Articles tagged Thierry Boutsen

Page 52 of May 1985 archive issue thumbnail Page 52, May 1985

International Trophy

Mike Thackwell became the first drive to win an F3000 race his third International Trophy win with Ralt in four years. As usual, the weather conditions were appaling (Above, top) Michel Ferte led the race in the middle, dry, period but after a spin in the rain came home second behind John Neilsen's Ralt. (Above) Claudio Langes in one of the Barron team's Tyrrell 012s, which have yet to show...

Page 78 of October 1983 archive issue thumbnail Page 78, October 1983

Track test: We drive the Canon Porsche 956

"It would make a nice road car, wouldn't it?" enquired Richard Lloyd as I stopped at the pits for a breather. After a few gentle laps of the Silverstone Club circuit in the Canon sponsored Porsche 956 I had to agree, but then the irony of the situation sunk in. There I was, strapped snugly into a car recently purchased for £164,000, and let loose on a race track shared with 40 aspiring Formula 3...

Page 9 of May 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 9, May 1987

Formula One: Brazilian GP

A joy to behold One of Grand Prix racing's most endearing characteristics is its unpredictability. Just when one driver or team seems to have established a set pattern of dominance, somebody close comes along and upturns our careful calculations. Yet at Rio on April 12, twice World Champion Alain Prost proved to the world that, whatever anybody else might be doing, his presence as the driver of...

Page 8 of June 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 8, June 1992

Questions unanswered

The weather rendered the Spanish GP a somewhat inconclusive affair, but Mansell and Williams still won It was a curiously frustrating event, the Spanish GP. Oh, Nigel Mansell still won, dominating in style as he brought his tally of victories equal to Jim Clark's 25, and matching Senna's 1991 feat of winning the first four on the trot. But what we all went there to see was whether McLaren Honda...

Page 6 of July 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, July 1990

Senna Superb

For Ayrton Senna fans, and there are a lot of them among the paying public, in spite of the anti-Senna lobby among the English press, the 48th Monaco Grand Prix was sheer delight. Fastest time in both qualifying sessions, claiming pole position on the grid without question, led the race from start to finish and made fastest race lap. It is difficult to improve on that, and at no time during the...

Page 65 of February 2003 archive issue thumbnail Page 65, February 2003

Milestones rather than millstones

1978: Riccardo Patrese leads, Arrows'second-ever GP, at Kyalami, qualifies fifth twice, and finishes second in Sweden. 1980: Patrese finishes in second place at Long Beach, qualifies seventh at Imola. 1981: Patrese takes pole and leads Long Beach, finishes third at Rio, second at Imola. 1983: Marc Surer qualifies fifth in Detroit. 1985: Second season with BMW turbos. Three top-six grid slots...

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Straight Fighters

Jaguar, Ferrari, Porsche:All are multiple Le Mans winners, but the WM team never sought to emulate them. Their raison d'etre was to attain the quickest speed ever recorded at La Sarthe. Gary Watkins writes The rear wing was wound down and the boost wound up. Duct tape was strapped across almost every bodywork orifice and some brave soul was strapped into the cockpit. The driver would trickle out...

Page 18 of April 1988 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, April 1988

Formula One scene

Ready for Rio! On April 3 the 1988 Grand Prix season opens with the running of the Brazilian Grand Prix in Rio de Janeiro, on the very flat circuit on the edge of the city. The major teams have already spent a fair bit of time thrashing round the circuit testing their new cars, new engines or new drivers, and some of them will have flown back for further testing at Imola. When they all turn up on...

Page 25 of March 2004 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, March 2004

My only Grand Prix

1993 Italian at Monza by Marco Apicella You were racing in Japanese F3000 in 1993. How did you end up replacing Thierry Boutsen at Jordan? I was in Japan and Eddie Jordan called me and asked if I wanted to race at Monza. He told me what he wanted, and we did a deal in a few minutes. Of course, it was a good opportunity, so I took it. It wasn't so much, something like £20,000. I found a sponsor....

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Formula One: Australian Grand Prix

Bowing out Gerhard Berger sustained his winning momentum to reel off his second victory in a fortnight when the Grand Prix circus arrived in Adelaide for the Australian Grand Prix, the final round of the sixteen race 1987 World Championship series. Despite the fact that the 28-year-old Austrian was feeling distinctly below par all weekend with a raging sore throat and ear-ache, once strapped into...

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