Articles tagged Derek Ongaro

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

-- Ferrari fight backZolder, April 29th When the Belgian Grand Prix returned to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last year, everyone was delighted and full of enthusiasm for a real Grand Prix de Belgique and the general feeling was that there need be no further discussion; the Belgian race was back at its rightful home and there it would stay. However, those who thought that overlooked one small...

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A Spectator's Guide to 1979 British Racing

During a winter when even Formula One sponsorship stopped being the right of every team one could be forgiven for thinking that 1979 might be a very tough season indeed for those racing primarily in Britain. In fact the opening races of the British season proved that we are likely to see some of the most entertaining and financially well-supported motor racing seasons of all. The Aurora model car...

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City slickers

Street racing in Britain has been to Motorsport what Holland has been to Downhill skiing, but the vision of one man gave it a foothold. Had it received a vital leg-up at the right time, it might still be with us. David Malsher recalls the rise and of fall of Birmingham's Superprix For those living outside Birmingham, the Superprix erupted out of nowhere. Even readers of the specialist Motorsport...

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Double why me?

The one that got away Andrea de Cesaris – 1983 Belgian GP The man with the most F1 races without a win made 'once in a lifetime' starts to lead both Grands Prix at the 'new' Spa. Adam Cooper explains Andrea de Cesaris was much maligned during a Formula One career that stretched from 1980 to 1994, but he didn't deserve to retire without a victory to his name. Alas, having started 208 races and...

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Lola success continues in Huntingdon

Things happen quickly, quietly and efficiently at Lola Cars, and since the firm's move from the Slough to the Huntingdon Trading Estate just over a year ago, Eric Broadley and his team have achieved a good deal, and further enhanced their already strongly established reputation. Yet Lola do not court publicity to any extent, they prefer to let success and the customer service they offer speak for...

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1980s

When two tribes go to war… it’s Senna vs Prost, Mansell vs Piquet as the superpowers turn the wick up on their turbo missilesBy Nigel Roebuck It was the era of Margaret Thatcher, relished by some, despised by others. It was a time of plenty, even excess, not least in motor racing, which went through perhaps the most convulsive decade in its history. The ’80s. “In my time,” said Patrick Tambay, “...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

Very serious Imola, 1st May When the first Grand Prix of San Marino was mooted for 1981 a lot of people scoffed and said it was absurd for the tiny Principality near the Adriatic coast to have a Grand Prix on the International Formula One calendar. You can hardly drive a Fiat Panda round the mountain-top town, let alone race Grand Prix cars round it, but the San Marino Automobile Federation had...

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On the other side

One thing that little Mr Ecclestone and his Formula One Constructors Association has brought into the world of Grand Prix racing is collective organisation and we recently witnessed a prime example. For some years now we have had Grand Prix races in Canada and the United States and they have been arranged to take place on consecutive weekends, sometimes the United States being first, sometimes...

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Behind the Grand Prix Scene

The circuit inspector Before anyone can hold a Formula One Grand Prix the proposed circuit must have an FIA licence and this is only issued after the circuit has been inspected and passed as being suitable. Exactly what is suitable is laid down in the FIA circuit requirement rules, with everything detailed as regards shape, length, width, surface, edges, obstructions and decor, gradients,...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS– Brundle on the Beeb, Daytona and F1 2011 – Reducing sound while improving the vision The idea," said Martin lundle, "was that David [Coulthard] and I would go to the BBC, have a coffee and spend half an hour talking through the broadcasts for 2011 — but they said they wanted us to do a commentary on last year's Australian Grand Prix! I said, 'How long? Ten minutes?' No, no, they said...

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