Articles tagged San Marino GP

Page 127 of July 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 127, July 2004

News

1982 San Marino strike The week before the race the FIA decreed that running cars under the 580kg limit was not acceptable. In consequence, Frank Williams withdrew as did Bernard Ecclestone and Colin Chapman, and the McLaren team. Others among the Cosworth powered 'special builders' who have to toe the line in the Ecclestone-Mosley FOCA grouip also withdrew. Why some of the FOCA teams went on...

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To Finish First

"To finish first, you must first finish" the saying goes and during the 1983 Formula One season most of the top drivers did their best to eliminate themselves from the races at one time or another. Some of their mistakes were pardonable, some were as a result of trying too hard, some were due to brain-fade and some were plain stupidity. World Champion Nelson Piquet was not perfect, stalling his...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

Dull Imola, May 6th One thing about Italians, you know exactly where you stand with them; they are either deliriously happy or tragically sad, there is nothing in between. When they are happy they let you know in no uncertain manner, with cheering and shouting, flag waving, arm waving, jumping up and down and anything else they can think of to express their joy. When they are sad there is...

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This month in

1994 Ayrton Senna (above) is killed in the San Marino GP at Imola. Karl Wendlinger is left in a coma after crashing in practice at Monaco. Accidents persuade the FIA to force through immediate rule changes for Spanish GP, to slow cars and improve safety. 1984 Alain Prost romps to victory in the San Marino GP as teammate Niki Lauda retires with engine failure. But Lauda hits back at Dijon two...

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Ferrari’s 20 greatest F1 drivers

Ferrari will have two crowned champions at the helm when it wheels its cars to the grid for the 2014 Australian Grand Prix – a first in world championship terms since Italy 1953, when Alberto Ascari and Nino Farina formed part of a six-strong line-up at Monza. The team has hired many illustrious names before and since, but which 20 most capture the essence of Ferrari?Writer Simon Arron A curious...

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The Monaco Grand Prix

Gambler's luck  Monte Carlo, May 15th The planning of the 1983 Grand Prix season is not working out too well. It started off all right in Brazil, with everyone surprisingly fit and ready to race, then the scene moved to Long Beach where there was an all-pervading atmosphere of it being the last Formula One race in the Californian sea-port town. The European scene began entirely on the wrong foot...

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Matters of moment

Formula One rules - Farcical, or acceptable?  In recent Grand Prix races we have seen leading cars run dry on the last lap, even within yards of the finishing-line, because fuel is restricted at the start to 220 litres each. This can be as disappointing for the spectators as it is frustrating for the drivers and entrants of the cars that stop from lack of fuel before the race is complete. If...

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Benetton in the dock

Pre-race revelations by the FIA in Hockenheim blew the cloud created by the HA World Council meeting in Paris, a few days earlier, into a storm of controversy that cast doubt on the credibility of the Benetton team's achievements in the 1994 FIA World Championship. After imposing a two-race ban on Schumacher and upping Benetton's fine to $500,000 in the wake of the Silverstone black flag incident...

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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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On the road to success?

It's hard to believe, but 20 years have passed since a Ferrari driver last won the World Championship with Jody Scheckter and the 312 T4. For the greatest F1 team of all, that's a long time in the wilderness. Today, Ferrari has the passion and ability to correct 20 years of under-achievement. With men the calibre of Luca di Montezemolo, Jean Todt, Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher, rarely has...

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