Articles tagged Alain Frost

Page 66 of November 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, November 1983

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...

Page 34 of September 1980 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, September 1980

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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The Formula One Scene

Normally by now the Formula One scene for the forthcoming season is signed and sealed, but this year there are still a lot of loose ends yet to be tied up, in particular with Team Lotus, Frank Williams and the Brabham team. Ferrari have no problems and their two drivers, Scheckter and Villeneuve, have been pounding round the Fiorano test-track, with the young French-Canadian consistently the...

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Modern Times

In the month since our last meeting on these pages, we've had two totally contrasting Grands Prix. You might say there was one modem one, and one old-fashioned one. Michael Schumacher predictably won the former: David Coulthard took a heartwarming, if lucky, victory in the latter. Anyone who has ever watched cars being driven in anger around the indomitable old 14-mile Nurburgring will find a...

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Formula One: Mexican GP

Warning siren The power of Honda's RA109E was ultimately Alain Prost's downfall in the Mexican Grand Prix on May 28. That, and a gamble on tyre choice that didn't come off. Throughout qualifying round the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez the Frenchman had stayed close to team rival Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian had been faster in both of Friday's sessions as Prost rued his choice of front springs and...

Page 11 of November 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 11, November 1987

Iberian Interlude

The European season of Formula One racing finished on a high note with two highly enjoyable races on the Iberian Peninsula. The Portuguese Grand Prix was held at the Estoril Autodromo on September 20 and the Spanish Grand Prix one week later, on September 27, at the Autodromo at Jerez de la Frontera, and both were full of interest and excitement. Both circuits are man-made, carved out of virgin...

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Maximum Attack

Mark Skewis saw Damon Hill take home maximum points from South America after two flawless drives Michael Schumacher left South America with a dog, wife Corinna having taken pity on a stray she found in the Interlagos paddock. The World Champion merely gave a smile of exasperation when asked about the new addition to the family. In truth, he'd probably had enough of dogs by then. After all, he'd...

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Formula One: Belgian GP

The best of everything Francorchamps, August 28 If there is a better driver than Ayrton . . . No, wait a minute, I said that last month. Let's start again. If there is a better circuit used for Formula One racing today, I'd like to see it. The Nationale Circuit de Francorchamps with its 6.94 kilometres (4.3 miles) of impressive descents and climbs and tight first-gear hairpin in the south-east...

Page 42 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, April 1987

Assessment: John Watson

Finding the right niche John Watson's Grand Prix career effectively finished a few days after the 1983 South African Grand Prix. After five years as a member of the Marlboro McLaren squad, he found himself dropped from the 1984 line-up when Alain Prost unexpectedly came onto the market following a split with the French Renault Elf team. Suddenly, the man who had almost seemed "part of the...

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A PERSONAL TOP 20

A PERSONAL TOP 20 SIR, Well you must have expected it... The top 100 drivers of the century is a wonderful idea, and I can't wait for the remaining instalments, but Jacky Ickx at a mere 48? How many times do you need to win Le Mans to scramble up the =kings? Anyway, I consulted my father; much head scratching and peanut-munching ensued, and this is our considered opinion of the 20 best drivers of...

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