Articles tagged Sandro Nannini

Page 18 of July 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, July 1989

Formula One: Mexican GP

Warning siren The power of Honda's RA109E was ultimately Alain Prost's downfall in the Mexican Grand Prix on May 28. That, and a gamble on tyre choice that didn't come off. Throughout qualifying round the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez the Frenchman had stayed close to team rival Ayrton Senna. The Brazilian had been faster in both of Friday's sessions as Prost rued his choice of front springs and...

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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...

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Phoenix Revival

Thank goodness for Jean Alesi and Pirelli. Thanks to that combination, the US GP in Phoenix had a modicum of interest for half its length, even if it was an interest the overall format of the event barely deserved. F1 in America is in a parlous state, as it has been since Watkins Glen was kicked into touch, and it was a sparse crowd which watched spellbound as the Frenchman pushed his Tyrrell...

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Good Vibrations

We have had our moments of criticism for Thierry Boutsen, but in Hungary last weekend the Belgian drove a beautifully judged race to withstand fearsome pressure for the entire 77 laps. The Hungaroring is a circuit that doesn't help those wishing to overtake, and after taking full advantage of his first ever pole position, the Williams-Renault driver took the lead at the start and withstood...

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Formula One: Monaco GP

Sweet sixteen for Senna The bald facts say that Ayrton Senna pulverised his opposition to win his 16th Grand Prix in Monaco. That he won going away in a crisp style which exorcised the ghost of 1988, when he had led comfortably only to slide into the barrier at Portier following a momentary lapse of concentration. As usual, however, the bald facts tell only part of the story. The one that...

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1989 Japanese Grand Prix report: Nannini wins whilst Prost takes title

Prost wins title as Senna is disqualified, Nannini wins race Would Benetton unwittingly have played a role in influencing the outcome of the World Championship? That was one of the intriguing questions spewed out of the volcano that was the 1989 Japanese Grand Prix, an event that capped one of the most acrimonious and controversial seasons motorsport's supposedly glittering prize has had to...

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Formula One -- Hungarian Grand Prix

McLaren Shell-shock It used to be British Formula Three races -- short 20 lappers -- in which the start was all important. Today, there are Grand Prix races that are like that. Monaco is one, the Hungarian the other. A paradox? On the face of it, yes. No two circuits could look more dissimilar, yet have so much in common. The Hungaroring may appear an open track, but with its low grip surface it...

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