Articles tagged Michel Ferte

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Formula 3000

Red flags, black marks TS Eliot once contended that "April is the cruellest month". He was wrong. August is worse. For the European Formula 3000 Championship, August 1988 was the blackest period since records began in March 1985. There were two races. Both were in Britain, both were a complete farce, and a total of four drivers were taken to hospital, two with serious injuries. Indeed, the latest...

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The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at the...

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Venturi effect

15 minutes of fame: Venturi; 1994 Montlhéry 1000Km It began with a game for bored playboys and ended by bringing a French racing legend his final international victory. Gary Wwatkins tells the story. No-one could have predicted that an unauthorised 'cannonball run' through France would lead to the final international victory of Henri Pescarolo's illustrious career. But when a group of Parisian...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

July 18: Co-driver Mark Brickstock succumbs to injuries sustained, the previous day, in a single-venue stage rally at Snetterton. 19: David Brabham escapes unhurt after rolling his Simtek during a Silverstone test. 20: British Rally Championship entrants vote to exclude 'kit cars' from the 1995 series. 22: Michel Ferte/Michel Neugarten (Venturi) win the BPRO four-hour race at Spa. The Frenchmen...

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Around the houses

– RM Auctions – In its August 13-15 Sports and Classics of Monterey sale, RM has two historic Miller race cars going under the hammer. The first, a 1931 Miller V16, is the only such racer ever built and was placed 27th in that year’s Indianapolis 500. It then ran as high as third in the ’32 race before an oil line broke. In 1933 an accident claimed the lives of both driver Lester Spangler and...

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The month in Motor Sport

September 14: Factory BTCC Ford driver Paul Radisich tests Team Dynamics' successful privateer Mondeo at Snetterton, sparking renewed speculation about the Blue Oval's 1996 plans. 15: Benetton releases Michael Schumacher's Italian Grand Prix telemetry in an attempt to absolve the world champion from any blame for the accident which eliminated him and Damon Hill. 15: Benetton test driver Emmanuel...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

APRIL Mercedes-Benz confirms that it will supply engines via Ilmor to Penske for the Indianapolis 500. Successful Formula Ford racer Roger Eccleston dies after a lengthy illness. Eccleston was particularly well-known for his exploits with a Crossle 25F in the Midlands and the North-West. Michael Schumacher takes a second straight F1 win in the Pacific GP at TI. Pole-winner Ayrton Senna retires in...

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Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

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WSC -- Le Mans 24 Hours

The writing was on the wall. Thousands of British enthusiasts made the ritual visit to the famous Restaurant des Hunaudieres, to find that this bastion of French cuisine, right alongside the fastest Part of the Le Mans circuit, had a new sign over the door: Shanghai les 24-Heures. The Orientals had arrived, and by Sunday evening they'd conquered. Mercedes were the pace-makers, running in...

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F3000 A Promising Start

The idea of Formula 3000 as a replacement for F2 has been around for couple of years, the impetus coming partly as F2 shrivelled and partly due to the final decline of the Cosworth DFV engine. The main reason why F2 failed was escalating costs and the reluctance of sponsors to invest ever-increasing amounts into a category which attracted relatively small crowds and, in Britain at least, almost...

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