Articles tagged Patrese

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The Spanish Grand Prix

Not very excitingJarama, Madrid, April 29th The Grand Prix in Spain was the first in Europe for the 1979 season and inevitably it was held on the “mickey-mouse” Jarama Autodrome, as it is the only place in Spain suitable for the elite of the racing world to disport themselves. Such is the state of the art today, thanks to the Constructors’ Association, that the entry list was full and contained...

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Mansell Is Finally Crowned

Senna wins dramatic race, but second is enough to secure Mansell's first World Championship The first 38 laps of the Hungarian GP did not follow the script that Nigel Mansell would have wished to have signed off, but the inkling of the role that Riccardo Patrese had written in for himself had already become evident on Saturday night. After dominating each practice session, the Italian was in good...

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The British Grand Prix

A four-ring circus After the Demolition Derbies in Detroit and Dallas the Formula One "circus" must have breathed a sigh of relief when they returned to Europe to start some serious Grand Prix racing. The Brands Hatch circuit, scene for the 1984 British Grand Prix, may not be the best in the world for Formula One cars but at least it is quick and challenging in its own small way, with a lap speed...

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Seeing The Finer Points

I recently came across the following paragraph in a 1931 edition of MOTOR SPORT, in a race meeting report: "The fact that the good driving produced less applause than the few instances of wild skidding is a pity, but can only be expected when road racing events are so rare and the general public has not learnt to appreciate the finer points of the game." Deciding that I would like to see, at...

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The Brazilian Grand Prix goes to Rio

Rio de Janeiro, January 29th The second of the two early-season Championship Grand Prix races took place in Brazil fourteen days after Andretti's runaway win in Buenos Aires. This time the Brazilian Grand Prix took place, not at Sao Paulo's impressive five-mile Interlagos circuit, but at the brand new Circuit Internacional do Rio de Janeiro, a twisting autodromo complex situated some 20 miles or...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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British Grand Prix

Simply Unreal (Our centre spread this month depicts the event in colour) Brands Hatch, July 16th. Variety is something which the British Grand Prix always provides, fluctuating as it does from the pleasant garden-party atmosphere of the Silverstone airfield cicuit to the wire-mesh fence confines of the cramped and over-crowded stadium at Brands Hatch. Anyone who was at the British Grand Prix this...

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The Canadian Grand Prix

Heroes all Montreal, September 27th I am sure most people arrived in Canada expecting the mm-st as far as thc weather was concerned, and they were not disappointed on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, whichever day on which they arrived from Britain, France, Italy, Germany. Mexico or wherever. It poured with rain and was grey and miserable but on Friday morning when practice began the sun...

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Luck And Judgement

Michael Schumacher becomes the first German since Jochen Mass to win a Grande Epreuve In the end it was the least experienced of the upper echelon of F1 drivers, in the least technologically advanced of the top cars, who took the spoils in the Belgian GP. In doing so he benefited from a slice of luck, but then Nigel Mansell was not without that himself when he scored the first of his 29 victories...

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The Dutch Grand Prix

— A very good race            Zandvoort, August 31st AFTER the FOCA bosses had managed to raise the price of their "Circus" this year, the promoters of the Dutch Grand Prix went ahead and organised their race at Zandvoort. As the Formula One world assembled in the main paddock on Thursday, the overall scene was one of greyness and gloom. At the best of times the North Sea looks mud-coloured, and...

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