Articles tagged Christian Fittipaldi

Page 32 of October 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, October 1995

Dodging the bullets

IndyCar racing dodged a high calibre bullet when Jacques Villeneuve clinched the PPG title outright at Laguna Seca. Although Damon Hill's next teammate earned enough points to win the championship by mid-August, IndyCar's failure to resolve Penske Racing's appeal of its Portland disqualification meant that Al Unser Jnr could have won the title if he finished on the podium at Laguna Seca, if...

Page 4 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, March 1992

The month in MOTOR SPORT

Jan 14: Lola unveils the T92/00 Indycar. The first two chassis go to the Hall-VDS and Dick Simon teams respectively. Jan 14: Tom Walkinshaw Racing confirms that it will be supplying cars to Alan Randall's new RM Motorsport team for the 1992 Sportscar World Championship. To satisfy the requirements of sprint events, endurance races and the Le Mans 24 Hours, Randall orders no fewer than eight cars...

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Easing the strain

If Grand Prix drivers thought that the annual rush down to La Source was tight at the start of the Belgian GP, they'd find it's nothing compared to the squeeze just below F1. Right now, there is an appalling log jam in motor racing, and its epicentre lies somewhere between Formula 3000 and F1. Admirable as the junior formula's record is for pushing its graduates directly into Grand Prix racing,...

Page 22 of March 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, March 2005

Track back -- 50/30/20/10 years ago

1975 -- Jody scoops GP win at Kyalami Tyrrell ace secures home victory but loses out in snow-hit Race of Champions It didn't look too promising. Desperate for success at his home grand prix on March 1, Jody Scheckter's South African bid got off to a bad start when he crashed during Thursday's practice. After his car -- a brand new Tyrrell 007 with a number of revisions by designer Derek...

Page 32 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, May 1992

Breaking the mould?

Success in the European F3000 Championship has, in the past, been excellent news for drivers . . . but a gloomy omen for teams. The statistics are quite astonishing. Since Christian Danner graduated to Grand Prix racing on the strength of his victory in the inaugural championship in 1985, each of his successors has followed suit. As yet, Danner, Ivan CapeIli, Stefano Modena, Roberto Moreno, Jean...

Page 5 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, April 1993

The patient is recovering...

The South African Grand Prix at Kyalami re-introduced something that hasn't been seen in Formula One for a while. The battle between Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost and Michael Schumacher might not have lasted the distance, but it was at least a sign that the potential for exciting, close racing exists in modern Grands Prix. This is as encouraging for purists as it is for the bean-counters who tally...

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Newman/Haas: the final scene?

It’s been a long-running and heroic story, but the ‘Williams of IndyCar’ has taken its last bow, leaving a gap in US pitlanes The sad news came on December 1, 2011 that Newman/Haas Racing would not compete in IndyCar in 2012. Like Williams in Formula 1, Newman/Haas in 2011 was a pale shadow of its glory days when it set the standard that all Indycar teams wanted to match – including Team Penske...

Page 10 of April 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, April 1993

Just Williams

Kyalami marked Alain Prost's first F1 race since Suzuka 1991. If anybody thought a short sabbatical might take the edge of his racecraft, the Frenchman's polished performance in South Africa quickly set the record straight... "I was very demotivated over the last few weeks. There were a lot of things: the big crash in Estoril, then I was sick for two or three weeks. With this FISA case hanging...

Page 46 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, October 1991

European F3000 Championship

Fortification The European Formula 3000 Championship is designed as Formula One's ante-chamber. Of the 25 drivers who have graduated to F1 since F3000's inception, in 1985, all but three have spent time honing their racecraft in the 450 bhp single-seaters that dispute one of the most hotly contested categories anywhere in the world. With evenly matched chassis and engines, and Avon control tyres...

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A wind of change

Riccardo Patrese finally scores his first win of the season If the wind hadn't changed direction on Sunday morning, the outcome might have been rather different. Gerhard Berger would most likely have won his second Japanese GP on the trot and McLaren and Honda would have produced just the result the latter sought on its home ground and in its penultimate appearance for the time being. It was thus...

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