Articles tagged Michele Alboreto

Page 12 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1989

Formula One: San Marino GP

A miracle Miracles do happen in motor racing. We saw one at Imola during the San Marino Grand Prix. It may not have been quite the sort of miracle the tifosi had in mind for Ferrari once they'd seen the times the McLaren-Hondas turned in during testing and again in qualifying, but it was a solid, 99-carat, bona fide miracle all the same. Not so many years ago, we'd now have been talking of...

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Legends: Estoril 1985

Legends: Estoril 1985 For many of us, Grand Prix racing entered a fallow period after the death in May 1982, of Gilles Villeneuve, and none felt that more keenly than Denis Jenkinson. Even though, with his love of horsepower, he adored the turbo era, he would mutter wistfully that now there was no driver around who could truly do justice to it. Anyone who knew him well will attest that Jenks had...

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Nigel Roebuck's Legends

Alboreto liked to win, of course, but his passion was for driving – for pleasure and success, not money The circumstances of Michele Alboreto’s death, like those of Bernd Rosemeyer’s, angered Roebuck, but driving was an addiction for the Italian and at 44 his passion was still too strong to let him stop As I drive, each July, from Frankfurt airport to Hockenheim, it is my invariable practice to...

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The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

Page 168 of September 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 168, September 1999

Goodwood Revival preview

The world's greatest historic race meeting is back. If you were these last year you'll need no further encouragement. If not, read on and let Marcus Pye tell you exactly why you should spend September 17-19 weekend in West Sussex. Goodwood's Motor Circuit Revival, last September, was universally hailed as the greatest historic race meeting of all time. Unarguably so, for nowhere on the planet was...

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The fastest F1 lap of all time

Date 20 July 1985, 3.12pmLocation Silverstone Circuit, NorthamptonshireEvent Final qualifying, British Grand PrixPoint of interest The fastest F1 lap of all time Before qualifying for the 1985 British GP, no Formula One car had ever lapped a track at over 160mph and none has since. Keke Rosberg tells Adam Cooper how he and Williams made F1 history that day Not many Formula One races are best...

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Michele Alboreto: A racer and a gentleman

Michele Alboreto loved his job. That's why he pounded on in F1 cars that could never do him justice, led him to sportscars and eventually a tragic death. David Malsher recalls his hero Wednesday April 25, 2001, had been a bad day at the office, and I drove home with Springsteen blaring out. Upon arrival, the phone was taken off its hook, the TV turned off and, for 10 hours, I was deaf to the...

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By Nigel Roebuck The inexorable growth of aero clutter Missing AJ Foyt at the Daytona 24 Hours Dario Franchitti’s love of motor sport history When Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the wraps off the McLaren MP4-27, it was a relief — and perhaps a bit of a surprise — to note that the car did not have the 'stepped nose' common to all the other new cars revealed to that point. A rule...

Page 61 of September 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 61, September 1986

Formula One: Hungarian Grand Prix

By the banks of the Danube When mention was first made about a possible Hungarian Grand Prix being entered on the 1986 FISA World Championship calendar, most people raised their eyebrows briefly and took little notice. It had been fifty years since Grand Prix cars last raced through a Budapest park and street circuit and although rounds of the European Touring Car Championship were held through...

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MINARDI SCUDERIA ITALIA From the two small teams of Minardi and Scuderia Italia has grown Minardi Scuderia Italia. Italy's second Fl team and one of the most popular in the paddock. Minardi has ploughed its familiar furrow with the uncomplicated Ml 94 which was finally introduced in Canada, and its use of Ford Series VII HB V8s has permitted both Pierluigi Martini and Michele Alboreto to show...



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