Articles tagged Aldo Costa

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Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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Reflections with... Nigel Roebuck

The thoughts of chairman Lauda, why politically correct is incorrect In a changing world there is always Niki Lauda, and thank the Lord for that. As Formula 1 ties itself in ever more convoluted knots, a chat with Lauda is always refreshing, not least for the reassurance that one is not alone in being dismayed by the showbiz path on which F1 appears increasingly set. A few minutes with Niki and...

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Decline of a superpower

Ferrari once boasted the greatest team in Formula 1 history, but those glory days are long past. Worst of all, its long fall from the top was entirely self-inflicted Ferrari’s new team principal sat confident but silent alongside president Luca di Montezemolo at a press gathering in the Scuderia’s motorhome during the Spanish Grand Prix weekend. Silent because he’s still learning the ropes of F1...

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“Michael and I had been in the trenches together”

Departed Mercedes-Benz team principal Ross Brawn analyses the key moments of a long, successful F1 career… and outlines the reasons for his decision to step down at the end of 2013 Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey have won all but three of 22 world championships for constructors since 1992. The current score is Newey 10, Brawn 9. These two, more than any drivers, have provided F1’s competitive thrust...

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Why Mercedes is the works

The backstory behind the three-pointed star’s dominance in Formula 1 is a fascinating one – and will make uncomfortable reading for its rivals at Red Bull, Ferrari and McLaren For Mercedes there was a nice historical thread to its early dominance of F1 this year. It conformed to a pattern of years ending in ‘4’ (1914, 1934, 1954), seeing its technical superiority in Grands Prix wipe the floor...

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Nigel Roebuck

>> The Red Bull dynamic >> F1's nice guys lose out >> Changing times As the 1982 Swiss Grand Prix (at Dijon…) entered its final minutes, Williams team manager Peter Collins started getting edgy. Keke Rosberg’s Cosworth-powered FW08 was catching Alain Prost’s slowing Renault, but the laps were running out and it was going to be close. As well as that, there appeared the...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Honda's F1 comeback...and its significance for the sport as a whole. By Adam Cooper The return of the McLaren Honda partnership in 2015 is a huge boost for F1 at a time when the sport is mired in uncertainties about the future — both in terms of many teams' financial health and the overall viability of the new turbo formula. Attracting fresh manufacturers was one of the key reasons behind the...

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100 things that made F1 great

As Formula One fights to restore its credibility and rediscover its core values, we take a (not always) light-hearted look over the stuff that we miss most from the (not always) 'good old days' of F1. Some of our selections are fundamental, some may seem frivolous, but all of them are heartfelt and so, in no particular order... Monza without chicanes It was crazy and more than a little dangerous...

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F1 tech boost for Mercedes

Mercedes GP has boosted Michael Schumacher's hopes of a better season in 2012 by recruiting two former technical directors in Geoff Willis and Aldo Costa. Willis, who recently parted company with HRT, joined as technology director on October 17. He is already familiar with the Brackley factory from his days with BAR/Honda, and later played a key role in building up Red Bull Racing. Meanwhile...

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Preview

A foregone conclusion for Prost? - or will Schumacher spring a major surprise? Has there ever been a season in which there has been so much uncertainty even before the racing begins? Back in 1990, of course, Ayrton Senna was the bete noire of F1 after his outburst against FISA following the exclusion from victory in the Japanese GP that he always believed cost him that year's World Championship....

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