Articles tagged Bertrand Gachot

Page 8 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1991

Belgian Grand Prix

Surprise, surprise A quick look at the results of the Belgian Grand Prix might give the impression that the McLaren-Honda team monopolised the event and dominated the opposition, but it would be very far from the truth. Admittedly they finished first and second, with Ayrton Senna leading Gerhard Berger home by a comfortable two seconds, but the clue to the truth lies in the fact that Roberto...

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Matters of moment

Rule by Polemics It is every driver's wish to see his name in banner headlines, and Michael Schumacher's dominated the past month's motorsport. Unfortunately, the reasons were both good and bad. At Spa Francorchamps the 22 year-old German burst into the F1 firmament and drove with an elan that wholly belied his complete lack of experience in the category. Prior to first qualifying he had amassed...

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Eddie Jordan – An independent man

Eddie Jordan To some a racer through and through, to others a fame-chasing self-publicist, Eddie Jordan polarises opinion.  The latter-day Bad Boy Racers TV show host and former F1 team owner gives very much his own account of his time in motorsport. It’s entertaining too, EJ recounting life as a driver – from rallying a Triumph 2.5PI to racing a BMW M1 at Le Mans – before moving on to his time...

Page 6 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1991

Formula One -- United States GP

Senna's Warning Shot Senna and Honda Marlboro McLaren wrote themselves another slice of F1 history in Phoenix with a faultless performance which netted the Brazilian his 27th Grand Prix victory and, in the process, brought him level with Jackie Stewart's tally. To the consternation of its rivals, the new MP4/6 maintained the Woking team's already enviable record of success first time out,...

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Lunch with Eddie Jordan

He’s the racer-turned-team boss whose wheeling and dealing helped him scale the heights of Formula 1 – and bring a sense of fun to the grid It’s safe to assume that we will never again see the like of Jordan Grand Prix. As the financial and political qualifications for entry into Formula 1 become ever tougher, and the paddock becomes more and more serious and straight-faced, so the possibility of...

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Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

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Formula One -- Mexican Grand Prix

Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been hammering on the Honda Marlboro McLaren door. In Mexico, it finally took it off its hinges. The signs were all there, of course, in Canada, and even though the real cause of Nigel Mansell's last lap...

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A lasting impression

Want to know what the Mazda sounds like? Just ask its Le Mans-winning pilot Johnny Herbert Mazda might be protective of its Le Mans winner, but that didn’t stop Johnny Herbert rediscovering its limits with a 20th anniversary blast at the Circuit de la Sarthe last June. Herbert even got into the spirit by recreating the famous post-race photo of him sprawled over the rear bodywork in exhaustion....

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Mazda 787B

Mazda employed a clever fuel economy plan to overcome Le Mans disappointment and be the first Japanese manufacturer to win at La Sarthe By Keith Howard As the 1980s drew to a close, a betting man would have laid money on either Toyota or Nissan being the first Japanese car maker to win at Le Mans. Mazda was in the frame too, but a second-string player. When it tried to up its game for 1990,...

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RAC Brigton Run

RAC Brighton Run BEAUTIFUL weather greeted the 330 starters at the Hyde Park start, where GP star Derek Warwick and his wife Rhonda (below) set off in a 1900 single-cylinder Renault. Below left is R. Middleton's 5, hp Locomobile Steamer, and above that a 1903 De Dion Bouton is overtaken by a 6 hp single-cylinder Speedwell. Despite some problems, MOTORSPORT's editor Bill BoddY (above, successfully...

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