Articles tagged Dieter Stappert

Page 100 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 100, February 2014

Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

Page 38 of November 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, November 2000

One move too many

Stefan Bellof was the greatest lost talent of his generation. He had time and skill on his side and a Ferrari contract in his pocket. But he couldn't stop himself, says Mark Hughes "When he joined the factory Porsche team it was funny. All the other drivers were... not old, but about the age that seemed to be correct for factory drivers. Then he came in like a hurricane, this young guy, and just...

Page 76 of December 1984 archive issue thumbnail Page 76, December 1984

M1 Magic

WWI M1 Magic A day with BMW's lost super car WHEN anybody mentions the BMW M1 coupf, I immediately think back to the summer of 1979 when the European Grand Prix season was considerably enlivened by the knockabout ProCar series, basically a spectacular support formula in which a handful of Formula 1 drivers were strapped into a squad of these works-owned central-engined BMWs and went out to do...

Page 40 of November 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 2009

BMW in Formula 1

Piques & troughs BMW is quitting F1, its title ambitions in tatters. The same thing could have happened in the 1980s, but for an inspired Nelson Piquet and the stunning Brabham BT52 By Mike Doodson If you ask me, the blokes on the board at BMW lost their nerve. “We communicated our 2009 target four years ago,” said Mario Theissen in Valencia at the roll-out of this year’s car, barely seven...

Page 50 of November 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, November 2003

Marc of respect

In a career knocked back by two big shunts — and finished off by a third — Marc Surer earned more praise than points. Tim Scott tells a story of fortitude, misfortune and missed chances In the calm after the storm of a grand prix, Marc Surer sat still for a moment in his hire car. And then just drove. Out of the paddock compound, through the city outskirts, heading towards a vast wilderness. "I...

Page 41 of May 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 41, May 1982

Formula Two review

The finest discovery since Jochen Rindt? FORMULA TWO has a revelation in its ranks. The sharpest, boldest, and most naturally talented driver since Jochen Rindt appeared in the formula fourteen years ago. Superlatives, yes. But BMW Motorsport Director Dieter Stappert, never usually a man prone to emotive statement, is sure that they are justified. He has been all along. It was Stappert who...

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