Articles tagged Marco Piccinini

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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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Didier Pironi: Driven to destruction

Blamed for an act of treachery that eventually led Gilles Villeneuve to crash to his death, Didier Pironi's successful career is often forgotten. Mark Hughes profiles the life of an often complex, always political, character Rene Arnoux stood in the Dijon pit lane, listening. Listening to the throttle applications and braking points of an old friend performing a secret test in Rene's Ligier. What...

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Fatal friction

Overshadowed as Villeneuve’s team-mate, Didier Pironi was turning into a great driver. But his mind games against Gilles and the tragic outcome did not make him popular… Twenty-five years have passed since the death of Gilles Villeneuve, the most beloved racing driver of his generation, and many words have lately been devoted to a man without whom, for many, motor racing has never been quite the...

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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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"It's war. Absolutely war."

That’s what Gilles Villeneuve said of his rivalry with team-mate Didier Pironi, who he felt had betrayed him in winning the San Marino Grand Prix. Then they all went to Zolder for the Belgian GP. Paul Fearnley unravels the miserable, muddled story of the last days of Formula 1’s most charismatic driver  A tenth. A lifetime. Ferrari tech chief Mauro Forghieri leaned in, shouted. Something. But his...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Ecclestone's future hangs on court verdict F1 tsar could be driven from his sport as London tribunal assesses conflicting evidence I By Christian Sylt Bernie Ecclestone's future as Formula 1’s boss could be determined by a London High Court trial verdict, which is due to be given early in 2014. The trial began at the end of October and was coming to a close as Motor Sport went to press. It has...

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The go-to guy

F1, Champ Car, GTs, historics - if you need a driver in a hurry, Roberto Moreno has always been ready to give it everything. And he's still got the fire...By Rob Widdows In America they called him 'supersub'. Super he may be, but he is so much more than a substitute. When Roberto Pupo Moreno left his home in Brazil he was still a teenager and had never raced a car. His mother promised to keep his...

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One-lap Wonder

In 1986 Ferrari spent heavily on an Indy 500 contender. But, says its designer, it ran only a single test lap. By Gordon Cruickshank Can't play, won't play: Enzo Ferrari's response when things weren't going his way. He'd tried it before, and it looked like another such episode when in 1985 he announced Ferrari was going to America — to race in CART and win the Indy 500. The press portrayed it as...

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A hero's shadow

Losing a friend to the dangers of motor racing is tough, but taking on a hero's mantle and trying to rebuild a team in mourning is an almost superhuman task By Nigel Roebuck In a few months’ time comes the 25th anniversary of the death of Gilles Villeneuve. Tragedies of this kind are mercifully rare these days, but during my first year of working in Formula 1, 1971, I attended two memorial...

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A false economy

In only his second Grand Prix with Ferrari, this unlucky Swede raced into Italian Folklore, but not the record books. Adam Cooper explains Stefan Johansson is not the only Formula Onedriver of modem times who will forever be marked as a man who never won a race: Jean-Pierre Jarier, Eddie Cheever, Derek Warwick and Martin Brundle all have hard luck stories about near misses. But Stefan's big day...

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