Articles tagged Alan Jenkins

Page 6 of May 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, May 1991

Formula One -- Brazilian Grand Prix

At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet 70,000 of them held their breath throughout the closing laps of the Brazilian GP as their idol, Ayrton Senna, performed perhaps the greatest escape of them all. On seven previous occasions the McLaren...

Page 74 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 74, December 1984

THE REAR END

seconds to remove the Lauda inscribed panels and substitute the Prost inscribed panels with number 7 on them. One of the agreed rules in Formula One, but one not always adhered to by some teams, is that each driver should have his name clearly marked on the bodywork. On the MP4/2 it is on each side of the engine cover and such is Ron Dennis' attention to meticulous detail that each driver has his...

Page 12 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, July 1994

A timely triumph

When Michael Schumacher's Benetton stuck in fifth gear, Damon Hill was there to scoop the spoils for an intensely relieved Williams team. There were many, it must be said, whose scepticism got the better of them after the Spanish GP. Could Michael Schumacher really have done the last two-thirds of the race in only fifth gear, including a pit stop? You can try to calculate what percentage there...

Page 33 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 33, April 2009

Hayden on carbon-fibre Duke

Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden is working to adapt his riding technique to Ducati’s fiery GP9 MotoGP bike, equipped with carbon-fibre chassis designed by ex-F1 engineer Alan Jenkins. Previously Ducati had used an over-stressed steel trellis frame which was blamed for the bike’s sometimes wayward handling. Hayden, however, insists that the hugely powerful Italian V4 is still a handful...

Page 84 of October 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, October 2004

A racer and a gentleman

Michele Alboreto loved his job. That's why he pounded on in F1 cars that could never do him justice. That's what led him to sportscars and a tragic death. David Malsher recalls his hero Wednesday April 25, 2001, had been a bad day at the office, and I drove home with Springsteen blaring out. Upon arrival, the phone was taken off its hook, the TV turned off and, for 10 hours, I was deaf to the...

Page 114 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 114, July 1994

ARROWS GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL

ARROWS GRAND PRIX INTERNATIONAL Losing the Mugen-Honda engine could have been a body blow to Arrows (nee Footwork, nee Arrows!), but instead lack Oliver allied himself with Ford by taking over the old Series VII and VIII supply used by McLaren in 1993 and revamped his team round a couple of hungry young chargers. Alan Jenkins has come up with one of the most attractive cars with his small, neat...

Page 32 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, March 1999

The Material Advantage

This is the McLaren MP4 - the first Grand Prix car to be constructed entirely from Carbon Fibre. Adam Cooper reports on how it transformed F1 forever. Over the years McLaren has produced some super successful cars. The remarkable M23 was in action from 1973 to '78, won two Championships, and formed the basis of a very successful Indycar. The Honda-powered machines of 1988-91 won four straight...

Page 85 of April 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 2007

Jackie Oliver – nearly man

He’s modest about his record, but most people would be delighted to count a Le Mans victory and a Can-Am championship on their CV "I was the nearly man,” he says with a smile I cannot precisely read, “I always thought if you were good enough, then the opportunities would come. Perhaps I was never good enough to win a grand prix. So you can call me Mr Nearly.” Well, it’s better than Noddy, the...

Page 76 of April 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, April 2010

Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

Page 25 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1989

United States Grand Prix

A sense of relief Alain Prost was prominent in Phoenix for several reasons, but the one he preferred was having his name inscribed on the victor's trophy after the heat-soaked event was stopped at the two-hour mark. By then, the Frenchman had covered 75 of the scheduled 80 laps of the 2.37-mile street track, but what made it an even better day for him was that faster team-mate Ayrton Senna had...

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