Articles tagged Masahiro Hasemi

Page 32 of February 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, February 2001

Big in Japan

In Japan some passage of time is usually required before an event, an artefact or an era can be defined as a classic. But the 1976 Japanese GP was different In pouring rain on a circuit built in the shadow of Mount Fuji, what was possibly the most exciting season of Formula One came to a spectacular conclusion in a race memorable for many different reasons. Because it was the Hunt versus Lauda...

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The Japanese Grand Prix

A Lotus wins, but Hunt paddles to the Championship victory Fuji Speedway, Japan, October 24th The Formula One World Championship is nothing if not truly International and the latest country to climb onto the Grand Prix bandwagon is Japan who hosted the final round of this season's 16-race series at the 4.3-km. Fuji International Speedway, situated in the shadow of the impressive (but happily...

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Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

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Cotton on....

Growing pains The current Group C World Sports Prototype Championship goes into its final two years on the crest of a wave, with Jaguar defending its clutch of titles from Mercedes. Both teams have new cars to be introduced when the time is right, even though they'll be obsolete at the end of 1990, and the German manufacturer made it perfectly clear at a recent international motor sports...

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Precision Timing

With a chilling precision, Mercedes took control of the Suzuka 480 Kms race in Japan and repeated last year's 1-2 result. Jean-Louis Schlesser and Mauro Baldi won the race, just as they did last year in the same C9 model, with Jochen Mass and his young Austrian protégé Karl Wendlinger 42 seconds behind. Geoff Lees started from pole position again, in the Tom's Toyota, so a casual observer might...

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Datsun 240Z

Recognised as the world’s first credible Japanese sports car, the durable 240Z is still sought after, even if the period PVC trim is looking a little passé… By any rational criteria it looked fabulous, but so what? Call it cultural imperiousness, call it what you want, but prior to the arrival of the Fairlady Z Export Model at the 1969 Tokyo Motor Show few Europeans took Japanese cars seriously....

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Nissan takes charge

The Japanese advanced on Le Mans, scaled the walls and conquered the 24 Hours. After that, Daytona was a doddle! Nissan's NISMO team ran a comprehensive test on the steep, 220 mph bankings last year but withdrew their entries on account of the Gulf war. All the data was checked exhaustively and the R91CP was perfectly prepared for this year's race, enabling the all-Japanese crew to dominate the...

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Sports cars new 'shark-fin'

In the first of a new series, we look at the FIA’s efforts to prevent LMP cars from taking flight Next year’s LMP sports cars will look very different: they will all sport a large dorsal fin. It’s not pretty, but it should obviate the frightening sideways barrel roll or ‘blowover’, spectacularly demonstrated by Stéphane Ortelli at Monza in 2008 when his Courage entered Italian airspace before re-...

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The year of the cat

Britain's soccer fans may not have created a good impression in Sardinia, but a vast army of 50,000 motor racing supporters who crossed the channel were well behaved and ecstatic with the 1-2 result achieved by the Silk Cut Jaguar team at Le Mans. They joined Tom Walkinshaw with fervour in singing the National Anthem and more than a few tears were shed... of happiness among those celebrating, of...

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Rosberg: the fastest

Nico Rosberg has earned himself a place in the record books by becoming only the third driver to record the fastest lap on his World Championship grand prix debut not including Giuseppe Farina, who set fastest lap in the first ever points-paying race, at Silverstone in 1950. Rosberg's charge to seventh in the Bahrain GP came after he had to pit for a new nose at the end of the first lap, and...

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