Articles tagged Mark Hughes

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Mark Hughes: Big budgets bring aerodynamic superiority for top F1 teams

The black art of aerodynamics determines so much of Formula 1's pecking order, and it goes hand-in-hand with the financial clout of the leaders and 'Class B' runners "We’re not racing in Formula 1. It’s more like Formula 1.5. I don’t know how those cars are so much faster,” said Gene Haas about rivals Mercedes, Ferrari and Red Bull back in Austin in October. “But I talk to Ayao [Komatsu, Haas...

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Unintended consequences

Toto Wolff didn’t seek increased influence in the politically charged Formula 1 paddock, but circumstance thrust it upon him. His present situation has caused him to think differently about the sport, as he explained in an exclusive interview Toto Wolff now stands as one of the most successful F1 team bosses of all time. But beneath the smiles and quips he has sometimes carried a hunted look this...

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F1 Frontline with Mark Hughes

The Bianchi accident Jules Bianchi was engrossed in a long-running battle with Marcus Ericsson’s Caterham at Suzuka. Both were driving exceptionally well in low-grip conditions in cars with very little downforce. Ericsson had recently made a breakthrough, a change in the Caterham’s brake-by-wire system giving him the pedal feel he’d lacked all year. Besides which, he was very much at home around...

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Matters of moment

The Jules Bianchi tragedy has overshadowed everything in motor racing during the past month. In this issue both Mark Hughes and Nigel Roebuck offer perspective on the accident at Suzuka and its possible repercussions. Severe injury is mercifully rare in Grand Prix racing today, which is precisely why the shock felt by the F1 community and fans alike has been so profound. Sadly, for the wider...

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Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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F1 Frontline with Mark Hughes

Twenty-three years on and Ferrari’s saviour Luca di Montezemolo has left the building, with more than a little urging by his Fiat boss Sergio Marchionne. It’s a move that probably has much to do with the Fiat-Chrysler group’s listing on the New York stock exchange and Marchionne needing to be seen to be in charge of the group’s most valuable and profitable brand, but the steady decline of the...

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Contributors

Born close to London but based in Belgium, Adam Cooper isn’t quite as itinerant as Jonathan Williams, the unsung former Ferrari driver to whom he pays affectionate tribute on page 98. James Mitchell has been busy of late, photographing Lunch With... – his regular gig – and accompanying Mark Hughes to Piero Ferrari’s office for this month’s exclusive interview. Once a teenage ‘gofer’ for Colin...

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Matters of moment

Lewis Hamilton vs Nico Rosberg is great box office, offering Formula 1 a much-needed narrative at a time when it is clamouring to engage with a global audience that’s shrinking alarmingly. But the knee-jerk, mid-season decision to ban some – but not all – radio communications between teams and drivers, perceived as ‘puppets’ for doing as they are told, was an act of strange desperation. Regular...

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Mark Hughes

On and off the circuit, F1 continues to confound. Bernie Ecclestone’s Munich court case for alleged bribery of the German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky has been concluded by a payment from Ecclestone of $100 million to the German authorities. This type of settlement, a peculiarity of the German legal system, implies neither guilt nor innocence and has been applied reportedly because the prosecution...

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Matters of moment

"It makes you feel sick, actually, the whole FIFA thing, the corruption at the top is nauseating. Sepp Blatter likewise has run it like a dictatorship for so long and he comes up with so much nonsense.” Good on Gary Lineker. England’s second-most prolific goalscorer was deservedly considered a ‘golden boy’ of British sport during his playing career, and he’s carried that momentum into his life as...

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