Articles tagged German GP

Page 46 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, January 1990

Maserati V8 R1: Interesting but Unsuccessful

Maserati V8 RI: Interesting but Unsuccessful /N 1934 a new Formula for Grand Prix racing began, with the barest minimum of rules, so that designers had a fairly free hand. The car had to be weighed without fuel, oil, water and tyres and the weight could not be more than 750 kilogrammes (1650 lbs). The thinking behind this limit was that it would control engine size to somewhere around 234 to 3...

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The South African Grand Prix

A Clean Sweep by Brabham Kyalami, Johannesburg, October 15th Under normal conditions the South African GP takes place at the beginning of the season and when the 1983 season was originally planned it was thus, but the agreed change in the Formula One rules that outlawed sliding side skirts and under-car aerodynamics for 1983 meant that there was a dire shortage of time before the South African...

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Auto Union D-Type

As Nuvolari’s mount heads for Christies’ saleroom and a probable record price, we investigate the science behind this legendary pinnacle of pre-war racing car engineering In grand prix racing’s most potent demonstration of yin and yang, the six seasons leading up to WW2 were both a golden era for the sport and one malign component of the dark political stain then spreading across Europe. The...

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Close encounter

In the end, the result was all too familiar: Ayrton Senna first, Alain Prost second. Nothing too surprising about that, in this age of McLaren-Honda domination of Formula One. Yet the German Grand Prix was much more of a race than the bare result suggests, and the action wasn't confined to the battle for first place, either. For once, though, it really was quite a fight. In fact, it was probably...

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Notes on the cars at Hockenheimring

With four weeks between the British GP and the German GP, due to the latter event being moved from August 3rd to August 10th so that it did not clash with the Olympic games on television space, most of the teams spent the time consolidating their positions rather than embarking on any new projects. Due to the change in dates it meant that the German GP was now the week before the Austrian GP, so...

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MATTERS OF MOMENT

THE PIQUET / SALAZAR INCIDENT That Piquet lost his temper with Salazar after his Brabham had been shunted out of the German Grand Prix by the latter's ATS was just the sort of episode the Media delights is for we saw the subsequent "fisticuffs and booting" at least four times on BBC that day. It is not our intention to discuss the rights or wrongs of the matter here, but it is amusing to remember...

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1950s

Italian pride shines bright at the start of a new World Championship, but 10 years later the British turn F1 on its head – and back to frontBy Doug Nye GiovanBattista Guidotti was a jovial, charming old gentleman. He was a racer right from his toecaps to his fingertips. But he came from a different era. Before World War II he had been a mechanic, tester, and eventually capo collaudatore – chief...

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F1's got talent

…And some of it’s due to Red Bull spotter Helmut Marko. But 40 years ago he was the one under the spotlight – until fate intervenedBy Alan Henry He might have turned into the best Formula 1 driver that Austria ever produced. An overstatement? To dyed-in-the-wool Niki Lauda fans, certainly. They will bristle at the suggestion. But the fact of the matter is that dry-witted Helmut Marko was regarded...

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My alternative F1 2013 calendar

...or how the schedule might look if it were driven by sport rather than commerce By Nigel Roebuck Many years ago I asked Frank Williams if he still considered Formula 1 a sport, and he paused before replying. "Mmm, I'd say yes it is — between the hours of two and four on a Sunday afternoon. All the rest of the time, quite honestly, it's just commerce..." This was some time before Max Mosley had...

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Notes on the cars at Nurburgring

The Ferrari that was damaged in the Regazzoni/Lauda mix-up at Brands Hatch, number 312T2/027, needed quite a lot of straightening out so was dropped from the team for the German GP and Regazzoni returned to his earlier car, 312T2/025. Lauda still had the latest car, 312T2/028, and his earlier car number 312T2/026 was standing by as a spare, but was not used. The specification of all three cars...

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