Articles tagged Christian Danner

Page 68 of August 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 68, August 2005

X-ray spec -- Fittipaldi F6

One small flaw crippled this Brazilian project, as designer Ralph Bellamy tells Keith Howard By late 1977 Ralph Bellamy had had enough of Lotus. Having been a key member of the team which created the revolutionary Type 78, he'd then been banished to the Hethel factory for a year to work on the company's road cars. So when Emerson Fittipaldi, having watched the 78 trounce the opposition from the...

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Eifel power

Life can be pretty tough for Britons touring northern Europe in the 1990s. I mean, in August you could actually see people smiling in the queue at the P&O bureau de change because the pound had 'risen' to 8.5 French francs . . . At the same time, a full tank of unleaded for a family-sized saloon would set you back around £40 in Belgium. Then you crossed the border into Germany, and life...

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Lunch with... Henri Pescarolo

He’s a record-breaking flyer and rally driver, but after 33 drives there he is ‘Mr Le Mans’ – though his new role as team boss has brought a fresh sort of battle I’m sitting outside a bistro in the warm Paris sunshine, enjoying a pre-lunch aperitif with Henri Pescarolo. Not for nothing is this man known as Monsieur Le Mans. He has competed in the 24 Hours 44 times, 33 as a driver and 11 as an...

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F3000 - International Trophy

At last years Daily Express International Trophy, the first-ever F3000 race, the 110% rule was waived to boost the grid to 17 starters. Seventeen was a fairly typical field throughout 1985 and though a total of 33 drivers raced in the formula, there were only six driver-car combinations which contested every round and these finally occupied the top six places in the Championship. Silverstone on...

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The Formula One scene

The 1985 Grand Prix season was a good one and it looks as though the 1986 season is going to be even better. In 1985 we had a lot of interesting developments, and a few unfortunate ones, but the growth in strength of the Honda-powered Williams cars was one of the outstanding features of the season. For a long time it was beginning to look as though the Williams team and its Japanese engine men...

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Ghinzani signs for Zakspeed

Piercarlo Ghinzani has left the Ligier Formula One team to replace Martin Brundle as number-one driver for the German Zakspeed team. A European Formula Three Champion ten years ago, Ghinzani has since raced in Grands Prix for Osella and Toleman without success, and Ligier's 1987 season with ageing BMW engines proved a disaster. Ghinzani's team-mate will be German F3 Champion Bernd Schneider,...

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Dr Jonathan Palmer

On lap eighteen Jonathan Palmer was in last place, his Tyrol's suspension was damaged. Its engine 200bhp down on the turbo front runners. He finished fourth 1987 Australian Grand Prix I always enjoyed driving the street circuits, particularly back in the days when the turbocharged Formula One cars had so much more power than the normally aspirated, Cosworth powered cars I drove. Typically you'd...

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Wheel nut

Having made a fortune out of alloy wheels, Gunter Schmid bought a Formula One team. But he knew everyone’s jobs better than they did…Adam Cooper talks to some of the drivers who rode the rapids of ATS The Grand Prix history books show that there have been two teams by the name of the ATS. The first was seen only in 1963, and hailed from Italy, while the second was in action from 1977-'84, and had...

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Jaguar ends Porsche success story It took Tom Walkinshaw's Silk Cut Jaguar team just seven races to end four years of Porsche domination in the World Sportscar Championship, and fittingly it was at Silverstone on May 5th that Derek Warwick and Eddie Cheever scored their well-deserved success. The white and mauve car ran perfectly for nearly five hours, at an average of 129.08 mph, to beat Word...

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15 minutes of fame - Idea with wheels

Rial: 1988 Detriot Grand Prix It wasn’t so long ago that a one-car team crewed by a handful of blokes could be competitive in F1. Adam Cooper relates one of the last such adventures Gunter Schmidt’s ATS team appeared in F1 from 1977 to '84, and while there were occasional flashes of form on the tracks, the German wheel-maker's rocky relationships with his staff and drivers gained rather more...



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