Articles tagged Jean Sage

Page 20 of April 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, April 2004

Events of note

Ford GT40s pack Tour Auto entry No less than seven Ford GT40s, headed by 2003 winner Chris Chiles, will line up for the start of the Tour Auto on 19 April. The five-day event will include visits to five French race tracks as well as a series of timed sections on closed public roads. Le Mans, Val de Vienne, Nogaro and Ledenon are all on the schedule. Star drivers in the field include Stirling Moss...

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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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Holding on for the ride

Power was king, but its generation was often more subtle than the wider world appreciated. Irrespective of methodology, the spectacle was absolute Writer Simon Arron Portugal, 1984. It is early evening and teams are taking part in the recce for round three of the World Rally Championship. For the first time, Juha Kankkunen is being co-driven by Fred Gallagher in one of Toyota Team Europe’s...

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Barth and Porsche 935 Head Le Mans Classic entry

Porsche Legend Jürgen Barth is among the provisional entries for the second running of the Le Mans Classic on the full 8.5-mile circuit. The Porsche 935-K3 to be raced by Barth, who won the Le Mans 24 Hours in 1977, is one of a number of cars new to the event on July 23-25. This is the result of Peter Auto, which organises the affair in conjunction with the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, extending...

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Behind the Grand Prix scene - transporters

WITHOUT exception all the teams currently active in Formula One use articulated lorry transport for conveying their cars and material about Europe, and the majority of the tractor units are turbo-charged diesel powered. Three Formula One cars and all the spares such as engines, gearboxes, wheels, suspension pans, bodywork pieces and all the tools of the trade can be carried in a well planned...

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Legends

1984 Dallas GP Some weekends you can come back from a Grand Prix with a notebook relatively clean. There will be a lap chart in there, of course, together with notes and quotes, but in the normal course of events there will be pages free. Once in a while, though, this is not the case. And I find, looking back to the Dallas Grand Prix in 1984, that even before race day I was into my second...

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Ferrari Celebration

Quite the most mouth-watering sight in the Spa-Francorchamps paddock during the weekend of the Belgian GP was magnate Albert Obrist's collection of sports-prototype racing Ferraris. They represented the period in which the marque scored its nine Le Mans triumphs, four at Daytona, eight in the Mille Miglia, nine in the Targa Florio and six in the Tourist Trophy. They brought the past back to date...

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Jean Sage

"I'm primarily an enthusiast — If Renault were not in F1 I'd be quite happy to be involved in rallying. . ." Although the political side of motor racing has received a great deal of attention over the past few years, Formula One has never really been a business which attracts casual involvement. If you scratch slightly below the surface of any racing team or organisation, you will generally turn...

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Oily rags to riches

Motor racing’s past is recreated with great authenticity at the Monaco Historique, which this year boasted a 40-strong F3 grid alongside the usual array of Grand Prix classicsBy Ian Titchmarsh No historic race meeting has the tradition and authenticity of the Grand Prix Historique de Monaco. This was the seventh iteration of an event which was launched in 1997 and, after a three-year pause, has...

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On second thoughts

The evening after final qualifying, Renault's Jean Sage Gerard Larrousse, pole-sitter Rene Arnoux and secondfastest Alain Prost got together and looked at their options. "Alain was still in with a chance of winning the championship," recalls Sage, "and Amoux was nowhere. We'd qualified first and second, with quite a big margin over the others. It was time to discuss what the possibilities might...

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