Articles tagged Ecclestone

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Letters

Letter of the month Limiting factor The Japanese Grand Prix accident involving Jules Bianchi has raised many suggestions, ranging from stricter flag-waving to closed cockpits. The latter option, I believe, has its own dangers, particularly with regard to removing an injured driver from his car. The solution appears, to me at least, to be simple. We see teams fret over the ‘risk of a safety car’,...

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Zolder Zooms

As the last car received the chequered flag and before Alboreto mounted the winner’s podium to hear his National Anthem, a Diners Club International helicopter landed on the starting grid and whisked Mr Ecclestone and his briefcase away into the sky. The Belgian commentator suggested over the PA that “little Bernie was scuttling off with all the money”. Martin Brundle’s race ended when the left...

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Smooth sailing, or troubled waters?

When Vijay Mallya docked at Valencia for the European GP, it provided an opportunity to find out how Formula 1’s newest team boss is faringBy Rob Widdows An ancient Indian proverb warns that, when an elephant is in trouble, even a frog will kick him. By this stage of the 2008 Grand Prix season, cynics predicted, the Force India team would be in trouble. There would be those who would take...

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Books and DVDs

1 – Life on the Limit Grand Prix racing has always had its darker side. While this excellent documentary doesn’t focus solely on the tragic, it is certainly a common theme. Overall, however, it goes towards telling the story of how the sport has evolved on every level, with safety now to the fore. Fast editing and a brilliantly clever soundtrack give sharp relief to the vividly emotional scenes....

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Events of the month

FIA GT Series: Baku, Azerbaijan "It was not the easiest of weekends,” he confided while boarding the flight home. Stéphane Ratel is not only the master of his GT racing universe, but also a master of understatement. The inaugural Baku World Challenge certainly had its challenges. The FIA GT Series championship finale would be fought out around a new street circuit on the waterfront of Azerbaijan’...

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The German Grand Prix

An Englishman wins Nurburgring, Germany, August 1st You either love the Nurburgring or you hate it, whether you are a driver or a spectator makes little difference. The Eifel mountains are there for you to enjoy if you want to. You can wonder at the majestic nature of the scenery or the unbelievable task of building the 14.18-mile circuit amid such splendour; you can walk along sections of the...

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IMSA to stage Supercars

Just two years ago Motor Sport proposed a 'Supercar GT' category of sports car racing, and we were able to detail a surprisingly wide variety of current, production sports cars which would be eligible. Now the International Motor Sports Association of America (IMSA) has announced just such a series for 1991, and director Mark Raffauf has no doubt that it's going to be a success. With the backing...

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Cotton on....

Revolution? Although it was generally unremarked at the time, the 10th round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship at Fuji was significant in being the last world championship 1000 kilometre race to be held, ending an era that dates back to 1953 when the FIA announced the World Sportscar Championship for Manufacturers. Typically the series was announced in February, five weeks before the...

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Society for the protection of the motor industry

Society for the protection of the motor industry IN 1902 Frederick R. Simms, inventor of the joystick and founder of the RAC, was behind the formation of an organisation designed to represent the interests of car producers and vendors. That organisation was the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, a title first registered on July 16, 1902, with'headquarters at Norfolk House in London's...

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Readers' Letters

Sorry for Silverstone Sir, So Bernie has finally carried out his threat and Silverstone is no longer ‘the home of British motor sport’. What a sad and dirty tale of bullying and big business this has been. For my part I am very disappointed. Living as I do within a stone’s throw of the track I have seen both what the Grand Prix has done for the region over the years, and also the huge strides...

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