Articles tagged DAVID MALSHER

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Mirabeau images

Wolf WR1, Lotus 49B, Maserati 250F and Alfa Romeo 8C - Monaco Grand Prix winners all. But how did they fare at this year's historique festival? David Malsher followed them while they followed the footsteps of Scheckter, Hill, Moss and Nuvolari Mike Littlewood appears a little pensive as he prepares to take Jody Scheckter's WR1 surfing around the Monaco puddles. With 480bhp under his right foot,...

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Back in the Saddle

When Lotus made their first tentative Formula One steps, Cliff Allison and the Nimble 12 scored the first points for this famous team. After 43 years apart, we reunited them. David Malsher reports Blip, blip, buzz — pause — clunk, sputter, sputter. This Lotus `queerbox' is in perfect condition. But it's still a sod. Next lap, into the first corner, there's a confident blip, blip, and a creamy...

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Reckon Nurburgring's Nordschleife was the longest track to host a World Championship Grand Prix? Wrong, as David Malsher explains Shielding my eyes against the sun, I gaze back along the straight Stretching to the horizon is a silver-black band of Tarmac spray-gunned with can and shrouded by converging lines of lamp-posts. I do an about-turn and, with the buildings much closer to the road in this...

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On the limit, off message

Jody Scheckter is the most misunderstood and under-appreciated Champion. He's remembered mostly via a handful of snapshot moments, but now it's time, writes David Malsher, to pull his career into focus Ferrari had romanced him. He had joined as its number one; Gilles was its number two. All seemed in order... until South Africa, of all places. The third grand prix of the 1979 season witnessed...

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Our sport is littered with missed opportunities. Just look, for instance, at this particular issue of your favourite read. Aside from the fact that it features Chris Amon — and five other drivers with the talent to be F1 world champion, but without the title — we have Chris Irwin. An F1 star in the making during the mid 1960s, his career was ended by a freakish sportscar crash at the Nuirburgring...

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A year on the edge

Can you remember when F1 was unpredictable, when you were on the edge of your seat? Keke Rosberg can. It was the year he spent on the limit to beat the turbos. The year ground effects took him to his outer limits. The year he won the world title. He talks to David Malsher Statistically, 1982 was vintage Formula One. From 16 rounds, there were 11 winning drivers and seven winning teams. That was...

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Riccardo Patrese

"My mechanics are pushing me into the car. I'm really angry. But I go out, and on the warm-up lap, the car feels perfect. I think 'well, maybe'. And suddenly I have pole!" Riccardo Patrese possessed the talent to be world champion, but is remembered best as one of F1's true gentlemen. Are the two qualities mutually exclusive? David Malsher believes not As Patrese stepped from the broken Brabham...

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Michele Alboreto: A racer and a gentleman

Michele Alboreto loved his job. That's why he pounded on in F1 cars that could never do him justice, led him to sportscars and eventually a tragic death. David Malsher recalls his hero Wednesday April 25, 2001, had been a bad day at the office, and I drove home with Springsteen blaring out. Upon arrival, the phone was taken off its hook, the TV turned off and, for 10 hours, I was deaf to the...

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Farewell to crossed arms

Which is more important, the driver or his machine? The fiercest debate in motor racing will reach fever pitch this season when traction control returns to F1. Is this the final nail in the coffin of the sports most thrilling skill? David Malsher fears it might be It's perhaps the most famous image of motor racing: 46-year-old Juan Manuel Fangio at one with the very epitome of front-engined GP...

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Nige's Turbo Charge Sir, Damien Smith's article on Nigel Mansell's Lotus days in the February edition was thoroughly enjoyable and utterly fair. However, I would like to point out that Mansell's performance at Silverstone in 1983 was rather more than a case of him finishing fourth in his first grand prix in a turbo-powered F1 car. It was an utterly brilliant performance that at last gave the...



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