Articles tagged Alonso

Page 23 of August 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 23, August 2014

Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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"A fighter with a Lion's heart"

That’s what Bernie Ecclestone says of Fernando Alonso. In our exclusive interview, the bullish Spaniard reveals how he handles fame, Ferrari – and some fiery magic On the basis of cream rising to the top, perhaps we shouldn’t have been surprised that the five fastest qualifiers for the Singapore Grand Prix were the five contenders for the 2010 World Championship: Alonso, Vettel, Hamilton, Button...

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Book reviews

Alfa RomeoFrom 1910 to 2010Maurizio Tabucchi A century is a large slice of history to fit in a book, especially when it is such a packed century as the story of Italy’s greatest marque. (Other contenders are available.) Tabucchi’s book does not feel rushed, yet it manages to relate not only the mechanical story but also the politics and personalities who influenced the firm, lightening the text...

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Lewis Hamilton: The Senna connection

Beyond the obvious parallels – both McLaren drivers, both arguably the best of their generation – the young Briton feels he has a special bond with the great Brazilian By Nigel Roebuck "This place,” says Lewis Hamilton, gazing out over Spa-Francorchamps from the top floor of the McLaren emporium, “is so fantastic…” “Your favourite circuit?” I ask. “Not quite,” he replies, “but second, after...

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Champions a world apart

Mike Hawthorn was crowned World Champion 50 years ago. As a successor, Lewis Hamilton couldn’t be more different. But have they anything in common? Exactly 50 years after Mike Hawthorn became Britain’s first Formula 1 World Champion 23-year-old Lewis Hamilton followed in his wheel tracks. The McLaren ace is the ninth British champion, gaining membership to a select club that also includes Graham...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Button’s patience finally rewarded in Melbourne – Bernie-and-Max react against FOTA uprising – Honda misses out as Brawn works his magic The weekend was summed up in a quiet moment before the drivers went on the podium. Ross Brawn embraced his drivers, Button and Barrichello, and then Rubens looked at his boss: “What a car…” he said. What a car, indeed. Designed very early, debuted...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Will the real Schumacher please stand up?– Crazy mirrors and commonsense stewards– Jacky Ickx – one of a kind in motor racing There was a time, 30 or so years ago, when Formula 1 seemed to be very French, thanks mainly to the efforts of Elf, which was then deeply involved in motor racing and sold on the notion that Gallic drivers should proliferate. Jabouille, Arnoux, Laffite,...

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GP Season Review 2010

It's your round-up A great season of F1 such as we've just enjoyed provokes some heated discussion. Time then for the Motor Sport team to descend on our local, the Chelsea Ram, for a pint and a pub debate - Insight - Destined for greatnessHe had a few wobbles this year, but Vettel was always a champion-in-waiting Sebastian Vettel - youngest Formula 1 point scorer, polesitter, winner and now......

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Nigel Roebuck

Fragile tyres continue to breed F1 friction, why Kimi Raikkonen might make a perfect future foil for Sebastian Vettel... and fond memories of James Hunt, 20 years on Quote of the day in Barcelona came from Lewis Hamilton, on the radio to his race engineer: "I can't drive any slower..." Later, having finished 12th after starting from the front row, he looked inconsolable: "That was an experience I...

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Open season

For most of the F1 year four drivers wrangled over the title chase – including spectacular newcomer Lewis Hamilton. But even Hollywood couldn’t have scripted the finale… By Nigel Roebuck After failing to win a race in 2006, McLaren won eight times in ’07, yet in so many ways Ron Dennis will remember this as his annus horribilis. The team’s relationship with one driver deteriorated to the point of...

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