Articles tagged Bertrand Gachot

Page 99 of February 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 99, February 1998

Mark Blundell

My greatest race He has won races from Le Mans to Indycars but says the greatest win of all was in Formula Ford where a trick new front wing put him in a class ahead of the field British Formula Ford 2000 Championship race, Donington Park 1986 I was just 19 years old, and I had just blitzed the opposition. I felt like a Grand Prix driver. Yes, odd though it may seem considering some of the other...

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A two-horse race?

Last year it was Mansell chasing Senna. Will it be the other way round in 1992? Quintessentially, 1991 was a two-horse race, with Ayrton Senna winning seven Grands Prix to Nigel Mansell's five, Patrese supporting his team-mate with a brace of victories, and Berger and Piquet picking up but a win apiece. Who can forget the way in which the Brazilian won four straight victories as the season opened...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 & BTCC News

Unrest within FOTAThe unity of the Formula One Teams' Association has come under threat after it was suggested that Red Bull Racing did not comply with the Resource Restriction Agreement last year. Christian Horner has denied that the team did anything that conflicted with the RRA, pointing out that Red Bull was also accused of technical infringements but that FIA investigations came to nothing....

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Euro Epic

Steve Kempton earned himself a place in the motor racing history books when he became the first Briton to win the prestigious FIA European Formula Three Cup at Silverstone. Heading a massive entry, Kempton and his Reynard 873 Alfa Romeo snatched pole position, sharing the front row with fellow Briton Perry McCarthy and his Alfa-powered Reynard. Formula Three is an intense arena at the best of...

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What did go wrong?

What was it that lost Nigel Mansell his sixth consecutive victory with only seven laps to go? If Imola confirmed that Williams-Renault is still the dominant force in Grand Prix racing, Monaco served as a reminder of Ayrton Senna's sheer class and the old adage 'It's not over until the Fat Lady sings'. As usual his McLaren was no match for the Williams-Renaults in qualifying, yet in a manner...

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British Grand Prix: Preview

The main attraction It is in the middle of July that Silverstone becomes the mecca for many tens of thousands of British motor racing fans, for this is the only occasion each year when the current Formula One cars and drivers can be seen racing in this country. The weekend is about more than just one race, however. Although the Grand Prix is the main event there are at least a dozen other...

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Never Mind The Quantity

The Le Mans 24 Hours was, after all, a success if measured as a sporting event, though a financial failure for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Next year's race will not be submitted to FISA for the Sportscar World Championship, and since Jean-Marie Balestre (president of the FIA and of the French Federation) has done a complete backflip and given the ACO his support, it seems unlikely that FISA...

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Standing room only

Getting a drive in Formula One is becoming harder by the year. In 1993, it's probably been tougher than ever. The recession hasn't just caught up with those teams fighting to keep up with the ever-spiralling cost of taking part, it's already overtaken several: in the recent past, we've lost AGS, March, Fondmetal, Modena-Lamborghini and Brabham. Combine this with the increased longevity of modem...

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Nintendo Game Boy

Last month, we reported Venturi F1 racer Bertrand Gachot's alleged prowess on the Nintendo Game Boy. Last we heard, his best lap around Australia was a 37.3s. Caterham and Ferrari racer, and sometimes rock musician, Chris Rea has submitted photographic evidence of a new benchmark ... 37.00s. We note, however, a degree of inconsistency in his lap times. There are those in the office who, jealous...

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Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...

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