Articles tagged Didier Pironi

Page 31 of November 1978 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, November 1978

The Formula One Scene

The 1978 season was proving to be a jolly good one until about midway when it all started to go wrong. It had opened with a most interesting collection of variables that were going to prove or disprove themselves as the year went on. World Champion Niki Lauda had left Ferrari and joined the Alfa Romeo powered Brabham team under Bernie Ecclestone, Ferrari had forsaken Goodyear and was contracted...

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Spanish Grand Prix

Ferrari win on power Jarama, Madrid, June 21st Last year the Spanish Grand Prix was the centre of a dispute between the Formula One Constructors Association and officialdom in the form of the Federation Internationale du Sport Automobile, representing the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, who are the world ruling body of motoring sport. The Spanish club sided with the constructors...

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1981 British Grand Prix race report - A very popular win

  Enormous is the only way to describe the size of the organisation behind this year's British Grand Prix at Silverstone, backed by Marlboro and with the support of just about every racing enthusiast in the country, all masterminded by the RAC Motor Sports Association. John Watson crosses the line in his McLaren to win after late drama for Rene Arnoux. Photo: Motorsport Images The pits and...

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The French Grand Prix

Inconclusive Dijon-Prenois, July 5th The most important aspect of the 1981 French Grand Prix was that it saw the return of the Goodyear Tyre Company to Formula One. It will be recalled that they withdrew entirely last winter during the fracas between Bernie Ecclestone and the Formula One constructors and officialdom. Thanks to the support of Michelin, who agreed to supply everyone with tyres...

Page 86 of August 1981 archive issue thumbnail Page 86, August 1981

French Grand Prix

John Watson's McLaren MP4 (leading, above) sweeps downhill onto Dijon's "Grand Prix loop" ahead of Carlos Reutemann's Williams FW07C, Hector Rebaque's Brabham BT49C and Rene Arnoux's turbo. Below, the sleek lines of Arnoux's Renault are shown off in this shot of the Frenchman heading for third place overall in the "two heat" race. *   *   * Nelson Piquet was leading comfortably in his Brabham...

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

A very interesting race Imola, May 3rd To fill out the ranks of the Grand Prix races in the European part of the 1981 season the Italians came up with the splendid idea of holding a second event in Italy. As the International rules do not allow this unless the circuits are more than a specified distance apart (to allow two events in the USA) the Automobile Club of San Marino put in a claim for a...

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The South African Grand Prix

It rained! Kyalami, March 3rd Confusion rained at Kyalami long before the Grand Prix of South Africa was due to start. While everyone was heading for the southern hemisphere to continue test-programmes started in south America, or start new ones with new ideas and new cars, there were rumblings in the corridors of power. The Constructors’ Association met at the Ferrari factory in Maranello and...

Page 62 of May 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, May 1984

Disappointments...

Personal disappointment relates to not having been sufficiently industrious in youth, to have studied things like workshop practice and simple welding etc, so that I could have worked on my cars and perhaps even built a special, and God not having endowed me with the qualities required for being a top-line racing driver… Thinking in terms of the many disappointments that have involved those who...

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Nigel Roebuck

Warring team-mates, matters acoustic, Senna and Ferrari When Jochen Rindt’s Lotus crashed massively at Montjuich in 1969, he was extraordinarily fortunate to escape with relatively light injuries. This was the time of the ludicrous ‘tall’ wings, and the flimsy supports on Rindt’s car simply collapsed, as they had – a few minutes earlier, at the same spot – on the sister car of Graham Hill, the...

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