Articles tagged Christian Danner

Page 36 of January 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, January 1994

Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

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Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

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Nigel's electric Qatar

Another win for 1992 champ Nigel Mansell made it two out of two in the Grand Prix Masters series when he triumphed at the recently constructed Losail circuit in Qatar (below). The Briton was the only non-shock on the podium, where he was joined by ex-F1 backmarkers Christian Danner and Eric van de Poele. Danner, who had qualified on the front row, got the better of a mid-race battle with Eddie...

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Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

Page 4 of August 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, August 1995

The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...

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Rock hard

Manfred Winkelhock never backed off in life or in racing. Adam Cooper recalls a true charger The appearance of 'M Winkelhock' at the top of the timing screens caught the eye in Monaco — but then it all went wrong. The yellow car arrived at Ste Devote out of shape and slid into the tyre barrier with a thump. The driver clambered out, frustrated at wasting his chance to hold on to pole position. It...

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Martini, Tarquini and Ninni

Lancia, Alfa Romeo and Fiat all owe Ninni Russo a great debt and he's still going strong. He talks to John Davenport To have seven World Rally Manufacturer titles on your CV of which six were in consecutive years is a pretty powerful indication that as a rally manager you know what you're doing. When you also have a British Touring Car title, then versatility creeps into the equation. Today,...

Page 5 of January 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, January 1991

BMW motorsport plans

It was at the Essen Show (see report on pages 23, 24) that BMW Motorsport announced its plans for 1991 which, as expected, revolved around the increasingly popular and prestigious German Touring Car Championship. Altogether they will be supporting eight M3s run by three teams throughout the championship while individual drivers will be selected on certain events. The Warsteiner and Wintershall...

Page 76 of December 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, December 2000

Christian Danner (Onyx, Formula Two, 1982)

"It was my second year in single-seater racing, so I was still very inexperienced. Mike Earle was running the March F2 team, and Robin Herd decided that my engineer was going to be Adrian. He ran my car at the first race, the Silverstone International Trophy, and he was absolutely hopeless. Terrible! These were the days when we had no radios, and you had to plug the headphones into the car in the...

Page 34 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, November 1993

European F3000 Championship

French Connection Going into the final two European Formula 3000 Championship rounds, both of them in his native France, Olivier Panis was a clear title favourite. And yet . . . Its hard to know which is the more astonishing: the fact that Panis failed to add to his championship score, or the fact that his main adversaries failed to do so sufficiently to knock him off his perch. Hence the 32...

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