Articles tagged Francois Hesnault

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

-- Ferrari fight backZolder, April 29th When the Belgian Grand Prix returned to the Spa-Francorchamps circuit last year, everyone was delighted and full of enthusiasm for a real Grand Prix de Belgique and the general feeling was that there need be no further discussion; the Belgian race was back at its rightful home and there it would stay. However, those who thought that overlooked one small...

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Notes on the Cars at Zolder and Imola

With the Belgian GP and the San Marino GP on successive weekends (April 29th and May 6th) there was precious little time for anyone to return to base between the races so most of the teams set off for Belgium with sufficient equipment for the two weeks. Europe based teams like Ferrari were at a big advantage and the Maranello team were back home by Monday lunch-time after the Belgian race the...

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French Grand Prix

Dijon, May 20th Returning to the tortuous Dijon-Prenois circuit for the first time since 1981, this year’s edition of the French Grand Prix saw Niki Lauda deny the factory Renault Elf team another victory on home soil by taking his McLaren MP4/2 to a confident and convincing victory in the 79 lap race. For the McLaren International team it was another remarkable demonstration of the latest John...

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The San Marino Grand Prix

Dull Imola, May 6th One thing about Italians, you know exactly where you stand with them; they are either deliriously happy or tragically sad, there is nothing in between. When they are happy they let you know in no uncertain manner, with cheering and shouting, flag waving, arm waving, jumping up and down and anything else they can think of to express their joy. When they are sad there is...

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South African Grand Prix

Kyalami, Johannesburg, April 7th Early season Formula One form can frequently be misleading, but be that as it may the McLaren International team caught all its rivals off guard in the first two events of the 1984 Championship calendar. Two weeks after Alain Prost opened the year with victory in the Brazilian grand Prix at Rio de Janeiro, the Porsche-built, TAG-engined McLaren MP4/2s enacted an...

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The Grand Prix

A non-(championship) event As the 1984 Grand Prix season for the World Championships was not due to start until March 25th with the Brazilian GP, and all the important teams were ready and raring to go by the end of January, the FOCA supreme organised a non-championship race to give them a pre-season try-out. Unfortunately the only country prepared to take this non-event was behind the Iron...

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Formula One Scene

During last winter we had a long spell with no Formula One racing, but even so there was a lot of activity in the re-structuring of teams, both mechanically and in personnel and there was a lot of building and designing of new cars as well as a lot of testing. So much so, in fact, that it was a very busy off-season and when racing eventually started in March there were many things to look forward...

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My Greatest Race: Marc Surer

European Grand Prix, Brands Hatch, 1985 All it took was one race in Nelson Piquet's test car to convince Marc Surer that, on his day, he had what it took to race at the highest level. When the 1985 season started I didn't have an F1 drive. I was still looking at F1, hoping to get back in. In the middle of the season I got a call from Bernie Ecclestone. His second driver, Francois Hesnault, had...

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Dallas Grand Prix

Slowest through the streets . . . Looking back, the first Dallas Grand Prix provided a few surprises, not least the fact that it turned out to be the slowest circuit on the current Grand Prix programme — Keijo Rosberg's Williams FW09-Honda came home the winner, on a dramatically deteriorating surface, at an average speed a whisker over 80 mph. That was significantly slower than many people had...

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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...

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