Articles tagged Giancarlo Minardi

Page 106 of September 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

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Simtek: F1's latest Catch 22 victim

Simtek's withdrawal from the Canadian Grand Prix was the precursor to its swift decline into receivership. Led by promising designer Nick Wirth, Simtek entered Formula One at the same time as Pacific Grand Prix, the team for which Bertrand Gachot drives. Its demise, following hot on the heels of those of Lotus and Larrousse, prompted the Belgian to reflect: "It's very sad to see a team that was...

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Around and about

More Changes to Grand Prix Rules On the eve of the Monaco Grand Prix, the third race of the new 31/2-litre formula, FISA's Formula One Commission approved a series of detail regulations regarding the design of Grand Prix cars. Adopted by unanimous vote after consultation with team engineers and designers, the reforms bypass the normal stability rule on the grounds of safety, and will come into...

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My only Grand Prix

1981 San Marino at Imola by Miguel Angel Guerra After two and a bit years in European Formula Two, how was it that you made the step up to Formula One? I'd done some testing and development work for Osella with its F2 car, and the number two man there suggested my name for the grand prix team for 1981. After landing some sponsorship from back home in Argentina, I got the drive, as from that year'...

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Preview

A foregone conclusion for Prost? - or will Schumacher spring a major surprise? Has there ever been a season in which there has been so much uncertainty even before the racing begins? Back in 1990, of course, Ayrton Senna was the bete noire of F1 after his outburst against FISA following the exclusion from victory in the Japanese GP that he always believed cost him that year's World Championship....

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This month in motorsport – cont'd.

December24: The RAC MSA hands over management of the British Rallycross Championship to the BRSCC. 27: Belgian former racer André Pilette dies, aged 75. January4: Lamborghini's future in F1 looks uncertain, as Larrousse confirms that it will switch to Ford's HB V8. 4: Talk is rife that there will be mid-week F3 races on summer evenings. The idea gets the thumbs-up from team managers. 4: David...

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Money greased the wheels, but talent turned them

Elio de Angelis was more than just a 'rich kid' - he was a naturally talented driver who, on his day, could outperform SennaBy Mike Doodson Elio de Angelis, whose death from race-track injuries 25 years ago will be commemorated on May 15, is remembered with endearing fondness by almost everyone who knew him during his seven-year Formula 1 career. The eldest son of a wealthy Roman family involved...

Page 72 of November 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, November 1997

De Angelis: an unfinished symphony

Elio de Angelis could not only out-qualify Senna in an identical car, he was also a virtuoso pianist. Mark Hughes remembers this complex man and asks why he never realised his potential When considering the pre-requisites to make the grade in motor racing, few have been dealt a stronger hand than Elio de Angelis, Grand Prix driver from 1979 to his needless death in a testing accident in 1986....

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"Ferrari have trusted us and we intend to deliver"

With the prancing horse saddled up in support, A1GP is ready to enter its fourth season with its sights set firmly on long-term success By Rob Widdows The launch of a new racing car comes in many manifestations. Some are revealed with loud music, bright lights, smoke and mirrors. Others appear from under a cloth, like a rabbit from a hat. A few are rolled out, fired up and driven round an empty...

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Reflections

The continued dominance of Red Bull, the greatness of Sebastian Vettel... and the major teams’ unfathomable reluctance to capitalise on Nico Hülkenberg’s gifts As the Grands Prix roll by, I think back to a sunny afternoon in the Daytona paddock in January, and a conversation with Anthony Davidson about the Formula 1 season to come. I began by asking whom he tipped for the 2013 World Championship...

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