Articles tagged Gabriele Rumi

Page 16 of September 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, September 1992

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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"There were beautiful moments as well as bad. The difficult ones I don't remember"

Were 21 years in F1 a matter of hardship or excitement? Gian Carlo Minardi sits down to chat over a plate of tagliataWriter Ed Foster The history books show that Minardi scored just 38 world championship points during a 21-year stint in Formula 1. Scratch the surface of those pages, though, and you see that not only did this little Italian team often punch above its weight, but the list of...

Page 4 of January 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, January 1993

The month in Motor Sport

NOVEMBER17: IMSA effectively axes its GTP class with the announcement of a new, open-top, two-seater category to be known as 'World Sports Cars'. Existing GTP cars will be allowed to run alongside the new class, albeit in detuned form, until the end of the '94 season. IMSA plans a single-class structure for 1995 (see Cotton On). 18: Mauricio Gugelmin completes two days of testing with the interim...

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Hates losing, is embarrassed by winning

As the Venturi-Larrousse team announces its plans, Robin Herd reflects on his rationale in F1 fourth time around "I think it's pretty normal with most sportsmen. I'm not saying I'm a top sportsman but certainly a lot of tennis players and golfers will tell you that losing is a much stronger emotion than winning." says Robin Herd. "It's the thrill of the chase. Stevenson said. 'It's better to...

Page 19 of February 2005 archive issue thumbnail Page 19, February 2005

My only grand prix -- Stéphane Sarrazin

1999 Brazilian at Interlagos How did you hear about the Minardi drive at Interlagos? I was at Barcelona testing for Prost. Alain Prost called to tell me that Luca Badoer was injured and that Minardi wanted me. I didn't get a chance to test before Brazil. Prost said, 'Don't worry, as the Minardi is slow you'll be at the back. There's no pressure, just try to learn.' How did things go when you...

Page 6 of July 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 2001

Gabriele Rumi

The man behind the Fondmetal and, latterly, Minardi F1 teams, has died, aged 61. The one-time hilIclimb competitor's Fondmetal company supplied alloy wheels to F1 teams, and from 1983 he sponsored Piercarlo Ghinzani in an Osella. In 1990, he took over the team, renaming it Fondmetal, but closed it after two poor seasons. He bought Minardi in 1997, but sold the cash-strapped team last year.

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