Articles tagged Michele Alboreto

Page 10 of February 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 10, February 2014

Matters of moment

It’s become something of a running joke in these parts that editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck doesn’t ‘do’ social media, particularly since he wrote about his reservations on our website a few months ago. Of course, by submitting that article he inadvertently made himself a talking point for a few hours, suitably enough, on Twitter. How exquisite. Perhaps it’s just as well for Nigel to avoid the ‘...

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Formula One scene: Rio testing

Stifled progress With the first Grand Prix of 1987 only a few days off, the line-up has been announced officially by FISA. There are two cars each from McLaren, Williams, Lotus, Ferrari, Ligier, Benetton, Brabham, Arrows, Zakspeed and Minardi, and one Osella all with turbocharged 11/2-litre engines, making a total of twenty-one drivers competing for the FIA Drivers and Constructors Championships...

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Gimme five!

In the heat of Imola nothing could stop Nigel Mansell setting another record. This time last year, at the fifth Grand Prix of the season, Williams-Renault had firmly indicated the strength of its challenge to McLaren-Honda. That race, the Canadian GP, ultimately fell to poor old Nelson Piquet in the Benetton-Ford, but only after Mansell's last minute drama. Senna had won the previous four, but...

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The Worst Car I Ever Drove

After a roller-coaster few years, Michele Alboreto's Grand Prix career seemed set to stabalise with a promising new team. But as Adam Cooper heard, it almost finished his Formula One hopes. In 1985, Michele Alboreto's star was on the rise. The first Italian to drive for Ferrari for over a decade, he was on the podium eight times in the first 10 races, and fought with Alain Prost for the World...

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Formula One Scene

During last winter we had a long spell with no Formula One racing, but even so there was a lot of activity in the re-structuring of teams, both mechanically and in personnel and there was a lot of building and designing of new cars as well as a lot of testing. So much so, in fact, that it was a very busy off-season and when racing eventually started in March there were many things to look forward...

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Bill Boddy

More than a Merc demonstration Demonstartions of pre-war GP cars at present-day race meetings can be a big attraction. I've mentioned Tony Brooks and Peter Collins driving a W125 and a W154 Mercedes-Benz during the VSCC Oulton Park meeting of 1958. And in 2001 Auto Union displayed their resuscitated 1937- and 1938-type C and D cars at Donington; had the late Michele Alboreto, the Ferrari driver,...

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Formula One -- Brazilian Grand Prix

At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet 70,000 of them held their breath throughout the closing laps of the Brazilian GP as their idol, Ayrton Senna, performed perhaps the greatest escape of them all. On seven previous occasions the McLaren...

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Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

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Against expectations

  In the end, the Brazilian Grand Prix went against all expectations. Few would seriously have bet against the chances of Ayrton Senna, on his homeground, and the Williams-Renault. Even less so if you gave full credibility (and there was every justification to) to stories that the Brazilian had actually lapped Imola in recent testing another six-tenths of a second quicker than Michael Schumacher...

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Endurance racing review

FOLLOWING the postponement of the races at Brands Hatch and Mugello, the World Endurance Championship finally took off at Monza on April 18th. Those early events were doomed from the very beginning for they did not form qualifying rounds of the Manufacturers' Championship and did not attract the interest of the major teams like Porsche or Ford. That, combined with their positions on the...

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