Articles tagged Philippe Alliot

Page 38 of August 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 38, August 1993

Three's company

Weaving in and out of the bright new lights of the GT era, Peugeot and Toyota slugged it out for overall honours at Le Mans. After a fierce early struggle, there was a one-sided outcome Testing. There had been a lot of that, four or five endurance trials each for Peugeot and Toyota in recent months. The 905s and TS010s have this year covered a greater distance at the Paul Ricard circuit than in...

Page 28 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, June 1992

Toyota's own goal

Toyota will look back on the Silverstone 500 km race as a fairly spectacular own goal. Two weeks previously, the day after the Monza fiasco in fact, the BRDC proposed to reduce the British event, the second round of the Sportscar World Championship, to a mere 200 km. TOM'S Toyota objected so strongly that the race ran its full distance, and was won by Derek Warwick and Yannick Dalmas in a Peugeot...

Page 25 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 1989

United States Grand Prix

A sense of relief Alain Prost was prominent in Phoenix for several reasons, but the one he preferred was having his name inscribed on the victor's trophy after the heat-soaked event was stopped at the two-hour mark. By then, the Frenchman had covered 75 of the scheduled 80 laps of the 2.37-mile street track, but what made it an even better day for him was that faster team-mate Ayrton Senna had...

Page 16 of July 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, July 1988

A Challenge Brewing?

Two burning questions emanated from an otherwise dull Mexican Grand Prix. Both concerned Ferrari and Gerhard Berger. Might he have got on terms with Honda Marlboro McLaren if he had made a better start? And might he have been able to exert late-race pressure on overheating winner Alain Prost if his F187 hadn't given him spurious fuel read-outs which obliged him to ease his pace after the halfway...

Page 28 of December 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, December 1991

Autopolis 430 km

Plaudits all round Peter Sauber, nice man that he is, shed a few tears. Dr Hermann Hiereth, the man responsible for Mercedes racing engines, looked dumbstruck. The virus that had plagued and destroyed the flat-12 engines on an hourly basis since August just cleared up and went away, simple as that! Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger drove the race that they and the C291 have long deserved and...

Page 26 of June 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, June 1991

WSC -- Monza 430 kms

Set for the Season? Jaguar's XJR-14 is by far the fastest car taking part in the Sportscar World Championship, and the Silk Cut team's 1-2 success at Monza on May 5 was well deserved because their problems were minor compared with others. Derek Warwick made two unscheduled pit stops on his way to victory, one to have his windscreen cleaned and another to comply with a stop-go penalty, and in...

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D-day for top F1 teams

Red Bull and rivals face development race dilemma A Fascinating second half of the 2013 F1 season is in prospect, with as much depending on what happens in Milton Keynes, Maranello, Enstone and Brackley as at the eight remaining Grand Prix venues. In recent years the sport has increasingly become a development war, with those still in the title fight forced to maintain R&D momentum on their...

Page 30 of March 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 30, March 1992

Profile points

Although its products won the CART and Japanese F3000 titles last season, 1991 wasn't a wholly successful year for Lola. Undeterred, the Huntingdon constructor is preparing a spectacular assault on motor racing's four major disciplines in 1993 Winter 1991 cannot have been too comfortable a time for Lola, the specialist volume racing car constructor founded by Eric Broadley in 1958. It was forced...

Page 90 of July 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 90, July 2009

Carbon Paw Print

Cutting-edge materials and advanced technology allowed the Peugeot lion to leave its mark on the biggest endurance prize of all – Le Mans By Christophe Wilmart In 1988 Jean Todt was a happy man. As head of Peugeot Talbot Sport, he had seen a Peugeot hammer the competition in the Paris-Dakar rally. He dreamed of Formula 1, but knew he had to find an intermediate stage which would be acceptable to...

Page 28 of July 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 28, July 1983

Le Mans 24hrs:

Le Mans, June 19th, predictable but interesting Having celebrated the 50th running of Le Mans last year, the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did not make such a fanfare about the 60th anniversary of the 24-hour race, though the parade of old cars and previous winners has now become a regular and popular feature of the preliminaries. Porsches dominated the entry list with 11 of their type 956 Group C...

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