|2014 United States Grand Prix - Preview|
| ||Round 17 of the 2014 Formula One World Championship brings us to Austin for the United States Grand Prix, held at the Circuit of the Americas.
Driver / Senior Management Quotes
Crossing the line on Sunday in Sochi was a really amazing moment. To win the very first Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix and help the team achieve the first Constructors' Championship for Mercedes-Benz with a one-two finish – it couldn't have got much better. When I went to the factories ...[Read more...]|
|1982 Dutch Grand Prix: Pironi's Dutch Delight|
|There have been many moments throughout the history of sport where an individual's life off the field is about to spiral out of control and that at those moments, on the field, he or she has managed to put together the performance of a lifetime. In the case of Didier Pironi in 1982, all of the pressure would be found at the track. Yet, in the midst of incredible pressure he would come through with one of the best drives of his career.
No sooner had Villeneuve's body come to a rest against the...[Read more...]|
|1980 Belgian Grand Prix: Pironi's Star on the Rise|
|Following the outstanding performance in the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans that resulted in victory for Renault, its only victory in the 24 hour race, Didier Pironi would be considered a man to watch. On the 4th of May, 1980, in just his second season in Formula One, he would prove why.
He had to be careful to let the tactics play out. This would not be easy as the sister-car drew far away into the distance. It was the 1978 24 Hours of Le Mans and Renault was still to crack the reliability and per...[Read more...]|
|1978 24 Hours of Le Mans: Young Pironi Helps France Stave-Off German Occupation|
|From 1970 through 1977, the German manufacturer Porsche had taken four victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and had become dominant in the world of endurance sportscar racing. French manufacturers and fans were desperate to hold back this German advance. They had won some battles, but were at risk of losing the war. The country needed some hope. Didier Pironi and Jean-Pierre Jaussaud would provide just that.
Following Matra's string of success at Le Mans, Porsche would resume their place at ...[Read more...]|
|1982 German Grand Prix: Unfortunate Fortuity and Great Loss|
|On the podium at Imola in late-April of 1982, the look on Gilles Villeneuve's face would speak volumes. Then there would be the tragic events at Zolder just a couple of weeks later. But while many would want to point fingers at Villeneuve's teammate, the sad fact of the matter is that Didier Pironi and Gilles would compliment each other in so many ways that it would be inevitable there would be friction, perhaps even a collision. In fact, they were so connected, so complimentary of each other, t...[Read more...]|