Articles tagged Martin Whitmarsh

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Reflections with Nigel Roebuck

The Bianchi accident, Montjuich Park 1975, Vettel and Alonso In the hours following Jules Bianchi’s accident, several moments and conversations came back to me, one of them with Martin Brundle at Suzuka in 1995, in which he recalled the Japanese Grand Prix a year earlier. In appalling conditions – worse even than those at this year’s race – Brundle’s McLaren flew off the road at the Dunlop Curve...

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Mark Hughes

Face to face with Todt, small teams at risk, advantage Rosberg I believe that there is a conspiracy in Formula 1 that is trying – and at the moment looks like succeeding – to keep costs high enough that they can induce a few small teams to expire and thereby trigger three-car entries from bigger rivals. At least two of the major four teams are supportive of the plan, which would allow them to...

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Nigel Roebuck

Returning to Indy, Monaco’s faded glamour, Rosberg’s guile Sometimes,” wrote Henry Manney in Road and Track half a century ago, “I wish I was in Indianapolis. But not often.” Time was when the Indianapolis 500 was always run – whatever the day of the week – on May 30, Memorial Day, and a public holiday in the USA. And time was, too, when virtually the whole of the month of May, which included two...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Rising star Vettel shows shades of Prost– Spa penalty protest brings no surprises– The legacy left by American champ Phil Hill– Bernie’s tribute to his friend Stuart Lewis-Evans Leaving aside Monaco, where his profile was ultra-low during a brief visit to the paddock, Max Mosley chose Monza, the last European Grand Prix of the season, for a first ‘public appearance’ since his unusual...

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Straight talk

Honour still exists in the F1 paddock – but is not always rewarded Something was always going to happen once Luca di Montezemelo arrived in Bahrain full of show, pomp and pronouncements – and was then left embarrassed by how the thrilling race made a joke out of his criticisms of the new formula and, more particularly, how poorly the Ferraris performed. There was too much loss of face, too much...

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Look who’s back

With the news that Ron Dennis has recaptured control of the McLaren F1 team – after five years away – it’s timely to recall just how he surrendered that position in the first place. The tale is a fascinating one of politics and betrayal December 2009, the morning after an awards night: the big news had been all about Jenson Button leaving the team for which he’d just won the world championship,...

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Nigel Roebuck

>>Straight-talkin’ Petty >>Prost on the present >>Double points farce A step into the obscene?The F1 field heads for Turn One at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi in 2013. When the sport returns in November, drivers will be contesting the first double-points finale in the world championship’s 65-season history – a detail that sits uncomfortably with many. Regulators, thy name is...

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The Official Formula 1 Season Review 2009

Foreword by Bernie Ecclestone As you’d expect, a very thorough look at the ’09 season, including a great interview with Martin Whitmarsh, Martin Brundle, Christian Horner and Mark Hughes. Published by Haynes, ISBN 978 1 84425 721 8, £25

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Kevin Magnussen

Father Jan didn’t quite crack F1, but his son might do just that after a meteoric rise. Next stop, McLaren... In December 1995 a cheeky kart racer named Lewis Hamilton introduced himself to Ron Dennis at the Autosport Awards, setting in motion a chain of events that led the mercurial youngster to make his F1 debut with McLaren in 2007. Seven years on the team is again fast-tracking a promising...

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F1 season review

The Motor Sport team shared responsibility for Formula 1 coverage last season. Here are some personal highlights of 19 Grands Prix won by five drivers on as many continents Nigel Roebuck“When I think back to the 2013 season, I’ll remember primarily Vettel – and Pirelli.” Sebastian Vettel recently said he was concerned that the new technical regulations for 2014 might have an adverse effect on the...

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