Articles tagged Cesare Florio

Page 44 of August 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, August 1984

Rally Review

Sanyo Rally of New ZealandA crucial win The importance that New Zealand had in this year's World Rally Championship was underlined by a decision taken a week after this most southerly and one of the most far flung events in the series. With Markku Alén finishing in second place in his late-entered Lancia Rally 037, the Turin management promptly lost interest in seriously contesting the next round...

Page 38 of June 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, June 1985

World Endurance Championship: Silverstone 1,000 Kms

— a cliff-hanger Maybe Jochen Mass made the most prophetic remark after winning at Vallelunga, when he commented that the cars would get better, and the drivers would get used to driving for economy. The opening round had almost been an embarrassment as the leading cars slowed, and then slowed some more to reach the finish line on their allocation of 510 litres, 15% less than last year's 600...

Page 80 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, March 1999

Team Managers - Cesare Fiorio

No driver has truly conquered Formula One, sports cars and rallying, but one extraordinary manager made it look easy. John Davenport talks to Cesare Fiorio. When a rally driver does well racing, like Walter Rohrl in the DTM, or a racing driver does well at rallying, like Jim Clark on the RAC Rally, it is a source of wonder to all. A much more rare thing is to find a team manager who is fully...

Page 7 of April 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, April 1989

Fiorio moves to Ferrari

If a manufacturer's fortunes are affected by individuals, then Ferrari's have taken a definite upturn with the announcement this month that Cesare Fiorio has taken over the role of Formula One supremo. Fiorio has overseen Lancia's rallying operation for almost twenty years during which time the marque won seven World Rally Championships. He was also in control when Lancia pitted its sports racing...

Page 79 of January 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 79, January 2002

Col De Turini

This piece of road still provides the focus of the world's most famous rally. But other Monte stages have come and gone, as John Davenport explains You are in Monte Carlo with time to kill. You've driven around as much of the Monaco GP circuit as you can. You've hung around Casino Square in the hope of seeing at least one of the top-paid Formula One heroes. (No chance, by the way. They all reward...

Page 18 of July 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1987

World Rally Championship: Acropolis Rally

The chosen one "Walk purposely not aimlessly" is the counsel of the natioal airline's magzine to those who wish to escape the tourist tag in Athens. "Avoid the sun", it goes on, "if shade is available: keep your stares for pretty girls, not monuments: and never ask for ice in your drinking water." Such precision of advice is typical of Greek character, though the rigid exactitude of behaviour...

Page 76 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, September 1999

Of clocks and cock-ups...

You can have the fastest, most reliable car on the rally, the most talented crew and the best driver, but if you can't keep track of time, you can easily snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. John Davenport remembers those occasions when time stood still for no-one. It was a warm, balmy October evening in San Remo. The participants in the 1974 San Remo Rally were stirring from their afternoon...

Page 100 of May 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, May 2005

Pace notes -- your guide to what's coming up...

Don't miss Moss/Mass -- Mille Miglia Retrospective, May 19-22 From an entry of 780 the organisers of the Mille Miglia Retrospective have selected an incredible field of 375 cars spanning the 30-year history of the famous Italian road race. For three days, starting in the evening of Thursday May 19, the regularity rally will take the crews on a faithful recreation of the 1000-mile route, starting...

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