Articles tagged Gianfranco Brancatelli

Page 85 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, April 2012

Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

Page 50 of February 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 50, February 1987

Group C Jaguar XJR-6

In its first full season of racing the Jaguar XJR-6 achieved one world Sports Car Championship victory, at Silverstone in May and accrued enough points during the season to come within one place (at Fuji) of winning both the Team Championship and the Drivers' Championship for Derek Warwick. Unlike all leading rivals it is powered by a normally-aspirated Jaguar V12 engine enlarged to 6262cc and...

Page 7 of September 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, September 1989

Ford wins Spa 24 Hours

One of Ruedi Eggenberger's works Ford Sierra R5500s finally defeated the BMW hordes to win Europe's most prestigious touring car race on July 23, when Win Percy, Gianfranco Brancatelli and Bernd Schneider came from behind to take the chequered flag in the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. The winning car finished eight laps ahead of Schnitzer Motorsport's M3 driven by Roberto Ravaglia, Altfrid Heger...

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The Mean Machine? AFTER the Italian Grand Prix in 1988, a story circulated about Jean-Louis Schlesser. He was seen approaching the McLaren motorhome in which Ayrton Senna and Ron Dennis were consoling each other, and a quickthinking employee locked the door in his face. But, protested Schlesser, he went there to apologise to Senna, to explain how hard he tried to make space for the Brazilian to...

Page 94 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, August 2013

Lunch with Win Percy

He was already 31 when his career began in earnest, but a late start was no impediment for one of racing's true gents Writer Simon Taylor Analyse the human make-up of successful racing drivers, and you uncover fascinating variety. There'll always be a powerful will to win, of course, although this may manifest itself in differing ways. Plus you'd expect aggression: maybe openly on display, maybe...

Page 25 of January 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, January 1987

Volvo races anti-slip

The Estoril circuit in Portugal has its share of slow corners, where racing drivers need to feed the throttle to get their cars round cleanly without losing time. Mauro Baldi and Per-Gunnar Andersson could ignore the conventional rules when driving their 240 Turbo in the final round of the Touring Car Championship, however, on their way fifth place overall. With Electronic Traction Control the...


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