Articles tagged Alessandro Nannini

Page 27 of July 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, July 1984

Le Mans 24 Hours

Ninth victory for Porsche Even when they announced their boycott of the Le Mans 24-hour race in March, Porsche must have known that success was assured. Did not they take the top eight places last year, humbling every rival who showed his face? Possibly, after practice, the Stuttgart men began to harbour some doubts. It was not just that the Lancia-Martini team annexed pole position and the...

Page 14 of May 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 14, May 1990

The Season Underway

Now that we have had the first two races of the 1990 Formula One World Championship season we can take stock of reality and forget the rumours and surmise of the past winter. At the front nothing has changed much from last year, McLaren-Honda, Ferrari and Williams-Renault are setting the pace once again, with the same six drivers at the top, but slightly shuffled about as regards teams and...

Page 13 of August 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, August 1987

Formula One: French GP

Tour de force Anyone who doubts which is the strongest team in Grand Prix racing today should have been at the French GP on July 5, and better still, at the two practice days prior to the race. If the Frank Williams team has a weak point, it does not show. Nigel Mansell was as "on form" as Nelson Piquet was "off form", but the result was total domination by the Williams FW11B cars, with their...

Page 6 of December 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, December 1990

Formula One - Japanese and Australian Grands Prix

Far Eastern Fantasy The worldwide Formula One Championship took the travelling 'circus' to Japan on October 21st, to the medium fast interesting Suzuka circuit with its unusual figure of eight layout with a flyover in the middle, and then south to the Adelaide street circuit in Australia on November 4th, there to wind up the 1990 season of sixteen races. The Australian Grand Prix was the 500th...

Page 24 of June 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, June 1986

After the rain had come

There are some Formula One Grand Prix events that have the happy knack of establishing themselves from the word "go". The event at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola is one such, another is the Austrian Grand Prix on the majestic Osterreichring. Others like the Belgian Grand Prix at Nivelles, the Spanish Grand Prix at Jarama, the French Grand Prix at Dijon all seem the fall flat on their faces...

Page 55 of September 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 55, September 1987

Formula One: Hungarian GP

Favours of fortune Within a period of two weeks Nelson Piquet led less than 30 miles of Grand Prix motoring — but bagged 18 points in the 1987 World Drivers Championship as a result. What made his second lucky win so ironic was that it came two days after he told the Williams team he would be leaving it at the end of the season to join Lotus. Moreover, his stated reason for leaving Williams is...

Page 20 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, May 2005

Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1985 -- Porsche plays a waiting game lckx and Mass win Silverstone 1000Km after Lancia's double charge falters For more than half of the Silverstone 1000Km the factory Rothmans Porsches had played an unfamiliar supporting role as a privateer 956 and two Lancia LC2-85s stole the limelight. Slashing 15 per cent of each car's fuel allocation had heightened the need for responsible heads in the heat...

Page 42 of December 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, December 1992

Four-wheeled clover

Arranging this track test was harder than seeking a personal audience with the Pope. Postponement followed postponement. Cancellation loomed as ominous phrases like "track must be resurfaced" faxed their way twixt England and Italy. Finally, it turned out the Italian way: memorable and enjoyable. Instead of one track test, we were offered six racing Alfa Romeos, and we were introduced to the 1.08...

Page 9 of November 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, November 1988

Benetton signs Johnny Herbert

Ford's initial reservations having been overcome, British Formula 3000 ace Johnny Herbert, still recovering from leg injuries received at Brands Hatch in August, has been signed up by Benetton for next year to partner Alessandro Nannini. Herbert raced this year for Eddie Jordan Racing's "Benetton Junior Team", winning the opening round of the F3000 Championship at Jerez and lying third in the...

Page 78 of December 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, December 2010

Five-Corse feast

To mark Alfa Romeo’s centenary, the company offered us a mouth-watering menu. But the tastes would prove both sweet and sour… That day at Fiat’s old and once secret Balocco test track, they lined them up like rentals in the Avis section of Malaga airport. Unlike hire cars though, I could climb into whichever I most wanted to drive. Which was nice. The selection was not exactly normal either....

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