Articles tagged German GP

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Love him, hate him... He didn't give a damn

And he still doesn’t. Notorious Nelson Piquet stoked both anger and admiration on his way to three F1 titles. Images linger of a crass troublemaker – but lest we forget, he was defiantly talented, too Let’s admit it from the start. I like and admire Nelson Piquet. It can be a trying experience, though, to be unmasked as a Piquet supporter, so let’s remind ourselves of his extraordinary talent. He...

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Save the 'Ring

Sir, The sudden concern of certain luminaries in the Formula One firmament over whether spectators at the German GP are getting their money's-worth seems somewhat belated when one considers that the last 22-lap event was in 1957. Why did we not hear similar pleadings in 1971 when the race was cut to only 12 laps? I suspect the GPDA were still recovering from the shock of finding themselves back...

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On the trail of Tazio

In the Italian town he called home, a new exhibition pays tribute to Tazio Nuvolari’s skills at the wheel – and with a cameraBy Rob Widdows In this part of the world you can gaze up at the balcony made famous by Romeo and Juliet. You can wander the streets of Brescia, home of the Mille Miglia, and imagine Moss and Jenks whistling through in their Mercedes-Benz. You can meander down to Maranello;...

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Nigel Roebuck's legends

It is 30 years since Niki Lauda's fiery crash left him hovering between life and death; 40 days later he raced again, and finished fourth in a grand prix. It was an extraordinary feat of determination and personal bravery Monza. The 2006 Italian Grand Prix is a few days away as I write, and 30 years have passed since the most remarkable happening I have ever encountered in motor racing. In the '...

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Formula One: The Austrian Grand Prix

Renault all the way Knittelfeld, August 17th Following one week after the German GP most teams arrived at Osterreichring with the same cars they had used at Hockenheimring, but Ferrari went home to Maranello and returned with two different cars, 044 (Scheckter) and 043 (Villeneuve) but retaining the same spare car (045). Tyrrell had a shuffle and put Jarier in their new one (010/5) which had been...

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Jim Clark

The 1st World title 1963 The year of Profumo, great train robbers, ‘loveable mop tops’ – and the grassy knoll. In its midst, a quiet Scottish hill farmer delivered on all the promise that had been so smack-in-the-face obvious to lovers of motor racing in the three seasons past. Fifty years ago, Jim Clark embarked on a run of success that would confirm him as the greatest racing driver in the...

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Matters of moment

Goodbye to pit-stops?  All too often in the past the very things that have enlivened motor-racing have been abolished by Officialdom. Chicanes to spoil high speed on long straights, long races reduced in length, more powerful engines legislated against by weight or fuel-consumption rules or the banning of blowers, minimum body-widths stipulated when really slim single-seaters were beginning to...

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The diary of disaster

January 14 Benetton poaches Dutchman Jos Verstappen for its test driver just as McLaren is poised to sign him to a multi-year deal  January 21 JJ Lehto crashes at Silverstone in his first Benetton test and sustains damaged vertebrae. He will miss the first two GPs February 24 FIA President Max Mosley (right) warns of 'draconian penalties' for any team contravening the ban on traction control...

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Missing Legend

In the current Classic Cars, Mike Lawrence implies that the Teutonic efficiency of the pre-war Mercedes-Benz GP team was a myth as "it was actually a seething hotbed of passions which made Scuderia Ferrari look like a haven of tranquility". Which makes the reputation of the great Team Manager Alfred Neubauer all the greater, in view of the way he controlled his drivers to secure F1 domination!...

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Around and about

Avon Racing Tyres When Goodyear pulled out of Formula One at the end of last year, and Michelin only guaranteed to supply racing tyres to everyone until the European season started, the future looked bleak. For some time now a firm known as International Race Tire Service Ltd. IRTS, which is comprised of racing tyre people from the old Firestone racing division, the disbanded Goodyear racing...

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