Articles tagged Nelson Piquet (Brabham)

Page 60 of July 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 60, July 2003

Double why me?

The one that got away Andrea de Cesaris – 1983 Belgian GP The man with the most F1 races without a win made 'once in a lifetime' starts to lead both Grands Prix at the 'new' Spa. Adam Cooper explains Andrea de Cesaris was much maligned during a Formula One career that stretched from 1980 to 1994, but he didn't deserve to retire without a victory to his name. Alas, having started 208 races and...

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Formula One: The San Marino Grand Prix

— The mighty are fallen Imola, May 15th.  As soon as the Portuguese Grand Prix was over, all the cars and material were loaded into the familiar articulated transporters and, ten days later, everything was unloaded in the paddock at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola, south-east of Bologna. Everything had been back to base, overhauled, rebuilt or replaced and was like new, and a number of teams...

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A false economy

In only his second Grand Prix with Ferrari, this unlucky Swede raced into Italian Folklore, but not the record books. Adam Cooper explains Stefan Johansson is not the only Formula Onedriver of modem times who will forever be marked as a man who never won a race: Jean-Pierre Jarier, Eddie Cheever, Derek Warwick and Martin Brundle all have hard luck stories about near misses. But Stefan's big day...

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"We knew the wing was too high. Straight after the race our job was to put our knees in and bend it..."

Ex-Lotus mechanic on 'bending' the rules Outright cheating, of course, never happens in racing… but clever minds have thought up several ingenious ways of being ‘economical with the rules’. Adam Cooper points the finder In 1988 Ben Johnson was first across the line in the 100 metres final at the Seoul Olympic Games. Those words are chosen carefully, for the Canadian sprinter did not go home with...

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Simon Taylor

Modern Times That the first Bahrain Grand Prix happened at all was an astonishing achievement of which Formula One can be proud. So can everyone else involved in the miracle of creating, in 480 days, a complete state-of-the-art motor racing facility out of nothing more than a piece of desert and the open wallet of an oil-rich state. That state probably reckons that the estimated £100 million...

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A new life as a top club venue

Amid rumours of housing estates and golf courses, the future for Mallory Park looked bleak through the winter of 1982-83. But Ron and Edwina Overend – key movers in the Midland Centre of the British Racing and Sports Car Club – had been working hard and persuaded former racer Chris Meek to buy the site. At a rumoured E1 million, property developer Meek became the new owner and the Overend family...

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