Articles tagged Erik Comas

Page 20 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 2004

Events of note

Ford GT40s pack Tour Auto entry No less than seven Ford GT40s, headed by 2003 winner Chris Chiles, will line up for the start of the Tour Auto on 19 April. The five-day event will include visits to five French race tracks as well as a series of timed sections on closed public roads. Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro and Ledenon are all on the schedule. Star drivers in the field include Stirling Moss...

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Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

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1993 French Grand Prix race report - Perfect for Prost

  Damon Hill spoiled Prost's 1993 record of pole positions, but come race day it was back to the familiar script Sooner or later, Damon Hill is going to win a Grand Prix. That's what we said after Spain, and a lot more people were saying it after Magny-Cours. Oh, Alain first added number 49 to his bulging stash of F1 victories and stretched his all-time French GP wins mark to six (Fangio and...

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Mansell Is Finally Crowned

Senna wins dramatic race, but second is enough to secure Mansell's first World Championship The first 38 laps of the Hungarian GP did not follow the script that Nigel Mansell would have wished to have signed off, but the inkling of the role that Riccardo Patrese had written in for himself had already become evident on Saturday night. After dominating each practice session, the Italian was in good...

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Nissan backs Delta Wing

Nissan has stepped up to provide the engine and backing for the experimental Delta Wing that will race at this year’s Le Mans 24 Hours on June 16/17. The Japanese manufacturer commissioned Ray Mallock’s RML Group, which ran Nissan’s British Touring Car Championship campaign in 1997-99, to produce a lightweight four-cylinder direct-injection turbo engine for the Delta Wing. It has subsequently...

Page 8 of October 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, October 1991

Belgian Grand Prix

Surprise, surprise A quick look at the results of the Belgian Grand Prix might give the impression that the McLaren-Honda team monopolised the event and dominated the opposition, but it would be very far from the truth. Admittedly they finished first and second, with Ayrton Senna leading Gerhard Berger home by a comfortable two seconds, but the clue to the truth lies in the fact that Roberto...

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Turning point?

Hockenheim has played a pivotal role in the past two FIA F3000 series. And once again, it has created confusion in the perceived natural order of things... When Marc Goossens crossed the line to win the Hockenheim Formula 3000 race, it was significant for several reasons. It was a first F3000 victory for him, and for Derek Mower's small but effective Nordic Racing. It ended Super Nova's...

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What's gone wrong?

In 1991, Allan McNish's hitherto meteoric racing career hit a serious stumbling block. Where does the young Scot go from here? Here is an interesting conundrum for statisticians. In 1987, after many years of karting success (thrice Scottish junior champion, once British junior champion, once British senior champion), Allan McNish celebrated his 17th birthday and immediately took up car racing. In...

Page 115 of July 1994 archive issue thumbnail Page 115, July 1994


TOURTEL LARROUSSE Up and down. That's been Tourtel Larrousse's season so far. At times the LH94s have been surprisingly fleet, at others they have languished on the back rows of the grid. The cars are neat and uncomplicated, slimmer versions of the Lamborghini-powered cars which now rely on the Ford HB. On paper they should be reliable enough for regular lower top 10 finishes. Erik Comas still...

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Junior showtime

As one Mercedes graduate was crowned at Aida, a possible heir to his throne made his debut The Pacific Grand Prix saw a former Mercedes junior crowned world champion for the second year in succession. It also marked the debut of a current junior who many people tip one day to emulate that feat. Brought in by McLaren when appendicitis ruled Mika Hakkinen out of the race, Jan Magnussen looked, as...



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