Articles tagged Sandro Nannini

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Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey!By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

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Formula One scene: Australian GP

The end of an era Adelaide, November 13 On the face of it, it was all just another crushing McLaren-Honda demonstration run, as Ron Dennis' machines sped to their tenth 1-2 of a season in which the team has re-written the parameters of Formula One. Alain Prost apparently cruised to his seventh win of 1988 and another nine points, which brought his total to 105, although thanks to the silly...

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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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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...

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The Ultimate Super Group

Three decades ago, Group C set out to prove that a fuel efficiency formula could make for magnificent racing It had been great while it lasted. The 1992 FIA Sportscar World Championship was proof of that old adage that you only need two cars to make a motor race, although strictly speaking there were as many as four or five front-running cars per meeting; those rounds that weren’t cancelled, you...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

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Nigel Roebuck

Ni e Roebuck I ast month, in writing about Gilles Villeneuve, I railed against the statisticians in our sport — those whose opinions are shaped, more than anything else, by numbers. Through the history of motor racing, it seems to me, there has been many a defeat more glorious than many a victory, but for some such things — emotion, legend — count for little, and these people tend, too, to...

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Lunch with... Riccardo Patrese

His Formula 1 career lasted a remarkable 17 seasons, during which there were some dark moments but also six well-deserved wins. And through it all, Patrese emerged as one of the good guysBy Simon Taylor Riccardo Patrese is an enigma. He was once seen as the Bad Boy of Formula 1, arrogant and wild, and so disliked by some of his fellow drivers that they threatened a boycott if he were allowed to...

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Close encounter

In the end, the result was all too familiar: Ayrton Senna first, Alain Prost second. Nothing too surprising about that, in this age of McLaren-Honda domination of Formula One. Yet the German Grand Prix was much more of a race than the bare result suggests, and the action wasn't confined to the battle for first place, either. For once, though, it really was quite a fight. In fact, it was probably...

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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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