Articles tagged Riccardo Patrese

Page 18 of May 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, May 1992

24 carat victory

McLaren gave its new weapon its debut in Interlagos, but still those Williams FW14Bs ran away and hid as a Mansell hat-trick drew him level with Fangio's 24 GP wins Ayrton Senna's body language said it all. His car stammered into the pits, the Brazilian gave its misfiring Honda V12 the big rev, then wriggled out and stalked to the back of a McLaren pit which was already accommodating team-mate...

Page 16 of October 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 1989

Formula One: Italian GP

Food for thought Six years ago, Alain Prost was the most vilified man in Italy. He was hated so much by the tifosi he had to be protected by bodyguards during the Italian GP. He even received death threats. When his Renault broke he faced a long walk back to the pits, and was stoned by Ferrari's faithful supporters. Times change in F1, but nothing is more mercurial than the tifosi's affections....

Page 66 of April 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, April 2012

The Maverick who refused to play the game

H e was racing’s blue-eyed boy: effortless speed, natural confidence, a Grand Prix driver at 19. Mike Thackwell had talent to throw away – and that’s what he did, to go surfing instead. If you knew him then, you would not know him now. He is a different man in a different world. A maverick, intellectually restless, a loner, blessed from birth with a prodigious talent. A man of many and complex...

Page 6 of April 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, April 1991

Formula One -- United States GP

Senna's Warning Shot Senna and Honda Marlboro McLaren wrote themselves another slice of F1 history in Phoenix with a faultless performance which netted the Brazilian his 27th Grand Prix victory and, in the process, brought him level with Jackie Stewart's tally. To the consternation of its rivals, the new MP4/6 maintained the Woking team's already enviable record of success first time out,...

Page 80 of March 1999 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, March 1999

Team Managers - Cesare Fiorio

No driver has truly conquered Formula One, sports cars and rallying, but one extraordinary manager made it look easy. John Davenport talks to Cesare Fiorio. When a rally driver does well racing, like Walter Rohrl in the DTM, or a racing driver does well at rallying, like Jim Clark on the RAC Rally, it is a source of wonder to all. A much more rare thing is to find a team manager who is fully...

Page 46 of June 1982 archive issue thumbnail Page 46, June 1982

Grote Prijs van Belgie

— An air of foreboding Zolder, May 9th WITH the Imola "strikers" returned to the lucrative world of Formula One, the Belgian entry was full to overflowing, but their union shop-steward made it clear that he and his men intended to employ "disruptive methods" and protest against anything and everything. Consequently, although the entire entry was ready to go on Friday morning a lot of people were...

Page 66 of September 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 66, September 2001

Riccardo Patrese

"My mechanics are pushing me into the car. I'm really angry. But I go out, and on the warm-up lap, the car feels perfect. I think 'well, maybe'. And suddenly I have pole!" Riccardo Patrese possessed the talent to be world champion, but is remembered best as one of F1's true gentlemen. Are the two qualities mutually exclusive? David Malsher believes not As Patrese stepped from the broken Brabham...

Page 20 of July 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 20, July 1991

Formula One -- Mexican Grand Prix

Pulling out the Stops Mexico City, June 16. It was going to happen sooner or later. A Williams victory, that is. Several times this year the developing Patrick Head/Adrian Newey package has been hammering on the Honda Marlboro McLaren door. In Mexico, it finally took it off its hinges. The signs were all there, of course, in Canada, and even though the real cause of Nigel Mansell's last lap...

Page 12 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 12, June 1989

Formula One: San Marino GP

A miracle Miracles do happen in motor racing. We saw one at Imola during the San Marino Grand Prix. It may not have been quite the sort of miracle the tifosi had in mind for Ferrari once they'd seen the times the McLaren-Hondas turned in during testing and again in qualifying, but it was a solid, 99-carat, bona fide miracle all the same. Not so many years ago, we'd now have been talking of...

Page 112 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 112, March 2010

Race return for GpC Lancia

The Lancia LC2 that claimed the Italian marque’s most significant Group C victory at the 1985 Spa 1000Kms will return to racing next year. Lancia LC2, chassis number three, is on course to compete in the Group C/GTP Racing series in the hands of Duncan McKay. McKay said: “Because I jumped straight into motor racing in Group C, I thought it best to stick to a C2 for a while, but now I feel the...

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