Articles tagged Bernie

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Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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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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Seeing red

On a number of counts F1 plumbed new depths at Hockenheim, but a long overdue victory for Ferrari, courtesy of Gerhard Berger, provided a timely uplift An all-Ferrari front row in qualifying, scandalous allegations about the Benetton team, shunts involving 10 cars before the first corner, retirement for Michael Schumacher, a horrible pit lane fire, victory for Gerhard Berger and Ferrari. Oh, and...

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By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

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Nigel Roebuck

Ni e Roebuck I ast month, in writing about Gilles Villeneuve, I railed against the statisticians in our sport — those whose opinions are shaped, more than anything else, by numbers. Through the history of motor racing, it seems to me, there has been many a defeat more glorious than many a victory, but for some such things — emotion, legend — count for little, and these people tend, too, to...

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Matters of Moment

On the Monday morning after a Grand Prix, it’s become a habit to check out the comments posted by readers under our website race reports. At a glance, it’s a great measure of how the talking points of the day have been assessed, debated and dissected by our knowledgeable – and growing – online community. Now, clicking through to some forums and comments sections on all manner of websites can be...

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8 Clubs at Silverstone (June 1st)

The annual race meeting of the 8-Clubs organisation was, as usual, a great success, 13 five-lap races and two ½-hour High-Speed Trials being run off most commendably to time-table. Handicapping was in the capable mind of Charles Bulmer and the considerable crowd which attended must have gone home feeling that if G.P. drivers were on strike the non-professionals at least were having a jolly good...

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When we were kings

Jochen Rindt and Jackie Stewart were the fastest drivers of their era -- and best friends. Stewart looks back at Rindt with Nigel Roebuck... It doesn't happen often, but just once in a while you get a race that not only lives up to its promise but actually exceeds it. Anyone who was there will tell you that the 1969 British Grand Prix was one such. Stewart versus Rindt. Matra against Lotus. The...

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accident prone

was accident-prone, wasn't he? Not on Sunday afternoon in Barcelona, he wasn't. So can Williams and its 27-year-old lead driver who still wears braces on his teeth really win the world title? On Spanish form, of course. But so much will depend on those Pirellis. What seems likely is that we'll enjoy some more 'pinch-me' moments in what looks set to be the most unpredictable Formula 1 season in...

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The worst car I ever drove

Perry McCarthy Andrea Moda-Judd S192 Shaun Campbell looks into life at the wrong end of the grid. Here Perry McCarthy recalls the nightmare machine that put an end to his short-lived Formula One career At first, Perry McCarthy is reluctant to describe the 1992 Andrea Moda as the worst car he has ever driven. He has some vivid memories of an F3000 Ralt from a few years earlier that he would...



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