Articles tagged Thierry Boutsen

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Lunch with... Jackie Oliver

This Essex lad is more proud of his record as an F1 team owner than of his achievements behind the wheel. But those were varied and significant, too By Simon Taylor The sharp, punchy little guy from Romford has a downbeat view of his own racing career. He led his first home Grand Prix, and was set for a fairytale win when the car failed. He scored a historic Le Mans victory for Ford. He did 50...

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W.E.C.

World Endurance Championship, 1982-85 Porsche's grip is relaxing at last! Too soon though it certainly is to write an epitaph for the current Group C sportscar formula, what we have seen so far will never be regarded as anything but a Porsche benefit just as was the 3-litre/5-litre championship of 1968-1971, and the Group 5 "silhouette" formula of 1976 to 1981. For although it is expected that...

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Precisely Piquet.

Nelson Piquet displayed the sort of unruffled superiority that has helped him win two World championships when he triumphed in the Detroit Grand Prix at the wheel of his team spare Brabham-BMW BT53, the Brazilian easing his pace with brilliant judgement in the closing stages of the race to allow Martin Brundle's Tyrrell-Cosworth DFY to close to within a second at the chequered flag. It might as...

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World Sportscar Championship: Spa 1000kms

Silk Cut Jaguar beaten by a length! To the delight of the Belgian crowd, but to the chagrin of the Silk Cut Jaguar team, Thierry Boutsen won the Spa 1,000 Kilometre race by a scant 0.8 seconds, both his Brun Porsche and Derek Warwick's XJR-6 spluttering on their last drops of fuel as they crossed the line nose-to-tail after five and a half hours of close combat. Excitement heightened as the last...

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The bigger picture

Andrea de Cesaris reckons the British press only homed in on the trip-ups in his 14-year, 10-team Formula 1 career. We flew to Rome to let him paint the wider scene Big breath. I have to go there. The matter has to be raised. So best get it out of the way, no point pussyfooting around the edges. So I look him in the eye, this man who retains a rather dubious record for starting the most Grands...

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Dallas Grand Prix

Slowest through the streets . . . Looking back, the first Dallas Grand Prix provided a few surprises, not least the fact that it turned out to be the slowest circuit on the current Grand Prix programme — Keijo Rosberg's Williams FW09-Honda came home the winner, on a dramatically deteriorating surface, at an average speed a whisker over 80 mph. That was significantly slower than many people had...

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Lunch with... Pat Symonds

He’s overseen title-winning cars, engineered Senna and Schumacher, but the memory of Singapore 2008 remains painful… In the intense, rarefied world of Formula 1 a driver has to deal with people on many different levels. To his sponsors and the media he’ll be cheerful and optimistic. To his team boss he’ll be professional and determined. To other drivers, including his own team-mate, his demeanour...

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Right first time

The Group C formula was so simple there were at least a dozen workable solutions. But one company solved the equation on the drawing board, proving that x = 956. Even seven triumphant seasons later, that answer had only been revised by 6… There is something indescribably exciting about seeing these two Porsches parked next to each other. While any Porsche 956 or 962 is a pretty special device,...

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The Season Underway

Now that we have had the first two races of the 1990 Formula One World Championship season we can take stock of reality and forget the rumours and surmise of the past winter. At the front nothing has changed much from last year, McLaren-Honda, Ferrari and Williams-Renault are setting the pace once again, with the same six drivers at the top, but slightly shuffled about as regards teams and...

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Sard luck story

Brought together tragic circumstance, the Sard team deserved a fairy tale result. Eddie Irvine tells Adam Cooper of two sad losses Eddie Irvine is now in his 20th season of racing, and there have been a lot of near misses during that career. One that still rankles is the 1999 British Grand Prix, a win that might have contributed to a world championship title. "I should have won, but it went wrong...

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