Articles tagged Thierry Boutsen

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Beyond Midway

When we got to the halfway point of the 1988 season, even the most disinterested follower of Formula One must have realised that McLaren International had won all eight races with its Honda-powered MP4/4. Since then it has won two more and its drivers, Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna, have been sharing the victories between themselves, quite often finishing first and second. You may wonder what...

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W.S.C. - Norisring — short and sharp

As World Sportscar Championship events go, the Norisring 200 Meilen was unique. Much against the wishes of most entrants for this round of the Drivers' Championship it was run as a single 79-lap race, all over and done with in 67 minutes, and for that afternoon's work Klaus Ludwig collected 20 points, as many as he might have garnered at Le Mans. It's Just as well that OSCAR, the entrants'...

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Independent Spirit

It brought Honda back into the F1 arena but soon folded. Gary Watkins recounts the unlikely story behind the Spirit squad You'd never have guessed you were witnessing the start of something big. It was an inauspicious debut by anyone's standards. Smoke and steam poured from the stubby, strange-looking machine that had just completed a mere five laps of a non-championship race. Only those with...

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For the first time in my life I have declined an offer to drive a race car. I've come quite close in the past, invariably because the dimensions of its cockpit and those of this editor have been sadly at variance but, this time, I was just too scared. The scene is the press day for the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the Revival meeting, the plan a few light hearted squirts up Lord March's front...

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Slick operation

Schumacher's engineer explains the German's Spa mastery Nine-to-one looked generous odds on Michael Schumacher winning the Belgian GP. Especially when he started from 16th, eight places behind Damon Hill. Just as the notorious Ardennes weather had made a lottery of qualifying, so it tested teams and drivers to the limit in the race itself. Hill responded by turning into a human yo-yo, stopping...

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Formula 2 review

First year Formula Two driver— "Rookie" the Americans would call him — Thierry Boutsen took the lead of the European Formula Two Championship with a fine win in the eighth round of the series at Enna, Sicily on July 26. With the following round of the closely contested championship on his home soil at Spa Francorchamps in Belgium and with just four more rounds in all, over which to defend his...

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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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RACERS JUST LIKE US FROM 2012 WILLIAMS IS RENEWING ITS LINKS WITH RENAULT, with whom we had a very successful working relationship between 1989 and '97. The main reason for making the change has been looking towards 2014, when the new V6 turbo engine arrives. I don't expect that the change will have a major influence upon our competitive position in 2012 that will have to come from a beffer car...

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Endurance Racing Review

Porsche won its sixth victory in the Le Mans 24 Hour endurance classic held on June 13th/14th, eclipsing the successes of Jaguar and Bentley and moving ever closer to Ferrari's record of nine. But behind that little bit of history came another, even more remarkable feat, for Belgium's Jacky Ickx wrote himself into the record books by taking his fifth victory at la Sarthe, placing himself on a...

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Formula One: The San Marino Grand Prix

— The mighty are fallen Imola, May 15th.  As soon as the Portuguese Grand Prix was over, all the cars and material were loaded into the familiar articulated transporters and, ten days later, everything was unloaded in the paddock at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari at Imola, south-east of Bologna. Everything had been back to base, overhauled, rebuilt or replaced and was like new, and a number of teams...



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