Articles tagged Eric Bernard

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This month in

1994 Juha Kankkunen (above) and Didier Auriol give Toyota a Portugal 1-2. Michael Schumacher takes Benetton to victory in Brazilian GP as Ayrton Senna spins; Eddie Irvine censured after huge shunt with Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle and Eric Bernard. 1984 Alain Prost wins Brazilian GP (above) as leader Derek Warwick retires Renault RE50 with suspension failure. Hannu Mikkola takes Quattro to...

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Formula 3000

Red flags, black marks TS Eliot once contended that "April is the cruellest month". He was wrong. August is worse. For the European Formula 3000 Championship, August 1988 was the blackest period since records began in March 1985. There were two races. Both were in Britain, both were a complete farce, and a total of four drivers were taken to hospital, two with serious injuries. Indeed, the latest...

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Against expectations

  In the end, the Brazilian Grand Prix went against all expectations. Few would seriously have bet against the chances of Ayrton Senna, on his homeground, and the Williams-Renault. Even less so if you gave full credibility (and there was every justification to) to stories that the Brazilian had actually lapped Imola in recent testing another six-tenths of a second quicker than Michael Schumacher...

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A timely triumph

When Michael Schumacher's Benetton stuck in fifth gear, Damon Hill was there to scoop the spoils for an intensely relieved Williams team. There were many, it must be said, whose scepticism got the better of them after the Spanish GP. Could Michael Schumacher really have done the last two-thirds of the race in only fifth gear, including a pit stop? You can try to calculate what percentage there...

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Formula One -- United States GP

Senna's Warning Shot Senna and Honda Marlboro McLaren wrote themselves another slice of F1 history in Phoenix with a faultless performance which netted the Brazilian his 27th Grand Prix victory and, in the process, brought him level with Jackie Stewart's tally. To the consternation of its rivals, the new MP4/6 maintained the Woking team's already enviable record of success first time out,...

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Formula One -- Mexican Grand Prix

Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been hammering on the Honda Marlboro McLaren door. In Mexico, it finally took it off its hinges. The signs were all there, of course, in Canada, and even though the real cause of Nigel Mansell's last lap...

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Showdown in Hockenheim

As a circuit the Hockenheimring will never replace the old Nürburgring, where the German Grand Prix was held for so many years, but it has developed a sort of negative character of its own. While the twisty bit inside the huge stadium is not as exciting as Mallory Park or the Club Circuit at Brands Hatch, the long curving sections out to the Ostkurve and back are fast, making for an average speed...

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Formula 3000

Allez France This time one year ago, Formula 3000 was the focus of attention for all the wrong reasons. A spell of midsummer madness led to no fewer than six stoppages in four consecutive races. Several drivers were injured and the final step on the ladder to a Grand Prix berth did not seem like a good place to be. Happily, there has been no repeat. Instead, we have been treated to a fascinating...

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Iberian Interlude

The European part of the Formula One season ended with two races on the Iberian peninsular on consecutive weekends. The Portuguese Grand Prix took place on the pleasant little circuit at Estoril on 23rd September, while the Spanish Grand Prix on the circuit at Jerez followed a week later on September 30th. Both events were won by the Scuderia Ferrari team, in Portugal Nigel Mansell was dominant...

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The Scarlet Pimpernel

I came here in 1979 and 1980 and each time it was a French victory. "Jean-Marie Balestre was in the mood to crow at his Saturday morning press conference in Sao Paulo, when he recalled the successes of Jacques Laffite and Rene Arnoux. He'd dragged himself to Brazil "despite precarious health state" and said he'd enjoyed the reception he got from "a raving crowd" of angry Paulistas still steaming...

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