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Meet John
Barnard,
creator of F1s
first semi-
automatic
gearbox
Mexican F1
fans could
soon get a
GP of their
own. We
investigate
54
Pastor
Maldonado on
why hes still
positive about
his future
at Williams
SECOND SECTOR: THE FEATURES
42 MARK WEBBER ON LEAVING F1
The sports toughest competitor opens up to Peter
Windsor about the reasons behind his decision to quit
50 MARKS FINEST F1 RACING MOMENTS
Hes no stranger to the pages of this mag. We look back
at some of the more unusual shoots hes obliged us with
54 YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS
Pastor Maldonado on racing for a team who arent
performing, and why that point in Hungary meant so much
58 BACK IN THE RING
We head to Austria, to check out the Red Bull Ring,
which looks set to join the F1 calendar for 2014
64 WHERE NEXT FOR F1?
The classic old circuits that are about to make a comeback
70 MURRAY AT 90
Mr Walker lets other people do the talking, as they offer
up their personal tributes on the eve of his 90th birthday
76 MEET THE GAME CHANGERS
Behind the scenes, the best brains in the business
generate fierce competition for their technical services
82 IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN ILEY
Caterhams performance director on the challenges ahead
84 WHEN MAURICE MET JOHN BARNARD
From carbon fibre monocoques to semi-automatic
gearboxes, technical ace John Barnard was a true
pioneering genius, as Maurice Hamilton discovers
93 STEVEN TEE: LIFE THROUGH A LENS
As he celebrates his 500th GP at Singapore, we present
his most stunning photographs from the past 29 years
FIRST SECTOR: THE REGULARS
10 IGNITION OUR MARK WEBBER RETROSPECTIVE
12 PARADES THE BEST SHOTS FROM SPA AND MONZA
18 PITPASS NEWS, OPINION AND ANALYSIS
30 PITPASS TECH THE SCIENCE BEHIND F1 MATERIALS
32 PETER WINDSOR REMEMBERING FRANOIS CEVERT
35 DIETER RENCKEN THE STATE OF IN-RACE SECURITY
37 VALTTERI BOTTAS GETS SET FOR THE FLYAWAY RACES
38 INBOX FORGET THE GRAPHICS GIVE US A SHOW!
40 NOW THAT WAS A CAR THE FERRARI 126C4
102 SUBSCRIBE AND GET A FREE CREDIT CARD CASE
THIRD SECTOR: FINISHING STRAIGHT
106 BELGIAN GP REPORT A DOMINANT WIN FOR VETTEL
110 ITALIAN GP PREVIEW VETTEL WINS; THE TIFOSI BOO
114 SINGAPORE GP PREVIEW FORMULA 1 RACES BY NIGHT
116 KOREAN GP PREVIEW THREE VERY DIFFERENT SECTORS
118 JAPANESE GP PREVIEW THE DRIVERS FAVOURITE
121 TOM CLARKSON ON AN AGE-OLD BATTLE
122 MURRAY WALKER MEMORIES OF GERHARD BERGER
MARK WEBBER On leaving F1 to lead
the Porsche sportscar programme
MURRAY WALKER Friends, fans and
colleagues do the talking for once
GAME CHANGERS The in-demand
technical brains who drive F1 forwards
STEVEN TEE Our ace lensman
chooses his favourite photographs
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CONTENTS / OCTOBER 2013
COVER STORIES
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All eyes are on
Mark Webber
following the
announcement
of his retirement
from Formula 1
Steven Tee
presents his
favourite
shots from
the past 500
grands prix
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Could
Austrias
Red Bull Ring
see active
service
in 2014?
Murrays all
ears and no
words as his
birthday
wishes come
flooding in
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RACING
Thanks to Charles Best, Matt Bishop, James Cartwright, Tim Clarke,
Glenn Dunbar, Sophie Eden, Fiona Fallon, Kerry Fenwick, Andrew Ferraro,
Bernd Fisa, Ross Gregory, Rob Halloway, Oliver Kraus, Bradley Lord,
Mercedes-Benz UK, Anthony McDonald, Spencer Murphy, Ann Neal,
Kat Osman, Mary Paslawski, Catherine Shaw, Steven Tee, Katie Tweedle,
Ricky Sowten, Richard St Clair-Quentin, Alex Wurz, Tom Webb,
Mark Webber, Kevin Wood, Tim Wright, Hannes Wuchterl
We celebrate a selection
of Formula 1 greats
Ignition / Anthony Rowlinson / 10.13
0RVWRIP\PHPRULHV oI Murk Webber InvoIve
puIn. The IIrsL knuckIe-busLIng hundshuke down Lhe
unIushIonubIe end oI Lhe puddock In Lhe MInurdI duys.
Then, u Iew yeurs on, Len duys oI suIIerIng In TusmunIu
us u purLIcIpunL In Lhe IIrsL Murk Webber ChuIIenge.
FIve yeurs on, news oI Lhe horrIbIe Ieg Injury he suIIered,
uguIn on hIs TusmunIu ChuIIenge evenL, IoIIowIng u
hIgh-speed bIke uccIdenL. The ubIdIng ImpressIon, Lhen,
Is oI Lhe grILLIesL oI compeLILors; oI u sLruIghL deuIer wILh
no LIme Ior Lhe sporL`s IrIpperIes; u drIver who wunLed
u IuIr chunce In u quIck cur und Lo be IeIL Lo geL on wILh
doIng whuL he does besL: rucIng hurd und IusL.
L wus unIorLunuLe Ior Murk`s cureer und umbILIons
LhuL hIs momenL In un AdrIun Newey cur shouId
coIncIde wILh SebusLIun VeLLeI`s expIosIon onLo Lhe
F1 scene. BuL Murk hus never compIuIned ubouL beIng
meusured uguInsL Lhe besL - uILer uII, uny Lop sporLsmun
wunLs Lo IInd ouL exucLIy where Lhey sLund In reIuLIon Lo
LheIr peers. And over Lhe pusL IIve seusons he hus done
jusL LhuL: noL quILe ubIe Lo vunquIsh VeLLeI over u
seuson, yeL IrequenLIy cupubIe oI beuLIng hIm und
unyone eIse, Ior LhuL muLLer. The vIcLorIes huve uII been
Lop-druwer; Lhe zo1o chumpIonshIp mIss u IrusLruLIon
LhuL Look more Lhun u seuson Lo geL over.
n u dIIIerenL eru, Murk mIghL huve sLroIIed Lo u LILIe
In curs us IIeeL us Lhose produced by AdrIun Newey und
co sInce zooq; cerLuInIy, Iess LuIenLed drIvers cun cuII
LhemseIves worId chumpIon`. NeverLheIess, he`II swIpe
ouL oI Lhe nLerIugos puddock guLes on zq November,
huppIIy, hIs heud heId hIgh, wILh Lhe prospecL oI
someLhIng excILIng Lo Iook Iorwurd Lo: IeudIng Porsche`s
ussuuIL on Lhe WorId Endurunce ChumpIonshIp.
L`s no surprIse LhuL Murk Is IeuvIng F1 on hIs own
Lerms, Ior huvIng ground u puLh InLo Lhe sporL IurgeIy on
LuIenL uIone, Lhen proceedIng Irom IooLhIIIs Lo peuks
wILhouL ever LukIng u buckwurd sLep, he`s more uwure
Lhun some huve been oI Lhe rIghL LIme Lo sLop`. And, us
he expIuIns uL IengLh Lo PeLer WIndsor In our excIusIve
InLervIew on puge qz, LhuL LIme Is now.
One mun who`s wILnessed every momenL oI Webber`s
F1 cureer Is phoLogrupher SLeven Tee, whose work oILen
gruces Lhe puges oI )5DFLQJ. n SIngupore he`II noLch
up u remurkubIe sLuL: oo consecuLIve grunds prIx sInce
Sun MurIno 1q8q, shooLIng some IconIc F1 Imuges uIong
Lhe wuy. BeneLLon mechunIc PuuI Seuby In IIumes?
ThuL`II be one oI SLeven`s - uIong wILh muny oLhers (see
puge q). UnIIke Murk Webber, Mr Tee shows no sIgn oI
wunLIng Lo Ieuve F1. Long muy he conLInue Lo uIm hIs
Iens uL LhIs mosL phoLogenIc oI sporLs.
We puuse Lo ceIebruLe unoLher good IrIend In LhIs
Issue, Loo: Murruy WuIker, who ceIebruLes hIs qoLh
bIrLhduy on 1o OcLober, huppIIy pusL Lhe worsL oI hIs
recenL heuILh LroubIes. And u IooLnoLe on u IuIIen IdoI:
II you reud onIy one LhIng In LhIs Issue, muke IL PeLer
WIndsor`s IyrIcuI remembrunce oI FrunoIs CeverL
(puge z). L`II Luke your breuLh uwuy.
THE TEAM
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Anthony Rowlinson
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Contributors
Maurice Hamilton
Master of lunchtime
conviviality
Former McLuren und FerrurI
Lech dIrecLor John Burnurd
wus InIumous Ior gIvIng
InLervIewers shorL shrIIL buck
In Lhe duy - buL MuurIce, us
ever, goL hIm LuIkIng (p8q)
Fernando Alonso
F1 Racings new-found
photographic talent
NoL conLenL wILh beIng u
z-LIme grund prIx wInner
und doubIe worId chump,
AIonso uIso shooLs u meun
Iens. Check ouL hIs skIIIs
In our Purude` on puge 1q
Marc Cutler
An institute man whos
not institutionalised
As co-edILor oI Lhe FA`s
$XWR muguzIne, Murc hus hIs
eurs Lo Lhe ground on rucIng
muLLers. See whIch grunds
prIx ure seL Ior u popuIur
comebuck on p6q
Steven Tee
Loquacious lensman of
legendary longevity
oo noL ouL! SLeven husn`L
mIssed u grund prIx sInce he
mude hIs F1 debuL uL moIu
In 1q8q. Turn Lo pqq Ior
u seIecLIon oI hIs greuLesL
phoLogruphIc hILs
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On La Source Mark Webber tiptoes around Spa on intermediates as rain
hits the track in the dying minutes of qualifying. Ahead of him is a lap into
the unknown as he discovers the lack of grip through Raidillon, Pouhon and
Blanchimont. These are the challenges hell miss when he departs F1...
Where Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium When 2.57pm, Saturday 24 August 2013
Photographer Steven Tee/LAT
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 20mm lens, 1/250th at F6.3
Parade
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Say cheese! When one of F1 Racings regular contributing photographers
asked Fernando Alonso to take his camera onto the Monza podium, he
refused. In parc ferm he gave Alonso his own iPhone and asked again. This
was the result. A cheesy selfie in front of thousands of wild Italian tifosi
Where Monza, Italy When 3.41pm, Sunday 8 September 2013
Photographer Fernando Alonso / Lorenzo Bellanca
Details Apple iPhone 5, 1/800th at F2.4
Parade
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Park and hide Lewis Hamiltons weekend drive through the historic Monza
parkland wasnt up to his usual exacting standards. After failing to make Q3
in qualifying, he said hed driven like an idiot. But despite a problem with the
cars floor, a spirited comeback on Sunday helped restore the faith
Where Monza, Italy When 2.24pm, Friday 6 September 2013
Photographer Steven Tee/LAT
Details Canon EOS-1DX, 200mm lens, 1/500th at F8
Parade
)HUUDULVGHFLVLRQ Lo sIgn
KImI RuIkknen Ior zo1q us u
repIucemenL Ior underperIormIng
FeIIpe Mussu und u Leum-muLe
Lo Fernundo AIonso wIII creuLe u
super-Leum LhuL, II IL works, couId
become one oI Lhe mosL powerIuI
Iorces In F1 In zo1q.
FerrurI`s record In recenL
seusons hus been underwheImIng.
AILhough AIonso nurrowIy mIssed
ouL on LILIes In zo1o und zo1z,
on boLh occusIons he wus IIghLIng
uguInsL Lhe odds In un cur InIerIor
Lo SebusLIun VeLLeI`s Red BuII.
The reIuLIonshIp beLween
FerrurI und Lhe mun who, In LhuL
perIod, uImosL sIngIe-hundedIy
mude Lhem Iook respecLubIe, hus
grown Lense over Lhe pusL yeur.
TrusL beLween Lhe Lwo begun
Lo erode us FerrurI quesLIoned
wheLher AIonso wus geLLIng Lhe
besL Irom Lhe cur In quuIIIyIng,
whIIe AIonso quesLIoned why Lhe
Leum`s IuILh In hIm hud dImmed
und wheLher Lhey wouId ever be
ubIe Lo buIId u compeLILIve cur.
FeurIng AIonso hud grown Loo
comIorLubIe wILh Mussu`s IeveI oI
perIormunce, FerrurI concIuded
LhuL more consIsLenL pressure
Irom Lhe nexL-door guruge wouId
ensure he uIwuys perIormed uL hIs
hIghesL IeveI. Hence LheIr sIgnIng
oI KImI RuIkknen.
BuL u IuIr Iew peopIe wILhIn F1
beIIeve LhIs puIrIng wIII noL end
weII. RuIkknen wus orIgInuIIy
IIned up becuuse LhoughL hud
been gIven Lo geLLIng rId oI AIonso
uILogeLher. FerrurI needed u Lop-
IIne drIver In cuse LhuL huppened.
L dIdn`L huppen Lhough, so
RuIkknen hus been gIven onIy
u one-yeur deuI, wILh un opLIon
Ior zo1. BuL hIs presence In
Lhe Leum Is eIIecLIveIy u snub Lo
AIonso, who Is conLrucLed Lo Lhe
end oI zo16, buL Is beIIeved Lo
huve wuys oI geLLIng ouL oI hIs
commILmenL Lo Lhe Leum.
News Analysis Opinion
18 F1 Racing October 2013
NEWS
Kimi to partner Alonso at
new Ferrari super-team
Rikknen will replace Massa at a revamped Scuderia, creating F1's strongest line-up of 2014
Rikknen rejoins his old
team on a one-year contract
with an option for 2015
DespILe Lhe sung-IroId wILh
whIch AIonso hus greeLed Lhe
news, IL Is hurd Lo ImugIne LhuL
Lhere won`L be u bIow-up uL some
poInL nexL yeur. The mujorILy vIew
In Lhe puddock Is LhuL AIonso
won'L be uL FerrurI In zo1.
FerrurI ure serIous ubouL
uddressIng Lhe weuknesses In
LheIr sLrucLure LhuL huve Ied Lo
Lhe LensIons. ReuIIsIng uII wus
noL weII wILhIn Lhe desIgn group
und uwure LhuL Lhey cun'L uIIord
Lo muke mIsLukes wILh Lhe zo1q
reguIuLIons, Lhey huve druILed In
Rory Byrne us u consuILunL. Byrne
wus chIeI desIgner durIng Lhe
Schumucher eru uL FerrurI und Is
Lhe onIy mun In F1 whose record
compures wILh LhuL oI Red BuII`s
Lech chIeI AdrIun Newey.
And eurIIer LhIs yeur, FerrurI
pouched LoLus`s hIghIy ruLed
LechnIcuI dIrecLor, Jumes AIIIson,
Lo Ieud LheIr desIgn depurLmenL
us LechnIcuI dIrecLor (chussIs).
AIIIson wus purL oI Lhe Byrne-
Schumucher-Bruwn-TodL super-
Leum uL FerrurI, beIore IeudIng
AIonso Lo Lwo chumpIonshIps
uL RenuuIL In zoo und zoo6.
The eIephunL In Lhe room Is Lhe
V6 Lurbo engIne. The word In F1
uL Lhe momenL suggesLs FerrurI
ure sLruggIIng Lo IInd requIred IueI
eIIIcIency Irom Lhe engIne. And
u Iuck oI eIIIcIency meuns u Iuck
oI perIormunce In u new IormuIu
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F1 Racing October 2013 19
WINNERS + SPINNERS
UPS AND DOWNS ON THE F1 ROLLER COASTER
Robin Frijns
Sauber have just informed the talented Dutch driver Robin
Frijns that he will not continue as the teams reserve driver
moving into 2014. With Sergey Sirotkin already lined up for
the role, it seems that money talks
Shell
The fuel company were title sponsors of the recent Belgian
Grand Prix. Worryingly for the circuit owners, environmental
protesters from Greenpeace managed to evade security
and scale the main grandstand and sabotage the podium
to protest about Shells plans to drill for oil in the Artic.
Nervous flyers
A draft 2014 calendar was doing the rounds in the paddock
at the Italian GP. The schedule featured 21 races, with
the last seven of them taking place outside Europe. Flying
between Singapore, Japan, Russia, Abu Dhabi, Mexico,
USA and Brazil means 25,000 miles in the air.
Fans of two-wheeled sporting activity
Fernando Alonso will become a team owner in world
cycling after buying the Spanish Euskaltel Euskadi setup.
The team were set to close due to a lack of funding, but
Alonsos move will now ensure they continue in events
such as the Tour de France.
British drivers in F1
James Calado will dovetail the remainder of his GP2
campaign with a new role at Force India. The 24-year-old
drove in Friday practice at Monza and is set to retain the
role as test and reserve drive into 2014.
Aficionados of sudden bursts of enormous activity
Lotus PR man Andy Stobart deserves recognition
after he gamely cycled yes, cycled between the
Belgian and Italian Grands Prix. Over nine days, he
covered nine countries and 750 miles between Spa
and Monza. Great effort.
GOOD
MONTH
FOR
BAD
MONTH
FOR
LhuL IncIudes IueI resLrIcLIons. I
LhuL's Lrue, IL doesn`L muLLer how
good Lhe cur Is, or how IusL AIonso
und RuIkknen drIve IL, FerrurI
won`L wIn unyLhIng.
The news ecIIpsed Lhe
unnouncemenL oI DunIeI
RIccIurdo's move Lo Red BuII,
und cume jusL uILer FeIIpe Mussu
suId he wus IeuvIng FerrurI. As
)5DFLQJ wenL Lo press, Mussu
hud noL conIIrmed where - II
unywhere - he wouId go nexL,
buL u reLurn Lo hIs Iormer Leum,
Suuber, Is one possIbIIILy. AnoLher
opLIon wouId be u sLruIghL swup
wILh RuIkknen, resuILIng In u
move Lo cush-sLrupped LoLus.
LoLus huve uIso been IInked wILh
Suuber`s NIco HIkenberg, buL
he brIngs In IILLIe money, whIIe
IncumbenL RomuIn Grosjeun Is
more IIkeIy Lo sLuy Lhunks Lo
6m buckIng Irom ToLuI.
Kimi left Ferrari in 2009, following
speculation over his commitment.
His last race for them was at Abu
Dhabi, where he nished 12th
Massa: next move
currently unknown
Stefano Coletti
Who is he?
Coletti is a 24-year-old racer
from Monaco, who competes in
the GP2 Series for Rapax.
How good is he?
Pre-Monza, hed notched up
three wins to lead this years GP2
series. But hes failed to score in
the last seven races and has now
dropped to third in the standings.
Anything else we need
to know about him?
It perhaps doesnt quite fall into
the category of need to know,
but if youre interested, Coletti
claims to have been conceived by
parents Armande and Gianluigi
while they were holidaying on
board Keke Rosbergs yacht in
autumn 1988. He caught the
racing bug when his father took
him to a kart circuit and he
bumped into 1970s motorcycle
champion Guido Mandracci, who
took Stefano under his wing.
F1 chances
Hes has been competing in
GP2 since 2009 and despite
his recent poor form and a lack
of F1 running, he is still a title
contender. Much depends on
his recovering his lost form.
1 Which former grand prix circuit
had corners named Dry Sack and
Angel Nieto?
2 What do the 1975 Austrian GP,
the 1984 Monaco GP and the 1991
Australian GP have in common?
3 Who partnered Arturo Merzario
(below, left) at Ferrari in 1973?
4 Paul Belmondo and Bertrand
Gachot drove for who in 1994?
5 Which Brits rst F1 start came
at the 1981 Las Vegas GP?
6 Where did Michael Schumacher
(below, right) score his 91st and
nal victory in Formula 1?
7 Whose autobiography is called
Beyond The Limit?
8 Which landmark was achieved
at the 1990 Australian GP?
9 Who won more F1 races: David
Coulthard or Jacques Villeneuve?
10 With which number does
Caterham driver Giedo van der
Garde race this year?
F1 Mastermind
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the worlds greatest sport
THIS BOY
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Keeping an eye
out for the stars
of tomorrow
/ Test your knowledge / Rising stars / Intrigue at Sauber
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NEWS
Situation at
Sauber still far
from certain
As Sauber sought to address their nancial
shortfalls, driver-manager Nicolas Todt briey
stepped forward as a potential new leader
6DXEHUUHFHLYHGweIcome
news oI much-needed exLru
IundIng Lhunks Lo Lhe sLrIkIng
oI u deuI wILh Lhree RussIun
InvesLors over Lhe summer.
Even so, Lhe SwIss Leum remuIns
pIugued by uncerLuInLy.
They ure uLLempLIng Lo reudy
RussIun Leenuger Sergey SIroLkIn
Ior u poLenLIuI F1 debuL In zo1q.
ThIs scheme Is ongoIng, und Lhe
18-yeur-oId Is seL Lo drIve u demo
Ior Suuber uL Lhe new SochI Lruck
In RussIu LhIs monLh.
BuL whIIe Suuber InsIsL LhuL
doubLs over Lhe credIbIIILy oI Lhe
RussIun deuI ure nonsense, oLher
peopIe huve been keen Lo Luke
Lhe Leum In u dIIIerenL dIrecLIon.
n Lhe buckground, NIcoIus
TodL - son oI FA presIdenL
Jeun, munuger oI FeIIpe Mussu,
PusLor MuIdonudo, JuIes BIunchI
und oLhers - hud been LryIng Lo
engIneer u Lukeover.
TodL wunLed MuIdonudo`s
sponsor, Lhe VenezueIun oII gIunL
PDVSA, Lo exLrIcuLe LhemseIves
Irom LheIr deuI wILh WIIIIums
und heIp hIm buy Suuber, Luke
MuIdonudo wILh Lhem und puL
TodL In churge. L wus u bIg usk,
sInce u wuLerLIghL conLrucL Iocks
PDVSA InLo WIIIIums Ior unoLher
Lwo yeurs. WILhouL Lhem,
MuIdonudo hus no buckIng.
TodL`s pIuns IInuIIy Ioundered
when he und hIs purLners were
puL oII by u IIsL oI Suuber`s
credILors. BuL II noLhIng eIse,
Lhe sILuuLIon gIves u sense oI Lhe
scuIe oI Lhe umbILIons oI u mun
who, whIIe u consLunL presence
In Lhe puddock Ior some yeurs
now, hus Lended Lo be IuIrIy
Iow key. So Iur.
Nicolas Todt wanted
to take PDVSA funding
over to Sauber
lnlroduclng our new M0MLh1uM headphone.
0IIlclal Audlo Suppller lo lhe lnIlnlll Red 8ull Raclng leam.
Mark Webber
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22 F1 Racing October 2013
/ Lotus test variation of 2013 car
NEWS
Lotus choose not to race
their long-wheelbase car
As Rikknens title hopes diminish, Lotus temporarily withdraw a new version of the E21
,QDQDWWHPSW Lo guIn perIormunce Ior Lhe
hnuI ruces oI Lhe seuson, LoLus LrIuIIed u Iong-
wheeIbuse versIon oI LheIr Ez1 In prucLIce uL
Lhe LuIIun Grund PrIx. ThIs vurIunL modeI
wouId huve been InLroduced u Iew ruces
eurIIer, buL couId noL be LrIed us InLended
uL Lhe SIIversLone young drIver LesL becuuse
LoLus hud IuIIed Lo puy u suppIIer.
LoLus Leum boss ErIc BouIIIer suys Lhe Leum
needed Lo push Lhe modIhcuLIon Lhrough Lo
vuIIduLe wheLher LheIr sImuIuLor, whIch drove
Lhe upgrude, wus workIng weII us purL oI LheIr
deveIopmenL progress. However, Lhe Leum
decIded Lo pIuy IL suIe uL Monzu, und uILer
LesLIng Lhe Ionger wheeIbuse cur In FrIduy`s
Iree prucLIce Lhey chose Lo reverL Lo Lhe oId
seLup Ior Lhe remuInder oI Lhe weekend.
There Is no mujor chunge Lo Lhe sLrucLure oI
Lhe cur - Lhe IronL suspensIon wIshbones huve
sImpIy been ungIed IurLher Iorwurd Lo creuLe
more spuce Ior uerodynumIc uIds LhuL ure
hLLed beLween IronL wheeIs und sIdepods.
MovIng Lhe IronL wheeIs Iorwurd wIII
chunge how Lhe cur responds In corners,
mukIng IL IeeI more sIuggIsh Lo Lhe drIver. And
movIng Lhe drIver buckwurds In reIuLIon Lo Lhe
IronL wheeIs wIII meun he cun IeeI oversLeer
more quIckIy, whIch couId heIp reduce Lyre
weur und degruduLIon.
LoLus wIII now re-evuIuuLe Lhe Ionger
wheeIbuse cur uL unoLher ruce IuLer In Lhe yeur.
RegurdIess oI ILs eIIecLIveness, LheIr LILIe hopes
huve now been reduced by KImI RuIkknen`s
reLIremenL Irom Lhe BeIgIun Grund PrIx und
hIs hrsL-corner cIush uL Monzu. PosL-Monzu,
RuIkknen sILs IourLh In Lhe sLundIngs, 88
poInLs behInd chumpIonshIp Ieuder SebusLIun
VeLLeI, wILh LoLus Leum-muLe RomuIn
Grosjeun down In eIghLh pIuce.
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Ferraris focus on 2014 could
threaten Alonsos title hopes
Closing down Vettels points haul is crucial to securing Ferraris development of the 2013 car
)HUUDULWHDPERVVSLeIuno DomenIcuII
suys hIs Leum ure: WorkIng very hurd Lo
muke sure we cun IIghL up Lo Lhe end oI
Lhe chumpIonshIp. BuL Lhe reuIILy Is LhuL
LheIr Ieud drIver, Fernundo AIonso, hus now
enLered Lhe IusL-chunce suIoon.
AIonso musL be wILhIn sLrIkIng dIsLunce
oI Red BuII`s SebusLIun VeLLeI uILer Lhe
IorLhcomIng SIngupore Grund PrIx, or
FerrurI wIII eIIecLIveIy Lurn oII Lhe Lups on
cur deveIopmenL Ior LhIs yeur und LrunsIer
LheIr Iocus enLIreIy Lo zo1q.
SepLember Is Lhe monLh we sLurL Lo shIIL,
us Lhe zo1q projecL Is very compIex, suId
NEWS
DomenIcuII. AL Lhe end oI SepLember we
wIII swILch everyone, dependIng, oI course,
on Lhe sILuuLIon wILh Lhe chumpIonshIp.
AIonso Is desperuLe Lo wIn u LhIrd LILIe
so he cun druw IeveI wILh hIs hero AyrLon
Sennu In Lerms oI chumpIonshIps won. And
hIs IrusLruLIon uL beIng no cIoser Lo LhIs hus
been mounLIng. He knows LhuL Lo keep hIs
dreum uIIve he musL wIn In SIngupore. I
LhIs does noL huppen, Lhe chumpIonshIp wIII
be, uL besL, u remoLe possIbIIILy Ior AIonso,
und FerrurI cunnoL be bIumed Ior Lhen
devoLIng LheIr uLLenLIon compIeLeIy Lo
Lhe compIexILIes oI Lhe zo1q projecL.
Some engIneers beIIeve FerrurI ure IuggIng
behInd boLh Mercedes und RenuuIL In Lerms
oI powerLruIn ouLpuL Ior nexL yeur. ThIs
hus urIsen Irom Lhe IucL LhuL FerrurI huve
been mosL vocuI In LheIr compIuInLs durIng
meeLIngs oI Lhe engIne workIng group ubouL
IueI resLrIcLIons beIng Imposed wILh Lhe
swILch Lo new 1.6-IILre V6 Lurbos.
ThuL couId be u bIuII buL, II noL, AIonso
Iuces u dIIIIcuIL zo1q IoIIowIng on Irom
dIsuppoInLmenLs In zo1o-zo1. n whIch
cuse, Iew wouId beL on hIm remuInIng wILh
FerrurI, despILe hIs beIng conLrucLed Lo drIve
Ior Lhe Leum unLII Lhe end oI zo16.
/ Alonso faces up to a double battle
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FIA presidential elections
Former Mosley aide David Ward announces his bid to
challenge Jean Todt for the top job in world motorsport
-HDQ7RGWLVIDFLQJ u LhreuL Lo hIs IuLure us
Lhe heud oI Lhe FA, moLorsporL`s governIng
body, uILer BrILon DuvId Wurd unnounced
LhuL he wouId be sLundIng us u cundIduLe In
December`s presIdenLIuI eIecLIons.
Wurd, 6, hus resIgned hIs posL us dIrecLor
generuI oI Lhe FA FounduLIon Ior Lhe
AuLomobIIe und SocIeLy In order Lo IIghL Lhe
eIecLIon, uILhough LechnIcuIIy he dId noL need
Lo. L wIII be necessury Ior me Lo upprouch
FA members Lo secure nomInuLIons, Wurd
suId In u sLuLemenL on Lhe FounduLIon`s
websILe. n Lhese cIrcumsLunces, LhInk Lhe
correcL course oI ucLIon Is Lo resIgn.
The FA Look Wurd on In Lhe mId-1qqos.
PrevIousIy he hud u cureer us un udvIser Lo Lhe
IuLe Lubour PurLy Ieuder John SmILh. He Is
uIso u Iormer uIde Lo TodL`s predecessor, Mux
MosIey, und knows BernIe EccIesLone weII.
L shouId be noLed LhuL Wurd hus no greuL
desIre Lo become presIdenL. HIs reuson Ior
sLundIng Is LhuL he wunLs Lo shIne u IIghL on
uspecLs oI TodL`s IeudershIp wILh whIch he
does noL ugree. ChIeI umong hIs concerns
Is spendIng uL Lhe FA`s heudquurLers. An
eIecLIon chuIIenge, he beIIeves, Is Lhe onIy wuy
Lo ensure Lhese Issues come ouL In Lhe open.
AL presenL In F1, Lhere ure more crucIuI
muLLers Lo be resoIved, such us Lhe sporL`s
IuLure Lyre suppIIer, Lhe Iuck oI u Concorde
AgreemenL, und Lhe IInuncIuI probIems IucIng
muny oI Lhe Leums. One concern Is LhuL
NEWS
TodL`s Iocus muy shIIL Irom sorLIng ouL Lhese
pressIng muLLers Lo IIghLIng Lhe eIecLIon.
Cun Wurd wIn? AccordIng Lo Lhose cIose Lo
hIm, LhuL Is noL Lhe poInL. He`s noL IIghLIng
Lo wIn, he`s IIghLIng Lo brIng ouL InLo Lhe open
Issues wILh whIch he dIsugrees. NeverLheIess,
hIs supporLers uIso cIuIm he LhoughL very
cureIuIIy beIore LukIng LhIs sLep, InsIsLIng he
wouId noL huve Lhrown hIs huL InLo Lhe rIng
II he IeIL he couId noL succeed.
So IL seems LhuL u hIghIy churged eIecLIon
process Is on Lhe curds LhIs uuLumn.
What Massa did for Ferrari
STATS
He might be packing his bags, but Felipes achieved a lot in his eight years at Maranello*
2 YEARS, 2 MONTHS, 6 DAYS
The gap between his first and last Ferrari wins
GPs
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and a total of
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/ New bid for FIA presidency / A look back at Felipes Ferrari career
Ward: wants to challenge spending at the FIA HQ
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Mexico in; New Jersey out
Next years Formula 1 calendar is starting to take shape, with some new venues on the horizon
CALENDAR
/ Pirelli face stiff competition / More changes to the 2014 calendar
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Michelin seek F1 return
The 2u1 Iormulu 1 cuIendur remuIns In
u sLuLe oI ux umId uncerLuInLy regurdIng
severuI oI Lhe ruces.
n Lheory, Lhere wIII be new ruces In New
Jersey, USA, und SochI In RussIu nexL seuson,
buL doubL now surrounds boLh venues. MexIco
Is seL Lo muke u reLurn Ior Lhe hrsL LIme sInce
1qqz, und IL Is beIIeved LhuL BuhruIn usked noL
Lo open Lhe zo1q seuson, Lo gIve Lhem more
LIme Lo geL Lhe IucIIILy In u sLuLe where Lhe
ruce cun be heId under oodIIghLs.
The sILuuLIon wILh SochI hus been cuused
by u dIspuLe beLween Lhe orgunIsers und Lhe
RussIun moLorsporL IederuLIon, uIong wILh Lhe
Michelin huve thrown LheIr huL InLo Lhe
rIng us poLenLIuI FormuIu 1 Lyre suppIIers Ior
zo1q, mukIng IL cIeur LhuL Lhey ure keen Lo
muke u reLurn Lo u sporL Lhey IeIL In zoo6.
BuL jusL how IIkeIy Is LhIs? On Lhe Iuce oI
IL, MIcheIIn`s reLurn wouId be weIcomed wILh
open urms by Leums und drIvers uIIke, who
ure LIrIng oI consLunL probIems wILh PIreIII
rubber. The IrucLured sLuLe oI F1`s reIuLIonshIp
wILh LheIr oIhcIuI Lyre suppIIer IoIIowIng Lhe
probIems oI Lhe IusL Iew monLhs wus IuId bure
uL Lhe BeIgIun GP, when Lwo perIecLIy normuI
puncLures Ied Lo u crIsIs LhuL hud drIvers
expressIng concerns over Lyre suIeLy.
AILhough memorIes oI Lhe dIsusLrous zoo
US Grund PrIx uL ndIunupoIIs remuIn Iresh
- onIy sIx curs ruced on BrIdgesLones due Lo
suIeLy probIems wILh Lhe MIcheIIn Lyres -
Lhese concerns wouId evuporuLe II MIcheIIn
reLurned. BuL beIore LhuL cun huppen, Lhere ure
some sIgnIhcunL burrIers Lo hurdIe. These ure
noLhIng Lo do wILh MIcheIIn`s desIre Ior 18-
Inch wheeIs (Lhe French munuIucLurer huve
mude IL cIeur LhuL Lhey cun wuIL Ior LhuL)
or beLLer und more obvIous susLuInubIIILy
In Lhe reguIuLIons (Ior whIch reud: Iewer
Lyre sLops`) - buL Lhey ure everyLhIng Lo
do wILh Lhe commercIuI sIde.
PIreIII huve uIreudy done u
deuI wILh BernIe EccIesLone
Ior Lruck sIgnuge, whIch
Is worLh zm u yeur.
And Lhey huve sIgned
conLrucLs wILh severuI
Leums, who euch puy 1.m
Lo PIreIII Ior LheIr Lyres.
Various technical and commercial hurdles could
impede their comeback, but Michelin remain keen
NeILher oI Lhese Issues wouId prevenL Lhe
FA uppoInLIng MIcheIIn us Lyre suppIIers, buL
Lhey do ruIse Lhe possIbIIILy oI MIcheIIn rucIng
on Lrucks wILh PIreIII sIgnuge everywhere -
unIess Lhey cun sLrIke LheIr own deuI wILh
EccIesLone. And us LhIngs currenLIy sLund, he
wouId ruLher sLIck wILh PIreIII, wILh whom
he hus u Iong-sLundIng reIuLIonshIp.
counLry`s IuIIure Lo Iodge ILs enLry wILh Lhe FA
In LIme. BuL sInce RussIun presIdenL VIudImIr
PuLIn wus presenL uL Lhe unnouncemenL oI un
InuuguruI RussIun Grund PrIx, IL seems IIkeIy
LhuL uII purLIes wIII somehow hnd u wuy Lo
muke Lhe ruce go uheud.
ndIu hus now dropped oII Lhe cuIendur Ior
zo1q, und wIII reLurn In eurIy zo1 Ior Lhe hrsL
oI Lhe hnuI Lwo yeurs oI ILs conLrucL.
There hud been gruve doubLs ubouL Lhe
ruce uL Yeongum In Koreu, buL Lhese seem Lo
huve receded somewhuL. The Koreun Grund
PrIx now Iooks Lo be movIng Iorwurds In Lhe
scheduIe Lo Lhe week uILer ChInu
MexIco`s AuLdromo Hermunos Rodriguez
cIrcuIL Is beIng upgruded und hus been gIven
u sIoL u week jusL beIore Lhe ruce In AusLIn In
November on u provIsIonuI druIL cuIendur.
The way things were: the
last Mexican GP in 1992
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What materials are used
to build Formula 1 cars?
When engIneers hrsL sLurLed consLrucLIng curs,
Lhey regurded meLuI us Lhe onIy muLerIuI LhuL
couId provIde Lhe sLrengLh und sLIIIness requIred
Ior IndusLrIuI purposes. We sLIII use u IoL oI
meLuIs, euch LuIIored Lo u purLIcuIur uppIIcuLIon.
For exumpIe, on un F1 cur you wIII hnd over zo
dIIIerenL Lypes oI uIumInIum und o dIIIerenL
sLeeIs - us weII us more exoLIc meLuIs such us
LILunIum, mugnesIum und nconeI (superuIIoys
mude Irom nIckeI, chromIum und Iron).
When pIusLIcs were deveIoped In Lhe eurIy
zoLh cenLury, Lhey opened up new opporLunILIes
oI IormubIIILy und IIghLness buL, unIorLunuLeIy,
Lhey were neILher sLrong nor sLIII. ComposILe
muLerIuIs, und curbon-hbre reInIorced poIymers
In purLIcuIur, gIve Lhe besL oI boLh worIds, beIng
uround hve LImes sLronger Lhun sLeeI buL onIy
u LhIrd oI Lhe weIghL. ThIs Is why Lhey ure used
so exLensIveIy In F1 cur consLrucLIon.
How were these composite
materials first developed?
There were severuI composILe muLerIuIs uvuIIubIe
beIore curbon hbre wus deveIoped, IncIudIng,
oI course, gIuss hbre. These duys, however, we
Pat Symonds
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Construction materials
THE SCIENCE BEHIND...
or perhups exLreme sLIIIness uL Lhe expense oI
some sLrengLh. The hbres LhemseIves, whIch ure
hIumenLs oI pure curbon uround one-LenLh oI Lhe
LhIckness oI u humun huIr, ure LwIsLed LogeLher
Lo Iorm whuL Is known us u Low, whIch muy
conLuIn beLween 1,ooo und 1z,ooo hIumenLs.
Carbon-bre parts are ve
times stronger than steel
but only a third of its weight
Lend Lo LhInk oI curbon hbre when we speuk oI
composILes. Curbon hbre wus hrsL deveIoped
commercIuIIy uL Lhe RoyuI AIrcruIL EsLubIIshmenL
uL Furnborough In 1q6. L cosL uround oo
per kIIogrum Lo muke Lhen, whIch Is equIvuIenL
Lo uround ,ooo per kIIogrum uL Loduy`s ruLes.
Now IL cosLs uround 1q per kIIogrum und Is
predIcLed Lo IuII Lo huII oI LhuL cosL wILhIn Lhe
nexL hve yeurs us Lhe uerospuce und muInsLreum
uuLomoLIve IndusLrIes sLurL Lo use IL more.
UnIorLunuLeIy, huvIng deveIoped Lhe hrsL
prucLIcuI producLIon oI curbon hbres, Lhe
UK soon IosL ILs IeudershIp oI LhIs purLIcuIur
LechnoIogy us IL becume more commercIuIIsed.
Jupun In purLIcuIur hus InvesLed heuvIIy In
munuIucLurIng experLIse, und LhIs hus been
IoIIowed by IurLher deveIopmenLs In Lhe USA us
Lhe muLerIuI`s suILubIIILy Ior spuce und mIIILury
uppIIcuLIons becume uppurenL.
Are all composites the same?
No. JusL us we use Iur more Lhun o Lypes oI
meLuI on un F1 cur, so Loo do we use u IoL oI
dIIIerenL Lypes oI composILe muLerIuIs. n IucL
uround o Lypes oI curbon-hbre composILes muy
be used, uILhough Lhere ure hundreds oI dIIIerenL
combInuLIons uvuIIubIe - us weII us composILes
reInIorced wILh muLerIuIs oLher Lhun curbon,
such us KevIur und ZyIon.
What do you mean
by combinations?
Curbon-hbre composILes ure someLImes
known us curbon-reInIorced pIusLIcs.
ThIs ImpIIes LhuL Lhere ure Lwo dIsLIncL
componenLs Lo Lhe composILe: Lhe
underIyIng poIymerIc resIn
und Lhe reInIorcIng
hbres. The hbres
LhemseIves ure mude
In dIIIerenL wuys
Lo uchIeve dIIIerenL
desIgn gouIs, such us
exLremeIy hIgh sLrengLh
Making a front wing Small pieces of carbon
bre are cut from a roll and stuck into place on
moulds to create front and back skins. Once the
two skins have been cured in the autoclave at
high temperatures, they can be bonded together
to form the lightweight and ultra-resilient wing
IS THERE ANY ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT
IN COMPOSITE TECHNOLOGY?
These Lows cun be woven InLo vurIous Lypes oI
cIoLh, euch oI whIch hus dIIIerenL properLIes Ior
uny gIven Lype oI curbon. The sImpIesL Is unI-
dIrecLIonuI` curbon hbre. As ILs nume ImpIIes, Lhe
sLrunds or Lows uII run In one dIrecLIon, gIvIng
Lhe cIoLh uge sLrengLh LhuL wuy, buL very IILLIe uL
un ungIe qo Lo Lhe dIrecLIon oI Lhe sLrunds. More
common ure woven muLerIuIs, where Lhe Lows
ure InLerLwIned us Lhey ure In cIoLh IubrIcs. ThIs
gIves u more omnI-dIrecLIonuI sLrengLh.
L Is noL jusL Lhe dIIIerenL curbons und weuves
LhuL oIIer dIIIerenL properLIes, however. The
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Apart from basic improvements to strength
and stiffness, much can be done to improve
polymeric resin. Processes constantly
improve; even in F1 we now use tooling
and mandrels made by rapid prototyping
that can be washed out of the nished
component, allowing us to make ever more
complex shapes ever more quickly.
The next big step will be nano-technology
and carbon nano-tubes, which will be used
to further reinforce the materials. This will
represent a quantum leap forward.
curbon Is embedded In u poIymerIc resIn und
dIIIerenL vurIeLIes oI resIn ure used Lo buIunce
cosL wILh usubIIILy und LemperuLure resIsLunce.
The Lype oI curbon-hbre composILe used In u
FormuIu 1 cur Is pre-preg`. ThIs Is muLerIuI
LhuL uIreudy hus ILs curbon sLrunds embedded
In un uncured resIn.
Can you describe the basic
manufacturing process?
The deLuIIs oI munuIucLurIng cun geL preLLy
compIex buL, essenLIuIIy, Lhe pre-preg cIoLh Is
IuId InLo mouIds (whIch ure LhemseIves oILen
mude Irom curbon hbre). VurIous IumInuLe pIIes
ure IuId on Lop oI euch oLher In precIse IocuLIons.
A Iuser or oLher vIsuuI sysLem Is oILen used Lo
guIde Lhe IumInuLor InLo pIucIng euch pIy In Lhe
exucL posILIon LhuL Lhe desIgner hus deLermIned.
The pIIes ure Lhen covered wILh coLLon-IIke
cIoLh, whIch wIII souk up uny excess resIn, und
un ImpervIous pIusLIc hIm Is hnuIIy seuIed onLo
Lhe enLIre job. A vucuum Is Lhen uppIIed Lo Lhe
IumInuLe Lo consoIIduLe IL secureIy In Lhe mouId.
The enLIre mouId und componenL ure Lhen
pIuced In un uuLocIuve, whIch Is essenLIuIIy u
huge pressurIsed oven LhuL wIII cure Lhe resIn
und produce Lhe hnIshed componenL.
Once made, does the material
degrade at all?
NoL reuIIy - uL IeusL noL In LhIs purLIcuIur conLexL.
The bIggesL probIem wILh muInLuInIng Lhe
muLerIuI In servIce Is Lo ensure LhuL IL does noL
geL dumuged. When u meLuIIIc componenL Is
dumuged, IL Is normuIIy eusy Lo deLecL becuuse
Lhe purL wIII eILher be benL or crucked. There ure
numerous non-desLrucLIve LesL LechnIques LhuL
huve been esLubIIshed over Lhe yeurs Lo deLecL
crucks In meLuIIIc componenLs, buL muny oI Lhese
reIy on Lhe IucL LhuL u cruck wIII uIwuys uppeur on
Lhe surIuce oI u componenL.
Curbon hbre, uILhough eIIecLIveIy consoIIduLed
durIng Lhe munuIucLurIng sLuge, sLIII hus u
number oI surIuces becuuse IL Is oI u IumInuLed
consLrucLIon. SpecIuI LechnIques, such us
uILrusonIc scunnIng, ure requIred Lo deLecL
uny sub-surIuce deIumInuLIon LhuL muy Ieud Lo
cuLusLrophIc IuIIure oI u componenL LhuL, Lo
Lhe nuked eye, Iooks perIecL.
Will we see similar breakthroughs
in metallic materials?
Yes - we uIreudy use u IoL oI meLuI-muLrIx
composILe uIumInIum muLerIuIs LhuL empIoy u
reInIorcIng muLerIuI, usuuIIy sIIIcone-curbIde,
Lo reInIorce Lhe uIumInIum. There Is uIreudy
one In use LhuL hus nuno-sIzed purLIcIe
reInIorcemenL. Even sLeeI, whIch hus been
uround Ior yeurs, Is consLunLIy beIng deveIoped
Lo oIIer ever beLLer properLIes.
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Teacher and pupil: Tyrrell
team-mates Jackie Stewart and
Franois Cevert in Brazil, 1973
Authority, wit and intelligence from the voice of F1 Racing
Peter Windsor
RACERS EDGE
32 F1 Racing October 2013
,VXSSRVHLWVInevILubIe LhuL mosL oI Lhe LuIk round
ubouL now wIII concern FrunoIs CeverL`s uccIdenL uL
WuLkIns GIen. The qoLh unnIversury oI LhuL sud, sud
duy Is 6 OcLober. LIke sprIng, Lhough, FrunoIs wus
uII ubouL IIIe, noL deuLh. preIer Lo remember hIm us
knew hIm - und us knew RIhIm.
IIrsL meL FrunoIs In SouLh AIrIcu In 1q;z, by
whIch LIme he wus uIreudy u grund prIx wInner. More
Lhun LhuL. He wus u sLur. remember sLundIng In Lhe
open-uIr TyrreII guruge` uL KyuIumI on Lhe Thursduy
beIore Lhe ruce. Roger HIII, Jo Rumirez und Lhe boys
were In bIue overuIIs, squuLLIng besIde Lhe curs. The
smeII oI bruke IIuId und IndusLrIuI cIeuner suL heuvIIy
In Lhe hoL uILernoon uIr. NexL Lo me wus Lhe curvy,
bIue monocoque oI FrunoIs CeverL`s TyrreII. TIny
IeuLher-rImmed sLeerIng wheeI. CureIuIIy shuped
geur-Iever knob. GIIsLenIng peduIs. ProLecLIve
curpeLIng uround Lhe IueI IIIIer.
Then, uII oI u sudden, Lhe voIce. Deep. GoIden.
SmooLh.
HeIIo boys. How`s IL goIng?
Iooked up und suw onIy Lhe eyes. CLe d`Azur
bIue. MesmerIsIng. He gIunced uL me, smIIed - brIghL
whILe IIush uguInsL durk, sunLunned skIn - und Lhen
benL down Lo huve u word wILh Jo.
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guess IL wus becuuse wus young - sLIII 1q -
und becuuse `d onIy UHDG ubouL hIm In Lhe pusL.
WhuLever. FrunoIs Ior me, Irom LhuL poInL, wus
much more Lhun jusL un F1 drIver. He wus u purL
oI u duzzIIng, unLouchubIe French worId IIIIed wILh
numes IIke EII, MuLru, JubouIIIe, BeILoIse, PescuroIo,
DepuIIIer, LuIIILe, JurIer und Juussuud. The whoIe
French moLor-
rucIng resurgence.
SomeLhIng beyond
unyLhIng `d ever
known. MIsLy
mornIngs In PurIs.
BIue sky uL RIcurd.
LeuIy shude uL Rouen.
MounLuIn uIr uL
CIermonL. MurLInI.
AIpIne-RenuuIL.
AnLur. MoLuI.
Ford Frunce. The
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Johnny RIves. Jos
RosInskI. Munu ZurInI. Edouurd SeIdIer. FrunoIs,
Ior me, wus uL Lhe pInnucIe oI LhIs wonderIuI new
Iorce. L wus synonymous wILh sun-IIIIed duys, Nuzu
overuIIs, umuzIng muguzInes IIke 6FUDWFK und Lhe
InLense uromu oI GILunes. There wus un H[SHFWDWLRQ
ubouL Lhe LIme LhuL you couId Louch und IeeI.
FrunoIs hud everyLhIng - buL Lhen you`ve heurd
uII LhuL beIore. WhuL LhuL PHDQW wus seLLIIng InLo Lhe
IIIghL home Irom Johunnesburg Lhe IoIIowIng yeur,
1q;, und IIndIng yourseII sILLIng Lhe row behInd
FrunoIs In Lhe SAA ;q;. They`re servIng Lhe IIrsL
round oI drInks, und FrunoIs Is IIghLIng up hIs IIrsL
GILunes, when you heur Lhe edges oI Lhe conversuLIon.
CouId usk you u very, very bIg Iuvour? usks
Lhe goIden voIce. The uIr hosLess Is uIreudy bIushIng,
despILe her Lun.
You see, `m u rucIng drIver und LhIs week huve
u very, very ImporLunL LesL uL Le Muns - un
endurunce LesL wILh MuLru - you know MuLru, Lhe
Iumous rucIng-cur compuny - und IL Is very, very
ImporLunL Ior me Lo geL some good sIeep on LhIs IIIghL
und whuL wouId IIke Lo do Is Luke uII Lhose Iour seuLs
In Lhe mIddIe und Lo muke u reuI bed Lhere so LhuL
cun resL und sIeep und urrIve very reIreshed..
BuL cun`L jusL usk uII Lhe pussengers Lo move.
und whuL ubouL your seuL beIL. II you need Lo IusLen
your seuL beIL..
um sure you wIII come uIong Lo see II need uny
heIp. (The smIIe, Lhe eyes.) PIeuse. 3OHDVH. musL
geL my sIeep und LhIs LesL Is so ImporLunL Ior me.
For Frunce. For everyone.!
A Iew mInuLes IuLer, FrunoIs Is shuIIIIng und
re-shuIIIIng hIs IeIIow-pussengers (IncIudIng me).
And, yes, IuLer, when Lhe IIghLs were ouL und we were
cruIsIng smooLhIy Lowurds Europe, `m sure FrunoIs`
sLewurdess LIpLoed over, jusL Lo see II he wus okuy.
The FrunoIs knew In `;z und `; wus very much
In Lhe mouId oI JuckIe SLewurL - whIch suys Lons
ubouL Lhe mun. PuL hIm In u MuLru sporLscur uguInsL
hIs French peers und FrunoIs wus uIwuys Lhe IusL
guy, Lhe quIckesL guy - Lhe UHDOO\ quIck guy. AL
TyrreII, Lhough, you suw Lhe reuI sIde oI FrunoIs.
As good us he wus, us brIIIIunL us he wus, he hud Lhe
bruIns und Lhe humIIILy Lo IIsLen, Lo Ieurn und, Ior
Lhe mosL purL, Lo do us he wus LoId. cun`L recuII
unoLher drIver, beIore or sInce, who hus been so
seII-crILIcuI und so reudy Lo mouId hIs sLyIe und hIs
knowIedge uround LhuL oI unoLher drIver.
THE ETERNAL
SPRINGTIME
OF FRANOIS
CEVERT
Cevert on his way to ninth in the
Tyrrell-Ford at Kyalami in 1972, just after
his rst meeting with Peter Windsor
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As brilliant as Franois
was, he had the brains and
humility to listen, to learn
and to do as he was told
F1 Racing October 2013 33
From Lhe sLurL, FrunoIs wus Lhe pupII und
JuckIe Lhe Leucher. FrunoIs wore JuckIe`s
own-brund sungIusses; he wore JuckIe`s brund
oI overuIIs; he wore JuckIe-IIke IIoruI shIrLs
when chIIIIng uL Lhe HoLeI Ie Russe In BundoI.
He usked JuckIe ubouL geur ruLIos, cumber
ungIes, cusLer, Loe-In, brukIng poInLs, Lurn-In
poInLs, kerb usuge, sLurL procedures - und,
when he hud covered uII LhuL, he wouId crILIcIse
hImseII u IILLIe more und usk JuckIe ubouL Lhe
LechnIque Ior neuLIy pussIng Lhe buckmurkers.
NoL once wouId he concede LhuL he wus us
JRRG us JuckIe (uILhough Lhere were LImes,
when he wus shudowIng Lhe greuL mun, when
JuckIe wouId do LhuL Ior hIm) buL In Lerms oI
puce - yes: FrunoIs knew he wus Lhere.
L begun wILh JuckIe showIng FrunoIs
uround ZundvoorL In 1q;o, und IL cume IuII-
cIrcIe, when Ken TyrreII usked FrunoIs Lo Ieud
PeLer Revson (who wus on LhuL occusIon rucIng
u LhIrd TyrreII) uround WuLkIns GIen In 1q;1.
AL LhuL momenL, LhInk, FrunoIs gruduuLed
Irom coIIege. NexL on Lhe ugendu: hIs MusLers.
Even uILer u bud duy, FrunoIs wus
courLeous, churmIng und huppy Lo be IIvIng
Lhe dreum. don`L recuII hIm sweurIng; nor
do remember hIm compIuInIng, uILhough he
wus, oI course, very much u purL oI Lhe JuckIe
SLewurL SuIeLy MovemenL. He wus ruLIonuI,
muILI-IInguuI, un uccompIIshed pIunIsL.
couId go on - buL preIer Lo sLop here.
wusn`L uL WuLkIns GIen In 1q;. IusL suw
FrunoIs uL Monzu, where he IInIshed IIILh
Lo JuckIe`s IourLh. remember hIm In Lhe
IoveIy oId cobbIesLoned puddock, shurIng
JuckIe`s chumpIonshIp-wInnIng deIIghL, jokIng
ubouL Lhe oId mun needIng Lo muke wuy now
Ior Lhe IusLer young French bIood.
The smIIe, Lhe eyes. The very, YHU\ IusL
rucIng drIver who dIed Loo young und wuy
beIore hIs prIme.
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HOW ECO
WARRIORS
EXPOSED
FLAWS IN
GRAND PRIX
SECURITY
*UHHQSHDFHV%HOJLDQ*3SURWHVW muy huve IuIIen
shorL oI ILs objecLIve oI emburrussIng LILIe sponsors
SheII over LheIr ArcLIc expIoruLIon ucLIvILIes, becuuse
un oIIshooL oI FOM produces Lhe LeIevIsIon IooLuge
und exercIses IuII conLroI over vIsuuIs. SLIII, Lhe
IncIdenL hIghIIghLed F1`s InudequuLe securILy uL evenLs,
purLIcuIurIy In pubIIc ureus und uround Lhe podIum.
ThuL Lwo purugIIders were ubIe Lo y Lo BeIgIum
Irom Lhe Germun border despILe uIrspuce resLrIcLIons,
Lhen hover ubove Spu dIspIuyIng eco-messuges beggurs
beIIeI. DoubIy so LhuL sIx ucLIvIsLs - represenLIng us
muny nuLIonuIILIes - were ubIe Lo ucquIre specIhc
buck-row goId seuLs, Irom whIch Lhey scuIed Lhe rooI
oI Lhe grundsLund Lo unIurI u zo-meLre unLI-SheII
bunner. Then, us weII us u hourdIng on Lhe ouLsIde oI
Euu Rouge, proLesLers uIso munuged Lo ucLIvuLe Lwo
remoLe-conLroIIed bunners, und un ucLIvIsL goL wILhIn
meLres oI Lhe podIum uILer uccessIng Lhe eIILe ($q,ooo
per heud) Puddock CIub ureu. Greenpeuce muInLuIn
LheIr bunners were InsLuIIed u IorLnIghL beIore, wILh
one ucLIvuLed us un FOM oIhcIuI removed Lhe oLher.
WhIIe Greenpeuce`s proLesL wus peuceIuI, one
shudders uL Lhe poLenLIuI rIsks oI such sIuck securILy.
On Lhe podIum wILh Lhe Lop Lhree drIvers were Lwo
governmenL mInIsLers, u senIor SheII execuLIve, und
Lhe presIdenL oI Lhe RoyuI AuLomobIIe CIub oI BeIgIum
- coIncIdenLuIIy u Iormer CEO oI ToLuI. EquuIIy, Lhe
purugIIders mIghL huve hurboured evII InLenLIons,
ruLher Lhun seekIng Lo pubIIcIse Lhe pIIghL oI poIur
mummuIs, whIIe Lhe rooILop ucLIvIsLs couId eusIIy huve
Iuunched urmed uLLucks Irom LheIr vunLuge poInLs. Yes,
reporLs muke cIeur Lhe IocuI
JHQGDUPHULH knew Lhe proLesL
wus peuceIuI - buL onIy uILer
negoLIuLIons begun.
AccordIng Lo sources,
SheII unLIcIpuLed Greenpeuce
dIsrupLIon IusL yeur. When
noLhIng huppened, Lhe guurds
were dropped, un uLLILude
underscored by Lhe uII-cIeur
gIven Lo Spu`s promoLers
by Lhe poIIce on Lhe eve oI
LhIs ruce. Three yeurs ugo,
promoLers InsLILuLed securILy
seurches oI specLuLors, buL
ceused uILer compIuInLs Lo
IocuI uuLhorILIes. AII oI whIch
begs Lhe quesLIon: who Is responsIbIe Ior securILy uL
ruces - Lhe IocuI promoLer, FOM us Lhe commercIuI
rIghLs hoIder, or Lhe FA us Lhe governIng body?
The unswer Is us compIex us F1 ILseII. EvenLs ure
promoLed by commercIuI enLILIes grunLed Lhe rIghLs
by FOM, buL such evenLs ure suncLIoned by Lhe FA
Lhrough ILs IocuI nuLIonuI sporLIng body (ASN), Lo
whom promoLers uppIy. PromoLers hoId commercIuI
ugreemenLs wILh FOM, whIIe LrIpurLILe ugreemenLs
dehne Lhe obIIguLIons oI FA, ASN und promoLer.
FOM hus cerLuIn sucrosuncL ureus such us ILs
Puddock CIub, Lhe podIum und overuII puddock
compIex, und beurs no responsIbIIILy Ior cIrcuIL
securILy. To duLe, ILs securILy deLuII hus concenLruLed
ruLher more on ejecLIng unuuLhorIsed IoIk Irom ILs
ureus Lhun esLubIIshIng LheIr (InnocenL or muIIcIous)
InLenLIons. No doubL LhIs wIII now chunge drumuLIcuIIy.
The FA Is responsIbIe pureIy Ior Lruck, drIver und
Leum suIeLy und, us such, Greenpeuce`s ucLIvILIes ure
oI no dIrecL concern Lo IL. Yes, ucLIvIsm FRXOG ImpucL
on Lruck suIeLy, Lhough In LhIs InsLunce IL dId noL - buL
Lhe IucL remuIns LhuL vIgIIunce needs Lo be sLepped
up drusLIcuIIy. There ure Lhose who poInL Lo Lhe FA`s
InvoIvemenL In Lhe BuhruIn sILuuLIon buL, In LhuL cuse,
Lhe FA, us Lhe onIy uuLhorILy empowered Lo cunceI
Lhe evenL, demunded (und wus grunLed) ussurunce by
Lhe kIngdom LhuL on-goIng cIvII unresL posed no dIrecL
dunger Lo F1 personneI or specLuLors. n LhIs respecL,
Lhe BuhruInI und BeIgIun sILuuLIons dIIIer LoLuIIy.
LocuI promoLers, In conjuncLIon wILh IocuI cIvII
und poIIce Iorces, ure responsIbIe Ior evenL suIeLy
und securILy. Here, dIIIerIng nuLIonuI IeguI sysLems
compIIcuLe muLLers - mukIng IL ImpossIbIe Ior Lhe
FA Lo seL sLundurds, Ior whuL Is uccepLubIe In one
counLry muy be InLoIerubIe In Lhe nexL. n SIngupore,
ruce-goers undergo X-ruy seurches, buL In Europeun
counLrIes, such checks wouId be deemed breuches
oI humun rIghLs; equuIIy, In Lhe USA, uII medIu-puss
hoIders ure requIred Lo sIgn IndemnILIes despILe Lhe
FA`s compIex documenLuLIon. And In BuhruIn, curs
ure seurched InsIde und ouL.
WhuL Is cIeur Is LhuL un overuII LIghLenIng oI suIeLy
und securILy procedures durIng ruces Is Iong overdue.
L shouId be uL Lhe Lop oI uny Lo-do IIsL compIIed by Lhe
nexL FA presIdenL. ThuL suId, we cun expecL cIrcuILs Lo
Luke heed oI evenLs In BeIgIum und reucL uccordIngIy.
UILImuLeIy, LhuL wIII resuIL In u mussIve hIke In cosLs
und huge InconvenIence Lo Lhe InnocenL.
Dieter Rencken
POWERPLAY
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NOW
WEVE LEFT
EUROPE,
ITS TIME
TO TACKLE
THE NEW
CIRCUITS
1RZWKDWWKH(XURSHDQUDFHVDUHRYHUwe enLer
u very Lough sLuge oI Lhe worId chumpIonshIp. There
ure seven grunds prIx Lo come over Lhe nexL Len weeks,
whIch wIII Luke pIuce In Lhe Fur EusL, Lhe MIddIe EusL
und boLh NorLh und SouLh AmerIcu. WhIIe LhIs Is my
IIrsL seuson rucIng In FormuIu 1, dId LruveI Lo Lhose
ruces IusL yeur In my roIe us WIIIIums` reserve drIver
so huve goL some Ideu ubouL how Lough IL Is goIng Lo
be boLh menLuIIy und physIcuIIy.
One oI Lhe bIggesL chuIIenges Ior me wIII be copIng
wILh Lhe LruveI und udjusLIng Lo Lhe vurIous dIIIerenL
LIme zones. huve u Iew LrIcks Lo heIp me cope wILh Lhe
jeL Iug, und Lhe mosL ImporLunL LhIng `ve IeurnL Is Lo
resL whenever geL Lhe chunce. For everyone InvoIved
In Lhe sporL, Irom Lhe drIvers Lo Lhe mechunIcs, LhIs
phuse oI Lhe seuson wIII be LukIng up u huge umounL oI
energy und IL Isn`L goIng Lo be eusy.
LusL yeur drove In Lhe FrIduy
mornIng Iree prucLIce sessIons uL
mosL oI Lhe upcomIng Lrucks, buL
Lwo huven`L drIven on yeL ure
SIngupore und AusLIn. `m IookIng
Iorwurd Lo Lhe SIngupore Grund
PrIx especIuIIy becuuse LhuL wIII be my IIrsL nIghL ruce,
und uILhough IL`s goIng Lo be Lough becuuse oI Lhe heuL
und humIdILy, know LhuL Lhe IILLer um Lhe eusIer `II
IInd IL In Lhe cockpIL.
`ve never hud u probIem wILh IeurnIng new cIrcuILs;
IL honesLIy Lukes me onIy
u coupIe oI Iups und `m
up Lo speed sLruIghL uwuy.
Yeurs ugo, when wus
kurLIng, my IuLher couId
never undersLund how
wus ubIe Lo be on Lhe puce
so quIckIy. remember
goIng Lo one Lruck und
seLLIng my IusLesL Iup
LIme on onIy my LhIrd
run. So IeurnIng Lrucks Is
someLhIng LhuL hus never
been u probIem.
Aheud oI SIngupore und
AusLIn, wIII probubIy
spend Lwo huII duys In
Lhe WIIIIums sImuIuLor
Lo IumIIIurIse myseII wILh
Lhe cIrcuILs und Lo heIp
me Ieurn Lhe rucIng IIne.
`II uIso wuLch onbourd IooLuge und memorIse u Lruck
mup Lo heIp me wILh Lhe corner sequences. When `m
ouL on Lhe Lruck Ior Lhe IIrsL LIme, us soon us huve
exILed u corner Lhen sLurL Lo LhInk ubouL how couId
huve gone IusLer Lhrough IL. So on Lhe IoIIowIng Iup, on
urrIvIng uL LhuL sume corner Luke u beLLer IIne Lhrough
IL. And go Lhrough Lhe sume process uguIn und uguIn.
AILer jusL u Iew Iups Lhe speed buIIds, und by Lhe IourLh
Iup `m jusL u Iew LenLhs oII my besL LIme.
Now we`ve IeIL Europe behInd, we`re LruveIIIng Lo
counLrIes wILh grund prIx cIrcuILs LhuL ure onIy u coupIe
oI yeurs oId. I `m honesL, ucLuuIIy preIer Lo ruce uL
cIussIc venues IIke Spu, Monzu und Suzuku. They huve
u dIIIerenL IeeIIng ubouL Lhem becuuse Lhey ure sLeeped
In hIsLory. DrIvers huve been rucIng uL Lhem Ior decudes
und Lhey ure IIIIed wILh u sense oI LrudILIon.
SomeLhIng don`L IIke ubouL modern cIrcuILs, such us
Koreu und Abu DhubI, Is LhuL II you go wIde or muke u
mIsLuke uL u corner, you huve Lhe run-oII ureu Lo drIve
InLo. You sImpIy drIve buck onLo Lhe Lruck wILhouL
uny dumuge Lo your cur. know Lhere ure ImporLunL
suIeLy reusons Ior huvIng Lhese ureus, buL II you muke
u mIsLuke uL u Lruck IIke Suzuku, you know LhuL IL`s noL
goIng Lo be good. The nurrow cIrcuIL und Iuck oI run-oII
Is un udded LesL oI drIver skIII und one LhuL sepuruLes
greuL drIvers Irom good ones. ThuL`s uIso why sLreeL
cIrcuILs ure so much Iun und unoLher reuson why `m
IookIng Iorwurd Lo goIng Lo SIngupore.
Don`L geL me wrong - don`L wunL cIrcuILs Lo be
unsuIe. When you see pIcLures oI Spu Irom Lhe `6os,
wILh wuIIs juLLIng ouL onLo Lhe Lruck wILh no proLecLIon,
und specLuLors sLundIng behInd buIes oI sLruw, you
upprecIuLe how sLundurds huve been Improved over
Lhe yeurs. LookIng uL Lhe phoLos, you see LhIngs LhuL
jusL wouIdn`L be uIIowed Loduy und everyLhIng Is much
beLLer now Ior Lhe drIvers und specLuLors.
SLIII, huve greuL respecL Ior Lhe drIvers who used Lo
Iup pIuces IIke Lhe oId 8.;-mIIe Spu cIrcuIL In curs LhuL
reuIIy weren`L suIe. L wus normuI Ior Lhem Lhen und
Lhey dIdn`L know unyLhIng eIse. wonder II o yeurs
Irom now, peopIe wIII Iook buck uL Lhe zo1 seuson und
suy Lhe sume LhIng.
VALTTERI BOTTAS
ROOKIE YEAR
Bottas at Suzuka in 2012: he prefers
to race at the older tracks, which
are more of a test of driver skill
When you see pictures of Spa from the
60s, with walls jutting onto the track and
spectators standing behind bales of straw,
you appreciate how standards have improved
F1 Racing October 2013 37
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Is Luca the next Bernie?
TuIk oI BernIe EccIesLone sLeppIng
down wILhIn Lhe nexL Iew yeurs
hus been LukIng Iorm recenLIy,
und everyone Is suggesLIng numes.
Sure, Lhe CEO oI SuInsbury`s wouId
do weII on Lhe busIness IronL, buL
whuL F1 needs Is someone Irom
Lhe rucIng sIde. LhInk Lucu dI
MonLezemoIo wouId be Lhe perIecL
IIL. He hus busIness, money und
sporLIng knowIedge us weII us beIng
un experIenced und weII-known
Iuce. BuL mosL ImporLunLIy,
beIIeve he cun heIp brIng sLubIIILy
Lo F1 In Lhese Lough LImes.
Stephen Harwood
By email
You get what you pay for
MurussIu sporLIng dIrecLor, Grueme
Lowdon, hus been wIdeIy quoLed In
Lhe press recenLIy, on Lhe subjecL
oI hIs supporL oI u suIury cup In
FormuIu 1. L mukes me LhInk he`s
compeLIng In Lhe wrong sporL.
F1 Is supposed Lo be Lhe pInnucIe
oI moLorsporL und needs Lo be ubIe
Lo suy LhuL IL hus Lhe besL engIneers
und Lhe besL drIvers. Cun you
ImugIne II us soon us u drIver wIns u
chumpIonshIp or u desIgner desIgns
u chumpIonshIp-wInnIng cur Lhey
ImmedIuLeIy Ieuve Lhe sporL Lo Luke
up u more IucruLIve oIIer In unoLher
rucIng serIes? F1 shouId IImIL Lhe
number oI peopIe In euch Leum,
buL noL Lhe quuIILy oI Lhe peopIe.
Steve Webster
By email
A foregone conclusion
`m 61 und huve wuLched every
F1 ruce sInce Lhe 1q;q ArgenLIne
Grund PrIx. Toduy, jusL beIore Lhe
curs reuched Lhe end oI Lhe KemmeI
SLruIghL on Iup 1, wenL Ior u wuIk.
ThuL`s uII.
Rod Hawkins
By email
L wus u brIIIIunL pIece by PuL Symonds In AugusL`s )5DFLQJexpIuInIng
Lhe ERS-K und ERS-H sysLems und zo1q engInes. BuL. don`L cure!
`ve wuLched F1 Ior o yeurs und uIwuys suy you huve Lo see how LhIngs
deveIop ruce by ruce und seuson by seuson Lo know whuL`s goIng on. wunL
Lo see u good cur, u good drIver und u good Leum LrIumph Lhrough Lhe odds.
And noL necessurIIy uII uL Lhe sume LIme. wunL Lo see AIonso IIghL Lhrough
In u cur LhuL`s noL us good us LhuL oI VeLLeI, or Ior WIIIIums Lo Lhrow u
spunner In Lhe works. don`L wunL u IIeId oI homoIoguLed curs wILh engInes
smuIIer Lhun Lhe one on my drIve, sepuruLed onIy by bodywork, covered
IIywheeIs und buLLerIes LhuL ure InvIsIbIe Lo Lhe specLuLors. KERS Is bud
enough. s Lhe puss KERS-ussIsLed, or Is Lhe cur In IronL sIower? WILhouL
un on-screen gruphIc we`d never know. How muny gruphIcs wIII we need In
zo1q Lo expIuIn RPM, KERS, ERS-K, ERS-H und DRS?
uppIuud Lhe IIILerIng down oI Lech, buL wunL Lo see rucIng. I cun`L,
couId you LeII me how Lo buy u seuson LIckeL Lo Hondu`s R&D Iub nexL yeur?
Mark Ackroyd
By email
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Now that was a car
No 20 The Ferrari 126C4
A nal hurrah for the Scuderias turbo-powered 126C series
noL be InducLed uL u LemperuLure In excess oI 6oC. Work currIed
ouL uL Lhe FIuL reseurch cenLre hus produced new heuL exchungers
Lo resoIve LhuL probIem.
The deveIopmenL oI Lhe 1z6C chussIs IumIIy guIned momenLum uILer
Lhe urrIvuI oI Hurvey PosLIeLhwuILe. HIs 1z6C - wILh u newIy munduLed
IIuL boLLom - won Lhe 1q8 consLrucLors` chumpIonshIp Ior Lhe ScuderIu.
The Cq IeuLured u IIghLer engIne und geurbox und bore u dIsLIncLIve
urrow-shuped desIgn. AIrIIow wus crILIcuI und LhIs purLIcuIur shupe
meunL LhuL uIr enLered Lhe rudIuLors behInd Lhe IronL wheeIs, Lhen pussed
Lhrough Lhe heuL exchungers beIore beIng expeIIed Lhrough Lhe sIdes In
IronL oI Lhe reur wheeIs.
JoInIng FerrurI Ior 1q8q wus MIcheIe AIboreLo, Lhe IIrsL LuIIun Lo ruce
Ior Lhem sInce ArLuro MerzurIo In 1q;. The 1z6Cq mude ILs debuL uL Lhe
seuson-openIng BruzIIIun GP und AIboreLo quuIIIIed second on Lhe grId,
uILImuLeIy reLIrIng wILh u broken IronL bruke cuIIIper. MeunwhIIe, AIuIn
ProsL won In hIs McLuren-TAG Lurbo. u porLenL oI Lhe seuson Lo come.
Whereus In prevIous yeurs FerrurIs hud been exLremeIy powerIuI buL
cumbersome Lo drIve, Lhe Cq hud uImosL Lhe opposILe churucLerIsLIcs.
AILhough Lhe engIne IeuLured redesIgned cyIInder heuds und u deepened
crunkcuse, uIong wILh u revIsed versIon oI Lhe Lrunsverse-mounLed
geurbox, IL dIdn`L perIorm weII on Lhe IusLer cIrcuILs. ProbIems wILh Lhe
Lyres, suspensIon und Lhe compIIcuLed new IueI-InjecLIon sysLem meunL
IL secured onIy one grund prIx vIcLory In 1q8q. AIboreLo won uL ZoIder,
Lwo yeurs uILer GIIIes VIIIeneuve`s LrugIc uccIdenL Lhere.
New reguIuLIons Ior 1q8q resLrIcLed IueI-Lunk cupucILy Lo zzo IILres,
whIIe mId-ruce reIueIIIng hud been bunned. FerrurI were noL Lhe onIy
Leum Lo InLroduce un eIecLronIcuIIy conLroIIed InjecLIon sysLem Lo
Improve IueI economy, buL LheIrs proved more probIemuLIc Lhun oLhers.
MIcheIe AIboreLo und Ren Arnoux IInIshed Lhe seuson Ior FerrurI,
euch wILh Iess Lhun huII oI NIkI Luudu`s poInLs LuIIy. The AusLrIun Look
Lhe LILIe by huII u poInL Irom hIs McLuren Leum-muLe AIuIn ProsL. The
wrILIng wus on Lhe wuII Ior Lhe 1z6C und FerrurI were Iorced InLo
u reLhInk Ior Lhe IoIIowIng seuson.
The 19S seuson murked Lhe IInuI ouLIng Ior Lhe 1z6C generuLIon
oI FerrurIs LhuL hud IIrsL ruced In 1q81, Lhe desIgnuLIon comIng Irom Lhe
1zo V6 engIne. AILhough FerrurI hud been usIng IIuL-1z engInes In
FormuIu 1 Ior muny yeurs, Lhey hud Iorm when IL cume Lo usIng Iewer
cyIInders; u 1.-IILre nuLuruIIy uspIruLed 1zo V6 hud powered PhII HIII
Lo worId chumpIonshIp gIory In 1q61.
Even so, Lhey Iuced u IeurnIng curve wILh LurbochurgIng. Thus Lhe
bIock oI Lhe V6 wus cusL In Iron, Lhe beLLer Lo wILhsLund Lhe unLIcIpuLed
InLernuI pressures. And numerous Lurbochurgers were LesLed beIore
FerrurI seLLIed wILh Lhe Germun KKK (KhnIe, Kopp und Kuusch) brund.
From u perIormunce poInL oI vIew, Lhe Lwo KKK Lurbos undoubLedIy
oIIer noLubIe power, Enzo FerrurI remurked uL Lhe LIme. The probIem
regurdIng Lurbo Iug no Ionger exIsLs und we huve u IusL response, IIke
you wouId geL wILh u normuIIy uspIruLed engIne. There were InILIuI
probIems regurdIng Lhe cooIIng oI Lhe InducLed uIr, becuuse IL shouId
40 F1 Racing October 2013
FERRARI 126C4
TECH SPEC
Engine 1.5-litre turbo
Ferrari 031
Layout V6 (120)
Power 660bhp
Maximum revs 11,000rpm
Weight 540kg
Wheelbase 2,600mm
Transmission Ferrari 5-speed
manual
Fuel and oil Agip
Tyres Goodyear
Notable drivers Michele Alboreto
Ren Arnoux
F1 Racing October 2013 41
stop.
Advance,
Australian
Fair
F1 Racing October 2013 43
MURRAYS 90TH BIRTHDAY
nsurprIsIngIy, Murk emerges Irom Lhe
neurby courL wILh LennIs ruckeLs In
hund, sweuL on brow und MILch Evuns
noL Loo Iur behInd.
So, who won?
Long second seL, muLe. Then we hud Lo cIose
IL down becuuse we knew you boys were comIng.
n oLher words, me, smIIes Evuns, roIIIng hIs
eyes us II Lo suy $OZD\VWKHFRPSHWLWRU`
FIush buck Lo Lhe Sydney CrIckeL Ground u
Iew yeurs ugo when SLeve Wuugh produced
u one-IIner oI whIch Murk Webber hImseII
wouId huve been proud. AILer IIsLenIng Lo Lhe
cIIpbourd-hoIdIng TV producer ouLIIne one
scene uILer unoLher oI Murk und SLeve chuLLIng
ubouL LheIr respecLIve sporLs, SLeve, who wus
uIreudy pressed Ior LIme und hud pIunned Lo
sLIck uround Ior ubouL o mInuLes muxImum, us
ugreed over Lhe phone, IIxed suId producer wILh
u sLeeIy gIure und enquIred: So you`re IIImIng u
IuII-IengLh documenLury, Lhen?
NoL wIshIng Lo InILIuLe u sImIIur response Irom
AussIe GrIL now, Tom, our phoLogrupher, hus
uIreudy seL up hIs buckgrounds und IIghLIng.
GIve me IIve Lo huve u shower und `II be
down, suys Murk. He`s Lrue Lo hIs word: AussIes
Iong ugo won Lhe puLenL on zo-second dIps.
RIghL muLe. FIre uwuy, he suys, huIr sLIII weL.
And so IL begIns - Lhe conversuLIon, Lhe
InLervIew, LhuL hud never ImugIned wouId
ever huppen.
IIrsL heurd oI Murk Webber In eurIy 1qq6,
when my oId IrIend, MIke KubIe, rung me Irom
AusLruIIu Lo LeII me ubouL LhIs LuIenLed young kId
who wouId be rucIng LhuL yeur In FormuIu Ford.
WuLch ouL Ior hIm, suId MIke, who wus one
oI my journuIIsLIc menLors. He`s u good guy.
He`s goL whuL IL Lukes.
dId my besL. We meL socIuIIy. InLroduced
hIm Lo u Iew IrIends. even InLroduced hIm Lo
Frunk WIIIIums uILer Lhe FormuIu Ford FesLIvuI
uL Lhe end oI LhuL IIrsL, dreumIIke, yeur. `m
InLeresLed, Frunk hud suId In LhuL keep-Lhe-
opLIons-open wuy oI hIs, buL cun`L oIIer Murk
unyLhIng now. LeL`s LuIk uguIn In u Iew yeurs.
Those Iew yeurs` huve Iong sInce pussed.
MInurdI-Juguur-WIIIIums-Red BuII. Two Monuco
GP wIns. Two BruzIIIun GPs. A Germun GP.
Without doubt the most popular driver in the F1
paddock, Mark Webber will be hugely missed when
he leaves the sport at the end of this season.
In this world-exclusive interview, he tells old friend
Peter Windsor why leading Porsches sportscar
programme was too good an opportunity to miss
PORTRAITS
THOMAS
BUTLER
U
44 F1 Racing October 2013
Ior 11 monLhs oI Lhe yeur, yeur uILer yeur. And
`ve jusL goL Lo u poInL where IL`s IIke, weII. `ve
uchIeved quILe u IoL oI LhIngs.
So someLhIng Iresh, someLhIng QHZwus
needed. SomeLhIng more Lo uchIeve, beyond
Lhe nurrow sLruILs oI moLorhome uIIey. ThIs,
you remember, Is Mr TusmunIu ChuIIenge - Lhe
drIver who creuLed u physIcuI-endurunce evenL
beyond Lhe ken oI uny peer, jusL Lo keep LhIngs
reuI In Lhose soIL-puced wInLer monLhs.
Yeuh, you uIwuys wunL more, he smIIes,
buL when IeIL Queunbeyun never In u mIIIIon
yeurs ImugIned `d huve Lhe cureer `ve hud or
LhuL `d be here Ior us Iong us huve. And Lhere
ure sLIII new opporLunILIes. Muybe Lo spend u bIL
oI LIme wILh Lhe IumIIy, do u Iew oLher LhIngs,
see Lhe purenLs. There ure jusL so muny LhIngs
over Lhe pusL zo yeurs LhuL huve gone pusL, so
muybe IL`s LIme Ior u chunge - und ouL oI choIce,
noL becuuse `m beIng shown Lhe door.
News oI Murk`s reLIremenL hus been ouL Ior
u whIIe, buL IL`s sLIII dIsconcerLIng Lo heur hIm
LuIk IIke LhIs. L`s u remInder oI Lhe pussuge oI
LIme. Cun Murk Webber ever be unyLhIng buL Lhe
super-IIL rucIng drIver who wus uIwuys unuIruId
Lo speuk ouL ubouL muLLers oI ImporLunce,
beyond Lhe bundwIdLh oI hIs Lruck rIvuIs und
who wus equuIIy unuIruId Lo Luke Lhe shILbox Jug
Lhrough Lhe IuII gumuL oI sLeerIng ungIes on LhuL
IIILh-geur IeIL-hunder In ShunghuI?
He conLInues: WhuL peopIe don`L see Is Lhe
work LhuL goes on beIow Lhe rudur In F1. L`s purL
oI Lhe remIL oI beIng u proIessIonuI uL F1 IeveI
und `ve never seen IL us u sucrIIIce. I you wunL
Lo geL Lo where you need Lo go, Lhese LhIngs huve
Lo huppen. WILh Lhe cuLegory chungIng nexL yeur
Irom u LechnIcuI perspecLIve, IL wus Lhe perIecL
opporLunILy Ior u compIeLeIy new chuIIenge, wILh
my IuLure sorLed. L`s u greuL opporLunILy Ior me
Lo be ussocIuLed wILh Porsche.
The IuLure, Lhen, Is seLLIed. So whuL, In order
oI ImporLunce, huve been Lhe hurdesL LhIngs over
Lhe pusL decude or so?
On Paul Stoddart: Stoddy was brave
and tried to take on a lot of people
with Minardi. He bankrolled me initially
On Alonso: Ive raced him since F3000,
so Ive known him a long, long time. On
a Sunday afternoon, hes incredible
On Newey: Hes a big reason why
I continued for as long as I did. Hes
an inspiring guy to work with
Mark Webber:
the F1 years
JAMES ROBERTS
LOOKS BACK OVER
MARK WEBBERS 12
SEASONS IN THE SPORT
2002
Webber finishes
fifth on his debut,
claiming Minardis
first points in three
years. They finish
ahead of Toyota in
the constructors
championship.
2003
At Interlagos, in
his third race since
joining Jaguar,
Webber produces
a brilliant qualifying
lap to give the
team its highest
grid slot third.
2004
In a season
dominated by
Ferrari, Webber
manages to split
the scarlet cars
in qualifying at
Sepang, earning his
first ever front row.
2005
The first podium comes at last but Webber
isnt smiling. Having moved to Williams,
he is on course for a strong result at
Monaco. But then the team choose to pit
Nick Heidfeld before Webber, Quick Nick
finishes second to a fuming Webbers third.
2006
One year later, Webber
is heading for another third-
place finish for Williams at
Monaco, when a spectacularly
fiery exhaust failure dashes
his hopes.
2007
Now at Red Bull, Webbers best chance of a win comes
in torrential rain at Fuji. Hes sick in the cockpit due to
food-poisoning, and is doggedly chasing down Lewis
Hamilton for the lead when the Safety Car is deployed
and future team-mate Sebastian Vettel drives into the
back of him. Its the start of an interesting relationship
A HungurIun GP. A SpunIsh GP. Two BrILIsh
GPs. And now, In zo1, un end.
AILer uII LhIs, suy, kInd oI sudIy, you`re
reLIrIng Irom FormuIu 1?
The LImIng Iooks preLLy excepLIonuI Ior
me, he suys, LhInkIng beIore he speuks. He`s
someLImes IIndIng IL dIIIIcuIL Lo choose Lhe rIghL
words - whIch Is unusuuI Ior Lhe mosL voIubIe
drIver Lo wuIk u pILIune sInce MurIo AndreLLI.
ThIs Is us emoLIonuI us Murk Webber geLs.
`ve been on Lhe edge wILh FormuIu 1, LhInk,
moLIvuLIon-wIse, Ior Lhe pusL coupIe oI yeurs
now. You huve Lo be GULYHQ. You Lurn yourseII
uround euch wInLer und Lhe IIre In Lhe beIIy Is
noL quILe whuL IL wus when you were zq. L`s
InevILubIe. L huppens, unIorLunuLeIy. You never
ImugIne IL cun huppen, buL IL does. And cun
LeII you LhIs: II hud won Lhe chumpIonshIp In
zo1o wouId huve reLIred Lhere und Lhen.
Bung. NoL even sporLscurs.
He dIdn`L wIn Lhough und Lhus spenL Lhree
more seusons buLLIIng SebusLIun VeLLeI beIore
LhIs, Lhe opporLunILy Lo heud up Lhe FA WorId
Endurunce progrumme Ior Porsche, u brund
cIose Lo hIs heurL - whose curs he FKRRVHV Lo
drIve - und do someLhIng new, someLhIngJRRG.
remember heurIng someLhIng ubouL
sporLsmen und women yeurs ugo, he reIIecLs.
They`d suy LhuL us Iong us Lhey couId keep LheIr
moLIvuLIon, Lhey wouId keep goIng. couId never
work ouL whuL Lhey meunL. How couId you Iose
your moLIvuLIon? BuL quesLIons keep comIng Lo
me more und more oILen LhuL were never Lhere
In Lhe pusL. L`s noL ubouL drIvIng or rucIng, IL`s
ubouL keepIng my own F1 progrumme goIng P
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On the best car hes driven: The RB6 at Budapest
2010. I won when Seb had a drive-through and I
had to get a lap over Fernando. That car, around
there, was just amazing. Turns 8 and 9 were what
I remember most. Just phenomenal
On celebrating that first Monaco
win in 2010: Im annoyed I lost
my boots. Probably got nicked
when I jumped into the pool
F1 Racing October 2013 47
TruveI und hoLeIs. And probubIy Lhe
repeLILIve nuLure oI cerLuIn uspecLs oI Lhe job.
A bIL oI medIu. LoLs und IoLs oI smuII LhIngs LhuL
you`re huppy Lo deuI wILh when you`re brIghL-
eyed und bushy-LuIIed. BuL IL does, In Lhe end,
Iorce you Lo usk Lhe quesLIon: Do huve Lo be
here, doIng LhIs?` And when Porsche cume uIong
couId Iook myseII In Lhe eye und suy, WeII, you
know whuL, probubIy GRQW huve Lo do some oI
Lhose LhIngs uny more.`
Murk Is muscIe-Loned und LuII wILhouL un
ounce oI excess oI body IuL. AIwuys hus been.
None oI LhuL hus jusL KDSSHQHG, however.
Beyond Lhe usuuI super-nuLrILIon und LuIIored
exercIse, Lhere Is, In AdrIun Newey chussIs
Lerms, someLhIng more: Lhere Is Lhe exLru`
bodyIrume weIghL LhuL couId be beLLer used
Iower In Lhe cur.
The weIghL Is someLhIng LhuL geLs u bIL
borIng, suys Murk. sLIII enjoy my IILness,
buL Lo hoId ;kg Ior 11 monLhs - LhuL`s jusL
someLhIng LhuL hus Lo huppen buL huve Lo work
hurder uL IL Lhun oLher peopIe do becuuse oI my
heIghL. My comIorLubIe, IIL, body weIghL wouId
eusIIy be 6-;kg heuvIer Lhun LhuL. We huve Lhe
weIghL-dIsLrIbuLIon regs In F1 buL `d sLIII much
ruLher huve LhuL weIghL on Lhe IIoor. `d ruLher
huve 6-1okg on Lhe IIoor oI Lhe cur Lhun hIgher
up. L wus uL ILs worsL, probubIy, In zo1o, when,
wILh Lhe BrIdgesLones, we needed Lo geL Lhe
weIghL reurwurds, whIch couIdn`L do. BuL LhuL
comes wILh Lhe gume. So my IILness hus uII been
ubouL mussIve dIscIpIIne und porLIon conLroI.
SIze oI Lhe meuIs. NoL LhuL cruve IL,
buL junk Iood Isn`L ever on Lhe rudur. EuLIng
weII, spreudIng Lhe meuIs ouL. L`s u bIL IIke beIng
u jockey - und wILh Porsche IL`II be Lhere buL
onIy Ior eIghL monLhs oI Lhe yeur. L`II gIve me
u much beLLer personuI buIunce.
On Mateschitz: Hes been great. Always
replies. Always available. I look forward
to working with him in the future
wonder II Murk wouId be IeeIIng Lhe sume
wuy hud he won u Iew ruces In Lhe IIrsL huII oI
zo1 und wus, suy, IeudIng Lhe chumpIonshIp?
For sure, `d IIke Lo huve hud u beLLer seuson
LhIs yeur, buL Lhe decIsIon wus mude beIore we
sLurLed. L`d be nIce Lo go ouL wILh some Lop
resuILs und Lhere`s sLIII u chunce Lo do LhuL -
buL `d sLIII be IeuvIng F1 even II wus IeudIng
Lhe chumpIonshIp rIghL now. As suy, uImosL
reLIred In zo1o. mude Lhe IInuI decIsIon when
wus In Noosu, In QueensIund, over ChrIsLmus.
PIuces IIke Noosu show you unoLher purL oI IIIe.
ThuL`s good. You work hurd Ior LhIngs und you
sLIII wunL Lo enjoy Lhe LoII und hurd work you`ve
puL In buL, uL Lhe sume LIme, you wunL Lo keep
your IeeL on Lhe ground und remember where
you`ve come Irom. L`s un InLeresLIng poInL, und
IL`s u sensILIve poInL, Lo LhInk LhuL when LhIngs
sLurL Lo go weII, und you`ve hud some IncredIbIe
hIghs - und wInnIng grunds prIx Is sLIII u preLLy
decenL drug, don`L geL me wrong - Lhen you sLIII
huve Lo IInd Lhe LIme Lo suy: LeL`s sLop.`
For much oI hIs F1 cureer, Murk couId be
seen uL LuLon, depIunIng Irom RyunuIr more
IrequenLIy Lhun mosL oI us cuLch u LruIn, so
wonder wheLher he`d be IeeIIng u bIL wurmer
ubouL Lhe LruveI II he`d Luken Lhe prIvuLe-churLer
rouLe, us some oI hIs peers und muny oLher oI
Lhe worId`s IeudIng uLhIeLes huve done?
huve LruveIIed prIvuLeIy In Lhe pusL Iew
yeurs, und muybe couId huve done so u bIL
eurIIer In my cureer, he udmILs. sLIII don`L
IeeI hugeIy comIorLubIe doIng IL, buL prIvuLe
LruveI Is u very good InvesLmenL In Lerms oI LIme,
eIIIcIency und even cureer IongevILy.
2009
Pre-season, Webber breaks a leg and shoulder
during his Tasmania Challenge charity event.
Red Bull underline their competitiveness with
their first victory as new team-mate Seb Vettel
leads Webber home in China. At the Nrburgring,
Webber scores his maiden pole and win.
2010
The Turkish GP reveals the simmering tension between the
Red Bull drivers: while battling for the lead, Vettel hits Webber,
scuppering either drivers chance of victory. Three races later,
at Silverstone, Vettel gets priority with a front-wing update
and Webber makes it clear he feels unsupported. Not bad for
a number two driver, he quips after winning the race.
On [his manager] Briatore: I cant say a
bad word about what Flavios done with
me. Hes always boxed my corner
On Haug: I had a really good time
with Mercedes [in sportscars] and
Norbert was always a supporter
2008
A second year with Red Bull gets
off to an inauspicious start for
Webber when he qualifies 14th at
his home race then crashes out.
It is a disappointing season, with
fourth in Monaco the only highlight.
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LhInk IL`s uIso Lhe eIIorL you huve Lo muke
wILh Leum reIuLIonshIps. There ure u IoL oI greuL
guys uL Red BuII und `ve known Lhem Ior u Iong
LIme, buL IL`s humun nuLure someLImes Lo wunL u
chunge oI scenery, Lo Lurn Lhe puge. And Ior me
IL`s beLLer Lo go und do IL where your IuLure Is,
Ieurn who`s good uL whuL Lhey`re doIng und uIso
huve some InIIuence on u Iresh progrumme. I
`d gone Lo unoLher F1 Leum wouIdn`L be In IL
Ior u IurLher Lhree or Iour yeurs, so `d be puLLIng
In uII LhuL eIIorL jusL Ior one yeur, probubIy.
hud Lhe opporLunILy Lo go Lo FerrurI und
couId huve sLuyed wILh our IrIends uL Red BuII
Ior u IILLIe whIIe Ionger. For Lhe IuLure, Lhough,
Lhe besL decIsIon Is Lo drIve Ior Porsche.
wunL Lo know, Loo, ubouL how Murk IeeIs
physIcuIIy. He hud LhuL bIg shunL on Lhe bIke In
IuLe zoo8 - pIus he`s hud u Iew knocks In curs.
ThuL usIde, how does he score hIs IundumenLuIs
- hIs eyesIghL, hIs reIIexes, hIs IeeI`?
Eyes, reIIexes eLc ure uII jusL us Lhey were,
buL LhInk you Iose u IILLIe bIL oI LhuL cheeLuh-
IIke movemenL LhuL you huve when you`re z.
L`s InevILubIe. BuL experIence does counL Ior u
IoL. You cun use LhuL on u rIsIng scuIe. LhInk
beLween zz und o-odd you`re obvIousIy uL
your ubsoIuLe peuk. RIsk-LukIng. everyLhIng.
probubIy peuked In Lerms oI sheer physIcuI
uLhIeLIcIsm uL LhuL poInL, buL my reuIIy successIuI
yeurs were sLIII uheud oI me. L`s becuuse oI Lhe
crossover wILh experIence. Those curves ure
ubsoIuLeIy nuLuruI und IL`s sLIII goIng on.
And Lhen Lhere`s Lhe poIILIcs: There`s uIwuys
un ugendu und uIwuys someLhIng goIng on.
MussIveIy. L comes wILh Lhe LerrILory. L`s Lhe
nuLure oI Lhe sporL when Lhere`s u IoL oI money
uround. So you muke sure you puL In Lhe eIIorL
Lo keep cerLuIn members oI cerLuIn medIu
huppy, becuuse LhuL`s where Lhe Leum hus u IoL
oI InIIuence. ThuL`s jusL Lhe wuy Lhe sporL Is wILh
u IoL oI dIIIerenL purLners now. We uIso huve Lhe
PIreIII scenurIo, where drIvers cun`L LuIk how
we wunL Lo ubouL Lhe Lyres or Lhe sporL becuuse
IL mIghL upseL peopIe. We`II sLIII huve LhuL uL
Porsche, buL IL`II be much, much smuIIer.
So whuL oI Lhe remuInder oI Lhe yeur? How
does he IeeI ubouL Lhese IusL ruces? WhuL does he
expecL Irom hImseII? sLIII enjoy beIng beILed In
Lhe cur und drIvIng down Lhe pILIune, whIch Is u
bIL dIsuppoInLIng, buL `ve spoken Lo some reuIIy
good sporLsmen und women who huve been uL
LhIs crossrouds where mukIng Lhe cuII wus noL
eusy und Lhey messed IL up. They hung on Loo
Iong. As `ve suId beIore, `m probubIy IeuvIng F1
u yeur Loo soon buL wILh Lhe reg chunges In Lhe
sporL nexL seuson und Lhe opporLunILy Lo joIn
Porsche, IL`s Lhe besL move Ior me.
WhuL wIII he never IorgeL?
My wIns uL Monuco; Lhey were very specIuI Ior
me. WILhouL Lhe SuIeLy Curs In zo1o, wouId
huve won Lhe ruce by qo seconds. reuIIy IeIL In
churge oI Lhe ruce - IL wus u beuuLIIuI IeeIIng.
My zo1z wIn wus dIIIerenL - we were nowhere
In prucLIce, buL Lhen In quuIIIyIng puL Lhe cur
somewhere IL shouIdn`L huve been on Lhe grId;
wus u LhousundLh oI u second uwuy Irom poIe.
NIco und MIchueI ure no sIouches uround
Monuco, so LhuL quuIIIyIng perIormunce reuIIy
meunL u IoL Lo me. The wIn wus u IoL more
dIIIIcuIL on Lhe PIreIII Lyres; IL wus hurder Lo
enjoy Lhe ruce becuuse wus uIwuys LhInkIng
Lhrough Lhe LucLIcs - you know, Don`L geL Loo
bIg u Ieud becuuse II Lhere`s u SuIeLy Cur you`ve
used Lhe Lyres up,` und so on. L wus dIIIerenL
Irom drIvIng Lwo hours preLLy much IIuL-ouL
whIch hud done In zo1o. huven`L hud
unyLhIng IIke Lhe success `d IIke Lo huve hud
sInce we`ve chunged Lo PIreIIIs. jusL huven`L.
Tom LeIIs us LhuL he`s reudy Lo shooL. Murk
sLunds Lo obIIge. ThIs LIme, Lhough, IL`s dIIIerenL.
The metal rod that held
Marks leg together
following his cycling
accident in 2008
2011
Webber takes his only win of the year
at the season-ending Brazilian GP.
He finishes third in the drivers world
championship, having clocked up
seven fastest laps more than any
other driver that year.
2012
More rancour at the Brazilian GP as Vettel
homes in on his third world title. He needs a
good result to acquire it, but Webber subtly
impedes his progress by squeezing him at
the first corner. A spin later in the lap forces
Vettel to charge back through from 22nd.
2013
Animosity spills out in public again as Vettel refuses
to obey the teams coded multi-21 order to remain
in formation, bullying his way past Webber to win
the race. The TV broadcast from the drivers
pre-podium green room, mercilessly exposes the
frosty atmosphere between the team-mates.
rer, t|me we bu||d a new race car,
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WORDS STEWART WILLIAMS
Mark Webber made his presence felt in this
magazine even before his F1 debut, and hes
indulged us with some of our most off-
the-wall ideas ever since. Here are a
selection of our favourite Webber
moments and, yes, he really
did stand on his head
Id stand on my head
for F1 Racing
50 F1 Racing October 2013
F1 Racing October 2013 51
MURRAYS 90TH BIRTHDAY
January and
February 2002
When )5DFLQJV GP edILor, Tom CIurkson,
decIded Lo do u churILy bIke rIde Irom John
O`GrouLs Lo Lund`s End uL Lhe end oI Lhe zoo1
seuson (LhIs wus buck In Lhe duys when Lhe
hnuI ruce Look pIuce In mId-OcLober), vurIous
members oI Lhe RenuuIL F1 Leum ugreed Lo joIn
hIm uIong Lhe wuy. Murk, who wus Lhe Leum`s
LesL drIver uL LhuL sLuge, joIned Tom on duy one.
und sLuyed rIghL unLII Lhe end.
Tom reudIIy udmILs LhuL wILhouL Webber`s
cujoIIng und encourugemenL he`d never huve
April 2002
BeIore, durIng und uILer hIs dreum FormuIu 1
debuL - when he hnIshed In Lhe poInLs In hILh
pIuce on home soII wILh MInurdI - Murk und hIs
IrIends und IumIIy uIIowed us behInd Lhe scenes
Ior un up-cIose-und-personuI vIew oI hIs week,
whIch resuILed In u IocuI hero` scrupbook LhuL
IncIuded pIcLures oI u good oId LrudILIonuI AussIe
burbIe wILh hIs proud purenLs.
December 2002
EIeven yeurs ugo, Webber mude hIs )5DFLQJ
cover debuL, uIbeIL us one oI eIghL drIvers In
our Mun oI Lhe Yeur uwurds. The seII-porLruILs
- ucLIvuLed by remoLe shuLLer reIeuse - on
Lhe cover und InsIde Lhe Issue, showed Murk`s
wIIIIngness Lo pose Ior us. We wouId remember
LhuL Ior muny yeurs, us our zooz RookIe oI Lhe
Yeur conLInued Lo muke u nume Ior hImseII.
June 2002
We were Lhere Lo wILness Lhe ucLIon when, uIong
wILh hve oLher F1 drIvers, Murk Webber Look
purL In u churILy pro-um LennIs LournumenL
beIore Lhe SpunIsh GP. Murk wus cenLre sLuge
Ior muny reusons - noL IeusL hIs eyewuLerIng
Duy-GIo yeIIow shoes. And - surprIse, surprIse
- Murk und hIs pro purLner Sundon SLoIIe beuL
OIIver PunIs und hIs pro purLner In Lhe hnuI.
July 2003
n one oI our more umbILIous phoLo shooLs, done
In Lhe duys beIore dIgILuI munIpuIuLIon wus rIIe,
we usked Murk II he`d be prepured Lo reprIse hIs
Supermun pose - LhIs LIme emergIng Irom hIs
new Juguur. SInce LhIs enLuIIed LukIng hIm Lo u
sLudIo, puLLIng hIm In u hurness und hoIsLIng
boLh cur und drIver zo IeeL oII Lhe ground, we
wondered II he`d suy no. OI course he dIdn`L.
Mark never lost his
sense of humour,
asking locals when
Tom dropped back a
bit: Anyone seen
a 95-year-old on a
bike round here?
WORKING WITH WEBBER
mude IL Lhrough Lhe 1q duys und qz mIIes; Ior
u good muny oI Lhose mIIes, Murk Look Lhe Ieud
und IeL Tom sheILer In hIs sIIpsLreum. Through
wInd und ruIn Murk never IosL hIs sense oI
humour, uskIng Lhe IocuIs In ScoLIund when Tom
dropped buck u bIL: Anyone seen u q-yeur-oId
on u bIke round here?
Even when LImes goL Lough Ior Webber
(he Iound ouL durIng Lhe rIde LhuL he`d IosL Lhe
RenuuIL LesL-drIver roIe Lo Fernundo AIonso)
he jusL Look ouL hIs IrusLruLIons on Lhe roud,
reIusIng Lo puck IL In. ThIs wus )5DFLQJV
InLroducLIon Lo QAussIeGrIL.
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November 2003 / January 2004
When Murk Iounded Lhe Murk Webber TusmunIu
ChuIIenge - u churILy cycIIng, runnIng und
cunoeIng Lrek uround AusLruIIu`s IsIund sLuLe
- he InvILed )5DFLQJV AnLhony RowIInson
Lo joIn hIm und hIs seIecL group oI ouLdoorsy
Lypes. Some InILIuI LruInIng InvoIved u LrIp down
Lo PooIe Hurbour wILh Murk - jusL 16 hours
uILer he`d hnIshed sevenLh uL Lhe LuIIun GP.
January 2005
A swILch Lo WIIIIums hud us uskIng on Lhe cover
II Murk couId be LheIr nexL worId chumpIon.
The pIece wus upLIy LILIed, KeepIng up wILh
Lhe Joneses` uILer WIIIIums` hrsL chumpIon
und Webber`s compuLrIoL, AIun Jones. Murk
Look purL In u phoLoshooL surrounded by gIunL
curdbourd cuLouLs oI Lhe seven drIvers who huve
won Lhe LILIe whIIe empIoyed by Frunk`s Leum.
June 2005
The heudIIne wus: Here`s someLhIng you
don`L see everyduy - FormuIu 1 drIvers In LheIr
underweur`. To eIuboruLe, we were IookIng Ior
u drIver Lo sLrIp down Lo LheIr hreprooI
underweur Lo demonsLruLe Lhe dIIIerences
beLween FormuIu 1 drIvers` kIL In zoo und 1q6
Ior u specIuI IeuLure. The quesLIon wus: who
couId heIp? SLep Iorwurd one Murk Webber.
May 2004
Murk`s own )5DFLQJ hIghIIghL wus when we
suL hIm down wILh AusLruIIu`s Lwo chumpIons,
SIr Juck Brubhum und AIun Jones. HIs hrsL
words were LypIcuIIy seII-eIIucIng. Hey, whuL um
doIng In LhIs compuny? he suId. MuLe, Lhese
guys huve done IL uII. `m sLIII LryIng. They Iound
common ground, sLurLIng wILh u decIsIon Lo Ieuve
home Lo ruce In Europe eurIy In LheIr cureers.
August 2005
L`s Lrue, Murk reuIIy GLG sLund on hIs heud Ior
)5DFLQJ, us our cover unnounced he wouId
Lurn WIIIIums on ILs heud`. L wus u sImpIe yeL
eye-cuLchIng concepL, buL Lhe eIIorL needed Lo geL
IL rIghL - despILe Murk`s hLness - wus InLense.
And beyond LhIs muIn IeuLure, we uIso joIned
hIm Ior u duy`s cycIIng In WIsconsIn wILh Rubens
BurrIcheIIo und Lhe DIscovery pro-cycIIng Leum.
HuvIng convInced Lhe money men IL wus u good
Ideu, RowIInson depurLed Ior TusmunIu und Lhe
chuIIenge ILseII. We goL Lo see un F1 drIver UHDOO\
pushIng hImseII, whIIe uL Lhe sume LIme gIvIng
us much heIp und encourugemenL us possIbIe
Lo RowIInson - pIus Lhe occusIonuI ceIebrILy
(IncIudIng LennIs pIuyer PuL RuILer und uLhIeLe
CuLhy Freemun) who dIpped InLo Lhe chuIIenge.
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WORKING WITH WEBBER
September 2009
Now uL Red BuII, Murk hud sLurLed Lo wIn ruces
und wus chusIng down Jenson BuLLon In Lhe
chumpIonshIp. The drupe you In your nuLIonuI
ug` shooL we requesLed Ior Lhe cover wus no
probIem, und Lhe seurchIng InLervIew IncIuded
quesLIons ubouL hIs physIcuI condILIon uILer
he broke u Ieg on hIs TusmunIu ChuIIenge. He
unswered Lhem uII wILh hIs usuuI bIunL honesLy.
AnoLher cover uppeurunce, LhIs LIme wILh F1
Iegend AIuIn ProsL us he und Webber Look purL
In u very dIIIerenL sorL oI ruce - up Lhe Iumous
z1 huIrpIns oI Lhe AIpe d`Huez Tour de Frunce
mounLuIn sLuge. For Murk, IL wus un opporLunILy
Lo pIL hImseII uguInsL u super-hL ProsL (who
weIghs even Iess Lhun he dId In hIs F1 duys) und
u mounLuIn where compuLrIoL CudeI Evuns hud
October 2011 July 2013
There uren`L muny F1 drIvers who wouId InvILe us
Lo LheIr house eurIy on u Sunduy mornIng Lo joIn
Lhem us Lhey Luke LheIr dogs Ior u wuIk. ThIs wus
Murk`s reguIur rouLIne beIore every BrILIsh GP
meeLIng, rIsIng eurIy Ior u reIuxIng sLroII, beIore
commuLIng zo-odd mIIes Lo SIIversLone. L meunL
he`d geL Lo spend every nIghL oI u ruce meeLIng In
hIs own bed: u Iuxury Iew drIvers experIence.
August 2010
As Lhe zo1o seuson reuched ILs huIIwuy poInL,
we pondered wheLher LhIs wus Murk`s LoughesL
seuson Lo duLe us he dId buLLIe wILh SebusLIun
VeLLeI und Lhe resL oI Lhe grId. We wrupped
hIs hunds boxer-sLyIe und usked hIm Lo Iuunch
InLo u serIes oI kIckboxIng moves. The resuILs,
us uIwuys, were vIsuuIIy urresLIng. The shooL
Look pIuce uL Lhe pub he Lhen owned wILh hIs
purLner, Ann, und we rounded oII Lhe duy wILh
u Murk Webber pIzzu.
gone u Iong wuy Lo securIng vIcLory uL LhuL yeur`s
Tour. He uIso goL Lo heur unecdoLes Irom ProsL`s
gIILLerIng cureer hrsL-hund. BuL LhIs wus no cuse
oI bIInd udoruLIon. Murk`s hrsL quesLIon Lo Lhe
quudrupIe chumpIon wus: Dud und drove Ior 1q
hours Lo come und wuLch you uL AdeIuIde In 1qq1
- und you dIdn`L Lurn up! Why wus LhuL? And
when Lhe puIr hIL Lhe sIopes, neILher heId buck.
20 F1 Racing March 2010
YOU ASK THE QUESTIONS
54 F1 Racing October 2013
WORDS ANTHONY ROWLINSON PORTRAITS ANDREW FERRARO/LAT
Its not been the easiest season for Williams
most recent winner, but hes happy to open up
about leading his team, scoring that point
and why he believes things can only get better
Pastor
Maldonado
Like u hurricune beculmed, PusLor
MuIdonudo urrIves quIeLIy, grucIousIy und
LurbuIence-Iree, uL Lhe unoInLed hour, Ior
hIs grIIIIng-by-proxy Irom )5DFLQJV
reuders. He remuIns much Lhe sume PusLor
us Lhe hrebrund VenezueIun who bIew InLo
moLorsporL`s Lop echeIon In zo1o und who
subsequenLIy deveIoped quILe u repuLuLIon
Ior sLIrrIng speed, on-hIs-duy brIIIIunce, und u
cerLuIn, quuInL, ouL-oI-Lhe cockpIL churm LhuL
someLImes seems uL odds wILh u drIver oI such
IerocILy behInd Lhe wheeI.
L musL huve been IncredIbIy Lough, we
reecL, beIng PusLor In zo1. The mun who
demonsLruLed such combuLIve skIII LhroughouL
zo1z und hus IuLeIy munuged Lo curb some oI
hIs on-Lruck IeIsLIness wouId, oI course, Iove Lo
huve buIIL on LhuL much-ceIebruLed SpuIn zo1z
wIn Lo joIn Lhe vIcLory-chusIng eIILe-InhubILIng
seuLs uL Mercedes, Red BuII, FerrurI und LoLus.
BuL IL seems Lhe IuLes huven`L wrILLen LhuL
purLIcuIur scrIpL Ior PusLor - noL yeL, uL IeusL.
nsLeud, Lhey`ve Luken hIm Irom Lhe EIysIun
heIds oI IronL-runnIng puce und bunIshed hIm
und hIs Leum Lo Lhe Q1 budIunds, Irom where
Lhe greuLesL hope cun onIy be meugre poInLs und
respecLubIIILy, noL souI-sLIrrIng churges Lo Lhe
chequered ug.
The reversuI oI IorLunes wouId be enough Lo
muke u Iesser IndIvIduuI crumbIe InLo chIppIness
und deveIop u grudge uguInsL F1`s vIcIssILudes.
ThuL, however, wouId noL be PusLor MuIdonudo
uL uII, Ior us we shuII see, he remuIns opLImIsLIc,
upbeuL und us pussIonuLeIy commILLed us ever
Lo Lhe WIIIIums cuuse.
Lust yeur you munuged to give Irunk
Williums u win Ior his birthduy. Whut
did you get him this yeur?
7RP6LHJQHU&DQDGD
ThuL wus u very specIuI duy, us you know. We
broughL everyLhIng LogeLher Lo gIve hIm u
wInnIng duy Ior hIs bIrLhduy. ThIs yeur IL wus
even more Lough, uILhough we were LogeLher
Lo ceIebruLe 6oo WIIIIums grunds prIx, whIch
wus uIso very specIuI. L`s noL us much us u
vIcLory, buL IL wus greuL Lo be LogeLher wILh hIm
Lo shure such un ImporLunL momenL Ior Lhe
Leum. BuL In Lerms oI uchIevIng unoLher vIcLory.
weII, LhuL`s goIng Lo be very Lough.
How would you compure your teum-
mutes ut Williums? Who wus Iustest?
Rubens, Bruno or Vultteri?
3HWHU%HUJTXLVW6ZHGHQ
The LoughesL one Ior sure hus been Rubens,
becuuse oI hIs experIence und deLermInuLIon
- und wus rucIng hIm In my hrsL yeur In F1. He
wus Lhe second mosL experIenced drIver uL Lhe
LIme und he wus IeudIng Lhe Leum. He wus sLIII
very quIck, Loo. HonesLIy. Ieurned u IoL Irom
hIm, u IoL ubouL how Lo drIve un F1 cur.
Whut would you suy is the most beuutiIul
pluce to visit in Venezuelu?
*HRIIUH\9LRW)UDQFH
L depends. We huve so muny beuuLIIuI pIuces
In VenezueIu, muny greuL LourIsL pIuces. I you
wunL Lo go Lo Lhe beuch we huve Lhe IsIunds oI
Los Roques, cIose Lo Curucus. The seu Lhere Is
umuzIng und IL`s u very nuLuruI pIuce. n Lhe
souLh oI VenezueIu we huve mounLuIns In
56 F1 Racing October 2013
LIme unyone pussed Lhere In Lhe ruce. BuL goL
u penuILy. mude Lhe move uL Turn 11. ThIs yeur
`ve hud so muny. AII Lhe pussIng munoeuvres
do, uIwuys enjoy Lhem. uIwuys Lry Lo be very
cIeun und very uggressIve uL Lhe sume LIme.
How does u Iormulu 1 driver estublish
himselI us teum leuder?
&KULV%HDXPRQW$XVWUDOLD
IIve In OxIord, so `m ubIe Lo spend u IoL oI
LIme uL Lhe WIIIIums IucLory neurby. L Lukes
experIence Lo be Lhe IeudIng drIver und Lhe
Leum guve me Lhe chunce Lo Ieud IusL yeur, In
my second yeur oI FormuIu 1. wus Lhen ubIe
Lo show wus reudy - especIuIIy Lo wIn. couId
uIso show LhuL wus reudy Lo LrunsIuLe whuL wus
huppenIng wILh Lhe cur Lo Lhe IucLory. L wus very
ImporLunL Lo be ubIe Lo do LhuL und IL worked
quILe weII und guve us u good cur Lo hghL wILh.
ThIs yeur Is Lough us Lhe cur Is very sIow. BuL
our work Is geLLIng us cIoser Lo Lhe Lop Leums und
LhuL`s our muIn objecLIve. We ure workIng very
hurd Lo Improve uL every ruce und we ure LryIng
Lo geL beLLer. Lry Lo do my besL, spend more
duys In Lhe IucLory Lhun ever - don`L LhInk uny
drIver In uny Leum hus spenL us muny duys In Lhe
IucLory us huve LhIs yeur. Lry Lo muke Lhe Leum
work weII LogeLher, so we ure noL onIy ImprovIng
Lhe cur buL we ure ImprovIng HYHU\WKLQJ
LogeLher. Our drIvIng, Lhe cur, mechunIcs,
engIneers. We ure u Leum und um LryIng Lo Ieud
LhuL Leum und heIp muke IL work uILogeLher.
Whut`s the best ecuse you`ve given
u teum boss uIter crushing u cur?
&DULQD*UXVHYVND/DWYLD
don`L huve excuses, `m very honesL. When
muke u mIsLuke, `m very serIous ubouL IL. You
need Lo Ieurn Irom your mIsLukes und Lry Lo
Improve Ior Lhe IuLure. So `m very honesL wILh
Lhe Leum und hope Lhey ure honesL wILh me us
weII. There`s no poInL In gIvIng uny excuses.
Will your Williums Iuture be uIIected by
the deuth oI Venezuelun president Hugo
Chvez und his support Ior you through
PVSA [Venezuelu`s stute oil compuny|?
3$JQHOOR8.
AcLuuIIy, no. For sure Chuvez`s deuLh Is u bIg
Ioss Ior Lhe counLry - noL onIy Ior me - und we
mIss hIm. BuL LhuL`s IIIe, sudIy. We need Lo curry
on und we need Lo Improve everyLhIng In Lhe
counLry. There Is u new governmenL now und
Lhey ure sLIII doIng whuL Chuvez hus sLurLed und
Lhey need Lo conLInue uII Lhe socIuI progrummes.
huve u good reIuLIonshIp wILh PDVSA, us do uII
Lhe oLher sporLsmen InvoIved wILh Lhe compuny.
Should ruces be decided by tyre
munugement or tuctics und driver skill?
5RPDQ5\QGD&DQDGD
We huve Loo much Iocus on Lhe Lyres und noL
enough on Lhe perIormunce. We ure IImILed by
Lhe Lyres - whuL we huve Is noL F1. We shouId be
workIng Ior perIormunce, noL Lo keep Lhe Lyres
uIIve. reuIIy don`L IIke LhIs - huvIng Lo munuge
Lyre weur u IoL In Lhe ruces. I you cun`L push In
quuIIIyIng Ior one Iup becuuse you need Lo Iook
uILer Lhe Lyres, IL`s noL Lhe besL Ior F1. BuL uL Lhe
sume LIme `m huppy becuuse IL Is Lhe sume Ior
everyone. L`s purL oI Lhe job.
Will the big Iormulu 1 regulution chunge
ullow you to win in 2u1?
/LDP+LJJV8.
don`L know. HopeIuIIy. L`s goIng Lo be very
dIIhcuIL us everyLhIng wIII be new. We need Lo
work very hurd.
Amuzonus - goL murrIed Lhere, ucLuuIIy, In u
pIuce cuIIed CunuImu, und IL wus IunLusLIc. I you
wunL Lo go up Lo Lhe very hIgh mounLuIns Lo IeeI
some coId weuLher und see Lhe snow Lhere`s u
mounLuIn In MrIdu, PIco BoIivur, whIch Is
neurIy ,ooo meLres hIgh. I you IIke someLhIng
hoLLer, we huve u smuII deserL - IIke Lhe Suhuru
buL smuIIer - whIch Is Los Mdunos de Coro.
Wherever you go, Lhere`s u greuL seIecLIon oI
pIuces - und Lhey`re uII greuL pIuces Lo be.
How would you Ieel iI there wus u grund
pri in your home country?
'DQLHO-RQHV8.
WeII `d be excILed, Ior sure! There hus been
some work Lo muke IL huppen, buL we need Lo
do more. I we cun, Lhen why noL In Lhe IuLure?
We wIII huve IL. The sporL Is geLLIng bIgger uII Lhe
LIme In VenezueIu und we huve Lwo TV chunneIs
showIng FormuIu 1. L`s geLLIng very popuIur.
You`re less wild in the cur these duys.
Huve you chunged your driving style?
$GDP0RXOGHU8.
`m more experIenced now, so drIvIng Is nIce und
eusy und `m more reIuxed. `m sLIII LryIng Lo do
my besL Lo geL In Lhe poInLs, even wILh u cur LhuL
Is noL uL LhuL IeveI. BuL `m enjoyIng IL und Lry Lo
Ieurn someLhIng uL every ruce. SLurLIng Irom Lhe
buck und LryIng Lo recover some pIuces Is never
eusy, buL Ior sure IL`s gIvIng me more experIence.
Where und when wus the best lup oI your
liIe? Cun you describe how it Ielt?
5D\PRQG8PEDUD,QGRQHVLD
`ve hud muny greuL Iups In my IIIe und IusL
yeur wus purLIcuIurIy good. The poIe Iup In
BurceIonu wus good und LhInk quuIIIyIng In
SIngupore wus one oI my besL Iups ever, when
mude IL Lo Pz. AcLuuIIy, LhInk muybe LhuL wus
my besL Iup. L wus cIeun Irom Lhe begInnIng und
IeIL so conhdenL wILh Lhe cur, so conhdenL wILh
Lhe Iup und Lhe sILuuLIon. So wus 1oo per cenL
reudy Lo do my besL. We hud Lhe chunce, buL onIy
Ior one Iup. pushed In Q und puL everyLhIng
LogeLher. L wus greuL becuuse wus sure Lhe
poLenLIuI wus Lhere und showed LhuL poLenLIuI.
Whut hus been your best overtuking
move oI the pust two yeurs? Why wus it so
speciul und did you look in your mirrors
beIore muking the move?
6WHYH1XQQH\8.
n Lhe pusL Lhree seusons? `ve hud so muny.
WILh JuIme AIguersuurI dId u good one uL
Suzuku In zo11. LusL yeur Lhere wus u greuL one
In Hungury when pussed DI ResLu, buL goL u
penuILy becuuse oI IL. n my opInIon IL wus very
cIeun, IL wus super-good, und IL wus Lhe onIy
We have too much
focus on the tyres
and not enough on
the performance.
We are limited by
the tyres what we
have is not F1
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F1 Racing October 2013 57
Pastors heroes: Ayrton Senna and Juan Pablo Montoya
both of whom raced for Williams
Whut do you think it will tuke to get
Williums buck to the top oI I1?
6HWK:LOOLDPV86$
We need Lo orgunIse some depurLmenLs In Lhe
Leum und Lry Lo work more IIke u proper Leum,
wILh Lhe depurLmenLs workIng more cIoseIy
LogeLher. We need Lo Improve every duy.
Huve you spoken much with Put Symonds
[Williums` new chieI technicul oIcer| yet?
/6PLWK8.
NoL much becuuse he hus onIy jusL sLurLed. BuL
he seems very open und reudy Lo sLurL Lo work.
He knows very weII whuL Lo do In Lhe Leum. He`s
un experIenced wInner und we beIIeve In hIm.
o you need to move uwuy Irom Williums
Ior the benet oI your cureer?
6WHYH*UHHQVPLWK8.
For sure, wouId IIke Lo experIence oLher Leums
beIore end my cureer. BuL beIore go, wouId
IIke Lo wIn Lhe LILIe here. LhInk IL`s possIbIe und
we huve greuL poLenLIuI Lo hghL Ior Lhe LILIe und
reuIIy wunL Lo wIn. When do, Lhen wIII decIde.
Whut would ecite you more: driving u
turbochurged Williums Irom the `Sus, or
net yeur`s cur with its etru technology?
-RKQ5XVKEURRNH8.
The WIIIIums Irom Lhe `8os! They were umuzIng
- Lhey were Lhe besL Leum Lhen. L`s IIke whuL
we see wILh Red BuII now. WIIIIums were IIke
LhuL und we ure workIng hurd Lo recover IL. L`s
possIbIe becuuse Lhey huve done IL In Lhe pusL.
Which Williums would you most like to
drive und why?
'DYLG+DUSHU8.
drove Lhe FW18, Dumon HIII`s 1qq6 cur. ThuL
wus IunLusLIc. L hus u greuL Iook und greuL
LechnoIogy. AdrIun Newey wus wILh WIIIIums
us weII us PuLrIck Heud. L wus u greuL cur.
Is there uny truth in the rumours
connecting you to Lotus?
$OH[&RRSHU8.
WeII, our seuson Is noL so good und LoLus ure
u good Leum. They ure very compeLILIve und
very consIsLenL. BuL Lhey uIreudy huve good
drIvers und Lhere Is no poInL Ior Lhem Lo chunge.
Anywuy, `m huppy where um. We don`L huve
Lhe resuILs we were expecLIng, buL F1 Is IIke
LhuL. ThIs yeur couId huve been Lhe oLher wuy.
beIIeve In my Leum, und wouId IIke Lo sLuy here
becuuse IL Is u greuL Leum; IL IeeIs IIke u IumIIy.
How relieved were you to huve nully
scored u 2u1@ point, in Hungury?
*UDFH:LONLQVRQ8.
L wus ImporLunL Ior us, especIuIIy uILer Lhe cur`s
uero probIems. One poInL Is noL enough, buL
Ior Lhe Leum IL`s good Lo breuk Lhe burrIer. AILer
crossIng Lhe burrIer InLo Lhe Lop Len, muybe wILh
Lhe new Lyres we cun do beLLer. We musL work
hurder, buL Lhere Is u chunce Lo recover. There Is
no poInL Lo IorgeL ubouL LhIs cur or LhIs seuson.
II you could pluy music while you were
driving, whut would be on your pluylist?
1DWKDQ6KDUS8.
IIke LuLIn AmerIcun musIc. GubrIeIIe, my wIIe,
Is uIwuys IIsLenIng Lo musIc us she`s u sInger.
She uIwuys sIngs uIong Lo musIc In Lhe cur.
Huve you enjoyed u Iew beers in uny oI
Williums` locul pubs?
6FRWW*DOEUDLWK8.
NoL u beer, buL dId go wILh IrIends Lo pIuy pooI.
hud u coke, whIIe Lhey drunk beer. `m noL
LeeLoLuI, buL don`L drInk much.
Whut do you do in your Iree time?
/LO\)HQWRQ8.
SLuy wILh Lhe IumIIy und IrIends und go Lo Lhe
beuch. And go buck Lo VenezueIu.
Who is your all-time Formula 1 hero
and why do you admire them?
:DQFKDWU6HULQL\RP7KDLODQG
AyrLon Sennu becuuse he wus so uggressIve; reuIIy IIke LhuL. He wus u kIIIer when IL cume Lo
wInnIng, und u Iegend. IIked MonLoyu, Loo. He wus u wInner Ior WIIIIums und u greuL drIver.
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58 F1 Racing October 2013
WORDS STUART CODLING PICTURES ROB WHITROW
Formula 1 fans have long been hankering after a return
to the classic circuits and that wish has now been granted
as Austria lines up to take its place on next years calendar.
F1 Racing nds out whats been going on at the Red Bull Ring
BACK IN THE RING
7KHWKLUG6XQGD\oI Muy zoo. PresIdenL George W Bush hus recenLIy unnounced un
end Lo combuL In ruq. DIrLy Den` Is mukIng u reLurn Lo (DVWHQGHUV. R KeIIy Is uL number
one In Lhe UK sIngIes churL. MIchueI Schumucher hus won Lhe hnuI AusLrIun Grund PrIx
by o.o6secs Irom KImI RuIkknen. Over Lhe comIng monLhs, us Schumucher homes In
on Lhe worId chumpIonshIp, Lhe now-IorgoLLen A1-RIng begIns ILs sIIde InLo dereIIcLIon.
FIush Iorwurd jusL over u decude und Lhe AusLrIun GP Is ubouL Lo muke un unIIkeIy
- und weIcome - reLurn. The A1-RIng hus been rescued Irom ruIn und Is now Lhe Red BuII RIng, Lhunks Lo
InvesLmenL Irom Lhe munuIucLurer oI Lhe weII-known energy drInk LhuL Is neurby SuIzburg`s besL-known exporL
(wILh Lhe possIbIe excepLIons oI 7KH6RXQG2I0XVLF und MozurL). The enLrepreneur behInd Lhe brund Is uIso
dIppIng InLo hIs own pockeL Lo Iund Lhe reLurn oI Lhe AusLrIun Grund PrIx - someLhIng LhuL shouId send every F1
Iun InLo JuIIe Andrews mode. Run Lhrough Lhe meudows und shouL IL IIke you meun IL: Lhe hIIIs ure uIIve uguIn.
Why Lhe joy? The currenL cIrcuIL IuyouL muy represenL onIy Lhe edILed hIghIIghLs oI ILs Iormer IncurnuLIon us
Lhe Ieursome OsLerreIchrIng, home oI Lhe AusLrIun GP beLween 1q;o und 1q8;, buL us u desLInuLIon IL wus
IncredIbIy popuIur. Leuve Lhe cIrcuIL uL dusk on Lhe evenIng oI u GP weekend und you`d see Lhe surroundIng
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hIIIs gIowIng wILh IunLerns und cumphres, und
heur Lhe Lhrob oI musIc und IuughLer us Lhe Iuns
enjoyed LhemseIves. Compure LhuL wILh Lhe oILen
mIserubIe und Iun-Iree commuLe Lo some oI F1`s
more recenL uddILIons Lo Lhe cuIendur.
The mooLed reLurn oI AusLrIu (Red BuII huve
unnounced IL, buL Lhe zo1q F1 cuIendur hus yeL
Lo be conhrmed) couId sIgnuI u mujor shIIL In
Lhe sporL`s dIrecLIon, us IumIIIur und weII-IIked
ruces Irom Lhe pusL dIspIuce unIoved ones Irom
Lhe presenL (Ior more on LhuL, Lurn Lo puge 6q).
Ls rebIrLh Is sIgnIhcunL becuuse IL Is bucked by
prIvuLe ruLher Lhun pubIIc hnunce, mIrrorIng
Lrends In Lhe wIder worId In whIch bIg busInesses
ure LesLIng LheIr muscIe uguInsL governmenLs.
BuL muke no mIsLuke, Red BuII mugnuLe
DIeLrIch MuLeschILz hus hud Lo hghL Lo muke LhIs
huppen. The cIrcuIL`s woes duLe buck Lo ILs bIrLh:
Lhe Iund IL sLunds on wus never owned by ILs
operuLors, buL Ieused Irom vurIous IocuI Iurmers.
By Lhe 1q8os, Lhe OsLerreIchrIng wus deud In
Lhe wuLer. LocuIs Lo Lhe souLh wesL objecLed
vIgorousIy Lo Lhe noIse Irom ruce ucLIvILIes, und
F1 curs hud grown Loo powerIuI Ior Lhe IusL,
owIng IuyouL, whIch couIdn`L be uILered becuuse
vurIous Iundowners demunded Loo hIgh u prIce.
EnLer Europeun ruIIycross chumpIon Frunz
Wurz, IuLher oI Le Muns wInner und BeneLLon F1
drIver AIex Wurz. He wus expundIng hIs LhrIvIng
roud-suIeLy LruInIng busIness und on Lhe IookouL
Ior new IocuLIons. Buck In Lhe eurIy 1qqos,
my IuLher cume home und suId, We shouId do
someLhIng wILh LhuL Lruck,` AIex recuIIs. So we
Iooked uL Lhe pIuns, und sLurLed Lo druw u shorL
versIon LhuL kepL uwuy Irom Lhose who cIuImed
IeguI ucLIon uguInsL Lhe operuLIon oI Lhe Lruck.
WILh IILLIe choIce oI Iund - IL beIonged Lo muny
revIved AusLrIun GP Irom 1qq; Lo zoo, when
Red BuII negoLIuLed u deuI wILh Lhe SLyrIun
governmenL und IocuI Iundowners Lo buy Lhe
sILe. BuL MuLeschILz`s pIun, re-usIng purL oI Lhe
oId OsLerreIchrIng IuyouL Lo creuLe u modern
ruce, LesL und enLerLuInmenL IucIIILy, receIved u
doubIe bIow. The chunge In ownershIp ucLIvuLed
un escupe cIuuse In Lhe conLrucL, und EccIesLone
used IL Lo pursue rIcher pIckIngs eIsewhere.
Then, wILh buIIdozers uIreudy on sILe IeveIIIng
Lhe pIL buIIdIng, envIronmenLuIIsLs used Lhe
chunges Lo chuIIenge Lhe operuLIng IIcence.
Noise objections and safety concerns did for the
western loop of the old circuit. You approached the
rst corner at-out over a crest, and with a steep
drop to the left there just wasnt enough run-off,
even when it was turned into a chicane. Other
corners became a battle for centimetres.
Remus
Rindt
Wrth Kurve
Schlossgold
Castrol Edge
Red Bull
Mobile
The sterreichring and Red Bull Ring compared
New circuit
length: 2.7 miles

Red Bull Ring

sterreichring
dIIIerenL Iurmers - Lhe currenL IuyouL wus Iound.
Some corners were u hghL Ior cenLImeLres!
The eurIy secLIon oI Lhe orIgInuI IuyouL run
uround Lhe buse oI u hIII; Lhe new rouLe beLween
Turns 1 und z pIuced LhuL hIII beLween Lhe cIrcuIL
und ILs noIse-conscIous neIghbours Lo Lhe souLh-
wesL. Hermunn TIIke, who hud worked on severuI
Wurz LruInIng cenLres, supervIsed Lhe rebuIId,
Lhus securIng whuL wouId prove Lo be u IucruLIve
InLroducLIon Lo BernIe EccIesLone.
WILh LILIe sponsorshIp comIng Irom Lhe
A1 LeIecoms neLwork, Lhe cIrcuIL hosLed Lhe
The Ring makes money from
driving-experience days, using a eet
that includes Formula Renaults, stock
cars, Mitsubishi Evos and off-roaders
THE A1
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RINGS MOST
MEMORABLE MOMENTS
When the sterreichring re-opened for F1 business as the A1-Ring in 1997,
critics ho-hummed at the truncated layout. But that didnt stop it from
playing host to some pretty remarkable events
PROST-GATE 1997
Alain Prost bought the Ligier team at the
beginning of 1997, changing the name to
Prost GP, and this rst season would prove to
be their most competitive. Olivier Panis shone
brightly until breaking his legs in Canada,
and his stand-in, Jarno Trulli, announced his
arrival on the world stage by leading the
Austrian Grand Prix commandingly until his
Mugen engine began to tighten up. It nally
blew 12 laps from home while he was running
in second place.
BIFF-GATE1999
With Michael Schumacher out of the picture
after breaking his leg at Silverstone two
weeks earlier this race was McLarens to
lose. And lose it they did, despite both cars
being a second faster than new Ferrari team
leader Eddie Irvine in qualifying. At Turn 2,
David Coulthard biffed a bemused Mika
Hkkinen off the track, leaving the way open
for Irvine to claim victory.
VENISON-GATE 2002
A classic sense of humour failure on the
pitwall after Juan Pablo Montoyas engineer
radioed him to warn of a deer on track.
Oh deer! laughed Juan.
A deer, came the emphatic response. Er,
like a horse with horns.
I know, I know Oh deer! Ha ha ha!
BRAKE-GATE 2002
The action had only just begun again
following a Safety Car intervention when
Nick Heidfeld got his braking very wrong
for the Remus Kurve, arriving at the
corner backwards and at largely unabated
speed before slamming into the side of an
unsuspecting Takuma Satos Jordan.
BOO-GATE 2002
In 2001, Ferrari ordered Rubens Barrichello to
hand second place to Michael Schumacher as
McLarens David Coulthard claimed the win.
In 2002, Rubens was leading when the call
came to swap. Bad move. Rubens dropped
back on the last lap, and an enraged crowd
booed Schumacher off the top of the podium.
FurIous, MuLeschILz mude u LeLchy pubIIc
unnouncemenL Lo Lhe eIIecL LhuL he wusn`L goIng
Lo Lhrow good money uILer bud, und Lhe Red BuII
RIng duIy Iuy IuIIow Ior unoLher hve yeurs.
And yeL here we ure. The Red BuII RIng
opened Ior busIness In Muy zo11, noL operuLed
by Red BuII buL by u sepuruLe MuLeschILz-owned
compuny cuIIed ProjekL SpIeIberg, munuged by
Iormer NrburgrIng CEO WuILer KuhLz. The
Lruck ILseII Is unchunged sInce Lhe 1qqos, buL Lhe
open-Lopped specLuLor bunkIng Is new (Lhe rooI
oI Lhe oId grundsLund ucLed us u noIse mugnIher)
- us Is Lhe z8-guruge pIL compIex. The compuny
hus boughL und renovuLed u number oI IocuI
hoLeIs (uvuIIubIIILy oI uccommoduLIon used Lo be
u bugbeur come grund prIx LIme), some oI whIch
overIook Lhe Lruck, und Lhe sLundurd runges Irom
uIIordubIe JDVWKRI Lo gIIL-edged Iuxury.
Beyond Lhe run-oII Ior Turn 1, u kurL Lruck
occupIes whuL wus Lhe HeIIu-LIchL chIcune
- urrIve-und-drIve prIces sLurL uL 1 Ior Len
mInuLes - und Lo Lhe norLh und wesL Lhere ure
exLensIve oII-roud rouLes. You cun pILch up wILh
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your own LruII bIke or qxq, or renL one on-sILe.
n Lhe cenLre oI Lhe Lruck Is u skId pun und skIIIs
course, overIooked by u o-Lon sLuLue oI u buII
churgIng Lhrough un urch. ThIs Is us on-brund us
Lhe bIue-und-sIIver grundsLund seuLs: IL`s mude oI
sLeeI recycIed Irom oId uIrcruIL hungurs, und Lhe
urchwuy Is Iormed Irom recycIed Red BuII cuns.
Ah yes, und Lhe horns ure covered In goId IeuI.
MuLeschILz knew Lhe ImporLunce oI puLLIng
someLhIng buck InLo Lhe regIon he cume Irom,
suys u source wILh connecLIons Lo Red BuII. He
hud Lo do someLhIng Lo benehL Lhe ordInury IoIk
buck home us weII us puyIng peopIe Lo Lhrow
LhemseIves oII Lhe rIm oI spuce, Ior exumpIe.
For Lhose noL InLeresLed In moLorIng, Lhe
hoLeIs cun be used us u buse Ior ucLIvILy hoIIduys
- ProjekL SpIeIberg hus equIne IucIIILIes neurby,
Lhere ure pIenLy oI goII courses, und Lhe hIIIs ure
rIpe Ior mounLuIn bIkIng, purugIIdIng, hIkIng
und (In wInLer) cross-counLry skIIng. n IucL,
Lruck ucLIvILIes occupy jusL under u quurLer oI Lhe
gruphIc on Lhe cover oI Lhe LourIsL brochure. L`s
u cuIcuIuLed uppeuI Lo Lhe brouder LourIsL murkeL.
We cuII ourseIves Lhe mosL beuuLIIuI
pIuyground In AusLrIu, suys WuILer KuhLz over
Iunch uL Lhe LundhoLeI SchnberghoI, whose
Lerruce overIooks Lhe cIrcuIL und pIuIns beyond.
By the 1980s the
sterreichring was
dead in the water F1
cars were too powerful
for the layout, which
couldnt be altered
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We oIIer muny ucLIvILIes - noL jusL moLorsporL
- und Lhe emphusIs Is on Iun. From Lhe sLurL,
Mr MuLeschILz InLended u broud oIIerIng. We
huve Lhe mounLuIns - why noL use Lhem?
For exumpIe, Lhe Iour-wheeI-drIve
LesL cenLre over here |he gesLures
Lowurds Lhe rIsIng sIope oI Lhe hIIIs Lo Lhe
norLh| hus muny surIuces und grudIenLs,
you cun do LhuL In Lhe mornIng. und
Lhen uILer Iunch you cun go Iour mIIes
Irom here where we huve o hecLures
oI Iund Lo expIore. L`s un udvenLure!
UnusuuIIy, Lhe Red BuII RIng hus
no securILy-guurded IronL guLe. You
jusL drIve In, purk by Lhe busL oI
Jochen RIndL, browse Lhrough Lhe
Red BuII memorubIIIu In Lhe DrIvIng
CenLre`s shop, enjoy Lhe cIub-Ish vIbe
oI Lhe exLensIve BuII`s Lune cuI uLop
Lhe pIL compIex, or drIve up Lhe hIII
Lo Lhe hoLeIs und resLuurunLs. The
urchILecLure oI Lhe pIL buIIdIng, whIIe LhoroughIy
modern, Is IuncLIonuI und unudorned, eschewIng
Lhe TIIke-esque Lendency Lo Lhrow In u dIsLIncLIve
ourIsh. The overuII ImpressIon Is oI u
cIrcuIL LhuL`s comIorLubIe In ILs own skIn.
On Lhe Monduy oI )5DFLQJVvIsIL Lo
Lhe Red BuII RIng, IL`s IncredIbIy busy.
PoIIce moLorcycIIsLs ure undergoIng
LruInIng uL Lhe DrIvIng CenLre, und
we joIn u weII-subscrIbed Len-Iup Lruck
sessIon In u KTM X-Bow - LhInk
XXL kurL wILh u zqobhp Lurbo
engIne - superInLended by
Iormer MInurdI F1 pIIoL PuLrIck
FrIesucher. The sessIon uses onIy
Lhe SudschIeIIe`, cuLLIng ouL Lhe
second Lo IourLh corners oI Lhe
grund prIx Lruck, buL LhIs IeLs
FrIesucher ruLLIe Lhrough hIs
brIehng uL speed und send hIs
churges ouL Lo enjoy LhemseIves.
The control rooms 42 monitors and 26 cameras
give an uninterrupted view of the entire circuit
The podium is at the pit buildings centre. Its
hosted various ceremonies but no F1 action yet
Mid-80s turbo cars, running
four-bar boost, were the wildest
F1 has seen. Austrian ace Gerhard
Berger recalls the thrill of driving the
Benetton-BMW B186 on home turf
They sat one-two on the grid: the garishly
purposeful Benetton-BMWs of Teo Fabi
(on pole) and team-mate Gerhard Berger.
With more than 1,000bhp maybe more
than 1,400bhp for a qualifying grenade
engine and one-lap super-sticky Pirelli
qualifying tyres, these cars were the fastest
way of lapping the high-speed sterreichring.
And boy oh boy, for all the dangers
inherent in driving cars designed to be OTT,
did the drivers ever love them at a circuit
so speedsome.Yeah, it was the best time,
Berger recalls, eyes glinting. It was a time
when the driver could make the difference.
If you were really brave you could be a second
ahead of your team-mate in quali if not,
youd be two seconds off.
Berger explains the extreme performance
of cars like the B186 through the conicting
demands of high-boost turbos turned up
to the max for qualifying combined with
qualifying tyres: You wanted to brake much
earlier because you were arriving at the
corners so much faster, but you knew the
tyres were giving you the grip to brake much
later. Yet you only had one lap from tyres and
engine to get it right.
Everything was so squeezed it was mad.
The engines would literally melt after one
lap of putting out 1,400bhp, and the tyres
were completely nished. Theres never been
anything like it in Formula 1. On full boost it
was madness really
Interview by Anthony Rowlinson
TURN IT UP!
The ag cupboard does what it says on the tin:
ags are stored here for use in podium ceremonies
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crop, `d suy, Is our Go WILh Your Pro` drIver
Iessons wILh peopIe such us DuvId CouILhurd,
MuLLhIus EksLrm und CurIos SuInz. We uIso
oIIer cookIng Iessons und hshIng, Loo.
The RIng`s moLorIng hurem uIso IncIudes
FormuIu RenuuILs, sLock curs und MILsubIshI
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The pit building now consists of 24 pit garages,
with a further four for technical inspections
The Bulls Lane caf sits on top of the pit
building, giving views out across the venue
The modern circuit climbs the hill from the pits, turning right where the old layout plunged over the crest
Whats clear is that
the facility is going
to have to pay its
own way, hence the
need to offer regular
attractions beyond
race weekends
L`s u Iong enough Iup Lo geL u IeeI Ior Lhe
churucLer oI Lhe IuII cIrcuIL - IL`s uII ubouL
brukIng hnesse - wILhouL Lhe InherenL rIsks
oI LuckIIng Lhe IusLesL secLIon, Lhe run Lo Turn z.
GeL Lhe IusL corner rIghL und Lhe X-Bow Is
uL-ouL In hILh on Lhe pIL sLruIghL und sLIII
guLherIng speed us Lhe Lruck rumps up Len meLres
Ior Lhe hrsL corner. You geL u brIeI InsIghL InLo
whuL IL musL huve been IIke In Lhe eurIy 1q;os:
rIghL IooL sLIII pIunLed on Lhe oor us you come
over Lhe brow und Lhen - sLIII uL-ouL - LuckIe
u sweepIng rIghL-hunder wILh jusL Armco und
u drop Lo Lhe IeIL. Then IL`s suddenIy buck Lo
reuIILy: bruke und chunge down weII beIore Lhe
brow und Lurn shurpIy Lo Lhe rIghL.
We ure noL u drIvIng schooI, suys KuhLz. L`s
suIe, und Lhe InsLrucLors ure proIessIonuIs. BuL
peopIe wunL Lo huve Iun - we ure u pIuyground.
The duys In schooI ure pusL. The creum oI Lhe
Evos us weII us sundry moLorbIkes und oII-
rouders. SInce openIng IL`s uLLrucLed ruce serIes
us dIverse us Lhe DTM und Lrucks, hIIIng ILs
zo,ooo seuLs wILh no LroubIe uL uII (overuII
cupucILy Is uround qo,ooo; Lhere`s work Lo be
done expundIng LhuL beIore Lhe AusLrIun GP).
WhuL`s cIeur Is LhuL Lhe IucIIILy Is goIng Lo
huve Lo puy ILs own wuy, hence Lhe need Lo
oIIer reguIur uLLrucLIons beyond ruce weekends.
MuLeschILz recenLIy LoId 6SHHGZHHN LhuL he wus
puyIng Lhe grund prIx suncLIonIng Iee, buL LhuL
Lhe RIng wouId huve Lo cover oLher cosLs oI Lhe
evenL Lhrough LIckeL suIes. KuhLz Lreuds deIIcuLeIy
uround Lhe muLLer oI Red BuII`s InvoIvemenL.
LeL`s suy we uII beIong Lo u IumIIy cuIIed
Red BuII, he suys, buL Lhere ure no dIrecL
IInks beLween us und Lhe LILIe sponsor.
We`re booked ouL on Lhe cIrcuIL Irom Muy
unLII SepLember und Lhen In wInLer we oIIer
oLher ucLIvILIes such us skuLIng. ThuL`s why Lhe
compuny Is cuIIed ProjekL SpIeIberg. L reuIIy Is
un ongoIng projecL. Yeur by yeur we`II huve new
Loys Lo pIuy wILh, new hoLeIs und new evenLs.
Every yeur someLhIng huppens.
AL )5DFLQJ we`ve goL our eye on someLhIng
we hope wIII huppen nexL yeur. And we`re very
much IookIng Iorwurd Lo IL.
The medical centre is also centrally located,
and is equipped with the most up-to-date kit
The new media station features hi-tech viewing
screens and workstations for 150 journalists
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WORDS MARC CUTLER
PICTURES LAT ARCHIVE
Formula 1s era of rampant expansion may
be coming to an end as unloved grands
prix drop off the calendar, and some
familiar territories gear up to make
a popular return
Out with the new, in
3LFWXUHWKHVFHQH L`s zoz und veLerun
rucer SebusLIun VeLLeI Is uII seL Lo ecIIpse
MIchueI Schumucher`s record oI seven worId
chumpIonshIps In LhIs, hIs hnuI seuson In
FormuIu 1. He`s uIreudy Luken vIcLorIes In
MexIco, SouLh AIrIcu, CuIIIornIu und Frunce, und
Is now on Lhe hnuI Iup oI hIs IusL grund prIx wILh
u cureer-dehnIng chumpIonshIp In hIs sIghLs.
HeudIng Lo Lhe hnuI bend he geLs un exLru
bursL oI speed by boosLIng hIs Lurbochurged
engIne wILh u shoL oI recIuImed exhuusL energy,
Ies uround FungIo corner und mukes hIsLory uL
Lhe new ArgenLIne Grund PrIx.
CouId IL huppen? WeII - suspensIon oI
dIsbeIIeI ubouL VeLLeI`s IongevILy usIde - some
oI Lhe mosL Iumous desLInuLIons In Lhe hIsLory oI
Lhe sporL huve been eurmurked Ior u comebuck.
There Is no doubL LhuL Lhey wouId pIeuse Lhe
IurgesL oI crowds In Lhese F1 heurLIunds. BuL
whuL ure Lhe chunces oI LheIr reLurn?
with the old
Mexico
Not if, but when
I money LuIks In F1, Lhen Lhe noIse Irom MexIco
Is eur-spIILLIng. For Lhe men behInd LhIs projecL
ure none oLher Lhun Lhe worId`s rIchesL IuLher
und son, CurIos SIIm und CurIos SIIm Jr.
SIIm Jr Is uIreudy u member oI Lhe FA SenuLe
und hus been un ucLIve promoLer oI MexIcun
moLorsporL Ior over u decude. He hus uIded
Lhe progress oI home drIvers SergIo Prez und
EsLebun GuLIrrez, und Is now seekIng Lo brIng
F1 buck Lo Lhe counLry. RecenLIy he suId:
beIIeve Lhere Is poLenLIuI Ior more ruces In Lhe
AmerIcus und beIIeve LhuL MexIco Is Lhe rIghL
spoL. L`s u sLubIe counLry, our economy Is doIng
weII und we huve drIvers peopIe cun IdenLIIy
wILh. The pIeces ure comIng LogeLher.
n Lerms oI herILuge, MexIco CILy`s AuLdromo
Hermunos Rodriguez cIrcuIL couId hurdIy huve
u beLLer cIuIm Lo be Lhe venue oI LhuL reLurn. L
hosLed ILs hrsL chumpIonshIp grund prIx In 1q6,
und ILs wInners huve IncIuded such F1 IumInurIes
us JIm CIurk, John SurLees, Gruhum HIII, AyrLon
Sennu, AIuIn ProsL und NIgeI MunseII. n Lhe
IuLe 1q8os, Lhe cIrcuIL`s hnuI corner, Lhe curIIng,
bunked, 18o PeruILudu, becume Iegendury
In Lhe sporL boLh Ior excILemenL und dunger,
purLIcuIurIy uILer Sennu Ipped hIs McLuren on
IL In 1qq1. BuL IL wus LhIs eIemenL oI dunger LhuL
Ied uILImuLeIy Lo ILs downIuII, Ior IL wus removed
Irom Lhe chumpIonshIp cuIendur In 1qq.
n recenL yeurs Lhere hus been LuIk oI buIIdIng
u new cIrcuIL In MexIco CILy or even hosLIng u
sLreeL ruce In Cuncn. BuL Lhose In Lhe know
beIIeve u redesIgn oI Lhe exIsLIng AuLdromo Is
mosL IIkeIy. An oIhcIuI RequesL For ProposuI hus
uIreudy been senL Lo F1`s IeudIng Lruck urchILecLs,
IncIudIng Lhe proIIhc Hermunn TIIke, und u hnuI
decIsIon Is LhoughL Lo be ImmInenL.
ConversIon oI Lhe currenL cIrcuIL wouId Luke
jusL 1z monLhs, so IL wouId be no surprIse Lo see
MexIco reLurn Lo Lhe cuIendur In zo1-zo16.
F1 Racing October 2013 65
Chances of a return 9/10
Stands need redevelopment
Only in Mexico
Baseball stadium built in 1993
Pitlane currently Indy-style
Next stop: the Peraltada
Layout will change
Clark leads at Clermont-Ferrand in 65
66 F1 Racing October 2013
France
Never say Nevers
There wus u LIme when Lhe LhoughL oI IosIng Lhe
French GP wus InconceIvubIe. L wus such un
enLrenched eIemenL oI Lhe sporL LhuL ILs ubsence
wus IIkened Lo runnIng F1 wILhouL IueI.
Frunce Is Lhe bIrLhpIuce oI Lhe sporL, Lhe HQ
oI ILs governIng body und u muInsLuy on Lhe F1
cuIendur. There hud been un evenL cuIIIng ILseII
Lhe French Grund PrIx In Lhe counLry every yeur
sInce 1qo6, goIng on hIuLus` onIy Ior wur und Lhe
uILermuLh oI Lhe 1q Le Muns dIsusLer.
From 1qq1 Lo zoo8, Lhe grund prIx wus hosLed
uL Lhe CIrcuIL de Nevers Mugny-Cours. BuL Lhe
Argentina
If you build it, they will come
There`s u huge pussIon Ior moLorsporL In
ArgenLInu. The 1. mIIIIon specLuLors who Look
Lo Lhe sLreeLs Lo wuLch LhIs yeur`s Dukur ruIIy puss
Lhrough Lhe counLry ure LesLumenL Lo LhuL. BuL
u sLuLLerIng economy und poIILIcuI probIems
huve combIned Lo humper ArgenLInu`s eIIorLs uL
pIuyIng hosL Lo FormuIu 1 once uguIn.
L begun weII us Buenos AIres becume Lhe
orIgInuI home Ior Lhe sporL In SouLh AmerIcu.
L wus Lhe venue Ior Lhe hrsL ArgenLIne Grund
PrIx In 1q, u ruce LhuL IocuI hero Juun MunueI
FungIo wenL on Lo wIn Iour yeurs In u row. BuL
uILer FungIo`s reLIremenL In 1q8, IL uII sLurLed
Lo go wrong. UnsLubIe governmenLs, rumpunL
InuLIon und u serIes oI coups d`LuL pushed
Lhe ruce oII Lhe ugendu. L reLurned Ior brIeI
speIIs In Lhe 1q;os und eurIy 1qqos, buL IL never
reguIned ILs eurIy gIory.
YeL wILh Lhe economy ImprovIng uII Lhe LIme
In ArgenLInu, uII eyes ure buck on Lhe sporL.
MoLoGP Is reLurnIng Lo Lhe norLh oI Lhe counLry
nexL yeur uL Lhe newIy buIIL Termus de Rio
Hondo cIrcuIL, whIch uIreudy hosLs u round oI
Lhe FA WorId TourIng Cur ChumpIonshIp.
There Is uIso u projecL under wuy Lo buIId
u mujor new cIrcuIL wILhIn reuch oI Buenos
AIres. The VeIocIudud SpeedCILy cIrcuIL Is beIng
desIgned by gIobuI sporLs sLudIu group PopuIous,
whIch conLrIbuLed Lo London`s OIympIc
SLudIum und wus responsIbIe Ior Lhe recenL
redeveIopmenL oI SIIversLone. The Lruck wIII
compIy wILh FA Grude 1 reguIuLIons, mukIng IL
Lhe onIy ArgenLIne ruceLruck suILubIe Ior hosLIng
u FormuIu 1 grund prIx.
John Rhodes, heud oI Lhe moLorsporL dIvIsIon
uL PopuIous, suys: There Is u reuI uppeLILe Ior
sporL In ArgenLInu. MoLoGP Is reLurnIng und
Buenos AIres hus jusL won Lhe rIghLs Lo hosL
Lhe zo18 YouLh OIympIcs, so Lhere Is un
uspIruLIon Lo deIIver sporLIng conLenL Lo Lhe
musses. L jusL needs governmenL supporL Ior
u FormuIu 1 ruce Lo huppen.
grIndIng predIcLubIIILy oI Lhe Schumucher eru hIL
hurd. When Schumucher becume Lhe hrsL drIver
ever Lo wIn uny sIngIe F1 grund prIx u LoLuI oI
eIghL LImes, he dId so uL Mugny-Cours. ThIs Iuck
oI excILemenL wus uccompunIed by dwIndIIng
uLLendunces und when Lhe French moLorsporL
ussocIuLIon (FFSA) wILhdrew hnuncIng, BernIe
EccIesLone begun Lo Iook eIsewhere.
nILIuIIy, Lhe French Grund PrIx wus deIerred
Ior u yeur. BuL whuL sLurLed us u suspensIon soon
becume u Iong-Lerm senLence wILh u sLrIng oI
IuIIed uLLempLs Lo hnd un uILernuLIve venue.
A sLreeL ruce In PurIs hud been mooLed, us hud
u new cIrcuIL uL FIIns-Les Mureuux In Lhe SeIne
VuIIey. EccIesLone even ruIsed Lhe possIbIIILy
oI hosLIng IL uL hIs own PuuI RIcurd cIrcuIL.
BuL none oI Lhese pIuns huve come Lo IruILIon.
The mosL IIkeIy scenurIo Is u reLurn Lo
Nevers-Iund. A Lender hus gone Lo Lhe sporL`s
IeudIng Lruck desIgners Ior Mugny-Cours Lo be
remodeIIed, so umbILIons huve reLurned Lhere.
The quesLIon Is: who wIII puy Lhe IIcence Iee?
Chances of a return 7/10
Chances of a return 6/10
Victory for Massa, 2008
Depailler leads Scheckter, 74
Juan Manuel Fangio wins for Merc
Sw|ss movcmcn|, Lu||s| bcat|
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Made in Swilzeiland / Back-plale incoipoiales melal liom hisloiic 199 Ie Mans winning
Aslon Mailin DBR1/2 / Woildwide limiled edilion ol only 100 pieces / 1heimo-compensaled
I1A 21.22 Chionomelei / 1/10lhs second splil-liming / 1oI maiine-giade slainless sleel
case / Anli-ieeclive sapphiie ciyslal / Signed piovenance ceililcalion / Vinlage lealhei sliap
wilh Badei deploymenl / Deluxe piesenlalion case and Special Idilion ownei`s handlook
Nelson Piquet leads in 1980
Hunt chases Regazzoni, 1976
68 F1 Racing October 2013
South Africa
Minding the gap
FormuIu 1 wIII reLurn Lo SouLh AIrIcu by zo1.
These were Lhe words oI EccIesLone Iess Lhun
Lwo yeurs ugo. So whuL hus huppened sInce?
NoL much, IL wouId uppeur. The ruLher grund
pIun wus Ior Lhe ruce Lo Luke pIuce uIong u sLreeL
cIrcuIL In Cupe Town. BuL Lhe hnunces do noL
seem Lo huve muLched Lhe umbILIon.
AnoLher projecL hus been Iuunched Ior u grund
prIx on Lhe sLreeLs oI Durbun. ThIs wus presenLed
Lo EccIesLone buL hIs heurL Is eIsewhere. He suId
recenLIy: huve been oIIered Durbun buL LhInk
we wouId be beLLer oII In Cupe Town.
California
Long Beach or long faces?
There hus been u grund prIx uL Long Beuch Ior
Lhe pusL q yeurs. BuL Ior o oI Lhem, IL husn`L
been u FormuIu 1 ruce. ThuL prIvIIege hus gone Lo
ndyCur, whIch consIsLenLIy drew qo,ooo Iuns on
ruce duys In Lhe 1qqos und zooos.
More recenLIy, Lhe crowds huve been shrInkIng
und IL jusL so huppens LhuL Lhe hosLIng conLrucL
expIres nexL yeur. SLep In BernIe EccIesLone. I
rumours ure Lo be beIIeved, he, uIong wILh Long
Beuch ruce Iounder ChrIs Pook und sponsorshIp
ugenL Zuk Brown, ure In negoLIuLIons Lo buy LhuL
conLrucL. EccIesLone hus conhrmed LuIks huve
Luken pIuce - buL no more Lhun LhuL.
L Is probubIy coIncIdence LhuL boLh EccIesLone
duughLers huve moved Lo LA, wILh PeLru recenLIy
buyIng Lhe bIggesL home In Lhe counLy Ior
$8mIIIIon. BuL Lhere Is cerLuInIy u Iondness Ior
Lhe wesL cousL wILhIn Lhe EccIesLone IumIIy.
UnIIke some currenL cIrcuILs, Long Beuch Is
weII connecLed, beIng wILhIn un hour`s drIve oI
boLh Lhe InLernuLIonuI LAX und nuLIonuI Bob
Hope uIrporLs. And Lhere`s cIeurIy room Ior Lwo
or Lhree ruces In Lhe US, spreud ucross Lhe eusL,
souLh und wesL oI Lhe counLry. BuL wouId BernIe
puL hIs hund In hIs own pockeL Lo puy Ior IL?
SLrunger LhIngs huve huppened.
MULTI-MILLION POUND DROP
Ever since the expulsion of the French GP, its been
clear that no venue on the calendar is safe with
the exception, perhaps, of Monaco. Ecclestone
recently admitted that even Monza, the historic
home of the Italian GP, could become a victim of
F1s continued push into emerging markets and
the multi-millions that some governments are
willing to pay in the name of tourism.
But the Italians need not start worrying just
yet. Some of those recently emerged F1 markets
seem to be sinking as quickly as they started to
swim. Turkey is gone and forgotten. India is gone
for next season but has hopes of a return in 2015.
Although, as France discovered, once youre off the
schedule its far from easy to get back on again.
The Korean Grand Prix also looks set to join
India in exile. Since the teams are determined to
have no more than 20 races on the calendar and
a number of venues are joining the queue then
somethings got to give. And those markets that
have struggled to attract fans to cover the larger
part of their race fee may be the rst to go.
WhuL Is cerLuIn Is LhuL Lhere Is un AIrIcu-sIzed
gup In Lhe worId chumpIonshIp cuIendur uL Lhe
momenL und EccIesLone Is keen Lo go uheud und
hII IL. The IusL occusIon FormuIu 1 ruced
In AIrIcu wus In 1qq uL KyuIumI, Lhe scene oI
some memorubIe on-Lruck buLLIes, purLIcuIurIy
durIng Lhe IuLe 1q;os.
BuL unLII IundIng cun be Iound Lo puy Ior
Lhe ruce IIcence Iee Lhen Lhose greuL momenLs
wIII remuIn u memory.
Chances of a return 3/10
Chances of a return 2/10
Hunt gets a nudge in 1977
Jim Clark, East London 1967
Clay Regazzoni, 1976
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On 10 October 1923 a legend was born. Ninety
years on, the great and the good of Formula 1
recount their most special memories of
the inimitable Murray Walker
And look at that!
Murray Walker is 90
(and for once hes not doing the talking)
PORTRAIT CHARLES BEST
70 F1 Racing October 2013
MURRAY WALKER AT 90
72 F1 Racing October 2013
BERNIE ECCLESTONE
F1 supremo
Murruy`s been uround Iong enough Lo know exucLIy
how LhIngs huppen In Lhe worId. He uIso speuks hIs
mInd - mosL oI Lhe LIme he`s compIeLeIy wrong In
whuLever he suys, buL he`s Ioved by everybody.
SIR JACKIE STEWART
Triple world champion
Murruy Is one oI Lhe greuLesL commenLuLors we`ve ever
hud. NoL onIy LhuL, buL he`s uIso such u genLIemun wILh
ImpeccubIe munners. The onIy LhIng wILh Murruy Is
LhuL he`d come ouL wILh JuckIe CIurk` und JImmy
SLewurL`. He`d geL Lhem uII wrong, buL In such u IoveIy wuy. wILh churm.
EDDIE JORDAN
Former team owner
When IIrsL urrIved Irom reIund us u FormuIu Ford
drIver, Murruy cume Lo see me. He hus uIwuys kepL hIs
knowIedge currenL In Lerms oI up-und-comIng drIvers,
und he`d come Lo speuk Lo me when Dumon HIII und
Johnny HerberL were rucIng wILh us. AL every sLuge, Murruy hus been Lhere
und hus uIwuys been Lhe IIrsL Lo puL hIs hund ouL. I `ve needed udvIce,
he`s uIwuys suId cun rIng hIm - und LhuL oIIer sLunds Lo LhIs duy.
SIMON TAYLOR
Former BBC radio commentator
There ure some sporLs commenLuLors who preLend
Lo sound excILed when Lhey ure noL. Murruy hus
never done LhuL. When you heur Murruy hysLerIcuI
IL`s becuuse he LV hysLerIcuI.
JOHNNY HERBERT
British Grand Prix winner
IIrsL remember wuLchIng Murruy on LeIevIsIon when
wus young und heurIng LhuL excILubIe voIce. There wus
u ruIIycross ruce beIng broudcusL Irom Lydden HIII, und
u MInI wus IeudIng. L hud hoIes In Lhe wIndscreen In un
uLLempL Lo Improve Lhe drIver`s vIew. As soon us Murruy drew uLLenLIon Lo
IL, Lhe drIver wenL oII und crushed InLo Lhe gruss bunk. Bung!
JAMES ALLEN
BBC radio commentator
remember RenuuIL heId u press dInner on Lhe
Thursduy nIghL oI Lhe BrILIsh Grund PrIx one yeur, uL
VIne House In PuuIerspury. Murruy drove me up Lhere
In hIs bIuck BMW M uL enormous speed, und we
purked up und wenL In. There were some rucIng curs uIso purked Lhere, und
Iouds oI kIds Irom Lhe vIIIuge hungIng uround Lo see II Lhey couId spoL uny
Iumous numes. They uII pounced on Murruy Lo geL uuLogruphs, und `d IeIL
someLhIng In Lhe cur so wenL buck Lo IeLch IL. On my wuy buck heurd
one oI Lhe kIds nudge Lhe oLher und suy: ThuL`s Murruy WuIker`s drIver!`
ANDREW MARRIOTT
Motor racing commentator
`ve enjoyed muny enLerLuInIng dInners wILh Murruy
over Lhe yeurs, und Lhe besL ones ure uIwuys when he
sLurLs LuIkIng ubouL hIs LIme workIng In Lhe udverLIsIng
IndusLry, Iong beIore he becume u commenLuLor, und
how he wus Lhe kIng oI Lhe jIngIe.
The besL oI Lhese wus Ior TrIII, who hud u q per cenL shure oI Lhe
budgerIgur seed murkeL, so Lhe onIy wuy Lhey couId IInd Lo Increuse proIILs
wus Lo encouruge peopIe Lo own more budgerIgurs. Murruy Lhen cume up
wILh Lhe sIogun: An onIy budgIe Is u IoneIy budgIe.`
Murrays been around long enough
to know exactly how things happen in
the world. He also speaks his mind
Bernie Ecclestone
F1 Racing October 2013 73
DAVID CROFT
Sky Sports commentator
Murruy depuLIsed Ior me on BBC RudIo LIve when
my son wus born, und unnounced IL on uIr: WeIcome Lo
Lhe worId DunIeI Joseph Murcus CroIL!` ThuL`s brIIIIunL
becuuse he`s ucLuuIIy DunIeI Joseph 0LFKDHO CroIL...
NIGEL MANSELL
1992 world champion
There huve been so muny Iunny momenLs InvoIvIng
Murruy - `m prIvIIeged Lo be ubIe Lo cuII hIm u IrIend.
Once we dId Lhe mosL IunLusLIc huII-hour InLervIew In
RIo und, uL Lhe end, he suId: LhInk LhuL`s one oI Lhe
besL InLervIews `ve done In u Iong LIme!` He wus so pIeused.
AbouL un hour IuLer he cume buck und suId: You`re never goIng Lo
beIIeve me, buL we never hud Lhe mIcrophone swILched on.`
When won Lhe chumpIonshIp, we dId unoLher greuL InLervIew, buL he
InLroduced me LwIce us u muss murderer. He jusL couIdn`L geL my nume
rIghL. suId: Murruy, whuL ure you doIng? L`s 0DQVHOO noL Munson!`
MIKE DOODSON
Motor racing journalist
IIrsL worked wILh Murruy In Lhe commenLury box In
1q;q und currIed on unLII Lhe end oI Lhe IIrsL yeur oI
TV In 1qq;. He`d spend Lhe whoIe weekend guLherIng
InIormuLIon und wrILIng IL on bILs oI puper. He`d Lhen
sLIck noLes uII uround Lhe booLh so he couId consuIL Lhem II he needed Lo.
BeIng Murruy, IL wus InevILubIy when he wus consuILIng hIs bILs oI puper
LhuL someLhIng excILIng und InLeresLIng wouId huppen In Lhe ruce! MAURICE HAMILTON
Journalist and broadcaster
A personuI hIghIIghL oI mIne wus shurIng Lhe
commenLury box wILh Murruy uL Lhe zoo; Europeun GP
- IL wus un ubsoIuLe LreuL und he upprouched IL wILh Lhe
sume proIessIonuIIsm he brIngs Lo everyLhIng. He hud
puges oI noLes und churLs, he wunLed Lo be brIeIed ubouL whuL wus goIng
on. he Look IL uII IncredIbIy serIousIy.
uIso remember u press conIerence In Lhe 1qqos when one Leum wus
unnouncIng u new sponsor. The PR person usked II we wouId mInd jusL
comIng uIong und showIng our Iuces. L wus ubouL cIuLches or someLhIng
IIke LhuL - very borIng. So Lhe presIdenL oI Lhe compuny guve u Iong speech
ubouL how proud he wus Lo be uL Lhe cuLLIng edge oI cIuLch LechnoIogy.
Murruy wus sILLIng Lhere LukIng copIous noLes, und us we uII cume ouL he
suId: Gosh! ThuL wus joIIy InLeresLIng.` The LhIng wus, he reuIIy meunL IL!
PAUL STODDART
Former F1 team principal
Monzu zoo1 wus Murruy`s IInuI Europeun grund prIx
commenLury und hud someLhIng very specIuI pIunned
wILh one oI my pIunes. AL LhuL LIme used Lo IIy my
Leum Lo und Irom BournemouLh, und us Murruy IIves
neur Lhe New ForesL we used Lo pIck hIm up und Luke hIm home.
ThuL ruce wus Iess Lhun u week uILer qJ11, so uIrporL securILy wus cruzy.
`d pIunned u guurd oI honour wILh 6o F1 peopIe on Lhe runwuy greeLIng
Murruy us he upprouched. You cun ImugIne whuL Lhe LuIIun uuLhorILIes
LhoughL oI LhuL. BuL we munuged IL und IL wus u compIeLe surprIse.
The IIIghL ILseII wus u rIoL! L wus LrudILIon uL Lhe IusL Europeun ruce Ior
Lhe mechunIcs Lo swup cIoLhes wILh Lhe uIr sLewurdesses und Murruy
joIned In us weII. L wus one heII oI u purLy on bourd.
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MURRAY WALKER AT 90
BEN EDWARDS
BBC commentator
My own IuvourILe memory oI Murruy wus uL IusL yeur`s
BrILIsh GP. We hud u weL quuIIIyIng uL SIIversLone,
whIch meunL u Iong deIuy uILer u red IIug. We hud LhIs
IoveIy opporLunILy Lo brIng Murruy In und Lhe very IIrsL
LhIng he suId wus: UnIess `m very much mIsLuken.` Then he sLurLed
LuIkIng ubouL Lhe seuson und he wus LoLuIIy on Lop oI whuL wus goIng on.
ROSS BRAWN
Mercedes team principal
WhuL`s mosL remurkubIe ubouL Murruy Is LhuL In spILe
oI workIng In such u compeLILIve envIronmenL, he`s
one oI Lhe very Iew peopIe who husn`L goL uny enemIes
In Lhe puddock. And LhuL`s noL becuuse he doesn`L suy
unyLhIng - he hus uIwuys been very honesL ubouL whuL he LhInks. He
currIes hIs pussIon on hIs sIeeve und Is sLIII u wonderIuI purL oI F1.
MARTIN WHITMARSH
McLaren team principal
Murruy wus commenLuLIng when wus u Iud. LookIng
buck, u IoL oI ruces weren`L very excILIng buL he`d sweep
you up wILh hIs enLhusIusm. You`d wonder IuLer: WhuL
wus geLLIng excILed ubouL? The resuIL wus u Ioregone
concIusIon.` YeL Murruy wouId sLIII be squuwkIng wILh excILemenL. RecenL
F1 ruces huve been much more excILIng Lhun Lhe ones he commenLuLed on;
he rescued F1 In un eru when we weren`L producIng excILIng ruces.
MAX CHILTON
Marussia driver
Even now, wuLch Lhe ruce hIghIIghLs wILh Lhe sound oII
und you cun sLIII heur Murruy`s voIce In your heud. L
dIdn`L muLLer when he goL drIvers` numes mIxed up
becuuse he mude IL so excILIng. He`s un Icon.
DEREK WARWICK
BRDC chairman and former racer
Murruy Is Mr F1 und he`s sIngIe-hundedIy responsIbIe
Ior InLroducIng mIIIIons oI peopIe Lo Lhe sporL. For me,
Lhere`s jusL one LhIng mIssIng Irom hIs CV. LhInk he
shouId be knIghLed: IL shouId be 6LU Murruy.
JASON SWALES
Radio & TV producer
When usked Murruy Lo come InLo Lhe commenLury
box u Iew yeurs ugo uL SIIversLone, CoIIn Murruy wus
presenLIng Lhe show. AILer Lhe ruce we dId u IILLIe
IoIIow-up chuL wILh Murruy, und whuL he dIdn`L reuIIse
wus LhuL CoIIn wus In Lhe commenLury box us weII.
He LhoughL CoIIn wus In London, so he wus LuIkIng Lo hIm whIIe
IookIng sLruIghL ouL oI Lhe wIndow. And CoIIn wus sLIII IookIng uL Murruy
uskIng hIm quesLIons. Murruy wus so Iocused IL wus onIy uILer he Look oII
hIs heudphones LhuL he reuIIsed CoIIn wus ucLuuIIy In Lhe sume room.
Motor racing is Murrays passion, and that
excitement carries over into his broadcasting
Jenson Button
74 F1 Racing October 2013
JENSON BUTTON
2009 F1 world champion
Murruy Isn`L one oI Lhose commenLuLors who covers u
number oI dIIIerenL sporLs. MoLor rucIng Is hIs pussIon,
und LhuL excILemenL currIes over InLo hIs broudcusLIng.
He Iorms purL oI my eurIIesL memorIes oI wuLchIng
FormuIu 1, when he wus commenLuLIng on Lhe IIkes oI AIuIn ProsL und
AyrLon Sennu. und on Lhe ruIIycross uL Lydden HIII when my oId mun wus
rucIng. So Ior me Lo huve been drIvIng und IInIshIng on Lhe podIum In F1
whIIe Murruy wus on Lhe mIcrophone wus very specIuI.
MARTIN BRUNDLE
Racer turned commentator
Murruy Is u greuL guy, u generous mun und u brIIIIunL
communIcuLor. Ioved workIng wILh hIm und Ieurned
so much. knew hIm buck when wus doIng FormuIu
In 1q8. He`d come up on hIs moLorbIke Lo see who Lhe
up-und-comIng drIvers were. And IIsLened Lo hIm commenLuLIng when
wus u kId. He wus purL oI Lhe IubrIc oI IIIe.
L wus hIIurIous wuLchIng hIm work; he goL VR InLo IL. PeopIe uL home
pIcked up on LhuL. AII he wunLed wus Lo Increuse LheIr enjoymenL oI F1.
SIR FRANK WILLIAMS
Legendary team boss
don`L LhInk `ve ever heurd Murruy rubbIsh uny
drIver, whIch Is u greuL uLLrIbuLe. He`s u LypIcuI
EngIIshmun, very churmIng, und Lukes hIs job very
serIousIy - rIghLIy so, becuuse he undersLunds Lhe
greuL responsIbIIILy oI presenLIng FormuIu 1 Lo Lhe ouLsIde worId. He
Is very popuIur wILh everyone.
MARK WILKIN
BBC TV producer
One FrIduy mornIng, sLuck In LruIIIc on Lhe wuy Lo Lhe
cIrcuIL, Murruy suId Lo us: sn`L LhIs wonderIuI?` L wus
unyLhIng buL, yeL he wus genuIneIy excILed Lo see so
muny Iuns. He`s such u greuL peopIe person. He Ioves
LuIkIng Lo everyone, Irom F1 drIvers Lo LuxI drIvers.
He uIso uIwuys upprecIuLed LhuL Lhe Iuns puId hIs wuges. He`d suy LhuL II
IL wusn`L Ior Lhem IeLLIng hIm InLo LheIr IIvIng room every oLher IorLnIghL,
he wouIdn`L be here. He hus greuL humIIILy.
DAVID COULTHARD
Multiple grand prix winner
We dId u mock 7KLVLV<RXU/LIH Ior my IuLher once
und Murruy cume up Lo ScoLIund Ior IL. ThuL`s Lhe sorL
oI guy he Is. To huve hIm us purL oI your IIIe Is
unquesLIonubIy u sLep Lowurds u IuIIer IIIe.
remember when wus kurLIng, he once cume Lo Rye House Lo presenL
some LrophIes und LhuL wus us good us IL goL buck Lhen.
muke mIsLukes becuuse geL huIIwuy Lhrough u senLence und IorgeL
whuL `m goIng Lo suy; hIs MurruyIsms` come Lhrough sheer enLhusIusm.
DAMON HILL
1996 world champion
SomeLImes In F1 we cun be esoLerIc und seII-obsessed,
buL Murruy never IorgeLs LhuL Lhe sporL wouId never
huppen II IL wusn`L Ior mIIIIons und mIIIIons oI peopIe
who Iove Lo wuLch IL und ure IuscInuLed by IL.
AILer won Lhe LILIe, heurd Murruy`s commenLury ubouL huvIng Lo
sLop becuuse oI u Iump In hIs LhrouL, und LhuL wus u IoveIy, genuIne
momenL whIch `ve onIy been ubIe Lo experIence IookIng buck. Murruy
wouId huve known my dud und, Ior hIm, LhIs wus u kInd oI denouemenL
Lo u very Iong sLory - one LhuL hud u huppy endIng.
The oLher LhIng you need Lo remember Is LhuL he Is u mun who drove
Lunks In Lhe Second WorId Wur, so whuLever noIses we muke ubouL whuL
heroes we ure In FormuIu 1 - we reuIIy ure IIvIng In u compIeLe dreum.
TONY JARDINE
TV pundit
hosLed u IureweII evenIng Lo Murruy uL ndIunupoIIs
zoo1, uILer he hung up Lhe mIcrophone. The hIghIIghL
wus huvIng MIchueI Schumucher come up und reud Lhe
MurruyIsms` und everyone IuughIng. AILerwurds
MIchueI suId he dIdn`L undersLund - why wus everyone beIng so crueI?
Murruy repIIed LhuL he wusn`L oIIended, IL wus jusL BrILIsh humour.
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F1 Racing October 2013 75
MURRAY WALKER AT 90
76 F1 Racing October 2013
WORDS ANDREW BENSON
F1s tech geniuses can command
higher salaries than the drivers,
although they swap teams less
often. As three big names change
allegiances, we ask: can one man
really make a such a difference?
Meet
theGAME
7KHIUXVWUDWHGDPELWLRQV oI Lhree oI FormuIu 1`s bIggesL
Leums huve LhIs yeur Ied Lo Lhe bIggesL shuke-up oI desIgn LuIenL
In quILe some LIme. WhIIe Lhe drIver murkeL generuLes Lhe mosL
heudIInes, Lhe compeLILIon Ior engIneers Is every bIL us ImporLunL
- und oILen even more so.
AILer uII, Lhe IdenLILy oI SebusLIun VeLLeI`s new Leum-muLe
uL Red BuII wouId be nowhere neur us InLeresLIng II IL wusn`L u
neur cerLuInLy LhuL he wouId be In u compeLILIve cur. And LhuL
guurunLee Is u sIIm, buIdIng, q-yeur-oId, who huppens Lo be
u genIus when IL comes Lo rucIng cur desIgn: AdrIun Newey.
Red BuII`s chIeI LechnIcuI oIhcer eurns more Lhun qo per cenL
oI currenL F1 drIvers, und u gIunce uL hIs record over Lhe yeurs
shows why. WhIIe F1 cur desIgn Is so compIex LhuL IL`s no Ionger
possIbIe Lo speuk oI u cur beIng desIgned` by one person, Newey
skeLches ouL Lhe IundumenLuI uerodynumIc surIuces oI Lhe Red
BuII on hIs druwIng bourd beIore Lhey ure senL oII Lo Lhe Leum`s
compuLer desIgn sysLems. The rIghL mun uL Lhe Lop cun und GRHV
muke u dIIIerence.
ThuL`s why Mercedes pouched Puddy Lowe Irom hIs roIe us
McLuren LechnIcuI dIrecLor eurIIer LhIs yeur. L`s why Jumes
AIIIson hus moved Irom runnIng LoLus`s desIgn depurLmenL Lo
u sImIIur roIe uL FerrurI. And IL`s why PuL Symonds hus Luken
churge oI u sLruggIIng WIIIIums.
So wIII LheIr recruILmenL be Lhe mugIc IngredIenL LheIr new
empIoyers need Lo muke LhuL nexL sLep?
F1 Racing October 2013 77
CHANGERS
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:KHQWKHVWRU\EURNH In Junuury LhuL
Mercedes wunLed Lowe Lo joIn Lhem - InILIuIIy
wILh u vIew Lo repIucIng Leum boss Ross Bruwn
- McLuren Leum prIncIpuI MurLIn WhILmursh
LhoughL IL wus some kInd oI joke.
WhILmursh summoned Lowe Lo hIs oIhce
und suId: ThIs Is nonsense, rIghL? OnIy Ior
Lowe Lo LeII hIm LhuL, no, IL wusn`L; he reuIIy
wus goIng Lo go Lo Mercedes.
WhILmursh hud IuIIed Lo keep hIs eur Lo Lhe
ground, Ior Lhe Mercedes job wus ucLuuIIy
Lhe second sImIIur roIe Lowe hud been oIIered
by u rIvuI - WIIIIums hud been courLIng hIm
LhroughouL zo1z, us weII. ThuL suys u IoL ubouL
Lhe regurd In whIch LhIs unussumIng, quIeLIy
spoken mun Is heId wILhIn FormuIu 1.
No one quesLIons Lowe`s ubIIILy us u Lop-
IeveI F1 desIgn engIneer; everyone LhInks he
Is u IoveIy guy. ndeed, jusL ubouL Lhe onIy
neguLIve` you`II heur, Is peopIe quesLIonIng
wheLher he hus Lhe guIIe needed Lo succeed
In runnIng u Leum In Lhe pIrunhu cIub`.
ThuL remuIns Lo be seen, buL hIs chunce Lo
prove IL wIII come sooner ruLher Lhun IuLer, Ior
he hus sLepped InLo u deIIcuLe und unresoIved
sILuuLIon. He wus recruILed uL Lhe end oI zo1z,
when Lhe Mercedes bourd hud IosL IuILh In
Bruwn IoIIowIng Lhe Leum`s ubysmuI second
huII oI IusL seuson.
The InILIuI Ideu wus LhuL Bruwn wouId be
jeLLIsoned us soon us Mercedes couId negoLIuLe
Lowe ouL oI hIs McLuren conLrucL. Lowe
wouId Luke on Lhe runnIng oI Lhe sporLIng
und LechnIcuI uspecLs oI Lhe Leum, wILh new
Mercedes moLorsporL dIrecLor ToLo WoIII In
churge oI busIness und poIILIcs.
BuL Lhen pIuns chunged. Bruwn goL hIs
eIbows ouL und WoIII decIded LhIs wus u
buLLIe he dId noL need Lo hghL, jusL u Iew
weeks InLo hIs new roIe. A new process wus
ugreed, whereby WoIII, Bruwn und Lowe
wouId umIcubIy work ouL u LrunsILIon process
beLween Lhe Lhree oI Lhem.
The endgume Is obvIous Irom Lhe job LILIes
LhuL huve been gIven Lo WoIII und Lowe -
execuLIve dIrecLor (busIness) und execuLIve
dIrecLor (LechnIcuI). UILImuLeIy, Lhose Lwo wIII
sLIII run Lhe Leum beLween Lhem. The quesLIon
now Is when?
JusL us ImporLunLIy, In Lhe InLervenIng
perIod, how wIII Lowe hundIe Lhe InLernuI
sILuuLIon uL Mercedes, wILh ILs Iurge number
oI bIg-nume engIneers?
On LhuL IusL poInL, Lowe Is cIeur. He rejecLs
Lhe noLIon LhuL Mercedes ure Lop-heuvy
jusL becuuse Lhe Leum hus Bruwn, LechnIcuI
dIrecLor Bob BeII, LechnoIogy dIrecLor GeoII
WIIIIs, engIneerIng dIrecLor AIdo CosLu
und now hImseII - uII oI whom huve been
LechnIcuI dIrecLors uL oLher Leums.
PeopIe mIghL LhInk Lhere ure Loo muny
LechnIcuI dIrecLors In Mercedes, buL IL does
seem Lo be workIng Ior Lhem becuuse Lhey
huve mude IunLusLIc progress over Lhe pusL 1z
monLhs, so WhuL`s wrong wILh LhuL?` wouId
be my hrsL unswer, suys Lowe.
The second Is LhuL IL`s noL us Lhough
Lhere ure u whoIe Ioud oI cooks LryIng Lo do
Lhe sume job. There Is u huge umounL oI
work Lo do In LhIs busIness II you wunL Lo be
successIuI. WILhIn Lwo duys In my job wus
uIreudy unubIe Lo hnd Lhe hours In my duy Lo
1987 Williams
1993 McLaren
2013 Mercedes
The road to Mercedes
PADDY LOWE
The quiet man
The size of the task
2010 4th in constructors
2011 4th in constructors
2012 5th in constructors
Hamiltons win in Hungary pulled
Mercedes to second in the constructors
standings. Can Lowes technical
leadership take them even higher?
-DPHV$OOLVRQVHPLQHQFH preceded hIm
us he wuIked InLo MuruneIIo on 1 SepLember
Ior hIs hrsL duy In hIs new roIe us LechnIcuI
dIrecLor (chussIs). He hus, over Lhe pusL Iew
yeurs, buIIL u repuLuLIon us probubIy F1`s mosL
respecLed desIgn engIneer uILer Newey. He
uIso currIes wILh hIm Lhe expIIcIL upprovuI oI
FerrurI`s number one usseL - Fernundo AIonso.
worked very cIoseIy wILh hIm und wus
worId chumpIon wILh hIm Lwo LImes, suId
AIonso buck In Muy, doIng noLhIng Lo dIspeI
reporLs uL Lhe LIme LhuL AIIIson wus on hIs wuy
buck Lo MuruneIIo, IoIIowIng un unnouncemenL
LhuL he wus IeuvIng LoLus.
ThIs Is AIIIson`s second speII uL FerrurI. He
worked under Bruwn und Lhe much-Iuuded
Rory Byrne Lhrough Lhe gIory yeurs oI Lhe
MIchueI Schumucher eru, und reLurned Lo Lhe
Leum Lhen known us RenuuIL - where he hud
worked In Lhe BeneLLon duys oI Lhe 1qqos - us
depuLy LechnIcuI dIrecLor Lhrough AIonso`s Lwo
LILIe-wInnIng yeurs In zoo-zoo6.
DIIhcuIL LImes IoIIowed us u resuIL oI Lhe
swILch Lo u sIngIe-Lyre IormuIu In zoo;, Lhe
JAMES ALLISON
do whuL couId see needed doIng. And LhuL`s
how IL shouId be.
He InsIsLs LhuL uII Lhe bIg numes ure
guInIuIIy empIoyed, uddIng: You need LhuL
sLrengLh In depLh. wouId uImosL suy oLher
Leums muy be weuk In LhuL respecL.
As Lo how Lhey work LogeLher, und
wheLher Lhe egos InvoIved wIII generuLe un
uncomIorLubIe InLernuI poIILIcuI sILuuLIon,
Lowe hus pIenLy oI experIence Lo IuII buck
on. AILer uII, he wus In u senIor posILIon uL
McLuren LhroughouL Newey`s LIme Lhere - und
Newey hus sInce suId IL wus Lhe poIILIcuI
envIronmenL Lhere LhuL drove hIm uwuy. By
whIch Newey wus reIerrIng Lo WhILmursh`s
InLerIerence In hIs job.
And II LhIngs geL dIIhcuIL, Lowe cun IuII
buck on one IundumenLuI LruLh. He wus
recruILed by Lhe Mercedes bourd us WKHLU
mun. He Is Lhe IuLure. He Is Lhe boss.
MIId-munnered he muy be, buL Lhere
uppeurs Lo be sLeeI In hIm us weII. As Lowe
hImseII puLs IL: LhInk `ve goL whuL IL Lukes
Lo Luke LhuL on.
F1s most-wanted
1991 Benetton
1992 Larrousse
1994 Benetton
2000 Ferrari
2005 Renault
2011 Lotus
2013 Ferrari
The road to Ferrari
The size of the task
2010 5th in constructors
2011 3rd in constructors
2012 2nd in constructors
James Allisons
decision to move
back to Italy
gives him the
chance to attain
legendary status
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n sIgnIng PuL Symonds, WIIIIums huve mude
u purLIcuIurIy suvvy decIsIon. He Is neILher
more gIILed nor more emInenL Lhun eILher
Lowe or AIIIson, buL he Is IIkeIy Lo brIng
WIIIIums some oI Lhe LhIngs Lhey need:
prucLIcuI engIneerIng nous oI Lhe hIghesL
order, gruvILus, cIeur LhInkIng und muILIpIe-
worId-chumpIonshIp-wInnIng pedIgree.
Symonds joIns us chIeI LechIcuI oIhcer Lo
repIuce LechnIcuI dIrecLor MIke CoughIun,
boLh huvIng been InvoIved In Lwo oI Lhe sporL`s
bIggesL recenL scunduIs (Symonds In zoo8`s
CrushguLe` und CoughIun In zoo;`s SpyguLe`).
BoLh IncIdenLs ure now hIsLory, und Symonds,
huvIng ucLed us u senIor LechnIcuI consuILunL
(und GHIDFWR Lech dIrecLor) Ior MurussIu, hus
now been druwn buck InLo u IuII-LIme roIe.
CoughIun, meunwhIIe, hus suIIered u
drumuLIc reversuI oI IorLune: Iuuded one yeur
Ior Lhe purL he pIuyed In WIIIIums` Lurnuround
Irom LheIr dIsmuI zo11 Lo Lhe reIuLIve success
oI zo1z when PusLor MuIdonudo scored LheIr
hrsL wIn In neurIy eIghL yeurs; sucked Lhe nexL
Ior goIng buckwurds uguIn.
L now seems cIeurer Lhun ever LhuL
WIIIIums` greuL Ieup In zo1z wus IurgeIy due
PAT SYMONDS
The prodigal son
uncerLuInLy over RenuuIL`s commILmenL Lo
F1 In zooq, und Lhe posL-CrushguLe` suckIng
oI LechnIcuI dIrecLor PuL Symonds und Leum
boss FIuvIo BrIuLore, In Lhe uILermuLh oI whIch
AIIIson wus promoLed Lo LechnIcuI dIrecLor.
BuL sInce GenII CupILuI Look over Lhe
Leum In zo1o, LheIr perIormunce hus been
IncreusIngIy ImpressIve, despILe u budgeL
much smuIIer Lhun LhuL oI Lhe oLher Lop
Leums. LoLus under AIIIson huve consIsLenLIy
proved ubIe Lo InnovuLe und muke u IILLIe, In
Lerms oI resources, go u Iong wuy. No wonder,
Lhen, LhuL over Lhe pusL yeur, AIIIson hus been
courLed by McLuren, Mercedes und WIIIIums
us weII us FerrurI.
HIs decIsIon Lo move buck Lo LuIy gIves hIm
Lhe chunce Lo uLLuIn Iegendury sLuLus. I Lhe
IIsLIng behemoLh uL MuruneIIo cun be sLeered
buck on course In Lhe nexL yeur or so, AIIIson
wIII geL Lhe credIL. He hus eIIecLIveIy been
gIven Iree reIn Lo run Lhe LechnIcuI depurLmenL
us he wIshes - uILhough he Is uL Lhe mercy oI
how weII Lhe engIne dIvIsIon udupLs Lo Lhe new
1.6-IILre V6 Lurbo engIne ruIes.
AIIIson Is In churge oI uII desIgn uspecLs oI
Lhe cur, IncIudIng uerodynumIc deveIopmenL,
whIIe FerrurI huve moved Iormer LechnIcuI
dIrecLor PuL Fry sIdewuys InLo Lhe new roIe
oI dIrecLor oI engIneerIng, responsIbIe Ior
vehIcIe dynumIcs, sImuIuLIons, LrucksIde
engIneerIng und sLruLegy. AIIIson`s Lusk Is
cIeur. For u number oI seusons now IL hus
been cIeur FerrurI ure IuggIng behInd Lhe besL,
purLIcuIurIy In Lerms oI uerodynumIcs.
DeveIopmenL hus been unoLher probIem.
FerrurI huve sLruggIed wILh new purLs IuIIIng
Lo gIve Lhe on-Lruck boosL Lhey promIsed In
Lhe wIndLunneI und, us u resuIL, Lhey huve
been IosIng Lhe upgrude wur - us evIdenced
boLh IusL seuson und LhIs, when un InILIuI
decenL deveIopmenL uL Lhe hrsL Europeun ruce
hus been IoIIowed by uImosL no progress uL
uII uILerwurds, wILh Lhe neL eIIecL LhuL LheIr
reIuLIve compeLILIveness dropped uwuy.
The on-Lruck sLuLIsLIcs LeII LhIs sLory In buId
Lerms. AIonso husn`L hud u dry-weuLher poIe
posILIon sInce SIngupore zo1o und Lhe cur`s
uveruge perIormunce dehcIL Lo Lhe IusLesL over
Lhe Iour yeurs Lhe SpunIurd hus been uL Lhe
Leum Is u IILLIe over o.secs. So beyond ruw
perIormunce, even Fry hus quILe u job Lo do,
becuuse FerrurI`s engIneerIng munugemenL,
purLIcuIurIy LheIr sLruLegy cuIIs, hus hurdIy
been uwIess In recenL yeurs.
n zo1z, Ior exumpIe, more exIbIe, quIcker
LhInkIng In eILher Monuco or Cunudu wouId
huve Lurned AIonso`s resuILs Irom LhIrd und
hILh InLo u wIn und u second - eILher one
oI whIch wouId huve mude Lhe dIIIerence
beLween hIm wInnIng Lhe LILIe und noL. And
Allison comes to Ferrari with the
explicit approval of Fernando Alonso.
The two had worked together as a
title-winning combination at Renault
On-track statistics
tell the story in bald
terms. Alonso hasnt
had a dry-weather
pole position since
Singapore 2010
LhIs yeur Lhey InexpIIcubIy IeIL hIm ouL uL Lhe
end oI Lhe hrsL Iup In MuIuysIu wILh u broken
IronL wIng LhuL cIeurIy wus ubouL Lo coIIupse.
ThuL`s quILe u Lo-do IIsL. BuL, unubIe Lo geL
Newey, FerrurI huve uL IeusL empIoyed Lhe
rIghL guy, und gIven hIm Lhe uuLhorILy he
needs Lo geL Lhe job done.
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1982 Toleman
1986 Benetton
1991 Reynard
1992 Benetton
2002 Renault
2011 Marussia
2013 Williams
The road to Williams
The size of the task
2010 6th in constructors
2011 9th in constructors
2012 8th in constructors
Lo swuppIng u CosworLh engIne Ior u RenuuIL.
ThuL wus worLh somewhere In Lhe regIon oI
o.secs u Iup becuuse oI Lhe RenuuIL`s Iower
IueI consumpLIon, beLLer powerbund und
hIgher operuLIng LemperuLure, whIch meuns
Iess cooIIng, so beLLer uerodynumIc eIhcIency.
WhuL wus noL so cIeur uL Lhe LIme wus LhuL
IundumenLuI probIems remuIned wILhIn Lhe
desIgn depurLmenL. ReIuLIve Lo Lhe resL oI
Lhe heId, WIIIIums hud demonsLrubIy gone
buckwurds uL Lhe sLurL oI LhIs seuson. From
reguIur Lop-Len quuIIhers In zo1z - und quILe
oILen Lop sIx - Lhey huve been sLruggIIng Lo
muke IL pusL Q1 In zo1.
Why? WeII, hrsLIy, conLInuIng wILh RenuuIL
meunL LhuL Lhey dId noL huve LhuL Iree` guIn
Irom Lhe engIne Irom one yeur Lo Lhe nexL.
AddILIonuIIy, one oI Lhe ureus In whIch Lhey
Iugged In zo1z wus wILh usIng exhuusL guses
Lo benehL reur uerodynumIcs. ThIs wus sImpIy
becuuse Lhey hud noL been ubIe Lo do so wILh
Lhe CosworLh, so Lhey hud IuIIen behInd In Lhe
LechnoIogy. They expecLed Lo muke guIns InLo
zo1, buL LheIr work hus noL deIIvered whuL
wus expecLed. ThIs Is u bIg deuI, becuuse II
u Leum cun geL exhuusL-bIowIng workIng weII,
IL Is worLh up Lo o poInLs oI downIorce
- weII over u second u Iup.
WIIIIums huve uIso suIIered probIems wILh
Lhe unLI-IIIL sysLem In LheIr reur suspensIon.
ThIs ruIses Lhe rIde-heIghL uII In one go uL Lhe
end oI Lhe brukIng phuse jusL us Lhe drIver Is
LurnIng In, whIch generuLes InsLubIIILy. And
IL`s mude Lhe poor reur end even worse.
A IeudershIp vucuum uL Lhe Leum hus onIy
udded Lo LheIr probIems. SIr Frunk WIIIIums,
now ;1, Is no Ionger ubIe Lo IuncLIon us Leum
prIncIpuI In Lhe wuy he dId In Lhe pusL, und he
hus been LukIng on un IncreusIngIy honorury
roIe. MeunwhIIe, Lhe depurLure oI Murk GIIIun
Lowurds Lhe end oI zo1z robbed Lhe Leum
oI vuIuubIe experIence uL Lhe engIneerIng
couIIuce. TheIr uLLempLs Lo Iund Puddy Lowe
show Lhey were uwure LhuL Lop-IeveI LechnIcuI
IeudershIp wus budIy IuckIng.
Now, Lhough, Lhey huve empIoyed MIke
O`DrIscoII, IormerIy u senIor execuLIve uL
Juguur, Lo run Lhe whoIe WIIIIums group.
And Symonds shouId gIve Lhe F1 Leum Lhe
experIenced oversIghL Lhey budIy need. And
IurLher new uppoInLmenLs ure In Lhe pIpeIIne
- noLubIy u hgure Lo Ieud Lhe desIgn process.
DespILe u LroubIed recenL hIsLory, WIIIIums`s
resources ure sLrong und Lhey huve sounder
hnunces Lhun uII bur FerrurI, Mercedes und
Red BuII, so Symonds hus pIenLy Lo work wILh.
WhuL`s more, he hus uIreudy proved hIs
worLh. DespILe huvIng ugreed un oIhcIuI sLurL
duLe oI 1q AugusL, uheud oI Lhe HungurIun
Grund PrIx Symonds usked Ior muny oI Lhe
IuLesL upgrudes Lo be Luken oII Lhe cur so he
couId geL u sense oI whuL wus und wusn`L
workIng on u more IundumenLuI IeveI.
L wus uImosL cerLuInIy noL u coIncIdence
LhuL Lhe HungurIun Grund PrIx proved Lo be
u vILuI breukLhrough, wILh MuIdonudo scorIng
WIIIIums` hrsL poInL oI Lhe seuson. AILer u
perIod oI uncerLuInLy und uncompeLILIveness,
WIIIIums beIIeve Lhey now huve Lhe sLrucLure
Lo re-esLubIIsh LhemseIves uL Lhe IronL oI Lhe
mIdheId. GIven Lhe quuIILy oI Lhe Leums In Lhe
Lop Iour or hve, LhuL uIone wouId counL us
u sIgnIhcunL success.
Symonds brings
practical engineering
nous of the highest
order, gravitas, clear
thinking and title-
winning pedigree
F1 Racing October 2013 81
Williams seemed to be turning
the corner in 2012, but a dismal
start to 2013 has seen them
go backwards again
On the hopes
for Caterham
and the
headaches
of 2014
INTERVIEW
JAMES ROBERTS
PORTRAIT
CHARLES COATES/LAT
In
conversation
with
John
IIey
1990 After
graduating
with a degree
in automotive
engineering
from Lanchester
Polytechnic,
Iley is hired by
Brun Technics
to work on their
Judd-powered
sportscar

1993 Spends
ve years
working on
aerodynamics
for the Lola and
Swift Indycars

1997 Joins
Jordan as senior
aerodynamicist

2001 Follows
Mike Gascoyne
from Jordan
to Renault.
Iley spends
two years at
Enstone as head
of aerodynamics

2003 Moves
to Italy, where
he spends the
next six years
in Maranello as
Ferraris head of
aerodynamics

2009 Returns
home to the
UK as head of
aerodynamics
at McLaren

2012 Takes on
his current role
as performance
director at
Caterham,
in Leaeld,
Oxfordshire
F1 Racing October 2013 83
Given your eperiences oI working ut Ierruri
und McLuren, whut do you think is u reulistic
turget Ior Cuterhum given their resources?
The uppeuI Ior me hus been buIIdIng u new Leum
Irom Lhe ground up. When LhIs Leum sLurLed Lhey suId:
We`re goIng Lo buIId un F1 cur. WhuL do you do uILer
LhuL? You geL u phone IIne und u prInLer. ThuL`s ground
zero: Lo move up Irom LhuL poInL Is duunLIng.
Our shurehoIders wunL us Lo be more compeLILIve.
I you`re u Leum who huve been compeLIng Ior decudes
und huve u huge InIrusLrucLure, you huve muny more
resources. BuL Ior us, IL`s uII ubouL eIIIcIency.
Our besL resuIL so Iur |pre-Spu| Is VILuIy PeLrov`s 11Lh
In BruzII IusL yeur, so ucLuuIIy u poInL wouId be megu.
BuL we don`L wunL IL Lo come vIu u IIuke resuIL, such us
ruIn or u sLurLIIne uccIdenL. We wunL Lo progress und
we wunL our work Lo puy oII In Lhe Ionger Lerm.
Whut ure the beneIits oI relocuting to LeuIield?
NorIoIk Is u nIce pIuce, buL In moLor-rucIng Lerms IL
mIghL us weII be In Europe. Now we`ve moved Lo
OxIordshIre, we`re In Lhe SIIIcon VuIIey oI moLor
rucIng. n Lerms oI suppIIers und personneI, IL opens
quILe u Iew doors. And II someone Irom unoLher Leum
wunLs Lo work Ior us, Lhey won`L huve Lo move house.
We huve z ucres, Lhe GPz Leum, pIus IurLher
cupucILy Lo expund. We huve u new uuLocIuve und Lhe
scope Lo muke IL u new LechnoIogy hub, Loo.
oes I1 do enough to encouruge roud-cur
munuIucturers into the sport?
An opporLunILy hus been mIssed wILh Lhe chunge In
engIne reguIuLIons nexL yeur. LhInk un InIIne Iour-
cyIInder wouId huve been more reIevunL Lo Lhe moLor
IndusLry worIdwIde. Yes, u V6 Is u very useIuI sLrucLuruI
conIIguruLIon und Lhere`s LechnoIogy LrunsIer wILh u
smuIIer engIne cupucILy, hybrId curs, Lurbo-churgIng
und energy recovery. L LIcks u IoL oI boxes.
BuL Lhere wus LuIk oI u worId engIne, un InIIne 1.6
Iour-cyIInder unIL Ior use In F1 und ruIIyIng: LhuL wouId
huve been sensIbIe. Remember, BMW huve won wILh
un InIIne Iour-cyIInder roud engIne In F1 In Lhe pusL.
Will Hondu succeed when they return in 2u1@?
L`s u bIg chuIIenge Ior Lhem Lo come buck, und u bIgger
chuIIenge Ior McLuren Lo compIeLe u seuson oI u new
reguIuLory perIod wILh un engIne suppIIer Lhey ure onIy
goIng Lo do one seuson wILh. don`L LhInk LhuL wIII be
eusy In Lerms oI LechnoIogIcuI exchunge, purLIcuIurIy
when Mercedes know Hondu ure repIucIng Lhem In
zo1. How open und LrunspurenL cun Lhey be?
AIso, II uII Lhe oLher munuIucLurers go Lhrough
u yeur oI growIng puIns und Lhen someone comes
In Lhe yeur uILer und hus observed whuL Lhey shouId
und shouId noL do, Lhen Lhey couId beneIIL. SLIII, Lhe
chuIIenge oI producIng un engIne Irom scruLch Is
goIng Lo be preLLy dIIIIcuIL.
Whut will curry over Irom 2u1@ to the 2u1 cur?
Some LhIngs wIII be zo1q-reIevunL, buL Lhe new ruIes
wIII be mussIveIy punILIve on uerodynumIcs. We`II huve
u shorLer spun IronL wIng, u Iower nose, u smuIIer reur
wIng und Lhe exhuusL wIII move Lo u dIIIerenL purL oI
Lhe cur where IL wIII be ImpossIbIe Lo hurness exhuusL
guses. And Lhe cooIIng und puckugIng oI Lhe powerpIunL
und supporL sysLems wIII be u bIg chuIIenge.
ThIs Is one oI Lhe IIrsL LImes `ve ever heurd AdrIun
Newey speuk pubIIcIy ubouL cur cooIIng. He doesn`L
usuuIIy ucknowIedge cooIIng uL uny IeveI, buL he`s now
LuIkIng ubouL Lhe bIgger bodywork needed Ior zo1q.
The mechunIcs ure reuIIy goIng Lo eurn LheIr money
nexL yeur becuuse oI Lhe compIexILy. The cooIIng, Lhe
pIpeworks, Lhe eIecLronIcs - IL`s u bIg chuIIenge.
How much oI u heuduche ure the 2u1 rules?
The probIem wILh such u bIg ruIe chunge Is LhuL every
Leum hus Lo choose when Lo shIIL resources onLo nexL
yeur`s cur, Lhereby sucrIIIcIng zo1 deveIopmenL.
n zoo8, wus on Lhe unIorLunuLe end oI LhIs
probIem uL FerrurI, when we were sIuggIng IL ouL Ior
Lhe LILIe, IuIIy uwure u huge ruIe chunge wus comIng
In Ior zooq. ncremenLuIIy IL wus very hurd Lo IInd uny
ImprovemenL. You couId spend u week IIndIng u LIny
umounL oI perIormunce on Lhe currenL cur or u week
IIndIng u huge umounL on nexL yeur`s. So whuL you
suw In zooq wus Bruwn, who hud been workIng on Lhe
`oq cur Ior 18 monLhs, doIng weII, und Lhe Lwo Leums
who`d been sIuggIng IL ouL Ior Lhe LILIe In zoo8 huvIng
emburrussIngIy bud curs. When you`re In u LILIe IIghL
you don`L worry ubouL nexL yeur: you jusL wunL Lo wIn.
Even wILh CuLerhum LhIs yeur, we mIghL huve Lo
conLInue pushIng Lo score u poInL. Then Lhere`s Lhe IucL
LhuL bIgger Leums huve much more cupucILy Lo work on
Lwo LhIngs uL Lhe sume LIme. L`s hurd.
How will the Iuce oI I1 chunge net yeur?
There`s u IIkeIIhood IL wIII become more oI un engIne
cuLegory, so whIchever powerLruIn suppIIer hILs Lhe
ground runnIng wIII geL Lhe jump on Lhe opposILIon.
The oLher LhIng we`II see umpIIIIed nexL yeur Is Lhe IeveI
oI drIver cupucILy. ThIs yeur we`ve seen chumpIons
runnIng very cureIuI Lyre-munugemenL ruces. They`ve
known when Lo push, when Lo buck oII und when Lo be
puLIenL und wuIL Ior Lhe ruce Lo pun ouL.
NexL yeur, Leums wIII huve Lo munuge Lyres und
Lhe power-recovery sysLem on Lop oI LhuL. So LhInk
you`II see drIvers who ure nuLuruIIy quIck buL uIso huve
u huge umounL oI sLruLegy und LechnIcuI uwureness
comIng Lo Lhe Iore Ior zo1q. L wIII be u sysLems-
munugemenL ruce, und don`L beIIeve Lhe drIver who
Ieuds Lhe IIrsL Len Iups wIII necessurIIy be Lhe one who
wIns Lhe ruce. You`II see peopIe pIuyIng Lhe Iong gume,
sLorIng energy und usIng Lhe poLenLIuI In LheIr sysLem
IuLer on In Lhe ruce. L wIII be much more compIIcuLed
Lo cuII Lhe resuIL oI u ruce Lhun IL Is now.
Factfile
Date of birth
29 September
1967
Birthplace
Stratford-
upon-Avon,

UK
Team
Caterham
Role
Performance
director
hese duys, F1 desIgners ure so LIghLIy
resLrIcLed LhuL InnovuLIon Is uII Loo
oILen crushed by Lhe need Lo LIck
reguIuLory boxes. John Burnurd, IL
couId be suId, cuused muny oI Lhose boxes Lo
be creuLed In Lhe IIrsL pIuce, muInIy becuuse
oI un unerrIng ubIIILy Lo LhInk beyond Lhem.
A desIgner`s IIIe In Lhe 1q8os wus, Lo use
u Burnurd expressIon, uII ubouL mukIng u sLep.
NoL u LIny shuIIIe Iorwurd wILh un uero IIIck
or endpIuLe sIoL worLh o.o1secs, buL u mussIve
sLrIde, quILe oILen InLo Lhe unknown.
Burnurd InLroduced F1 Lo Lhe curbon-IIbre
chussIs wILh hIs McLuren MPqJ1 In 1q81. He
sLurLed unoLher revoIuLIon eIghL yeurs IuLer by
doIng uwuy wILh Lhe munuuI geurbox und
brIngIng u puddIe geurshIIL Lo Lhe FerrurI 6qo.
n Lhe spuce oI u decude, Lhe EngIIshmun hud
sIgnIIIcunLIy chunged Lhe Iuce oI F1 desIgn on
severuI IronLs.
PIoneerIng work comes wILh bugguge, boLh
poIILIcuI und personuI. Burnurd`s success wus
creuLed noL sImpIy Lhrough IngenuILy und
brIIIIunce buL uIso Lhunks Lo u reIenLIess desIre
Lo compIeLe Lhe job wILh u hILherLo unseen
dedIcuLIon Lo deLuII. There were no huII
meusures; no mukIng do wILh IIIe or hummer.
I IL dIdn`L IIL perIecLIy, Lhe componenL hud no
pIuce In Burnurd`s producL. And, quILe oILen,
neILher dId Lhe hupIess LechnIcIun or mechunIc.
WorkIng Ior John Burnurd wus no LrIp Lo PurIs.
BuL II you wenL Lhe dIsLunce, Lhe rewurds und
respecL were on u LhrIIIIng new IeveI.
Burnurd`s InubIIILy Lo suIIer IooIs gIudIy Iound
IerLIIe ground wILhIn Lhe puges oI journuIs
reporLIng on hIs work. HIs reIuLIonshIp wILh Lhe
medIu couId besL be descrIbed us evenLIuI`. A
wILherIng Iook wouId quIckIy convey LhuL LhIs
wus noL Lhe rIghL momenL Lo LuIk or LhuL Lhe
wrILer hud jusL demonsLruLed u LechnIcuI
undersLundIng Iur beIow Lhe desIgner`s
expecLuLIons. EquuIIy, choosIng Lhe rIghL
momenL wouId be rewurded wILh humorous
und honesL dIscussIon LhuL Iucked Lhe secrecy
uccompunyIng so muny oI Loduy`s desIgners.
Burnurd IeIL F1 In zoo1 Lo concenLruLe on
curbon-IIbre IurnILure und coIIupsIbIe bIkes.
He`s bused In SwILzerIund buL, on u rure vIsIL
buck Lo Lhe UK, he joIned us uL Lhe WIIIIum Bruy,
JuIIun BuIIey`s resLuurunL und bur In Lhe vIIIuge
oI Shere, neur Lhe Surrey oIIIces where John
used Lo work Ior McLuren und FerrurI.
There Is u IoL oI ground Lo cover. And IL`s cIeur
LhuL LhIs Is u rIghL momenL` Lo cover IL.
Maurice Hamilton: WhuL on eurLh goL you InLo
curbon IurnILure?
John Barnard: AILer Lhe FerrurI LhIng IInIshed,
Look over Lhe compuny we`d seL up, B
TechnoIogIes. We sLurLed workIng Ior Arrows
Lhen ProsL. When ProsL wenL bung, IL IeIL us In
u bIL oI u hoIe, so we wenL commercIuI. ThIs
84 F1 Racing October 2013
From designing an Indy 500 winner in his fathers front room to launching
the semi-automatic gearbox on an unsuspecting world, pioneering designer
John Barnard has had an immense impact on motor racing. Nowadays hes
just as happy designing furniture in carbon bre, of course
PORTRAITS DREW GIBSON/LAT
Nigel had been leading and
singing nursery rhymes to me
over the radio as Nigel does.
Suddenly, he came screaming
on the radio, saying the steering
wheel was falling off
T
THE MAURCE
HAMLTON
NTERVEW
John Barnard
monocoque InsLeud oI un
uIumInIum one buL, oI course,
LhuL geLs Loo heuvy.
Curbon wus uIreudy uround In
F1. Gordon Murruy muy uIreudy
huve used IL on one oI hIs
Brubhums. jusL kInd oI rIveLed
und gIued on u puneI. VurIous
wIngs were beIng reInIorced
wILh u bIL oI curbon, und so on.
urrunged u vIsIL Lo BrILIsh
Aerospuce In WeybrIdge uL u
LIme when Lhey were mukIng Lhe
RBz11 engIne, purL oI whIch - Lhe cowIIng,
LhInk - wus u curbon honeycomb sLrucLure.
ThuL`s when Lhe Ideu oI mukIng u curbon IIbre
chussIs begun Lo Luke shupe In my heud.
MH: L`s one LhIng Lo muke un engIne cowIIng In
curbon IIbre, buL quILe unoLher Lo huve u rucIng
cur wILh uII Lhe sLresses und suIeLy concerns.
JB: Yes, pIus desIgnIng In composILe us opposed
Lo meLuI Is very dIIIerenL. L`s IIke sLIcky
wuIIpuper Lo sLurL oII wILh. You huve Lo muke
mouIds Lo cure IL InLo Lhe shupe you wunL und
Lry Lo do uwuy wILh joInLs. nsLeud oI huvIng IoLs
oI uIumInIum gIued und rIveLed LogeLher, you
muke LhuL shupe In one pIece II you cun.
pIumped Ior mukIng Lhe chussIs on Lhe
ouLsIde oI u muIe mouId becuuse we dIdn`L huve
CNC IIve-uxIs muchInes LhuL cun muchIne D
shupes. We ended up mukIng u chussIs LhuL wus
eIIecLIveIy IIuL Iuces uII joIned LogeLher, becuuse
IL wus so hurd Lo do unyLhIng eIse. L wus uII
done on u druwIng bourd, whIch meunL we were
desIgnIng In zD. There were no compuLer
modeIs. Those sorLs oI muchInes jusL dIdn`L exIsL
buck Lhen, so IL wus u very dIIIerenL process.
MH: So you were venLurIng InLo Lhe unknown,
purLIcuIurIy wILh regurd Lo suIeLy?
JB: ExucLIy. We hud hurdIy uny InIormuLIon on
Lhe energy ubsorpLIon oI curbon. n Lerms oI
mukIng cuIcuIuLIons on crush-worLhIness, IorgeL
IL. We hud no Ideu. When WuLLIe |John WuLson|
hud Lhe uccIdenL uL Monzu In 1q81, hud u
86 F1 Racing October 2013
THE MAURCE
HAMLTON
NTERVEW
John Barnard
wus InLeresLIng becuuse IL meunL compIeLeIy
chungIng Lhe sLrucLure oI Lhe compuny.
L mukes me Iuugh Loduy when heur peopIe
In F1 bIeuLIng ubouL money geLLIng LIghL und so
on. When venLurIng InLo whuL you mIghL cuII Lhe
ouLsIde worId`, you soon reuIIse LhuL everybody
In F1 geLs puId wuy over Lhe odds - rIghL down
Lo Lhe bIoke on Lhe shop IIoor. You dIscover you
huve Lo chunge wuge sLrucLures und uII sorLs oI
LhIngs In order Lo curry on commercIuIIy.
sLurLed IookIng uround Ior oLher LhIngs Lo
do. n 1qq, `d been eIecLed us un RD |RoyuI
DesIgner Ior ndusLry|, whIch covers uII
dIscIpIInes oI desIgn.
MH: Do you uppIy Ior LhuL?
JB: No. You geL eIecLed by your peers. AL Lhe
LIme, IL wus IImILed Lo 1oo peopIe In LoLuI.
PuLrIck Heud Is uIso un RD. L`s quILe un honour,
reuIIy. LhInk we`re Lhe onIy Lwo rucIng peopIe.
Through Lhe RD meL u IurnILure desIgner
cuIIed Terence WoodguLe. We goL LuIkIng und
he hud un Ideu Ior u LubIe - u reuIIy LhIn one.
BeLween us, we concocLed LhIs curbon LubIe.
MH: He dIdn`L know much ubouL curbon IIbre?
JB: ExucLIy. HIs wus more Lhe uesLheLIc InpuL;
wus Lhe engIneerIng InpuL. We`ve u number oI
dIIIerenL LubIes now, und we dId u curbon chuIr,
Loo. `ve worked on IoLs oI projecLs. desIgned
u homeJoIIIce seLup - LhIngs IIke LhuL. I you usk
me whuL do uII duy, `d huve u job LeIIIng you;
uII know Is LhuL seem Lo be busy uII Lhe LIme.
MH: RunnIng your own compuny Is quILe u
chunge Ior you, Isn`L IL? I go rIghL buck Lo
when you joIned ProjecL Four RucIng wILh Ron
DennIs Lhen sLurLed McLuren nLernuLIonuI wILh
hIm In 1q8o, he wouId Iook uILer Lhe busIness
end oI LhIngs und you wouId geL on wILh desIgn.
remember you LeIIIng me uL Lhe LIme LhuL`s
whuL you IIked ubouL Lhe purLnershIp.
JB: AbsoIuLeIy. RunnIng Lhe compuny wus noL
reuIIy whuL wunLed Lo do. When hud B, Lhere
were severuI probIems; one wus LhuL some
F1 Leums were nervous ubouL gIvIng us work
becuuse wus Lhere. They LhoughL: He`s goIng
Lo go oII Lo unoLher Leum; he`s goIng Lo know
whuL we`re doIng und so on. needed Lo be
more oI u suIesmun Lhun un engIneer, whIch Isn`L
my bug uL uII. don`L do neLworkIng und don`L
do buIIshIL, und LhuL doesn`L work II you`re LryIng
Lo IInd busIness. DesIgn Is whuL `m ubouL.
MH: So whuL guve you Lhe InspIruLIon Lo use
curbon IIbre In u rucIng cur?
JB: BeIore sLurLed workIng wILh Ron, `d done
Lhe ChupurruI zK, whIch wus reuIIy quILe u sLep
Iorwurd Ior ndyCurs. L wus Lhe IIrsL proper
ground-eIIecL ndyCur und IL`s sLIII my IuvourILe
cur. L wus desIgned In my dud`s IronL room In
WembIey! L jusL wenL LogeLher und IL worked.
When peopIe usked where dId Lhe wIndLunneI
work, suId: AL Lhe kILchen LubIe whIIe wus
huvIng breukIusL. ThuL cur puL me on Lhe mup.
Ron wunLed Lo go InLo F1 und we ugreed u deuI
uL Lhe end oI 1q;q, whIch meunL dIdn`L huve Lo
ruce In `8o. To huve u whoIe yeur Lo muke u cur
reudy Lo ruce wus unusuuI. LhoughL: `ve goL Lo
muke Lhe mosL oI LhIs. How cun muke u sLep?`
Ground eIIecL wus In IuII IIow. To opLImIse
LhuL wunLed Lhe besL underwIng possIbIe,
whIch meunL huvIng u nurrow chussIs. When you
nurrow Lhe chussIs, cerLuInIy uL Lhe boLLom, you
sLurL Lo Iose sLrucLuruI sLIIIness. needed Lo geL
IL buck und sLurLed LhInkIng ubouL u sLeeI-skIn
No one designs a car from scratch
now. But I did it with the Chaparral
and I did it with the McLaren
Barnard with Bernie Ecclestone
and Niki Lauda in April 1982
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coupIe oI guys Irom Lhe CIvII AvIuLIon AuLhorILy
phone Lo usk II Lhey couId come und huve u Iook.
They wunLed Lo see whuL wouId huppen Lo u
composILe monocoque - und LhIs wus u perIecL
demonsLruLIon. |WuLson IosL IL uL Lhe exIL oI
Lesmo z, und Lhe McLuren hIL Lhe burrIer wILh
such Iorce LhuL Lhe Ford-CosworLh engIne wus
rIpped oII und ended up, compIeLe wILh geurbox
und LrunsmIssIon, on Lhe opposILe sIde oI Lhe
Lruck.| The monocoque wus IIne. UnLII Lhen,
peopIe were suyIng: When IL hILs someLhIng,
Lhere`II be u cIoud oI bIuck dusL und noLhIng
IeIL. n IucL Lhe drIver`s ceII wus beLLer proLecLed
Lhun II IL hud been un uIumInIum monocoque.
WuLLIe hud gIven IL u good oId Lhump!
MH: L cun`L huve been eusy, peopIe uskIng
quesLIons uII Lhe LIme beIore LhuL und you jusL
huvIng Lo reIy on your judgemenL.
JB: L`s uII ubouL your overuII guL IeeIIng. `d
been operuLIng on my own Ior u number oI yeurs
und `d been mukIng uII Lhe decIsIons myseII;
you jusL geL used Lo IL. L`s Lhe job oI Lhe desIgner
Lo muke Lhe rIghL cuII und uL Lhe LIme we dIdn`L
huve IoggIng sysLems uII over Lhe cur, LeIIIng
you LhIs, LhuL und Lhe oLher.
One LhIng LhuL geLs my gouL Is LhuL some
peopIe - won`L menLIon numes - suy: OI
course, IL wus obvIous Lo use curbon IIbre; LhuL
wus cIeurIy Lhe wuy Lo go. How muny oI Lhese
peopIe huve suL down wILh u compIeLeIy bIunk
sheeL oI puper when somebody`s suId: DesIgn
me u cur? Where do you sLurL? AII Lhe curs now
ure deveIopmenLs oI u Lheme, usIng Lhe sume
busIc chussIs. You don`L sIL down very oILen und
desIgn u cur Irom scruLch now. dId IL wILh Lhe
ChupurruI und dId IL wILh Lhe McLuren. dId IL
wILh Lhe FerrurIs, buL noL Lo Lhe sume exLenL.
MH: LeL me usk ubouL Lhe FerrurI`s semI-
uuLomuLIc geurbox. L seems un obvIous LhIng
now, buL LeII me how IL wus uL Lhe LIme.
JB: The LruLh Is, goL LIred oI LryIng Lo IInd u
nIce run Lhrough Lhe chussIs, pusL Lhe engIne
und down InLo Lhe geurbox wILh u shIILIng rod.
And Lhen LhIs uwIuI geur Iever geLLIng In Lhe wuy
oI everyLhIng, mukIng LhIs bIg buIge on Lhe sIde
oI Lhe cockpIL. `m LhInkIng: How do geL rId oI
LhuL IoL? SureIy uII need Is u buLLon on Lhe
sLeerIng wheeI und u IILLIe hydruuIIc cyIInder LhuL
shIILs Lhe geur? You cun sLIII huve u cIuLch. The
drIver jusL hus Lo geL used Lo pushIng u buLLon
InsLeud oI movIng u geur Iever. I do LhuL, uII
need Is un eIecLrIcuI cubIe goIng Lo Lhe buck oI
Lhe cur und noL uII Lhese rods und LhIngs.
So LhuL wus Lhe LhInkIng behInd IL. Once you
sLurL deveIopIng Lhe Ideu, u whoIe sLreum oI
LhIngs emerges, such us uuLomuLIc shIILIng und
u guurunLee oI no engIne over-revvIng.
MH: The IIrsL ruce Ior Lhe FerrurI wus BruzII In
1q8q. A IoL oI LhIngs wenL wrong durIng prucLIce.
JB: You cun suy LhuL uguIn. When we wenL
LesLIng Lhere, we couId onIy do u Iew Iups und
Lhen IL wouId sLop. The newspuper reporLs kepL
suyIng: Geurbox sLopped uguIn. Geurbox
sLopped uguIn. Geurbox sLopped uguIn becuuse
Lhe LuIIun rugs Iove u scunduI II Lhey cun muke
one. n IucL, IL wusn`L Lhe geurbox; we`d IosL
power. The beIL wus beIng Lhrown oII Lhe
uILernuLor, whIch wus on Lhe IronL oI
Lhe crunkshuIL. So, IL IosL power und Lhe
1 The CART, USAC and Indy 500-winning 1980 Chaparral 2K 2 Niki Lauda in the McLaren MP4/1: F1s rst all-carbon-bre monocoque 3 Nigel Mansell gets
to grips with Formula 1s rst semi-automatic gearbox in the Ferrari 640 4 The Benetton B191, which formed the basis for the 1994 title-winning B194
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Nigel came in and Joan Villadelprat
hammered on the new steering
wheel so hard, he cut his hand open
buLLerIes Lo sLurL Lhe cur were so smuII. The IIrsL
LhIng LhuL sLopped wus Lhe geurbox - noL Lhe
engIne. One more second und IL wouId huve
been Lhe engIne LhuL sLopped, noL Lhe geurbox.
AILer muny, muny monLhs, Lhey Iound Lhe
probIem on Lhe dyno when Lhey seL up u hIgh-
speed cumeru. The IIrsL V1z hud u Iour-beurIng
crunk und Lhe crunk sLurLed doIng u whIp uL
cerLuIn revs, whIch cuused Lhe puIIey on Lhe
IronL oI Lhe crunk Lo sLurL wobbIIng.
MH: So, despILe wInnIng, IL wus doIng LhuL uII
Lhe wuy Lhrough Lhe ruce In RIo?
JB: guess IL wus. The probIem wus LhuL we
hudn`L gone very Iur durIng LesLIng. We`d do
muybe Len Iups und Lhen Lhere`d be probIems.
We dIdn`L expecL Lo IInIsh LhuL ruce. Cesure
FIorIo wus Leum munuger und beIore Lhe ruce he
suggesLed we shouId jusL huve huII u Lunk oI IueI
und muke u show |Lhere wus no reIueIIIng In
1q8q|. L wus very LempLIng, buL suId: No, IeL`s
IIII IL up. You never know. LeL`s gIve IL u chunce.
Then Lhe sLeerIng wheeI IuIIs oII In Lhe mIddIe
oI Lhe ruce. There were Lhree boILs hoIdIng Lhe
wheeI In pIuce - und Lwo oI Lhe buggers IeII ouL.
MH: NIgeI MunseII mude u sLop, dIdn`L he?
JB: Yeuh, NIgeI hud been IeudIng und sIngIng
nursery rhymes Lo me over Lhe rudIo - us NIgeI
does. SuddenIy, he cume screumIng on Lhe rudIo,
suyIng Lhe sLeerIng wheeI wus IuIIIng oII. We`d
goL one Ioose boIL hungIng In Lhere und NIgeI
hud Lo Iorce Lhe wheeI uguInsL Lhe cross oI Lhe
coIumn Lo sLeer. He`s u sLrong bIoke - whIch wus
Iucky becuuse Lhe sLeerIng wheeI hud Lhe cIuLch,
Lhe geurshIIL und uII Lhe oLher sLuII us purL oI IL.
We hud one spure sLeerIng wheeI und `m noL
even sure IL hud been LesLed. Joun VIIIudeIpruL,
who`d come wILh me Irom McLuren, wus chIeI
mechunIc und he wenL und Iound LhIs spure
wheeI. When NIgeI cume In, LhInk Ieuned In
und puIIed oII Lhe sLeerIng wheeI, und Joun Lhen
smucked Lhe new one In pIuce. He hummered IL
so hurd, he cuL hIs hund open. He jusL smushed
LhIs LhIng on und, bugger me, IL worked. L hud
uII Lhe geurs - everyLhIng. couIdn`L beIIeve IL.
MH: On reIIecLIon, whuL do you LhInk oI Lhe
seLup you hud wILh FerrurI? You were bused noL
Iur Irom here In Surrey, buL Lhe Leum operuLed
Irom MuruneIIo. suppose IL musL huve been
okuy becuuse you dId Lwo speIIs wILh FerrurI.
JB: WeII, Lhe IIrsL LIme round dIdn`L wunL Lo go
Lo FerrurI. hud Lhe sume shurehoIdIng us Ron
In McLuren nLernuLIonuI, once we boughL ouL
Teddy Muyer und TyIer AIexunder. IuLer
decIded wunLed Lo seII my shures Lo ruIse some
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money. hud u young IumIIy, wunLed u bIgger
house - uII oI LhuL. Munsour Ojjeh boughL me
ouL, whIch meunL wus sLIII LechnIcuI dIrecLor
und workIng Lhe sume wuy `d uIwuys done. BuL
wus no Ionger u shurehoIder In McLuren.
wus conLucLed by u guy In London; he hud
someLhIng Lo do wILh AmerIcun Express. He
wenL on ubouL workIng Ior FerrurI und kepL
suyIng no. They kepL ruIsIng Lhe suIury buL
repeuLedIy suId dIdn`L wunL Lo work In LuIy;
hud my IumIIy und Lhey cume IIrsL. Then wus
usked, whuL II couId seL up someLhIng In Lhe
UK? suId LhuL chunged LhIngs Ior me. We goL
InLo dIscussIon, und Lhe deuI wus done.
MH: You reuched u compromIse, dIdn`L you? The
chussIs wus ucLuuIIy mude uL your heudquurLers
In ShuIIord, noL Iur Irom here.
JB: hud u desIgn oIIIce Lhere, buL wus so
nervous ubouL Lhem mukIng composILe sLuII,
upurL Irom bodywork. We mude uII Lhe chussIs
und suspensIon In EngIund. The `8q cur, wILh ILs
puddIe-shIIL geurbox, won Lhree ruces so we were
on un upwurd swIng. desIgned Lhe 1qqo cur
beIore IeIL und IL uImosL won Lhe LILIe, buL Lhen
Lhey uII IeII ouL. By Lhen wus uL BeneLLon.
The second LIme uL FerrurI |1qqz-1qq;| never
reuIIy huppened Lhe wuy IL wus supposed Lo.
Lucu dI MonLezemoIo wus now In churge und
remember LhIs meeLIng In London. Hurvey
PosLIeLhwuILe wus buck In MuruneIIo und
busIcuIIy Lhey wunLed me Lo do Lhe sume LhIng
uguIn. SIx monLhs beIore LhuL, FerrurI soId Lhe
IIrsL compuny we`d seL up Lo McLuren becuuse
McLuren couIdn`L IInd unywhere wILh u bIg
enough uuLocIuve Lo muke LheIr roud cur. When
FerrurI sLurLed LuIkIng Lo me Ior u second LIme,
IL wus beIore Lhey`d ucLuuIIy done Lhe deuI wILh
McLuren. suId Lo MonLezemoIo: I you Luke
my udvIce, you won`L seII LhuL Lo McLuren
becuuse IL`s goIng Lo IIx uII LheIr probIems. I you
don`L, know Lhey`re goIng Lo huve u probIem
mukIng LhuL roud cur. Don`L seII IL Lo Lhem
becuuse you`re jusL goIng Lo muke IIIe eusy Ior
your opposILIon. So, whuL dId FerrurI do?
The Ferrari 640 didnt need a bulge
on the side of the cockpit. Barnards
new paddle-shift gearchange was
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Tyres were as big a headache in
1983 as they are now. Barnards
MP4/1C scored a one-two at
Long Beach yet failed to qualify
three races later in Monaco
MH: LeL me guess - Lhey soId Lhe ShuIIord
IucIIILy Lo McLuren?
JB: They dId. And sIx monLhs IuLer, FerrurI cume
buck und suId Lhey wunLed Lo do IL uguIn und seL
up someLhIng In Lhe UK. WhIch we dId - nexL
door Lo Lhe orIgInuI pIuce.
MonLezemoIo suId Lo me und Hurvey: Go InLo
LhuL room und LuIk beLween yourseIves; see whuL
you LhInk; see II you LhInk IL cun work. suId Lo
Hurvey: WhuL do you reckon? He suId: Hmm,
don`L know. Money`s good Lhough, Isn`L IL? So
suId: Yeuh, you`re rIghL. LeL`s do IL.
LoId FerrurI we couIdn`L do whuL we dId IusL
LIme, whIch wus Lo puL me In churge und run IL
Irom Lhe UK. ThuL dIdn`L work. We needed Lo seL
up u desIgn oIIIce und wIndLunneI In Lhe UK und
work on nexL seuson`s cur. Hurvey wouId Iook
uILer Lhe ruce Leum und ruce curs In MuruneIIo,
modIIyIng Lhem Ior Lhe seuson In hund. ThuL
wus how IL wus supposed Lo work.
OI course, sIx monLhs InLo Lhe deuI, Hurvey`s
gone Lo TyrreII und dI MonLezemoIo Is on
Lhe phone, uskIng whuL we`re goIng Lo do Ior Lhe
nexL ruce; whuL ure we chungIng? So, `m suyIng:
Hung on; LoId you LhIs cun`L work. BuL LhuL`s
how IL wenL Ior Lhe nexL Iour-und-u-huII yeurs.
MH: ThuL`s u shume, becuuse wILh Hurvey Lhere
und you doIng your LhIng In Lhe UK, you`re boLh
speukIng Lhe sume Iunguuge. So IL doesn`L muLLer
how Iur upurL you ure becuuse you boLh know
whuL you`re LuIkIng ubouL. Job done. And you
huve Hurvey, IIuenL In LuIIun, uL Lhe oLher end.
JB: ExucLIy. The bIg LhIng Lhen wus when Lo
sLurL IookIng uL nexL yeur`s cur. I you`re huvIng
u good seuson, Lhe momenL you sLurL IookIng uL
Lhe new cur geLs cIoser und cIoser Lo Lhe IImIL.
So you huve Lo muke decIsIons wILhouL uII Lhe
proper wIndLunneI work. ThIs wus u chunce Lo
uvoId LhuL, buL IL never huppened. LhoughL,
whuL do do? No poInL wuIkIng uwuy. So LhuL
wus Lhe second LIme. L jusL never worked.
MH: WILh Loduy`s LechnoIogy IL wouId be eusIer
Lo puss InIormuLIon buck und IorLh. Wus LhuL u
probIem? How dId you reIuy druwIngs und sLuII?
JB: We hud eurIy cud-cum sysLems, buL dId mosL
oI Lhe work on Lhe druwIng bourd. We weren`L
quILe uL Lhe poInL oI beIng ubIe Lo send desIgns
buck und IorLh uL Lhe IIIck oI u swILch.
MH: I you were 1 or zo yeurs younger, wouId
you IIke Lo be InvoIved now or Is F1 nurrow Lo
Lhe poInL where you jusL cun`L be InnovuLIve?
JB: L`s u dIIIIcuIL one Lo unswer. From whuL
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you`re quILe senIor or neur Lhe Lop, uII you ure Is
u munuger. You`re jusL deuIIng wILh peopIe und
puper shuIIIIng. don`L know whuL huppens uL
Red BuII, don`L know whuL AdrIun Newey does,
buL `m sure IL`s more Lhun sImpIe hunds-on
wIndLunneI work, Lruck LesLs und so on. Muybe
wILh u seLup IIke LhuL `d be InLeresLed Lo be
InvoIved Loduy. BuL IL seems Lo me LhuL mosL
peopIe uL Lhe Lop ure munugers.
ApurL Irom AdrIun, Lhe onIy oLher desIgner
wILh Lhe sorL oI conLroI wouId IIke wus Jumes
AIIIson when he wus wILh LoLus. LhInk
ucLuuIIy broughL Jumes InLo F1 when he worked
Ior me uL BeneLLon In Lhe wIndLunneI. He cume
sLruIghL Irom coIIege. He`s u very brIghL boy.
MH: The bIg sLory LhIs yeur Is munugIng Lyres.
ReudIng Lhrough un InLervIew dId wILh you In
1q8, LhIngs don`L chunge becuuse you`d jusL goL
buck Irom moIu und you were scruLchIng your
heud over Lyre behuvIour LhuL weekend. Pre-ruce
LesLIng hud been IIne buL IL uII chunged Irom
prucLIce Lo Lhe wurm-up on ruce mornIng, und
Irom Lhere Lo Lhe ruce ILseII. When cume Lo see
you u Iew duys IuLer, you were sLIII buIIIed.
JB: ThuL`s rIghL. The cIouds wouId come over,
Lhen Lhe sun wouId reuppeur u Iup or Lwo IuLer.
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AnoLher drIver enjoyed workIng wILh wus
Gerhurd Berger becuuse he wus u nIce guy.
MH: How wus he, LechnIcuIIy?
JB: He wus uIrIghL; noL bud uL uII. BuL ProsLIe
wus In u dIIIerenL Ieugue. He`d suy someLhIng
ubouL Lhe cur, `d muke Lhe chunge und we`d go
Iorwurds. We were on Lhe sume wuveIengLh. NIkI
Luudu wus huII u second sIower Lhun AIuIn, und
NIkI knew IL. n Lerms oI unuIysIng u cur und
Lyres, AIuIn worked mIrucIes. He`d cruIse uround
Ior Lhe IIrsL Len Iups wILh u IuII Lunk. By ruce end,
he`d be LukIng Lhe Ieud Irom Lhe IdIoLs who`d
been bIusLIng round corners becuuse hIs Lyres
were Len LImes beLLer Lhun LheIrs.
MH: ProsL mude IL Iook so eusy.
JB: ThuL`s becuuse he couId drIve u cur wILh
undersLeer LhuL none oI Lhe oLhers couId
munuge. When Keke Rosberg cume Lo McLuren,
we were uL opposILe ends oI Lhe scuIe. L wus
hurd Ior me Lo geL Lhe cur Lo work. BuL AIuIn
wunLed IL IIke LhuL, becuuse Lhe IronL end wus
quILe Iow In uerodynumIc downIorce; Lhere wus
u IoL oI reur-wheeI bIus, uerodynumIcuIIy, wILh
hIm. WILh more mechunIcuI grIp uL Lhe IronL,
und Lhe IronL LhereIore beIng soILer, u IoL oI guys
wouId wunL Lo churge up Lo Lhe corner, wrench
Lhe wheeI uround und Lhe cur wouId jusL roII
onLo LhuL ouLsIde IronL wheeI und Lhey sLurL Lo
Iose Lhe buck end. WhuLever IL wus LhuL ProsLIe
dId, he dIdn`L do LhuL In Lhe corner.
MH: You never goL Lo work wILh Sennu, dId you?
JB: No, jusL mIssed hIm. He wus probubIy Lhe
onIy guy who couId munuge Lhe cur IIke AIuIn
becuuse he couId drIve however he wunLed. BuL
never worked wILh hIm. ProsL und Sennu In Lhe
sume Leum? Coo, LhuL musL huve been LusLy.
We were mounIng ubouL WuLLIe und suyIng:
WhuL Lhe heII Is he doIng? He`s u second u Iup
sIower now! n Len Iups Lhe whoIe LhIng
chunged und we hud no Ideu whuL wus goIng on.
MH: F1 Is much Lhe sume now, yeL peopIe
crILIcIse IL us II IL`s someLhIng new. BuL sureIy
IL`s purL oI Lhe gume - und uIwuys hus been?
JB: AbsoIuLeIy. Any kInd oI engIneer, gIven u
probIem, wunLs Lo IInd u soIuLIon. The probIem
In Lhose sILuuLIons Is LhuL Lhe unswer IIes muInIy
wILh Lyre peopIe und, us you know, `8 wus u
weIrd yeur. We wenL Irom IInIshIng one-Lwo uL
Long Beuch Lo noL quuIIIyIng In Monuco.
MH: ExLruordInury by uny sLundurds. `II never
IorgeL Ron`s Iuce. Monuco - oI uII pIuces.
JB: L wus uII down Lo Lyres. BuL LhInk IL`s good.
PeopIe suy IL`s noL u drIvers` LesL; IL`s u LesL Ior
engIneers. don`L ugree. L`s u drIvers` LesL UHDOO\,
becuuse II u drIver Is uny good, he`II gIve you u
IoL oI Ieedbuck. Even wILh LeIemeLry, Lhe drIver
pIuys u bIg purL In Lhe dIrecLIon Lhe Leum Lukes.
Top drIvers sLIII muke u dIIIerence. ThuL`s u IucL.
MH: WhIch drIver dId you mosL enjoy workIng
wILh In Lerms oI unuIyLIcuI Ieedbuck?
JB: AIuIn ProsL. n Lerms oI IoIIowIng u dIrecLIon
you`re LukIng wILh u cur seLup, he wus u musLer.
Niki Lauda was half a second
slower than Alain, and Niki
knew it. Alain worked miracles
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Barnard in conversation
with his two McLaren drivers,
Niki Lauda and Alain Prost,
at Brands Hatch in 1984
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Life
through
a
lens
Ace lensman Steven
Tee will notch up his
500th GP in Singapore
not a single one
missed since Imola 84.
Enjoy his hand-picked
selection of classic F1
images from the 80s
to the present day
WORDS & PHOTOS STEVEN TEE/LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC
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AYRTON SENNA & ALAIN PROST
1989 JAPANESE GP
I chose to stc ct the chiccne Jurin the rcce
beccuse I thouht ij Sennc ucs oin to mcle
c mote cnuhere, it uoulJ be there. The other
photorcphers hcJ lejt to shoot the poJium, but
I JeciJeJ to ucit one more lcp. I ccuht the uhole
sequence oj the collision thct JeciJeJ thct ecr's
title. Photorcphiccll it's not becutijul - it's in the
miJJle oj the jrcme cnJ quite mess - but it's
the sinijiccnce oj the moment.
1980s
AYRTON SENNA
1985 PORTUGUESE GP
This ucs Sennc's jirst uin, in the rcin, cnJ he
ccme into pcrc jerme ter quicll. In the pretious
jrcme he's not there cnJ in the next jrcme he's
one. I ucs stcnJin on c blocl oj concrete uith
c 5umm lens cnJ it ucs ter Jcrl - too Jcrl to
shoot uith colour jilm. Tecm boss Peter Wcrr hcs
just come into jrcme on the riht, cnJ on the lejt is
Kenn Szmcnsli, jumpin in the cir. He ucs cn
Americcn Airlines steucrJ cnJ he orcniseJ his
roster so he coulJ Jo eter rcnJ prix cnJ uorl
jor Lotus in their tre Jepcrtment.
A rect chcrccter.
NIGEL MANSELL
1989 BRAZILIAN GP
Rio '80 ucs Mcnsell's jirst rcce jor Ierrcri cnJ he
ucsn't expecteJ to jinish beccuse it ucs the jirst
outin jor the semi-cutomctic ecrbox. He picleJ
up c number oj blisters in the rcce, cnJ uhen he
lijteJ up the troph it ucs so shcrp it cut open cll
his blisters. It ucs cll c bit stimctc.
AYRTON SENNA
1985 PORTUGUESE GP
Dn the mornin oj his jirst uin, Sennc brole Joun
Jurin mornin ucrm-up cnJ the mcrshcls
pusheJ the ccr ojj to the siJe. I ucs stcnJin on
c rciseJ esccrpment cnJ he ccme cnJ uctcheJ
prcctice uith us. Wheneter ou bumpeJ into him
in c hotel lobb he uoulJ clucs csl uhere ou
uere stcnJin cnJ hou his ccr looleJ cnJ hou it
compcreJ uith the others. He ucs clucs trin
to lecn c little bit more injormction.
F1 Racing October 2013 95
AYRTON SENNA
1993 BRITISH GP
This is tclen on the crest cpprocchin
the olJ riJe corner, cnJ I hcJ to lie jlct
on the rounJ to ctoiJ piclin up cn
bcclrounJ Jetritus. The sun is out but
there's c hect sl cs it's cbout to rcin.
I ucs just prcin someboJ oj merit ucs
oin to come oter the hill - cnJ ct thct
ter moment, Sennc cppecreJ. It lools
lile c ter simple picture, but remember
he's Join clmost 17umph.
F1 Racing October 2013 97
PAUL SEABY
1994 GERMAN GP
I ucs jocusin on the rejueller Jurin
c enetton pitstop uhen the jire
erupteJ. All hell brole loose cnJ I jell
bcclucrJs trin to et out oj the uc.
I instinctitel lept shootin, then stoppeJ
to help put out one oj the mechcnics. In
those Jcs ue uere shootin on jilm,
so I hcJ no iJec uhct I hcJ tclen. I
JroppeJ the jilms ojj to be processeJ cnJ
picleJ them up on the MonJc cjter the
rcce. Loolin clon the strip oj jilm, I
scu c number oj juzz imces, then scu
this one shot. I plcceJ cn ee lcss to it
cnJ the imce ucs so shcrp, I coulJ hcte
cut mselj on it. AnJ thct's the imce oj
Pcul Secb turnin cuc jrom the ccr cs
the jire blczes. A lot oj photorcphers cre
JejineJ b one picture cnJ I suppose
thct's the one I'm JejineJ b.
ALAIN PROST
1990 SPANISH GP
I useJ to lote SunJc mornin ucrm-up beccuse the liht ucs lorious. Here Prost
is runnin on jull tcnls, uhich is ccusin the titcnium sliJ-plctes to bottom out on
the bumps. I'J pre-jocuseJ the spot he'J hit cnJ ucs pcnnin on c slou shutter speeJ
to cccentucte the spcrls. I ucs trin to leep the ccr shcrp uhile the spcrls et
picleJ up b the jilm to crecte this jireuorl ejject.
MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
1995 MONACO GP
I cbsolutel lote this picture cnJ I clucs lileJ thct ccr. It's ter Ror rne,
isn't it? Not the sleelest oj the ccrs. I just lote the cross-lit sunshine comin
throuh the trees. It's necrl 2u ecrs since this picture ucs tclen cnJ the
trees hcte nou roun oter ct Mircbecu, so ou Jon't et this ejject cn more.
Schumccher's lijtin the riht-jront cnJ it lools cs thouh he's clmost jlin
throuh the shot. It hcs c 3D jeel to it.
NIGEL MANSELL
1992 HUNGARIAN GP
Niel hcs just uon the chcmpionship
cnJ 2u ecrs oj hurt comes out in his
expression here. It scs eterthin
cbout uhct he hcs one throuh.
Mcnsell ucs the brctest Jriter I eter
scu, he uoulJ picl up c ccr b the
scrujj oj its necl cnJ Jrc it crounJ the
trccl. You see the utter Jeliht, clthouh
he Joesn't lool lile c rccin Jriter - he
lools more lile our JcJ's mcte.
1990s
JENSON BUTTON
2009 BRAZILIAN GP
I'te uorleJ closel uith 1enson since he jirst stcrteJ in I1 cnJ the
uhole rcun ecr ucs jcntcstic. This imce ucs tclen Jurin
quclijin. It hcs eter element: rcin, sprc, c becutijul ccr cnJ the
sun's just come out. AnJ the jollouin Jc he uon the uorlJ title.
rczil toJc is ter Jijjerent to the olJ Jcs. We useJ to test there
in the 108us cnJ I uoulJ csl pcsseners on the A jliht uhether
the uoulJ minJ tclin c bc oj jilms bccl to LonJon jor me. You
coulJn't imcine thct hcppenin nou!
2000s
MIKA HKKINEN
& MICHAEL SCHUMACHER
2000 BELGIAN GP
These tuo uere the mcssite stcrs oj their Jc
cnJ here the cre in pcrc jerme, Jiscussin
the mote Milc pulleJ to pcss Michcel cnJ
bcclmcrler RiccrJo Zontc. I Jon't thinl there
is cn photorcphic etiJence oj the mote, but
this imce tells the stor in c Jijjerent uc. Ior
me, Milc ucs c brillicnt blole cnJ c jcntcstic
Jriter. I remember he once ccme up to me cnJ
enquireJ uhether ettin photorcphers bcnneJ
jrom the crce uoulJ be c problem jor me.
I sciJ thct es, it uoulJ, cnJ so he tool it on
bocrJ cnJ replieJ, Dlc, no problem.
FLAVIO BRIATORE
2002 KENYA
I spent ten Jcs uith Ilctio in Kenc in the lecJ-up to Christmcs,
cccompcnieJ b Rencult's Jriters, incluJin c oun IerncnJo
Alonso. This ucs jor )5DFLQJ cnJ it shous hou much the sport hcs
chcneJ. Driincll the jocus ucs on the ccrs cnJ it ucs cll cction
photorcph, but uhen )5DFLQJ lcuncheJ in 100 there ucs c
shijt toucrJs personclities cnJ portrciture. I'm shootin Ilctio on
c lon lens clon the top oj the ucter jrom c jcir Jistcnce cuc.
LEWIS HAMILTON
2010 JAPANESE GP
Quclijin ucs JelceJ cnJ ultimctel
ccncelleJ beccuse it ucs rcinin so
hcrJ. Eterone ucs ucitin in the
crce cnJ this is c shot I tool oj Leuis
in contemplctite mooJ. The rect thin
cbout Leuis is thct he clucs ccrrieJ
on uith uhct he ucs Join, Jespite me
jollouin him eteruhere uith c
ccmerc. It neter seemeJ to jcze him.
I'te been lucl enouh to uorl uith
mcn oj the top Jriters in Iormulc 1
cnJ I thinl this picture uoulJn't uorl
ij it ucs some clso-rcn.
F1 Racing October 2013 99
ROMAIN GROSJEAN
2012 BELGIAN GP
This is cs close to cn I1 shunt
cs I'te eter ot. Thcnljull
it ucsn't cs Jcnerous cs it
lools, beccuse the inertic oj
the ccciJent ucs throuin
eterthin pcst me, but ct
the time ou Jon't lnou thct.
Throuh the lens ou just leep
shootin. There uere c couple
oj photorcphers, uho uill
SEBASTIAN VETTEL
2013 MONACO GP
This is clcssic Monte Ccrlo,
tclen jrom the lobb oj the Hotel
Je Pcris. The rect thin cbout
Moncco is thct ou ccn jinJ
cnles ou ccn't et ct cn other
circuit. This ecr mcrleJ m
3uth Moncco GP cnJ I ucs
JelihteJ to et this shot. I
recll lile the three punters
peerin out oj the uinJou
cs the ReJ ull pcsses ct cbout
12umph. Moncco is cn increJible
plcce to photorcph I1 ccrs.
100 F1 Racing October 2013
2010s
FERNANDO ALONSO
2010 BAHRAIN GP
I uorleJ uith IerncnJo c lot uhen he ucs ct Rencult cnJ he's c ooJ chcrccter.
This is probcbl the best pcrc jerme picture I'te tclen. It ucs IerncnJo's Ierrcri
Jebut cnJ he's just uon the rcce. The liht is perject, the colours uorl, the boJ
shcpe is riht cnJ it lools cs ij he's recchin up or loolin someuhere else entirel.
FINISH LINE
2012 SINGAPORE GP
Sincpore's Ierris uheel tcles hclj cn hour to rotcte, so ou hcte to time it perjectl
to be ct the hihest point jor the jireuorls uhen the chequereJ jlc jclls. Sincpore is
c rect rcnJ prix but, beccuse oj the jlooJlihts, to ccpture the slscrcpers ou hcte
to photorcph them in Jcliht - cnJ there's c uinJou oj 15 minutes oj trccl cction
on the IriJc in uhich to cchiete thct.
remcin ncmeless, uho hcJ
sccmpereJ 5u crJs cuc
uhen the ccciJent stcrteJ
to hcppen. scjet is ter
Jijjerent nou. I remember
ct Imolc I useJ to stcnJ on
the rcss ct the Vcricnte Altc
cnJ shoot the ccrs hecJ on.
Dne ecr EJJie Cheeter's
brcles jcileJ cnJ he uent
ojj betueen me cnJ the
Armco ct cbout 1umph.
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OPINION
Reports Previews Analysis Opinion Stats
FINISHING STRAIGHT
Red Bull rack em up
F1 Racing October 2013 105
With wins for Vettel at Spa and Monza, Webbers solid support and a 102-point lead
over closest rivals Ferrari, Red Bull seem set for a fourth consecutive title double
REPORTS
106
BELGIAN GP
REPORT
Seb is simply sublime over
Formula 1s longest lap
110
ITALIAN GP
REPORT
The tifosi arent happy as
Seb does it again at Monza
PREVIEWS
114
SINGAPORE GP
PREVIEW
Get set for a challenging
series of turns by night
116
KOREAN GP
PREVIEW
Three very different sectors
put teams through their paces
118
JAPANESE GP
PREVIEW
The fast, owing gure-of-
eight thats loved by all
122
MURRAY WALKER
When Gerhard Berger happened to ponder
whether Murray still remembered him, the
recollections came thick and fast
106 F1 Racing October 2013
FINISHING STRAIGHT
Belgian Grand Prix
25.08.2013 / Spa-Francorchamps
'D\VOLNHWKLVSDVV InLo sporLIng Iegend us
exumpIes oI exceIIence uchIeved, greuLness
uLLuIned. They cun be enjoyed us demonsLruLIons
oI compIexILy mude sImpIe Lhrough Lhe perIecL
orchesLruLIon oI dIspuruLe eIemenLs. nspIruLIon,
conLroI, precIsIon, gruce, uggressIon, uII
hurmonIsed InLo u wInnIng whoIe, beyond Lhe
reuch oI uny rIvuI.
JIm CIurk won IIke LhIs, us dId JuckIe SLewurL,
AIuIn ProsL, MIchueI Schumucher, und even
Jenson BuLLon uL LhIs very cIrcuIL IusL yeur. They,
IIke Seb VeLLeI uL Lhe zo1 BeIgIun GP, mude
wInnIng Iook eusy, deIIverIng musLercIusses In
meLronomIc perIecLIon.
AILer u ruce perIormunce IIke Lhe one Seb
puL In uL Spu LhIs yeur Ior Red BuII, Lhere Is no
urgumenL LhuL boLh he und Leum now beIong
umong F1`s uII-LIme greuLs, huvIng eurned LheIr
pIuce Lhrough u reIenLIess commILmenL Lo
exceIIence (und generous hzzy-pop bounLy).
TroubIe Is, duys IIke LhIs` cun be u LrIe duII
- especIuIIy when expecLuLIon oI u LhrIIIer hus
RACE DEBRIEF
Just one of those days
An unstoppable Vettel/RBR combo makes the long lap through the forest seem like a walk in the park
been puIpubIe LhroughouL Lhe pre-ruce dress
reheursuI. FormuIu 1 hud urrIved uL ILs IuvourILe
pIuyground bureIy ubIe Lo conLuIn ILs enLhusIusm
Ior u venue LhuL hus deIIvered such kIcks Lhrough
Lhe decudes. Murk Webber quIpped LhuL even
Lhe curs IeeI IL Loo, u IILLIe bIL when wuxIng
IyrIcuI ubouL Lhe joy oI scyLhIng un RBq uround
Lhe q.6-mIIe Ardennes Ioop. LewIs, Loo, on u
Thursduy uILernoon Lour oI Lhe oId Spu cIrcuIL
wILh )5DFLQJ, goL u IILLIe mIsLy-eyed uL Lhe
LhoughL oI LukIng hIs Woq Ior u zoomph bIusL
wILh muxImum downIorce Lhrough Lhe MusLu
kInk und on Lo Lhe orIgInuI, bunked SLuveIoL.
He wus more wIde-eyed Lhun mIsLy come
SuLurduy uILernoon, uILer seLLIng u sLunnIng
IusL-Lhrough-Lhe-guLe` poIe Iup - hIs IourLh on
Lhe LroL - In u dump-buL-dryIng Q. DI ResLu,
Rosberg, Webber und VeLLeI Look brIeI Lurns on
poIe, buL Lhey bumped euch oLher downwurds
beIore uII beIng pIpped uL Lhe deuLh by HumIILon.
LewIs`s duzzIIng perIormunce IIL up u LypIcuIIy
gIoomy uILernoon LhuL guve wuy Lo IuLe-evenIng
LhundersLorms, wILh Lhe promIse oI u soggy
Sunduy Lo come. The sLuge couId hurdIy huve
been beLLer seL, wILh Lhe IIkes oI AIonso ouL oI
posILIon In Pq In u re-mojoed FerrurI, HumIILon
up IronL needIng Lo muke u breuk Irom Lhe eeLer
Red BuIIs behInd (Seb Pz, Webber P) und u puIr
oI LoLuses (RoGro P;, KImI P8) IookIng poIsed Lo
perIorm LheIr now-cusLomury, unIque-sLruLegy
LrIck und vIe Ior podIum posILIons.
AguInsL uII IorecusLs, however, Sunduy duwned
dry und sLuyed LhuL wuy, uIIowIng Leums Iree
choIce oI sLurLIng rubber uILer SuLurduy`s weL
sessIons. And wILh Lhe Lop Len uII goIng Lo Lhe
grId on medIums (Lhe opLIon Lyre), uny prospecL
oI mIxed sLruLegIes beIng pIuyed uguInsL euch
oLher Iooked remoLe. ndeed, Lhe onIy surprIse
on Lhe grId wus Lhe uppeurunce on Lhe muIn
grundsLund rooI oI Greenpeuce proLesLers, who
proceeded Lo unIurI u gIunL bunner, huvIng
evuded Lhe IumousIy IerocIous Spu securILy.
TheIr besL eIIorLs dId noLhIng Lo dIsrupL Lhe
ruce sLurL, und uL bIusL-oII, HumIILon brIey
by Anthony Rowlinson
mude good Lo Ieud InLo Lu Source - Lhe sLurL
LhunkIuIIy cIeun uILer IusL yeur`s megu-shunL
InILIuLed by RomuIn Grosjeun. AnoLher Lo guIn
Irom Lhe oII, us he so oILen does, wus u hred-
up AIonso (Pq Lo P), whose hrsL Iup wus IuLer
IIkened by FerrurI Leum boss SLeIuno DomenIcuII
Lo Lhe brIIIIunL opener he cruILed uL Lhe zo1z
Europeun GP (11Lh Lo eIghLh). By Iup 6 he wus
LhIrd und cIeurIy on u mIssIon.
BuL HumIILon`s momenL In Lhe sun wus
Lo be no more Lhun LhuL. He Ied Irom VeLLeI
by u Iew cur-IengLhs InLo Euu Rouge, beIore
u mInI-momenL on exIL uIIowed VeLLeI u
perIecL opporLunILy Lo sIIngshoL Lhrough, IIne
HumIILon up und drug by on Lhe Iong cIImb
Lhrough KemmeI InLo Les Combes. L wus u
sLruIghLIorwurd puss, buL neverLheIess ImpressIve
us VeLLeI proved hIs prowess once uguIn by beIng
reudy Lo seIze hIs momenL, even when presenLed
so eurIy. No DRS hud been uvuIIubIe on Iup 1, so
LhIs wus u sLruIghL rucIng move, pure und sImpIe,
Irom u LrIpIe worId chumpIon mukIng ImpuLIenL
progress Lowurds u IourLh LILIe. He Ied LhereuILer.
Ross Bruwn noLed IuLer LhuL hIs Mercs hud
been Iess-Lhun-brIIIIunL Lhrough Euu Rouge uII
weekend und LhuL HumIILon`s wobbIe hud IIkeIy
been Iegucy oI pushIng hurder Lhun hIs cur couId
munuge. Mercedes und HumIILon hud been Lhe
combo Lo beuL In Hungury Lhree weeks beIore,
buL uL Spu, Bruwn expIuIned, hIs engIneers hud
been chusIng Lhe seLup sInce we urrIved. The
hunL Ior Lhe sweeL spoL hud been mude LrIckIer,
he suId, by demunds Irom PIreIII und Lhe FA
LhuL Lyre pressures be hIgher Lhun Mercedes`
IdeuI, und cumber ungIes shuIIower. So despILe
Lhe huge udvunces mude by Merc LhIs seuson,
Lhe ghosL oI excessIve reur-Lyre use remuIns In
Lhe muchIne. We`re sLIII hghLIng Ior Lhe LILIe,
Bruwn reecLed, buL we`re noL dIcLuLIng Lhe
Lerms oI Lhe hghL, we`re noL sLrong enough Lo
do LhuL yeL. Our muIn rIvuIs ure ourseIves.
Words LruIy spoken, Ior LhIs yeur`s
chumpIonshIps ure unquesLIonubIy beIng IoughL
on Red BuII-VeLLeI Lerms. Weekend In, weekend
ouL, Lhey remuIn Lhe benchmurk Ior oLhers Lo
beuL, und whIIe FerrurI-Fernundo, LoLus-KImI
und Mercedes-NIco-LewIs huve uII done so,
none cun munuge Lhe IeuL consIsLenLIy enough
Lo emerge - yeL - us u Lrue LILIe chuIIenger.
BuL don`L LeII Fernundo AIonso, who Iumed
Lhrough Lhe Lop-Lhree press conIerence. He`d puL
In Lhe drIve oI Lhe duy Lo hnIsh second, buLLIIng
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ThIngs cun sLIII Lurn uround, he suId.
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off the track at
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Alonso passes Lewis
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Vettel takes his
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championship lead to
46 points over Alonso
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Kimi retires with
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of 38 consecutive
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Protesters unfurl an
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the main grandstand,
although its not
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FINISHING STRAIGHT
THE RESULTS (44 LAPS)
CLIMATE TRACK TEMP
THE RACE THE GRID
FASTEST PITSTOP
THROUGH SPEED TRAP
Fastest: Felipe Massa,
190.86mph
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1h23m42.196s
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari +16.869s
3rd Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +27.734s
4th Nico Rosberg Mercedes +29.872s
5th Mark Webber Red Bull +33.845s
6th Jenson Button McLaren +40.794s
7th Felipe Massa Ferrari +53.922s
8th Romain Grosjean Lotus +55.846s
9th Adrian Sutil Force India +69.547s
10th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +73.470s
11th Sergio Prez McLaren +81.936s
12th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso +86.740s
13th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber +88.258s
14th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber +100.436s
15th Valtteri Bottas Williams +107.456s
16th Giedo van der Garde Caterham +1 lap
17th Pastor Maldonado Williams +1 lap
18th Jules Bianchi Marussia +1 lap
19th Max Chilton Marussia +2 laps
Retirements
Paul Di Resta Force India 26 laps accident
Kimi Rikknen Lotus 25 laps brakes
Charles Pic Caterham 8 laps oil leak
Fernando Alonso, 22.444secs (entry to exit)
Sebastian Vettel, lap 40, 1min 50.756secs
FASTEST LAP
Slowest: Charles Pic,
181.67mph
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1st Red Bull 312pts
2nd Mercedes 235pts
3rd Ferrari 218pts
4th Lotus 187pts
5th McLaren 65pts
6th Force India 61pts
7th Toro Rosso 25pts
8th Sauber 7pts
9th Williams 1pt
10th Marussia 0pts
11th Caterham 0pts
CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 197pts
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari 151pts
3rd Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 139pts
4th Kimi Rikknen Lotus 134pts
5th Mark Webber Red Bull 115pts
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 96pts
7th Felipe Massa Ferrari 67pts
8th Romain Grosjean Lotus 53pts
9th Jenson Button McLaren 47pts
10th Paul Di Resta Force India 36pts
11th Adrian Sutil Force India 25pts
12th Sergio Prez McLaren 18pts
13th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13pts
14th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 12pts
15th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber 7pts
16th Pastor Maldonado Williams 1pt
17th Valtteri Bottas Williams 0pts
18th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber 0pts
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia 0pts
20th Charles Pic Caterham 0pts
21st Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0pts
22nd Max Chilton Marussia 0pts
DRIVERS STANDINGS
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FERRARI
2min 03.482secs Q3
17. MALDONADO
WILLIAMS
2min 03.072secs Q1
12. SUTIL
FORCE INDIA
1min 49.103secs Q2
22. PIC
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2min 07.384secs Q1
1. HAMILTON
MERCEDES
2min 01.012secs Q3
15. BIANCHI
MARUSSIA
1min 52.563secs Q2
10. MASSA
FERRARI
2min 04.059secs Q3
21. GUTIRREZ
SAUBER
2min 04.324secs Q1
13. PREZ
MCLAREN
1min 49.903secs Q2
6. BUTTON
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2min 03.075secs Q3
7. GROSJEAN
LOTUS
2min 03.081secs Q3
3. WEBBER
RED BULL
2min 01.325secs Q3
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TORO ROSSO
2min 03.317secs Q1
16. CHILTON
MARUSSIA
1min 52.762secs Q2
20. BOTTAS
WILLIAMS
2min 03.432secs Q1
18. VERGNE
TORO ROSSO
2min 03.300secs Q1
4. ROSBERG
MERCEDES
2min 02.251secs Q3
2. VETTEL
RED BULL
2min 01.200secs Q3
11. HLKENBERG
SAUBER
1min 49.088secs Q2
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8. RIKKNEN
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14. VAN DER GARDE
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FINISHING STRAIGHT
Italian Grand Prix
08.09.2013 / Monza
$VFOLQLFDODVWKHVH Red BuIIJSeb VeLLeI
wIns Lend Lo be, Lhere`s uIwuys Lhe Monzu
FucLor. You IeeI IL on SuLurduy mornIng, In Iree
prucLIce, down uL Lhe PuruboIIcu, where young
EDPELQL wILh geIIed huIr und FerrurI T-shIrLs
Iook quesLIonIngIy uL LheIr pupus. Where Is
Fernundo? Why Is he noL on Lruck? Lhey usk wILh
LheIr eyes. Pupu sLruIns Lo heur Lhe commenLury,
buL u Red BuII bIusLs pusL, drownIng Lhe words,
InducIng Lhe InevILubIe shrug. Then Lhe red cur
hnuIIy uppeurs, Lopped wILh sky-bIue heImeL. The
PuruboIIcu erupLs. AIr Is exhuIed. SmurL phones
ure heId hIgh, punnIng In u bIur.
The poInL Is LhuL LhIs Is pussIonuLe sLuII.
No one In LuIy wunLs u cIose ruce uL super-IusL
Monzu; InsLeud, Lhey wunL u wuIkover. A FerrurI
wuIkover. One-Lwo und Lhen Lhe uIso-runs. And
Lhey wunL, Ior good meusure, u whoIe bunch oI
sLuII Lo hurL Lhe oLher guys. SLIII. AILer uII Lhese
yeurs. FIckIe Fernundo or noL.
So IL Isn`L eusy beIng bIue, even II - IIke VeLLeI
- you do udd some red Lo your heImeL In honour
RACE DEBRIEF
Same result with a twist
Vettel took win six of 2013, but the Monza factor meant this race wasnt quite a Spa-style whitewash
oI LuIy`s mosL Iumous ruce. You work wILh your
engIneers; you buIunce Lhe cur uround ILs new,
Iow-downIorce IronL wIng; you euL quIeLIy wILh
IumIIy uL Lhe FossuLI, down In Lhe vuIIey behInd
Lhe Lesmos; you sIgn cups und muguzInes und
books und urms und Iegs us you wuIk Lo und Irom
Lhe puddock. BuL sLIII you IeeI Lhe dIIIerence. The
Monzu FucLor Is Lhere. You`re rucIng more Lhun
jusL Lhe oLher curs.
So IL wus LhuL Seb VeLLeI, LrIpIe worId
chumpIon und Monzu zo1 poIesILLer, uL-
spoLLed u rIghL-IronL PIreIII us he bruked Ior
Lhe hrsL corner. VeLLeI. Mr PerIecL. The Red
BuII RBq. The Cur UnbeuLubIe. BehInd hIm:
IoLs oI red. Seb, Lhen, hud Lo wIn LhIs one. The
sLuLs show LhuL he hnIshed hrsL by Lhe usuuI,
conservuLIve murgIn; Lhe reuIILy wus LhuL he hud
Lo drIve hIs cur on LIpLoes In Lhose eurIy Iups,
when Lhe IueI Ioud wus hIgh und Lhe grundsLunds
were cIumourIng Ior red. The RBq jIggIed on
Lhe upprouch Lo Lhe second chIcune; nursIng
Lhe IronL end, Seb`s drIvIng wus uII ubouL subLIe
bruke-peduI-pressure reIeuse ruLes und LhroLLIe-
Leuses. There were no zIppy hund movemenLs, no
kerb-sIIdes; Lhere were none oI Lhe LhIngs usuuIIy
ussocIuLed wILh Lhe Monzu FucLor. HIs buIuncIng
ucL wus uImosL ImpercepLIbIe.
WhuL wus cIeur wus LhuL everyone eIse seemed
Lo be IuIIIng over LhemseIves us Lhey LrIed Lo
breuk Lhe speII. Murk Webber wus quIckIsh oII
Lhe IIne (Ior u chunge), buL swIILIy dumuged Lhe
rIghL-IronL uero bILs oI hIs NeweymobIIe uILer
u skIrmIsh wILh AIonso`s FerrurI. Fernundo, Ior
hIs purL, hud been curIousIy ouLquuIIhed by hIs
much-muIIgned Leum-muLe, FeIIpe Mussu. FeIIpe
In Q hud LrIed Lo gIve Fernundo u Low (und hIs
cureer chunces u mujor boosL!) buL IL hudn`L quILe
worked. nsLeud, we were IeIL wonderIng whuL
zoo6 hud been uII ubouL, when AIonso, In Lhe
RenuuIL uL Monzu, hud been heuvIIy penuIIsed
Ior ImpedIng` FeIIpe`s FerrurI In Lhe cIosIng
seconds oI quuIIIyIng. ThIs LIme uround you
were InvILed Lo reud Low` Ior ImpedImenL`
- u conLrudIcLIon LhuL shouId be hIed uwuy In
by Peter Windsor
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Lhe Iunucy` box wILh oLher subjecLs IIke grooved
Lyres` und McLuren`s $1oom hne`.
The upshoL wus LhuL IL Look AIonso seven Iups
Lo work hIs wuy up Lo second In zo1 (heIped,
oI course, by Lhe super-compIIunL FeIIpe), by
whIch LIme he wus q. seconds behInd VeLLeI und
Lhus ouL oI DRS runge. As he ucceIeruLed ouL oI
AscurI, hoIdIng hIs FerrurI hurd Lo Lhe rIghL us
he run Lhrough hILh, sIxLh und Lhen sevenLh, he
couId see Lhe Red BuII uheud, prepurIng Ior Lhe
PuruboIIcu; Ior Lhe mosL purL, Lhough, Seb wus
ouL oI sIghL. Too much grIp. Enough Lop speed.
AII LhuL remuIned wus some sorL oI sLruLegy
gumbIe - u Ionger hrsL sLInL, perhups, on LhIs duy
oI sIngIe-sLop sLruLegIes. Hud PIreIII been uIIowed
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noL uL Lhe behesL oI Red BuII, Monzu wouId
probubIy huve been u Lwo-sLop ruce, us orIgInuIIy
prescrIbed by Lhe spIrIL oI Lhe ruIes. Now, Lhere
were Iewer vurIubIes wILh whIch Lo pIuy.
So Fernundo sLuyed ouL when Seb mude hIs
sLop on Iup z und Lhe EDPELQL uL Lhe PuruboIIcu,
noL reuIIy undersLundIng Lhe sILuuLIon, begun
Lo puL down LheIr punInI und urge on LheIr cur.
Fernundo, gIIdIng Lhe Iower-grIp FerrurI wILh
uII hIs nuLuruI eIegunce, guve IL everyLhIng. One,
Lwo, Lhree, Iour: Ior Iour Iups he Ied Lhe LuIIun
GP. Then IL wus LIme Lo sLop Ior Lhe hurder PIreIII
compound. Then VeLLeI re-Look Lhe Ieud - LhIs
LIme wILhouL u uL-spoL Lo worry hIm. He wus
soon In Lhe hIgh- Lo mId-z;secs. AIonso, uILer hIs
sLop, wus on Lhe IImIL In Lhe hIgh z;secs. Seb hud
hIm by ubouL huII u second u Iup.
WhuL oI LewIs? WhuL oI KImI? BoLh were
vIcLIms oI quuIIIyIng. LewIs run cureIessIy wIde
ouL oI Lhe PuruboIIcu uL Lhe sLurL oI Qz und wus
Loo IuLe buck on Lruck even Lo secure u bunker`,
IeL uIone u quIck LIme. He Iound LruIhc us Lhe
Lruck hIIed - buL Lhen LhuL`s whuL huppens when
you sLruy beyond Lhe oII-sLump: LewIs shouId
never huve been Lhere In Lhe hrsL pIuce. He
drove weII on Sunduy, pussIng und re-pussIng
Lhe mId-heIders, buL Irom 1zLh on Lhe grId he
couId hnIsh onIy nInLh, Lhe resuIL oI u sIow
puncLure eurIy on In Lhe ruce.
KImI IIked hIs new Iong-wheeIbuse Ez1 on
FrIduy, buL Iuded sLrungeIy on SuLurduy, when
IueI Iouds were IIghLened. He, Loo, chose Lo sLurL
on Lhe prIme buL wus uIIorded un InsLunL rebooL
uILer u hrsL-Iup, nose-crunchIng shunL. LIke
LewIs, he spenL hIs Sunduy mIred In Lhe mId-
heId, despILe Lhe LunLuIIsIngIy quIck Iup LImes.
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n Lhe cIosIng sLuges, Seb`s geurbox begun Lo
creuk, obIIgIng hIm Lo shorL-shIIL beLween hILh
und sIxLh. No muLLer. The opposILIon hud Iong
sInce been neuLruIIsed. AIonso, on prImes, hud
Iess grIp, so Iess room Lo munoeuvre In Lhe IuLLer
phuse oI Lhe ruce. The gup, uILer Lhe sLop, sweIIed
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THE RESULTS (53 LAPS)
CLIMATE TRACK TEMP
THE RACE THE GRID
FASTEST PITSTOP
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Fastest: Esteban
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1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 1h18m33.352s
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari +5.467s
3rd Mark Webber Red Bull +6.350s
4th Felipe Massa Ferrari +9.361s
5th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber +10.355s
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes +10.999s
7th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso +32.329s
8th Romain Grosjean Lotus +33.130s
9th Lewis Hamilton Mercedes +33.527s
10th Jenson Button McLaren +38.327s
11th Kimi Rikknen Lotus +38.695s
12th Sergio Prez McLaren +39.765s
13th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber +40.880s
14th Pastor Maldonado Williams +49.085s
15th Valtteri Bottas Williams +56.827s
16th Adrian Sutil Force India +1 lap brakes
17th Charles Pic Caterham +1 lap
18th Giedo van der Garde Caterham +1 lap
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia +1 lap
20th Max Chilton Marussia +1 lap
Retirements
Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 14 laps transmission
Paul Di Resta Force India 0 laps accident
Nico Rosberg, 22.079secs (entry to exit)
Lewis Hamilton, lap 51, 1min 25.849secs
FASTEST LAP
Slowest: Paul
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1st Red Bull 352pts
2nd Ferrari 248pts
3rd Mercedes 245pts
4th Lotus 191pts
5th McLaren 66pts
6th Force India 61pts
7th Toro Rosso 31pts
8th Sauber 17pts
9th Williams 1pt
10th Marussia 0pts
11th Caterham 0pts
CONSTRUCTORS STANDINGS
1st Sebastian Vettel Red Bull 222pts
2nd Fernando Alonso Ferrari 169pts
3rd Lewis Hamilton Mercedes 141pts
4th Kimi Rikknen Lotus 134pts
5th Mark Webber Red Bull 130pts
6th Nico Rosberg Mercedes 104pts
7th Felipe Massa Ferrari 79pts
8th Romain Grosjean Lotus 57pts
9th Jenson Button McLaren 48pts
10th Paul Di Resta Force India 36pts
11th Adrian Sutil Force India 25pts
12th Sergio Prez McLaren 18pts
13th Daniel Ricciardo Toro Rosso 18pts
14th Nico Hlkenberg Sauber 17pts
15th Jean-Eric Vergne Toro Rosso 13pts
16th Pastor Maldonado Williams 1pt
17th Valtteri Bottas Williams 0pts
18th Esteban Gutirrez Sauber 0pts
19th Jules Bianchi Marussia 0pts
20th Charles Pic Caterham 0pts
21st Giedo van der Garde Caterham 0pts
22nd Max Chilton Marussia 0pts
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1min 24.142secs Q3
14. MALDONADO
WILLIAMS
1min 25.011secs Q2
12. HAMILTON
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1min 24.803secs Q2
21. BIANCHI
MARUSSIA
1min 27.085secs Q1
16. GUTIRREZ
SAUBER
1min 25.266secs Q1
8. PREZ
MCLAREN
1min 24.502secs Q3
13. GROSJEAN
LOTUS
1min 24.848secs Q2
2. WEBBER
RED BULL
1min 23.968secs Q3
7. RICCIARDO
TORO ROSSO
1min 24.209secs Q3
3. HLKENBERG
SAUBER
1min 24.065secs Q3
15. DI RESTA
FORCE INDIA
1min 25.077secs Q2
17. SUTIL*
FORCE INDIA
1min 24.932secs Q2
20. PIC
CATERHAM
1min 25.563secs Q1
4. MASSA
FERRARI
1min 24.132secs Q3
9. BUTTON
MCLAREN
1min 24.515secs Q3
22. CHILTON
MARUSSIA
1min 27.480secs Q1
18. BOTTAS
WILLIAMS
1min 25.291secs Q1
10. VERGNE
TORO ROSSO
1min 28.050secs Q3
6. ROSBERG
MERCEDES
1min 24.192secs Q3
1. VETTEL
RED BULL
1min 23.755secs Q3
11. RIKKNEN
LOTUS
1min 24.610secs Q2
19. VAN DER GARDE
CATERHAM
1min 26.406secs Q1
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F1s only night-time race takes place under floodlights, and combines
high humidity with a bumpy track and an epic series of slow, tight corners
The Singapore GP preview
FINISHING STRAIGHT
114 F1 Racing October 2013
6LQJDSRUHLVDdemundIng cIrcuIL Ior Lyres,
brukes und drIvers. There ure u IoL oI qo corners
LhuL ure dIIhcuIL Lo negoLIuLe, und despILe
ImprovemenLs und resurIucIng oI Lhe Lruck, Lhe
SIngupore sLreeLs ure sLIII very bumpy.
WhIIe Lhe umbIenL LemperuLure und
humIdILy Is hIgh, Lhe Lruck LemperuLures ure noL
purLIcuIurIy InLense becuuse we run IuLer In Lhe
THE
ENGINEERS
VIEW
Xevi Pujolar,
Williams chief race engineer
evenIng. One oI Lhe key uspecLs oI Lhe weekend
Is Lhermo-munugemenL oI Lhe Lyres, sInce Lhe
hIgh number oI corners meuns Lhe rubber hus
IILLIe chunce Lo cooI down. For Lhe drIvers, IL cun
be dIIhcuIL Lo munuge Lhe grIp IeveIs due Lo Lhe
chungIng umounL oI rubber on Lhe Lruck.
The whoIe cIrcuIL Is very sImIIur Lo Monuco
In LhuL Lhere Is u IoL oI Lruck evoIuLIon over Lhe
weekend. Run-oII ureus ure mInImuI und drIvers
huve Lo uLLuck Lhe course by geLLIng very cIose Lo
Lhe wuII. ThIs Is especIuIIy so In Lhe IusL secLor
oI Lhe Iup, where Lhey need Lo geL InLo u rhyLhm
Lhrough Lhe hnuI sequence oI corners.
I you Iose your concenLruLIon or push Loo
hurd, LhuL`s when IL`s eusy Lo huve un uccIdenL
- und IL`s someLhIng we uIwuys need Lo consIder
20-22 September 2013 / Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
SINGAPORE STATS AND FACTS
Irom u sLruLegy perspecLIve. The SuIeLy Cur hus
been depIoyed uL IeusL once In every SIngupore
Grund PrIx sInce Lhe InuuguruI ruce In zoo8 und
Lhe LIme IosL In Lhe pILIune cun be quILe hIgh.
From yeur Lo yeur Lhe cIrcuIL owners huve
mude Lweuks Lo Lhe Lruck und kerbs so drIvers
need Lo undersLund how much kerb Lhey cun Luke
Lo uLLuck Lhe cIrcuIL und how much Lruck Lhey
cun use, Loo. ThIs yeur beIIeve Lhey`ve mude
chunges Lo Lhe noLorIous Turn 1o SIngupore
sIIng` chIcune whIch shouId be un ImprovemenL.
OveruII, Lhe cIrcuIL Is u good chuIIenge Ior Lhe
drIvers und Lhe engIneers. n Lerms oI uero, rIde
heIghL und mechunIcuI seLup, Lhe drIver musL
IeeI conhdenL on LhIs Lruck Lo exLrucL us much
poLenLIuI us possIbIe Irom Lhe cur.
light projectors illuminate
the circuit, totalling
3,180,000 watts of power
1,600
There are
15 different
braking
zones in
one lap
108,423
THE FLOODLIGHTS
ARE CONNECTED BY
METRES OF POWER
CABLES
The Safety Car has been
deployed every year since
the rst race in 2008
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Turn 13
Slowest apex speed of
the lap, taken at 40mph
Turns 22 to 23
The highest G-force on the
lap 2.5G for three seconds
Turns 5 to 7
This is the longest part of the lap spent
on full throttle for 650 metres in total
TV TIMETABLE
(UK TIME)
Friday 20 September
Practice 1 11:00-12:30
Practice 2 14:30-1600
Saturday 21 September
Practice 3 11:00-12:00
Qualifying 14:00
Sunday 22 September
Race 13:00
Live coverage
Sky Sports F1 (available in HD)
Highlights BBC One (available in HD)
DO YOU REMEMBER
when Nelson Piquet Jr lost control here at Turn 17 and crashed on the
14th lap in 2008? The Safety Car was deployed, handing victory to his
Renault team-mate Fernando Alonso. It later emerged that Piquet had
crashed deliberately, setting off the Crashgate controversy.
SINGAPORE GP RACE DATA
Circuit Marina Bay
F1 debut 2008
Length 3.152 miles
Distance 192.2 miles
Laps 61
Direction Anticlockwise
Lap record 1min 45.599secs,
K Rikknen, 2008
Full throttle 70%
Gear changes per lap 71
Winners from pole 3
Tyre compounds
Supersoft/medium
LAST YEAR
Winner Sebastian Vettel
Retirements 5
Overtaking moves 24
DRS overtakes 10
Weather Clear, 29C
SINGAPORE TELEMETRY QUALIFYING RACE
1
10
9
8
6
7 11
12
5
13
14
17
22
23
18
19
21
16
15
20
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4
2
GEARS
SPEED
STEERING
250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750 3000 3250 3500 3750 4000 4250 4500 4750 5000
Hihest cpex
speeJ on the
lcp (18mph)
Tricl steerin
throuh Sincpore
slin' chiccne
Tihtest corner
on the lcp
Sector 2
Sector 1
Sector 3
Three very different sectors combine to make a circuit thats difficult to get
to grips with especially given how hard it is to get heat into the Pirelli rubber
The Korean GP preview
FINISHING STRAIGHT
116 F1 Racing October 2013
7KHFLUFXLWLQ.RUHD Is Iormed oI Lhree secLors
LhuL ure uII quILe dIIIerenL In Lerms oI LheIr
churucLer. They combIne Lo muke Lhe IuyouL u
reuI chuIIenge Ior drIvers und engIneers uIIke.
The hrsL secLor Is prImurIIy mude up oI
Iong sLruIghLs where engIne perIormunce
und geurIng ure crILIcuI. SecLor z Is u owIng
sequence oI medIum- und hIgh-speed corners
THE
ENGINEERS
VIEW
Xevi Pujolar,
Williams chief race engineer
CARS EXCEED

174mph

FOUR TIMES
EVERY LAP
where Lhe drIver needs Lo huve good buIunce
Lo buIId up u rhyLhm Lhrough Lhe sequences oI
Lurns. The hnuI secLor hus uII Lhe huIImurks oI
u sLreeL cIrcuIL, wILh predomInuLeIy qo corners
LhuL huve no run-oII ureus uL uII. SecLor Is
ucLuuIIy Lhe mosL chuIIengIng Ior Lhe drIver
becuuse Lhe medIum-speed corners ure grouped
cIoseIy LogeLher und you need Lo use us much oI
Lhe Lruck us possIbIe wILhouL hILLIng Lhe wuII. So
In uII, IL`s un unusuuI cIrcuIL.
The downIorce IeveIs ure noL uL LheIr
muxImum here und becuuse Lhe Lruck surIuce Is
noL purLIcuIurIy ubrusIve, Lyre energy Is Iow und
Lyre weur Is LhereIore Iower here Lhun uL oLher
cIrcuILs. The muIn druwbuck oI LhIs Is LhuL IL`s
quILe dIIhcuIL Lo geL LemperuLure InLo Lhe rubber
4-6 October 2013 / Yeongam, Korea
YEONGAM STATS AND FACTS
Ior u quuIIIyIng Iup. The corners huve quILe u Iong
rudIus, whIch usks u IoL oI Lhe IronL Lyres.
Yeongum Is u IronL-IImILed cIrcuIL buL
becuuse oI Lhe Lwo dIIIerenL uspecLs oI Lhe Iup,
wILh secLor 1`s Iong sLruIghLs und secLor z`s
combInuLIon oI IusL-owIng corners, you cun
Luke dIIIerenL upprouches In Lerms oI downIorce
IeveIs. I you wunL greuLer Lop speed Lhen you cun
run wILh Iess wIng, buL you wIII be compromIsed
In cornerIng speed over Lhe resL oI Lhe Iup.
Truck LemperuLures oILen Lend Lo be quILe
cooI here, und II we were sLIII usIng Lhe
zo1-consLrucLIon PIreIII Lyre Lhen wouId be u
bIL worrIed ubouL gruInIng. BuL now we ure usIng
Lhe zo1z Lyre uguIn, LhInk we`II be okuy. don`L
Ioresee LhuL we`II huve uny probIems.
The last 2 races here have featured
56 overtaking moves
corners
are taken
at speeds
lower
than
62mph 6
12 of the
circuits 18
corners are
taken at
124mph
or slower
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Turns 7 to 13
Long sweeping corners on the
lap require high downforce and
good balance from the car
Turns 14 to 18
Turn 17 requires a good exit
for maximum speed onto
the start/nish straight
Turn 3
Speeds approach nearly 190mph just ahead
of the braking zone for Turn 3. Maximum
velocity is constrained by drag and gearing
TV TIMETABLE
(UK TIME)
Friday 4 October
Practice 1 02:00-03:00
Practice 2 06:00-07:30
Saturday 5 October
Practice 3 03:00-04:00
Qualifying 06:00
Sunday 6 October
Race 07:00
Live coverage Sky Sports F1 (available in HD)
Highlights BBC One (available in HD)
DO YOU REMEMBER
Mark Webber crashing out of championship contention? At the
inaugural Korean GP in 2010, Webber spun out of second place
and lost his championship lead, dropping from points leader to
third. His team-mate Sebastian Vettel went onto win the title.
KOREAN GP RACE DATA
Circuit Korea International Circuit
F1 debut 2010
Length 3.489 miles
Distance 191.774 miles
Laps 55
Direction Anticlockwise
Lap record 1min 39.605secs,
S Vettel, 2011
Full throttle 62%
Gear changes per lap 51
Winners from pole 1
Tyre compounds TBA
LAST YEAR
Winner Sebastian Vettel
Retirements 4
Overtaking moves 27
DRS overtakes 17
Weather Overcast, 21C
YEONGAM TELEMETRY QUALIFYING RACE
Sector 1
Sector 2
Sector 3
1
4
10
9
8
7
6
11
5
2
12
13
14
15 16
17
18
3
GEARS
SPEED
STEERING
Hect
brclin
into Turn 1
Turn 8 cpex
speeJ clmost
18mph
Lijt throuh
Turn 18
250 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750 3000 3250 3500 3750 4000 4250 4500 4750 5000 5250 5500 500 750 1000
Running in two directions, this sweeping classic is a favourite with fans,
drivers and engineers but dont make the mistake of thinking its easy
The Japanese GP preview
FINISHING STRAIGHT
118 F1 Racing October 2013
6X]XNDLVDFLUFXLWLhuL boLh drIvers und
engIneers enjoy u IoL. L`s dehnILeIy one oI Lhe
besL on Lhe cuIendur. There ure u sIgnIhcunL
number oI eIevuLIons und IL`s u purLIcuIurIy
nurrow Lruck. n Lerms oI hIgh-speed corners,
IL`s u reuI chuIIenge Ior Lhe drIvers, und you reuIIy
geL Lo see Lhe dIIIerenL upprouches Leums Luke
In Lerms oI downIorce IeveIs here.
THE
ENGINEERS
VIEW
Xevi Pujolar,
Williams chief race engineer
n Lhe hrsL secLor oI Lhe Iup IL`s ImporLunL
Lo huve u IoL oI wIng becuuse oI Lhe number oI
hIgh-speed Lurns. BuL by Lhe hnuI secLor, Lop-
end speed wIII huve become more ImporLunL so
LhuL`s why Leums Luke such rudIcuIIy dIIIerenL
upprouches Lo seLup here.
As cIrcuILs go, Suzuku Is very hurd on Lhe Lyres
due Lo ILs very hIgh uveruge cornerIng speed.
There Is, however, very IILLIe bruke usuge, so In
muny wuys IL`s sImIIur Lo SIIversLone becuuse IL
hus Lhe sume Iow bruke energy und hIgh-speed
corners. On buIunce Lhough, LhInk Suzuku Is
Lhe more chuIIengIng oI Lhe Lwo; IL`s nurrower
und hus more eIevuLIon. n IucL LhInk Suzuku Is
probubIy one oI Lhe mosL dIIhcuIL cIrcuILs on Lhe
whoIe cuIendur.
11-13 October 2013 / Suzuka, Japan
SUZUKA STATS AND FACTS
WhuL IIke besL ubouL IL Is LhuL II u drIver
mukes u mIsLuke, he`s oII Lhe Lruck und InLo Lhe
gruveI; Lhe Iuck oI run-oII ureus muke IL u greuL
LesL oI u drIver`s ubIIILy. The Lruck surIuce Is uIso
quILe bumpy und Lhe roughness oI Lhe Lruck Is
hIgh, so IL cun be quILe uggressIve on Lhe Lyres.
LhInk Lhe hrsL secLor, LukIng In Turns 1 und z
up Lo Turn ; Is one oI Lhe mosL chuIIengIng
sequences oI corners unywhere In Lhe worId.
When we wuIk Lhe Lruck on Lhe Thursduy beIore
Lhe ruce `m uIwuys surprIsed Lo see LhuL IL reuIIy
Isn`L very wIde. BeLween FP1 und quuIIIyIng
you cun see how much more speed u drIver
Lukes Lhrough LhIs secLIon, und LhuL`s down Lo u
combInuLIon oI LheIr conhdence growIng und Lhe
evoIuLIon oI Lhe Lruck us IL buIIds up grIp.
of the lap is spent
cornering; the remaining
40 per cent is straights
60%
10 of Suzukas
18 corners are
taken between
105mph and
168mph
545 metres
THE RUN FROM
POLE TO THE
FIRST CORNER
The Safety
Car has been
deployed every
year since the
Japanese GP
returned to
Suzuka in 2009
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18
16
15
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Sector 1
Sector 2
Sector 3
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Turn 11
Ten per cent of the lap is
spent braking, including
for the slowest corner
Turns 14 to 16
The longest time spent on
full throttle on the lap over
a distance of 1,200 metres
Turns 2 to 7
High-speed switchback that
builds up grip over the course
of the weekend
TV TIMETABLE
(UK TIME)
Friday 11 October
Practice 1 02:00-03:30
Practice 2 06:00-07:30
Saturday 12 October
Practice 3 03:00-04:00
Qualifying 06:00
Sunday 13 October
Race 07:00
Live coverage
On both Sky Sports F1 and
BBC One (available in HD)
DO YOU REMEMBER
JAPANESE GP RACE DATA
Circuit Suzuka
F1 debut 1987
Length 3.608 miles
Distance 191.054 miles
Laps 53
Direction Clockwise &
anticlockwise
Lap record 1min 31.540secs,
K Rikknen, 2005
Full throttle 71%
Gear changes per lap 45
Winners from pole 12
Tyre compounds TBA
LAST YEAR
Winner Sebastian Vettel
Retirements 5
Overtaking moves 15
DRS overtakes 5
Weather Sunny, 24C
SUZUKA TELEMETRY QUALIFYING RACE
250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 1750 2000 2250 2500 2750 3000 3250 3500 3750 4000 4250 4500 4750 5000 5250 5500 5750
Hiher ecr
throuh Dener
Curte in quclijin
Louest cpex
speeJ, (umph
13uR hcs the
hihest cpex
speeJ oj the lcp,
100mph cnJ
3.5G oj G-jorce
GEARS
SPEED
STEERING
when Typhoon Ma-on cancelled
qualifying? During Friday practice at
the 2004 Japanese GP there was a
warning that a super typhoon was
heading straight for Suzuka. Everyone
stayed away from the circuit on
Saturday and qualifying was held on
the Sunday morning instead.
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Lc admira|.cem and check cuL cur
awescne HulLlCar lnsurance deals.
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HultiCar disceunts
FINISHING STRAIGHT
Fans of all ages can relate to
the story of Ferrari versus
McLaren; its one of the oldest
rivalries in sport. Real box ofce
F1s greatest rivalry
TOM CLARKSON
Inside the paddock from our man on the road
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u meusurubIe perIormunce upgrude Is broughL
Lo Lhe cur every zo mInuLes. ThuL mukes you
reuIIse how good Lhe IIkes oI Red BuII (und
quILe u Iew oLhers, ucLuuIIy) musL be Lo huve
gIven McLuren such u buLLerIng LhIs yeur.
L wus wILh McLuren In mInd LhuL
heuded Lo Lhe BeIgIun Grund PrIx uL Spu-
Fruncorchumps - u Lruck where Lhe Leum huve
enjoyed greuL success over Lhe yeurs. Bruce
scored Lhe Leum`s hrsL F1 vIcLory uL Lhe cIrcuIL In `68 und muny oI LheIr
greuLesL drIvers huve sLood uLop Lhe Spu podIum In Lhe InLervenIng yeurs.
L wus u hLLIng venue Lo guLher quoLes regurdIng McLuren`s oLh
unnIversury ceIebruLIons, und IL wus un eusy job becuuse Lhere`s u IoL
oI Iove Ior McLuren In F1 - even Irom FerrurI.
Ever sInce McLuren huve ruced In grunds prIx, suId Lhe ScuderIu`s boss
SLeIuno DomenIcuII, Lhey huve very oILen been our muIn rIvuIs. How cun
one ever IorgeL Lhe rIvuIry beLween NIkI Luudu und Jumes HunL?
OLhers remurked on McLuren`s IrIendIIness, cIeunIIness und compeLILIve
spIrIL, buL no one compIImenLed Ron DennIs Ior keepIng Lhe nume
McLuren` when he Look Lhem over In 1q8o. He couId huve renumed Lhe
Leum ProjecL q`, Lhe LILIe oI hIs Fz Leum, und F1 wouId huve IosL one oI ILs
greuLesL numes. For u mun wILh u noL-InsIgnIhcunL ego, LhuL wus bIg oI Ron.
And IL wus LhuL decIsIon LhuL guve Lhe modern FormuIu 1 uudIence un
even greuLer connecLIon wILh 5XVK becuuse Iuns oI uII uges cun reIuLe Lo Lhe
sLory oI FerrurI versus McLuren; IL`s one oI Lhe oIdesL rIvuIrIes In sporL.
ReuI box oIhce.
$OOWKHH[FLWHPHQWVXUURXQGLQJ5XVK remInds me oI un
InLervIew dId wILh Lhe hIm`s dIrecLor, Ron Howurd, uL Lhe
Germun Grund PrIx. AII weekend we LrIed Lo hnd LIme Lo LuIk,
buL Lhe onIy muLuuIIy ugreeubIe sIoL Lurned ouL Lo be durIng
Lhe GPz ruce on Sunduy mornIng.
The noIse oI Lhe Mecuchrome V8s mude IL ImpossIbIe Lo
huve u conversuLIon whIIe Lhe curs were on Lhe pIL sLruIghL,
so usked Ron one quesLIon per Iup. When Lhe curs were uL
Lhe IurLhesL poInL oI Lhe cIrcuIL he wouId unswer us quIckIy us
he couId, beIore hIs Los AngeIes Lwung wus drowned ouL by
engInes once uguIn. L mude Ior u ruLher dIsjoInLed InLervIew.
L`II come LogeLher hne, he suId. `ve dIrecLed sex scenes IIke
LhIs. I wunL Lo move u cumeru, or uILer Lhe IIghLIng, usk Lhe
ucLors Lo hoId LheIr posILIons whIIe muke Lhe chunges. Once
`m suLIshed LhuL everyLhIng`s In order, oII we go uguIn.
There`s pIenLy oI sex In 5XVK, buL Lhere`s Iur more depLh
und InLrIgue Lo Lhe movIe Lhun mereIy recounLIng Jumes
HunL`s curnuI expIoILs. There ure Lhe on-Lruck heroIcs oI
Jumes und NIkI, oI course, und IL brIIIIunLIy cupLures Lhe spIrIL
oI Lhe 1q;os when Lhere wus sLIII u generuI nuIveLy Lowurds
commercIuIIsm. For uII Lhe
MurIboro gIrIs druped over
HunL, McLuren were sLIII
u bIL rough und reudy: Lhey
dIdn`L huve u murkeLIng
depurLmenL empIoyIng
8o peopIe, us Lhey do Loduy,
und you cun uImosL smeII
Lhe spIIIed Texuco oII on Lhe
pIL guruge oor.
The sporL hus chunged beyond recognILIon sInce `;6, us huve FerrurI und
McLuren, buL Lhe rIvuIry beLween Lhe Lwo Leums remuIns us InLense Loduy
us IL wus Lhen. As recenLIy us zoo8, Lhe ouLcome oI Lhe worId chumpIonshIp
cume down Lo u sLruIghL hghL beLween u drIver Irom euch oI Lhese Leums uL
Lhe hnuI ruce, us wus Lhe cuse uL FujI ; yeurs ugo.
FerrurI conLInue Lo curry Lhe mosL poIILIcuI cIouL In FormuIu 1, buL
McLuren ure Lhe benchmurk In Lerms oI presenLuLIon - Lhe resuIL oI
yeurs under Lhe sLewurdshIp oI Ron DennIs. The McLuren TechnoIogy
CenLre Is u munIIesLuLIon oI Ron`s IusLIdIousness und, despILe beIng Len
yeurs oId, ILs Normun FosLer desIgn sLIII Iooks cuLLIng edge.
`ve vIsILed Lhe MTC on numerous occusIons us u journuIIsL, buL `d never
been gIven The Tour unLII Lhe oLher duy, when joIned SAP`s ExLreme
SuIIIng Leum uL u sponsor evenL. ThIs sIde oI McLuren Is hugeIy sIIck und
u Iur cry Irom Lhe Iogo-on-cur-shouId-do-IL sponsorshIp eLhos oI Lhe `;os.
For one duy, you`re compIeLeIy ubsorbed InLo Lhe Leum: you`re shown Lhe
wIndLunneI, Lhe sImuIuLor, mIssIon conLroI und Lhe ruce buys, und you meeL
u hosL oI VPs. KeepIng LhIngs In perspecLIve, however, you`re uIso LoId LhuL
A Ferrari vs McLaren title-
decider between Massa and
Hamilton at Brazil in 2008
echoed Lauda vs Hunt in 1976
,YHKDGDELW oI u heuILh probIem recenLIy und
umong Lhe muny LouchIng und heurL-wurmIng
IeLLers oI supporL `ve receIved wus un ubsoIuLeIy
churmIng noLe Irom one oI my uII-LIme IuvourILe
drIvers, Gerhurd Berger. Deur Murruy, IL
begIns. hope you remember me. Such
modesLy! How couId IorgeL hIm, Ior Gerhurd
wus someLhIng LhuL F1 (KImI excepLed) seems
Lo Iuck Lhese duys: u churucLer wILh u cupILuI C.
The churmIng und IIkeubIe AusLrIun Is Iur
more Lhun un ouLsLundIng F1 drIver. He`s
gIgunLIc Iun, Loo - uILhough noL everyone
upprecIuLed beIng Lhe buLL oI hIs prucLIcuI jokes.
Ah yes, LhuL wIII be Lhe IIsh, suId Gerhurd In
response Lo my IrIend ErIc SIIbermunn noLIng
Lhe sLench In Lhe cur us Lhey drove Lo LheIr Suo
PuuIo hoLeI In seurIng heuL. On urrIvuI, Gerhurd
removed u Iurge box oI roLLIng IIsh curcusses
LhuL, II you puL your Longue In Lhe rIghL pIuce,
roLuLed u IILLIe propeIIor. I you dIdn`L, IL bIew
IouI, bIuck, curbon-IIbre dusL buckwurds InLo
your Iuce. Much Lo FIuvIo BrIuLore`s surprIse.
BuL Lhere`s more Lo Gerhurd Lhun prucLIcuI
jokes - uILhough Lhey were never Iur Irom Lhe
scene. He hus u ruzor-shurp busIness bruIn,
uIwuys doIng hIs own deuIs us u drIver, IncIudIng
uIIegedIy negoLIuLIng u qmIIIIon reLuIner wILh
FerrurI us Iong ugo us 1q8;. Much IIke IeIIow
jupesLer und busInessmun, Lhe churIsmuLIc
moLorcycIe rucIng Iegend Burry Sheene - who
wus unsurprIsIngIy u greuL muLe oI Gerhurd`s.
You don`L geL muny IIke Lhem In F1 nowuduys.
Gerhurd Is uIso u LuIenLed munuger. He
becume BMW`s heud oI moLorsporL durIng LheIr
eurIy zooos purLnershIp wILh WIIIIums; he run u
successIuI LruckIng compuny; und he wus u IIILy
per cenL owner oI Toro Rosso. Now, us Lhe FA`s
sIngIe seuLer commIssIon presIdenL, he`s puLLIng
someLhIng buck by LryIng Lo musLermInd u
sensIbIe progressIon In pIuce oI Lhe currenL
jumbIe oI sIngIe-seuLer cuLegorIes on Lhe wuy
Lo F1. A mun oI muny purLs beyond hIs brIIIIunL
1-yeur cureer us un F1 drIver.
couId go on, buL spuce Is shorL. So here ure
IIve snupshoLs Irom my Berger memory bunk.
Monzu 1q88 when, In u seuson In whIch McLuren
won every ruce buL LhIs, Gerhurd und MIcheIe
AIboreLo IInIshed IIrsL und second Ior FerrurI jusL
weeks uILer Lhe deuLh oI Lhe greuL Enzo. MexIco
`86 where Gerhurd won hIs und BeneLLon`s IIrsL
grund prIx, und Germuny `q; where he Look hIs
LenLh - und hIs und BeneLLon`s IusL - vIcLory us
he grIeved Lhe very recenL deuLh oI hIs IuLher und
recovered Irom u Lhree-ruce Iuy-oII due Lo sInus
probIems. Then LhuL crush uL moIu In 1q8q
where he wus unconscIous In Lhe bIuzIng InIerno
oI hIs FerrurI Ior z seconds uL Lhe noLorIous
TumbureIIo bend where, IIve yeurs IuLer, hIs
IrIend AyrLon Sennu wouId perIsh. And IInuIIy,
hIs superb vIcLory Ior McLuren, beuLIng MIchueI
Schumucher uL AdeIuIde In 1qqz.
UnIIke hIs counLrymen Jochen RIndL und NIkI
Luudu, Berger, rucIng uguInsL NeIson PIqueL,
AIuIn ProsL, NIgeI MunseII, AyrLon Sennu, MIku
HukkInen und MIchueI Schumucher, never won
Lhe LILIe. YeL he IeIL un IndeIIbIe u murk on F1.
A greuL und very humun mun, whom IeeI very
prIvIIeged Lo know.
Irom Lhe booL, bIugged hIs wuy InLo Leum-muLe
AyrLon Sennu`s room und scuLLered Lhe sLInkIng
remuIns under Lhe bed, In Lhe wurdrobe.
everywhere. AyrLon wus noL Impressed.
AILer Lhe F Mucuu Grund PrIx In 1q8 wus
InvILed by wIId rIshmun Gury GIbson Lo joIn u
seIecL purLy, cruIsIng Hong Kong hurbour In Lhe
buIIL-regurdIess-oI-cosL MundurIn HoLeI Junk.
eugerIy uccepLed. HuIIwuy Lhrough, Gerhurd und
Lhe even wIIder Tommy Byrne bore down on me
Lo Lhrow me overbourd. No! shouLed Gury
He`s oId! wus suved by my uge - buL Lhe
ChInese cupLuIn wusn`L. Over he wenL und, In
doIng so, he IosL Iuce, IurIousIy cIImbed buck,
opened Lhe LhroLLIes oI Lhe dIeseI engInes und
beuched Lhe MundurIn HoLeI`s prIde und joy.
Then, when Gerhurd wus wILh BeneLLon, Lhere
wus Lhe Iung LesL` - u bIow-In-u-Lube devIce
One snapshot from my Berger memory bank is Mexico 1986,
where Gerhard won his and Benettons rst grand prix
Do I still remember
Gerhard Berger?
How could I possibly
ever forget!
UNLESS IM VERY MUCH MISTAKEN
MURRAY WALKER
122 F1 Racing October 2013
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