Articles tagged Willi Dungl

Page 102 of June 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 102, June 2007

Watson on Prost

They got on famously at first, only for McLaren to favour the young pretender. Even so, John Watson is still in awe of former team-mate Alain Prost. Here ‘Wattie’ spills the beans on ‘the Professor’ I’d like to talk about Alan (he uses the English pronunciation) Prost,” says John Watson after some thinking time. He’s like that, always has been: he’s a thoughtful man. “There were some interesting...

Page 85 of May 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 85, May 1998

My greatest race - John Watson

1983 US GP (West) He started 22nd on the grid but, with the right tyres, a positive mental attitude and a svengali in the pits, John Watson was able to pull off one of the most unlikely victories in Grand Prix history. Long Beach in 1983 was my greatest and most memorable Grand Prix, and it's memorable because of three elements; the build-up to the event, the race itself, and then the conclusion...

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Mark Hughes

Coach Work Just how relevant is personal driver coaching in Formula 1? Sir Jackie Stewart believes the benefits could be manifold but another former GP winner disagrees fundamentally Ever wondered why F1 drivers do not have personal driving coaches? The world’s greatest tennis players, golfers and other athletes have them, so why not drivers? A coach wouldn’t need to be a better driver, just as a...

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In the new routine

Niki Lauda had always been his own man, and once the notion struck that he was bored with driving around in circles, then nothing was going to keep him in F1. When he walked away from F1 in Montreal, 1979, nobody imagined that he would ever return. And yet he was back in the cockpit at the start of 1982 and, within three races, back on top of the podium. The first step in Nild's comeback came at...

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Hook, line and thinker

John Watson’s approach to racing was always well thought-out. Now his passion for fishing helps him reflect on life – and F1 By Rob Widdows Away from the pressures of grand prix racing, drivers are well used to the one that got away, some of them to landing the big catch. Fishing, intriguingly, is a favoured pastime among racers. Ross Brawn enjoys a day on the river, the ultimate escape from the...

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Lunch with... Martin Donnelly

The Irishman was a star graduate of the junior leagues, which is where he earned a living after the horrific accident that ruined his Formula 1 dreams A hot, dusty afternoon in southern Spain. It’s September 28 1990, Friday qualifying at Jerez. With eight minutes left, Jean Alesi’s Tyrrell has just produced a ripple of interest in the press room by setting a surprise quickest time. The McLaren-...

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Lunch with... Ron Dennis

Ambition, focus and an abiding passion for detail has helped the McLaren Group’s executive chairman build a high-tech empire that extends far beyond racing By Simon Taylor Where better to have lunch with Ron Dennis CBE than in the McLaren Technology Centre, which houses most of the companies in the McLaren Group and over 2000 staff, including the F1 team. Curling futuristically around an...

Page 82 of October 2001 archive issue thumbnail Page 82, October 2001

Around the next corner

As he turned in, Martin Donnelly was hot F1 property.Just fractions later, he hit the barrier on the exit and his career was over. Mark Hughes talks to the man many considered to be a better prospect than Damon Hill A Friday evening in 1981, and the Dundalk boarders settled in for another routine weekend. One pupil, though — with the conspiratorial blind eye of Father Tom Dooley — ran out and...

Page 63 of June 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 63, June 1989

Cotton on....

These are the days! It hardly seemed likely in 1983 (or 1984, or 1985) that anyone would ever call Group C "a great era" for sports-car racing, yet that is what it seems to have become, thanks to the arrival of the Silver Arrows to challenge Jaguar and what remains of the Porsche dynasty. Nostalgia ain't what it used to be, but certain periods stay fresh in the memory and they always coincide...

Page 72 of January 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 72, January 2009

Lunch with... John Watson

‘Wattie’ was always quick on track, but he was no politician off it, which could be why he didn’t enjoy more success in F1 – and why he remains Britain’s most underrated GP driver By Simon Taylor Here’s a man who was Britain’s top Formula 1 driver for six consecutive seasons. A man who scored two of the greatest from-back-to-front victories in F1 history, and in his best year came oh-so-close to...



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