Articles tagged Piercarlo Ghinzani

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Formula Two Review

Giacomelli's Crown Italy has crowned its first European Formula Two champion. At Hockenheim, in Germany, on September 24th Bruno Giacomelli won the final round of the series in his works March-BMW 782, but the boy from Brescia had actually clinched the title nearly two months earlier at Enna Pergusa, in Sicily. Our review of the series in the August issue of Motor Sport took us up to Giacomelli's...

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Grote Prijs van Belgie

A bit of a shambles Zolder, May 17th The two days of practice before the Belgian Grand Prix were not only a waste of time, they were farcical. Partly because of rules and regulations and partly because of the weather, but at least it was not due to any fault of the drivers, who were all getting on with the job in spite of the difficulties. This year's "in-thing" is adjustable ride-height in order...

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Kyalami 1,000 Kms

Bell's race, Ickx's title For the first time since 1974 the Sports Car Club of South Africa was allocated a championship endurance race, the Kyalami 1,000 Kms event on December 10th being the seventh and final round of the 1983 World Endurance Championship. Run a full two months after the previous round, at Fuji, the South African event attracted a top-class entry, 25 cars from Europe including...

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Formula One: Japanese GP

The Wolf at the Door In the end, the slope on Suzuka's grid worked against Alain Prost, not just once, but twice. It allowed not only Ayrton Senna to roll his stalled McLaren forward sufficiently to restart twice, but also Satoru Nakajima to do likewise. Senna, of course, was the more significant threat to the Frenchman, but the Japanese Lotus driver was also to play a significant role . . ....

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FIA Graded Drivers

With the arrival of the official FIA Yellow Book for 1979, containing all the rules and regulations for International events of all categories (see page 150), we have the list of drivers who have made the top grade. This year's elite is a bit of a mish-mash containing Grand Prix drivers, the winner of the Indianapolis 500 and those who have been successful in the rather emaciated world of Long...

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From Parity to Superiority?

The Silk Cut Jaguar team came close to winning the 1986 World Sportscar Championship despite taking the chequered flag only once, at Silverstone, and its effort will be even more effective this year. The Porsche teams will increase their strength, though, and the Kouros Sauber-Mercedes team will run a new car, or cars, in five or six races. In other words what was a good, if rather short World...

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A Promising Season

A Promising Season THE 1989 season ended in a bit of a shambles, but there were two interesting aspects that boded well for the future. At the Tokyo Motor Show the Honda Motor Company displayed a brand new V12 Formula One engine, with the news that it would be ready for testing in 1990, and ready for the McLaren team to use in 1991. By then the present V10 engine will be obsolete (by Honda...

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The Season Underway

Now that we have had the first two races of the 1990 Formula One World Championship season we can take stock of reality and forget the rumours and surmise of the past winter. At the front nothing has changed much from last year, McLaren-Honda, Ferrari and Williams-Renault are setting the pace once again, with the same six drivers at the top, but slightly shuffled about as regards teams and...

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Jj /.) .3) _1:1 _ILY_1_-) (jail) ILL/ J. 1J 'j_k_d__`1 9_11 _5_/) J I IL/JI IIiJJJ Oh dear! You can't help but feel a degree of sympathy for Eddie Irvine, a driver who while keeping his foot in it manages to put his foot in it. If ever a driver attracted trouble in spades, it's the Ulsterman. In his maiden Grand Prix he ends up on the receiving end of a Schnapps-fuelled punch from Ayrton Senna....

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Formula One: Spanish GP

Invisible man Somewhere in all the controversy, acrimony and infamy that characterised the Spanish Grand Prix, Ayrton Senna racked up his 20th F1 victory and McLaren International overtook Team Lotus International to lie second to Ferrari in the all-time wins ratings, 80 to 97. Those statistics went rather unnoticed, however, but one that didn't was Senna's 40th pole position. The Brazilian's...


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100 years, three cars, one epic track test



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