Articles tagged Thierry Boutsen

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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Japanese Grand Prix

Every silver lining has a cloud You can't help but feel sorry for the Australians. They put on what is arguably the best organised and most enoyable race of the F1 year, and for the past three seasons the World Championship has all but been settled before the cars have left Japan. You could, however, come up with some pretty convincing reasons for pitying the Japanese, too. In 1989 there was the...

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A Challenge Brewing?

Two burning questions emanated from an otherwise dull Mexican Grand Prix. Both concerned Ferrari and Gerhard Berger. Might he have got on terms with Honda Marlboro McLaren if he had made a better start? And might he have been able to exert late-race pressure on overheating winner Alain Prost if his F187 hadn't given him spurious fuel read-outs which obliged him to ease his pace after the halfway...

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British Grand Prix Preview -- teams/drivers

It's the British Grand Prix again and the question is who is going to win, which of the dark horses are likely to edge into the top six, and will Brabham-Yamaha and Footwork-Porsche still be doomed to pre-qualifying? Last year Alain Prost won his fourth Grand Prix of the season, and his third consecutive victory, at Silverstone while Ayrton Senna had to be content with third place. Runner-up spot...

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Formula One: Brazilian GP

The pride of Italy The new breed of atmospheric Formula One cars is the noisiest for many years, yet on the opening lap of the Brazilian Grand Prix it seemed as if you could almost have heard a pin drop. The vocal, patriotic crowd had cheered local hero Ayrton Senna to the echo as he led the field on the warm-up lap, yet he was nowhere to be seen once the race reached the end of the main straight...

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On a different plane

Thierry Boutsen spent 10 years as a Grand Prix driver. But today, jet power dominates over downforce for a man who beat Ayrton Senna When compiling a list of famous Belgians, I think instantly of Georges Prosper Remi, better known as Hergé, whose Tintin stories have long been favourites of mine. Then there’s Eddy Merckx, five times winner of the Tour de France. Or the surrealist painter René...

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World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

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Lunch with... Hans Stuck

As the son of a pre-war Auto Union ace, racing was in his blood. Today, ‘Junior’ is a cult hero in his own right It’s intriguing how often sons of racing drivers become racers themselves. In Formula 1 Nico carries on the work of Keke, as did Jacques for Gilles – although so far only Damon and Graham have achieved a World Champion son of a World Champion father. Sometimes grandsons follow to make...

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Formula One scene

Power game At last, in the first week in February, we heard officially where the Formula One "circus" will be going this year. Any other branch of our sport which took so long to make up its official mind on the all-important calendar would have been ostracized long ago. Formula One may be the top branch of the motor sporting tree, but it does not set much of an example to those lower down. I am...

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Emergency Answers

The winter months have been fairly quiet on the Formula One scene, which does not mean that nothing has been happening; far from it in fact, but much that has happened has been on the organising and management side of things. A major happening has been on the tyre front, much of it behind closed doors. Last year Goodyear supplied tyres for sixteen cars and Pirelli supplied eleven, and the fact...

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