Articles tagged Satoru Nakajima

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Some You Win, Some You Lose

I well recall my personal enthusiasm for Niki Lauda who, apart from being a mate, was a driver I always reckoned had everything all weighed up. In 1977, when he won his second World Championship title for Ferrari, I thought he won it by cunning and good judgement. DSJ on the other hand, reckoned he did so by stealth and consistency. In other words, "playing the points game". For the record, Mario...

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Formula One -- Brazilian Grand Prix

At last! After the dramatic inflation of recent months, and the manner in which most of them drive on what pass for roads in Sao Paulo, the local populace is used to scrapes and close escapes. Yet 70,000 of them held their breath throughout the closing laps of the Brazilian GP as their idol, Ayrton Senna, performed perhaps the greatest escape of them all. On seven previous occasions the McLaren...

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Formula One scene

Exiting times ahead When the new Formula One due to start in 1989 was announced it sounded deadly dull and I thought about taking up model-car collecting. That was two years ago and I am happy to say that since then things have changed for the better. At the time when we were told that turbocharged 11/2-litre engines would be outlawed at the end of 1988 we were at a fantastically high peak of...

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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: Belgian GP

Near disaster After the race at Imola, in Italy, the "circus" moved north to Belgium for the next round in the Formula One Championship series. Unlike a true travelling circus the teams did not move en bloc, but all sped back to their homes in Italy, Germany. France and England where rebuilding, development, testing, and experiment continued, together with analysis and reckoning on the results of...

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Cult heroes

Tetsu Ikuzawa An ex-art student who narrowly failed to make it to Formula One, both as a driver and as a team owner, Tetsu Ikuzawa played a role in the careers of Frank Williams, Geoff Lees and Satoru Nakajima. Ikuzawa started on motorbikes before switching to cars in 1963 and making his name in Nissan saloons. In '67 he moved to Europe and, with Frank Williams's Brabham, won a string of F3 races...

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Formula One: German Grand Prix

Inside the stadium The Grosser Preis von Deutschland  used to be held on the majestic 14 mile Nürburgring. Circumstances and people changed all that and we had the "Kleiner Preis von Deutschland " on the flat but fast Hockenheimring. Then the Germans built the New Nürburgring  and we all fell about laughing, until the German Grand Prix was held there last year, whereupon we all crept away very...

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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,...

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Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

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