Articles tagged Alessandro Nannini

Page 68 of April 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, April 2009

An enduring beauty (that couldn't last)

On looks alone the Lancia LC2 was a stunning sports car challenger to Porsche; in terms of results, it was an underachieverBy Gary Watkins Pole position by the better part of a second. Some early glory at the front of the field. And then a dramatic technical failure. The story of the Lancia LC2’s debut at the 1983 Monza 1000Kms set the tone for the career of a car that has come to be regarded as...

Page 18 of September 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, September 1988

Two Pros At Work

If Alain Prost's brilliant manoeuvre had worked at the start of the Hungarian Grand Prix's 49th lap, the Frenchman still would have been the leader of the World Championship chase after 76 gruelling laps of the tortuous Hungaroring. Instead, team-mate Ayrton Senna yet again pushed the nose of his Honda Marlboro McLaren first across the finish line, 0.529 seconds ahead of Prost. It was the team's...

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Recovery

You can get used to anything, given time, and the Grand Prix world seems to have become used to the German Grand Prix being held for Formula One at the fast but dull Hockenheimring. At one time the mere name of Das Grosser Pries von Deutschland struck fear into the hearts of the timid, apprehension into the bravest of drivers, for it was held every year on the mighty Nürburgring, the 14 mile...

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Around and about

Lola and Benetton chassis for 1989 Several Formula One teams chose to take last year's chassis to the Brazilian Grand Prix on March 26, while the finishing touches were still being applied to 1989 models back in Europe. Lola's LC89 has been designed by Chris Murphy and Eric Broadley (in consultation with Larrousse-Calmels technical director Gerard Ducarouge) around the four-valve 80° Chrysler-...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

The month in MOTOR SPORT MARCH 18: Benetton reports that JJ Lehto will not be fit to race in the Brazilian GP. los Verstappen will deputise. 18: Arguments about TV coverage of World Championship rallying continue after a meeting between team principals, manufacturers and broadcasters fails to produce entirely positive solutions. 20: In the wake of Alain Prost's definitive decision to retire from...

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The 1990 Formula One Teams:

The 1990 Formula One Teams: McLaren-Honda: The Woking-based McLaren team are preparing a new series of cars, designated MP4/6, using whatever version of the Honda V10 that the Japanese firm produce. Steve Nichol, who was "field engineer" for Ayrton Senna in 1989 has left the team and joined the Scuderia Ferrari, following in the footsteps of Alain Prost. Meanwhile Gerhard Berger has joined the...

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Modern Times

In my book, the 2001 season began on 4 December 2000. That's when F1 testing got under way again after the FIA's November ban. Now we're into the customary annual segment of rumour and counter-rumour that filters back from the test sessions. Have you heard? The new Ferrari's got an insoluble handling problem. They're having to do a total redesign on the Benetton's oil system. The new Prost is...

Page 43 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 43, March 1992

Group C asides

Derek Warwick has signed to drive a Peugeot 905, which he will share with Yannick Dalmas. Philippe Alliot and Mauro Baldi will share a 905, as they did last year. Mazda will run a single car this year, possibly adding a second for the late-season races. It is designed by Nigel Stroud, powered by a Judd V10, and is being built by TWR. Glenn Waters' TOM'S Toyota GB operation will run a two-car...

Page 82 of June 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, June 2005

Marching to civil war

Leyton House, March and Ivan CapeIli brightened up F1 literally and metaphorically. Then the problems began... Marcus Simmons looks back It's March 24 1993, and the team that coincidentally shares its name with that calendar month finally withdraws from the Formula One World Championship, unable to pay for the Ilmor V10 engines with which it intends to plug on for another season. It's the classic...

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Cafe Racer

Just as he was blending natural talent with the other attributes a regular F1 winner requires, fate struck a cruel blow. David Malsher assesses what might have been... The newspapers didn't sensationalise; the facts were hideous enough. 'Grand Prix Ace in Helicopter Crash' read the headlines. 'Life not in danger' they assured, in smaller type. But then phrases like 'right arm severed', 'emergency...

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