1 teams' organisation. Some teams are convinced that Red Bull Racing is spending more than it is supposed to, with the matter being complicated by the independence of its design facility, Red Bull Technology. After a meeting at the Korean GP Christian Horner indicated that the issue had become so critical...

Page 18 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, November 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Singapore saga is no surprise in today’s ‘sport’ – No one had a way with words quite like Frank… A busy time it’s been in Formula 1, with three races – Valencia, Spa, Monza – in four weekends, and briefly the emphasis was on motor racing, in particular the glorious Indian summer of Rubens Barrichello, a well-loved man winning Grands Prix in his 17th season. Remarkable. By the...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Back from the brink of a breakaway series – Prost’s self-sacrifice for the good of McLaren When Max Mosley came to Suzuka in 1991, he was newly installed as the president of FISA, then the motor sport arm of the FIA. In short order, of course, he was to do away with FISA, and become president of the FIA proper, but in those early days his focus was on the sport alone. In Japan he...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Button’s patience finally rewarded in Melbourne – Bernie-and-Max react against FOTA uprising – Honda misses out as Brawn works his magic The weekend was summed up in a quiet moment before the drivers went on the podium. Ross Brawn embraced his drivers, Button and Barrichello, and then Rubens looked at his boss: “What a car…” he said. What a car, indeed. Designed very early, debuted...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Ferrari’s starring role in FIA/FOTA rules row – Did Jean Todt help to keep Mosley in power? – The Old Man knew how to get his way in F1… – Recalling Silverstone’s earliest Grands Prix Wasn’t that refreshing?” a colleague said as the post-race press conference in Barcelona concluded. “Three good blokes, no affectation, no PR bullshit…” Everyone agreed. It hadn’t been the greatest...

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