Articles tagged Peter Windsor

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"Going up the mountain was fantastic, but going back down was not so good..."

His track record spoke volumes for his potential and there were many who placed great faith in Stefano Modena, a young Italian who preferred to eschew the spotlight. When he reached Formula 1, however, his career momentum simply petered out… Writer: Rob Widdows Aspiring to sing at La Scala is one dream, but others would prefer to score for Juventus. Some think only of designing the perfect suit....

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"Automobile Year-1976-77"

edited by Douglas Armstrong. 236 pp. 12 1/2 in x 9 1/2 in. (Patrick Stephens Ltd., Bar Hill,Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £16.50.) Among an increasing number of annuals that give detailed coverage of the previous season's motoring sport, the well-established Edita of Lausanne's "Automobile Year" stands out for its lavish production and beautiful pictures. 84 in colour and 421 in black and white in the...

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Book reviews

Most of the motor racing annuals are now safely gathered in and there are some welcome additions to the perennial favourites. The problem with trying to review "Autocourse" (ed Maurice Hamilton, publ Hazelton Publications, 3 Richmond Hill, Richmond, Surrey, TV/11 6RE, 266 pp, 9½ x 13 in, £15.95) and "Automobile Year" (ed Ian Norris, publ Editions 24 Heures, distrib Patrick Stephens Ltd, Bar Hill...

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Grit in the oyster

Nigel Mansell became a pearl at Williams. But as Damien Smith explains his four full seasons at Lotus provided the grit in the oyster... Key scenes. Act One: first Formula One test. He snaps up the chance to take part in a Lotus young-driver try-out at Paul Ricard — just weeks after breaking his back in an Oulton Park F3 shunt. Popping painkillers like sweets, he tells the team he is perfectly...

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Lunch with... Nigel Mansell

Love him or loathe him, there's no denying that 'Our Nige' is a true racer – and today he's still full of fighting talk. Nigel Mansell talks through his career over lunchBy Simon Taylor Surely no World Champion has provoked greater extremes of adulation and criticism than Nigel Mansell. From his earliest days in Formula 1 he was the darling of the British crowds: when he scored his first Grand...

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Book reviews

"Automobile Year 1982 / '83" 243 pp. 12½" x 9½" (Edita SA, 10 rue du Valentin, 1000 Lausanne 9, Switzerland. Distributed by PSL Ltd., Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB3 8EL. £19.95) The current edition of Ami Guichard's now-immortal "Automobile Year" is as lavish as ever — the Rolls-Royce of coffee-table annual reviews of the previous year's motor racing and automobile activities. The contents are probably...

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Marcel Albers The death of Marcel Albers at Thruxton on Easter Monday robbed Dutch motorsport of one its brightest young prospects. The immensely likable 25 year-old was just beginning to realise the promise that he'd shown in 1991, when he undertook his first season of F3 with Alan Docking Racing. The excellent relationship between Marcel and ADR bore fruit in the opening F3 race of the present...

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Festival of speed

Video- Festival of speed 2000 Produced by Goodwood RRC, £14.95 To be frank, with a video to review and a deadline approaching, I was ready to fast-forward through this. After all, I was there, I've seen most of the cars — surely this would just be a replay. Wrong. I watched the whole thing, and enjoyed it. It's fronted by people who know and love cars, and it shows, whether it is Alain de Cadenet...

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Disaster is relative

Sir, Thank you for your features commemorating the 30th anniversary of the passing of Gilles Villeneuve. I have only ever attended one Grand Prix, the 1977 British race, so I had the privilege of observing Gilles' Grand Prix debut — albeit the only GP where he didn't drive a Ferrari — and I remember being impressed by his ability to stay ahead of his team-mate Jochen Mass who was driving the then...

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Grovewood Awards

The talented eighteen-year-old New Zealand Formula Three driver Mike Thackwell has become the youngest person ever to win the top Grovewood Motor Racing Award in its sixteen-year history. Thackwell received a cheque for £1,000 from former World Champion John Surtees in a ceremony at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in December. Second place, and a cheque for £500, went to twenty-six-year-old Birmingham...



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