Articles tagged Luca Badoer

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Nigel Roebuck

A sense of perspective The Ferrari conundrum Farewell to a friend Back in 1964 three British drivers – Jim Clark, Graham Hill, John Surtees – went to the final Grand Prix, in Mexico, to settle the world championship. In the end the title went to Surtees, after Clark’s Lotus had led all the way until its engine seized on the last lap, and Hill’s BRM had been delayed by a coming-together with...

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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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Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

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Nigel Roebuck

On the silliness of knee-jerk rule changes that fix non-existent problems, a Brawn-free future for Mercedes and Juan Pablo Montoya’s return to the single-seater mainstream As the Formula 1 Strategy Group – comprising six members from the FIA, six from the Formula One Group and six from the teams (Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren, Mercedes, Lotus, Williams) – was announced, plenty of people, notably...

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Fuels paradise

The opening rounds of this year's European F3000 Championship have contained several surprises, all but one of them welcome. The exception was the late decision -18 days before the race – to switch the third round of the series from Jerez to Barcelona, long after teams and other associates of the formula had committed money to non-returnable flight and hotel deposits, not to mention extensive...

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The Worst Car I Ever Drove

After a roller-coaster few years, Michele Alboreto's Grand Prix career seemed set to stabalise with a promising new team. But as Adam Cooper heard, it almost finished his Formula One hopes. In 1985, Michele Alboreto's star was on the rise. The first Italian to drive for Ferrari for over a decade, he was on the podium eight times in the first 10 races, and fought with Alain Prost for the World...

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1993 British Grand Prix race report - Hill makes a point

  Xenophobia, team tactics and a very small crowd; the first Mansell-less British GP since 1981 broke some new ground, but the end result was familiar In the end, all the pre-race hype about team tactics became academic, but while it lasted the long-anticipated showdown between Williams-Renault team's Damon Hill and Alain Prost was really quite a humdinger. In the week leading up to Britain's...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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Simon Taylor: Modern Times

Justin Wilson's signing for Minardi has finally brought into F1 a young British driver whose talent and speed were in little doubt, even before he dominated Formula 3000 in 2001. Having scratched around for a decent drive ever since he won the F3000 championship, he is now bringing more than £2 million of sponsorship to Paul Stoddart's little team, and will himself be driving virtually for...

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No Sweat

Back in 1989, the Formula One field contained eight graduates from the previous season's European Formula 3000 Championship. This year, at the time of writing, there are only two. One, aided by an abundance of talent and a pot of gold from Arisco, is Rubens Barrichello. The other, no less capable, graduates with a CV boasting a quartet of F3000 victories and a European Championship title. With...

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