Articles tagged Olivier Grouillard

Page 22 of October 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 22, October 1988

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...

Page 8 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, April 1992

Suspended animation

Active suspension made a triumphant return at Kyalami, where Nigel Mansell ran away and hid As the dust settles once more on the parched Kyalami and the South African GP, we shall look back in the months to come and truly appreciate just how crushingly superior the Williams FW14Bs were. When Nigel Mansell spoke afterwards of his plan "to build a cushion of 20 seconds" you realised just how much...

Page 16 of March 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, March 1993

No Sweat

Back in 1989, the Formula One field contained eight graduates from the previous season's European Formula 3000 Championship. This year, at the time of writing, there are only two. One, aided by an abundance of talent and a pot of gold from Arisco, is Rubens Barrichello. The other, no less capable, graduates with a CV boasting a quartet of F3000 victories and a European Championship title. With...

Page 4 of November 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, November 1991

Diary

The Month in Motor Sport Sep 14: John Gray sets a new course record at Brighton Speed Trials in his Pilbeam MP58. Despite losing a sidepod during a run, his time was 14.48sec over the half-mile -- a terminal speed of 181mph. Other new class records fall to Anthony Mayman (ERA): 18.91sec, 139mph; Phil Cook (Jedi Gamma): 20.44sec, 120mph; Clive Harris (Ralt RT4): 17.65sec, 148mph. Fastest Lady:...

Page 20 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1991

Formula One -- Mexican Grand Prix

Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been hammering on the Honda Marlboro McLaren door. In Mexico, it finally took it off its hinges. The signs were all there, of course, in Canada, and even though the real cause of Nigel Mansell's last lap...

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...

Page 4 of November 1995 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, November 1995

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...

Page 39 of June 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 39, June 2006

The dream isn't over

Andretti at Le Mans Mario Andrelti has tried nine times to win the Le Mans 24 Hours. He isn't racing this year, but he still wants to go back even when he's 92... 1966 There was an ulterior motive when Mario Andretti agreed a deal with Ford that would take him to the Le Mans 24 Hours for the first time. It was all part of his masterplan to become a Formula One driver. The plan had been hatched...

Page 12 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1991

Formula One Scene

It is easy to forget that the San Marino Grand Prix is a relative newcomer to the World Champion Formula One season, and a lot of readers have probably forgotten how it came about. In the 1970s there was a feeling in Italian motor racing circles that Milan and the Monza Autodromo had held a monopoly on motor racing and the Italian Grand Prix for far too long. The Italian Grand Prix dates back to...

Page 16 of August 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, August 1990

A Touch of the Sun

Once you get south of somewhere like Avignon it can start getting very hot and the sun can get insidious, especially if it is tempered by a warm breeze and the suspicion of a haze in the sky. It is not the blazing heat that turns English people pink that is the danger, for blisters and sunburn are all too easy to see, but it is the gentle continuous heat that gets through to the brain without you...

Pages

LATEST ISSUE

December 2019
Ford vs Ferrari: The Le Mans '66 Film Special
 

SUBSCRIBE

NEWSLETTERS

Sign up to our newsletters
The latest news, straight to your inbox – click below to sign up to the newsletter list.

SIGN UP

THE APP

The Motor Sport App
Carry Motor Sport with you, wherever you go. On iOS, Android and Kindle.

DOWNLOAD

Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It