Articles tagged Winfield Racing School

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Didier Pironi: Driven to destruction

Blamed for an act of treachery that eventually led Gilles Villeneuve to crash to his death, Didier Pironi's successful career is often forgotten. Mark Hughes profiles the life of an often complex, always political, character Rene Arnoux stood in the Dijon pit lane, listening. Listening to the throttle applications and braking points of an old friend performing a secret test in Rene's Ligier. What...

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Blinded by the light

Rene Arnoux, on a good day, was probably the fastest driver in F1 once Villeneuve and Pironi had gone. But he was never going to be the best. Mark Hughes reveals the man behind the wild image Rene Arnoux's is a story with echoes from the world of rock 'n' roll. A story of a shy, working-class boy imbued with a passion in a world which at first belittled him then realising the scale of talent...

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Matters of Moment

On the morning of qualifying at the Hungarian GP, Bernie Ecclestone and FIA president Jean Todt were all smiles when they shook hands for the cameras. As they did so, it was announced that the pair had “signed an agreement setting out the framework for implementation of the 2013 Concorde Agreement”. So the new deal by which Formula 1 will henceforth be governed was done, right? Erm, no. Let’s...

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Nigel Roebuck

Legends: Jacques Laffite Not many people have known Formula One from the inside better than John Hogan. For countless years he was 'the man from Philip Morris', the man responsible for Marlboro's involvement in motor racing. He not only did the deals, but along the way became a close friend of many of the sport's major figures. Also one of the sages of the paddock. We were talking about drivers...

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The Constructors - TIGA

In the general euphoria following Derek Bell's WEC Championship it has perhaps been easy to overlook the fact that Britain produced two other World Champions, Gordon Spice and Ray Bellm, who won group C2 in a Tiga GC85. The win paralleled Porsche's domination of the senior class in its decisiveness and this year sees Tiga competing directly against the likes of Porsche, Jaguar and Lancia in Group...

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Flat out to deceive

Jean-Pierre Jarier had the talent to be a regular winner in Formula One, perhaps even a world champion. Instead he scored just three podium finishes in more than 100 starts. Mark Hughes explains why It was 1996, 13 years since Jean-Pierre Jarier had last raced in Formula One. The Porsche Supercup cars arrived under heavy braking for Paul Ricard's tight first corner, Emanuel Collard in the lead,...

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