Articles tagged Bertrand Gachot

Page 42 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 42, July 1988

A Brazilian Proving a Point

Roberto the racehorse had a successful career, capped by a 1972 Derby success with assistance from Lester Piggott. For Roberto the racing driver, life has yet to scale such happy peaks, even though — by rights — it ought to have done a long time ago. The Roberto in question was born into the Moreno family 28 years ago, and was offered a Formula One chance by Lotus as long ago as 1982, when an...

Page 18 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1989

Formula One: Mexican GP

Warning siren The power of Honda's RA109E was ultimately Alain Prost's downfall in the Mexican Grand Prix on May 28. That, and a gamble on tyre choice that didn't come off. Throughout qualifying round the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez the Frenchman had stayed close to team rival Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian had been faster in both of Friday's sessions as Prost rued his choice of front springs and...

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

Japanese Grand Prix

Every silver lining has a cloud You can't help but feel sorry for the Australians. They put on what is arguably the best organised and most enoyable race of the F1 year, and for the past three seasons the World Championship has all but been settled before the cars have left Japan. You could, however, come up with some pretty convincing reasons for pitying the Japanese, too. In 1989 there was the...

Page 117 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 117, July 1994

PACIFIC GRAND PRIX

PACIFIC GRAND PRIX The lot of the newcomer is rarely easy, and Pacific's struggle to establish itself in the highest echelon of the sport is all too graphic an illustration of that. Nevertheless, Keith Wiggins' team has steadfastly overcome oil system problems, lack of finance and lack of testing. and has already gone on a lot longer than many of its detractors anticipated. Hopefully the recent...

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Benetton at the double

Schumacher wins again and extends his unexpeded championship lead Had such a scenario been suggested at the beginning of the year it would have seemed laughable: Ayrton Senna 20 points down on arch-rival Michael Schumacher with two races gone. But there was nothing laughable for Senna about the 1l circus's first visit to Hajime Tanaka's TI Circuit Aida. The Brazilian worked very hard indeed for...

Page 4 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1991

Jordan Grand Prix announced

The arrival of any new Grand Prix team is usually greeted with a mixture of enthusiasm and scepticism, the latter usually the predominant emotion, even if that team arrives with a formidable reputation it has built up from the lower formulae. The newly formed Jordan Grand Prix, though, can perhaps be accorded a little more respect. Eddie Jordan's reputation as a successful team owner is well...

Page 76 of September 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1998

The worst car I ever drove - Formula flawed

Johnny Herbert – 1986 Quest SF86 Formula Ford 2000 While some of his Formula One seats have left a bit to be desired, Johnny Herbert tells Adam Cooper about his FF2000 nightmare Now the longest serving driver in Grand Prix racing, Johnny Herbert made his debut in Brazil in March 1989 — some three months before current Sauber team-mate Jean Alesi appeared on the scene. Winner of two Grands Prix...

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The Moments That Changed The Sport

At the time, they seemed trifling events:A freak win for a new F1 constructor in a faraway place;A one race substitute for an imprisoned driver;The entry of a mass-market car manufacturer into F1;A club race between a fledgling car maker and a young amateur;The latest gimmick from a once great marque that hadn't won a championship for five years;A lawyer and a driver with just two points from...

Page 84 of March 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 84, March 2002

Brands awareness

Formula Ford festival - In the first of a new series, David Malsher recalls how local knowledge (plus a talented driver) secured the only major win for a small racing-car manufacturer There are perfonnances which transcend their class standard and enter general motorsport folklore Jochen Rindt's F2 drive at Crystal Palace in 1964, Mario Andretti thrashing of the NASCAR regulars at Daytona three...

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1992 British Grand Prix race report - Game, Set And Mansell

  Pole by two seconds, the lead throughout and a string of fastest laps; nothing could stop Nigel Mansell on home ground Nigel Mansell sent the British crowd into a frenzy having won the 1992 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images The home favourite Nigel Mansell gave the British spectators precisely what they craved at Silverstone on July 12 — and nearly got a lot more than he bargained...

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