Articles tagged Bernard Dudot

Page 161 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 161, July 2014

Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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All for one

Renault had never looked like winning Le Mans — its motorsport programme was too fragmented. That all changed in 1977, but it took another year for this revolution to take effect. Paul Fearnley explains why Judging by how far the man holding the microphone-on-a-stick jumps back as the car fires up, our fervent hope that this Le Mans-winner's turbo V6 might not bust today's noise limit has just...

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1993 British Grand Prix race report - Hill makes a point

  Xenophobia, team tactics and a very small crowd; the first Mansell-less British GP since 1981 broke some new ground, but the end result was familiar In the end, all the pre-race hype about team tactics became academic, but while it lasted the long-anticipated showdown between Williams-Renault team's Damon Hill and Alain Prost was really quite a humdinger. In the week leading up to Britain's...

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Beyond Midway

When we got to the halfway point of the 1988 season, even the most disinterested follower of Formula One must have realised that McLaren International had won all eight races with its Honda-powered MP4/4. Since then it has won two more and its drivers, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, have been sharing the victories between themselves, quite often finishing first and second. You may wonder what...

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RACERS - JUST LIKE US

RACERS JUST LIKE US FROM 2012 WILLIAMS IS RENEWING ITS LINKS WITH RENAULT, with whom we had a very successful working relationship between 1989 and '97. The main reason for making the change has been looking towards 2014, when the new V6 turbo engine arrives. I don't expect that the change will have a major influence upon our competitive position in 2012 that will have to come from a beffer car...

Page 18 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1992

24 carat victory

McLaren gave its new weapon its debut in Interlagos, but still those Williams FW14Bs ran away and hid as a Mansell hat-trick drew him level with Fangio's 24 GP wins Ayrton Senna's body language said it all. His car stammered into the pits, the Brazilian gave its misfiring Honda V12 the big rev, then wriggled out and stalked to the back of a McLaren pit which was already accommodating team-mate...

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Grand Prix timebombs

They were the world's most powerful racing cars, explosively fast and notoriously difficult to drive. Adam Cooper recalls the short, glorious life of the turbo F1 cars When Alain Prost pulled into the parc ferme after the 1988 Australian Grand Prix, he signalled a little bit of history. This was the last Formula One event to feature turbocharged engines, and, having 35 wins with Renault, Porsche...

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Close quarters

In the cockpit of the groundbreaking car that took Alain Prost to within a whisker of Renault’s first ever Formula 1 title By Pascal Dro Remember when the highest echelon of French sports heroes numbered Bernard Hinault, Michel Platini, Yannick Noah – and Alain Prost? For a generation of Formula 1 fans, ‘The Professor’ had assumed the exalted status of a pop star. It was as if everyone in France...

Page 7 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, July 1988

Renault Returns

Less than two years after its withdrawal from Formula One, Renault is to return next year as an engine supplier to one of its arch-enemies of old, Williams, which will have exclusive use for 1989. A 3.5-litre 67-degree V10 unit, designed by Bernard Dudot, has already been tested prior to the signing of a three-year contract between the Regie and Frank Williams, who is delighted to be linked once...

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They blew it!

Renault pioneered turbos in F1 and this brave move should have reaped dividends. Instead, these fell to the latecomers. Mark Hughes tells a story of... frustration... Jean-Pierre Jabouille took up his pole position slot at Dijon 1979. The sun glinted off the bright yellow bodywork, and as he looked in his mirrors he saw the heat haze rising from the burbling V6, that crazy engine that was about...

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