Articles tagged Gianni Morbidelli

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Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

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The Expendables

Despite it being a new era for global touring car competition, seven tin-top action heroes are still setting the benchmarks Remember that movie The Expendables? If it passed you by, you can be forgiven (it was never going to trouble the BAFTAs). But it’s the one where all those cheesy action heroes of the 1980s and ’90s – Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li and more...

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The man that time forgot

Many drivers have the talent, but only a few get the breaks. Andrea Gilardi’s junior CV is a thing of wonder, a tale of titles won and future heroes conquered – Michael Schumacher among them. Sometimes, though, that simply isn’t enough Writer Rob Widdows It is July 1985, a roasting hot day in Northern France, and the stage is set for the climax of the Junior Kart World Championship on the Maison...

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Formula One -- Mexican Grand Prix

Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been hammering on the Honda Marlboro McLaren door. In Mexico, it finally took it off its hinges. The signs were all there, of course, in Canada, and even though the real cause of Nigel Mansell's last lap...

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Obituaries

Alex Moulton CBE One of a few engineers to become a household name, Dr Alex Moulton, who has died aged 92, was known to the public for his revolutionary small-wheeled bicycles, but his greatest impact was with his rubber suspension systems on the Mini and later BMC models. A born inventor, Moulton built a steam-powered GN in his teens and worked for the Sentinel steam lorry firm before taking an...

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Milestones rather than millstones

1978: Riccardo Patrese leads, Arrows'second-ever GP, at Kyalami, qualifies fifth twice, and finishes second in Sweden. 1980: Patrese finishes in second place at Long Beach, qualifies seventh at Imola. 1981: Patrese takes pole and leads Long Beach, finishes third at Rio, second at Imola. 1983: Marc Surer qualifies fifth in Detroit. 1985: Second season with BMW turbos. Three top-six grid slots...

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December

12:Durango, a midfield Formula 3000 team, announces Formula One ambitions for 1997. 13:ITV snatches coverage of Grand Prix racing from the BBC. with effect from 1997, with a deal which will see it pay FOCA 10 times the 'Beeb's' going rate. Veteran commentator Murray Walker, above, is left contemplating the possibility that he has just one more season remaining in F1, although sections of Britain'...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

Nov 8: Alister McRae, son of Jimmy and younger brother of Colin, is surprise winner of the Shell Rally Scholarship. His prize is a full British Rally Championship season in a Ford Sapphire Cosworth 4x4 sponsored by the oil giant. His programme will also include a couple of overseas events. Nov 9: Wisbech Stadium hosts its last-ever meeting. Danny Semrau wins the saloon stock car race which signs...

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The month in Motor Sport

OCTOBER 13: The FIA's World Motor Sports Council ratifies changes to F1 technology, though no official regulations are forthcoming. As expected, traction control and other driver 'aids' are to be banned, while refuelling is made permissible once again. An F1 calendar is also issued. This includes Argentine and Pacific Grands Prix, at circuits which have still to be confirmed. South Africa and...

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