Articles tagged Patrese

Page 44 of February 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 44, February 2000

Out with a whimper

The worst car I ever drove The Alfa Romeo 185T was slow, heavy, unreliable and failed to score a single point. Not only did it almost finish Patrese's career, it also ended Alfa's once awesome presence in F1. By Adam Cooper Will Riccardo Patrese's record of 256 GP starts ever be beaten? Today it's hard to imagine anyone surviving 17 years at the top level of the sport without burning out and the...

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Racing in the Grand Manner

Francorchamps, August 26th After the Mickey Mouse Formula One affair called the Hungarian Grand Prix, it was refreshing to be at Le Grand Prix de Belgique on the Circuit Nationale de Francorchamps in south-east Belgium in the foothills of the Haute Fagne bordering with the Ardennes. It is always the scene for a real Grand Prix in every sense of the words. When Ayrton Senna takes pole position,...

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An enduring beauty (that couldn't last)

On looks alone the Lancia LC2 was a stunning sports car challenger to Porsche; in terms of results, it was an underachieverBy Gary Watkins Pole position by the better part of a second. Some early glory at the front of the field. And then a dramatic technical failure. The story of the Lancia LC2’s debut at the 1983 Monza 1000Kms set the tone for the career of a car that has come to be regarded as...

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Patrese confirmed at Williams

As expected, Frank Williams announced before the Spanish Grand Prix that the most experienced driver in Formula One has been signed to replace Nelson Piquet next season. Riccardo Patrese, who was contesting his 157th Grand Prix at Jerez, has been in F1 for more than ten years, and has driven previously for Arrows, Brabham and Alfa Romeo. He will partner Nigel Mansell in Williams' normally-...

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Storms over Suzuka

The weather played a crucial part as Senna scored his 40th triumph - and McLaren's record equalling 103rd - but the real storm came in the paddock afterwards, as he assaulted newcomer Eddie Irvine I don't know quite what it is about Suzuka, but it has a funny effect on Ayrton Senna. Since his Honda days the Brazilian has always been very popular with the thousands of Japanese spectators, and the...

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The worst car I ever drove - colonic irritation

The fact the wing mirrors fell off was the least of Gabriele Tarquini's problems with the 1988 Coloni-Ford. Making it to the grid often proved much more irksome. With his dark features and thick, curly, slightly receding hair, Gabriele Tarquini looked not unlike American comedian John Belushi during his time in Formula One. Sadly, the Italian's machinery often provoked as much humour as the late...

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Formula One: The Detroit Grand Prix

Surprises Downtown, Detroit, June 5th The big surprise, albeit a pleasant one, was that another Formula One race was held in Detroit. By any standards the 1982 event was a bit of a shambles and justified the simple rule that was not adhered to. Any new venue for a World Championship race is supposed to run a non-championship race first of all, to get the circuit and organisation working properly...

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Just Williams

Kyalami marked Alain Prost's first F1 race since Suzuka 1991. If anybody thought a short sabbatical might take the edge of his racecraft, the Frenchman's polished performance in South Africa quickly set the record straight... "I was very demotivated over the last few weeks. There were a lot of things: the big crash in Estoril, then I was sick for two or three weeks. With this FISA case hanging...

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