|1982 Monaco Grand Prix: Patrese Triumphs Amid Spills, Thrills|
|From the moment Riccardo Patrese emerged on the Formula One scene in the late-1970s, spins, accidents and over-drives was all a part of who he was at the time. There was certainly talent there, but controversy as well. At the Monaco Grand Prix in 1982, the spills and thrills would be everywhere, and yet, it would be Patrese that would come through all the wildness to take his first victory.
Riccardo Patrese would quickly earn a reputation in Formula One, and it wasn't a good one. He would be ...[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...]|
|BMW congratulates Paul Rosche: The 'father' of the Formula One World Championship engine turns 80 today.|
|Munich. Though he embarked on his well-earned retirement 15 years ago, whenever the name Paul Rosche is mentioned among BMW Group engine developers it resonates with reverence to this day. There's barely a higher accolade for the sporty performance of a new power unit than the statement: 'Paul Rosche will like it too.' The engineer who defined engine development at BMW for almost four decades, whose ideas led to legendary triumphs on the race track as well as definitively advancing produc...[Read more...]|
|Piquet Jr. Returns To Road America Looking To Capture The Magic Once Again|
|ELKHART LAKE, Wis., June 12, 2013 - Nelson Piquet Jr. will be making his return to Road America June 22, looking to capture back-to-back wins at the famed 4-mile, 14-turn road course. During last season's shootout, Piquet Jr. won the pole, then went on to lead a total of 19 laps to become the first Brazilian to score a victory in one of NASCAR'S top-three series. The win also helped set Piquet Jr. up for a strong finish to the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series campaign and provided a...[Read more...]|
|1989 Brazilian Grand Prix: Dangerous Like a Wounded Animal|
|Sunday March 26th, 1989 would break with sunny skies. As the day grew later and later the already warm weather only grew hotter and hotter. It was clear the 18th Grande Premio do Brasil would be absolutely torrid as far as the weather was concerned. But in the Benetton pits, one man would not be thinking about the weather as much as the dream that was about to come to fruition with the start of the race at two in the afternoon.
Ever since he began to race karts at the age of ten, Johnny Herb...[Read more...]|