News Details

Flashback: August is the cruellest month

Scene of Didier Pironi's devastating crash Memories of Didier Pironi by David Sedgwick As the scarlet racing car hurtled through the air on a dark, soulless morning, its driver, startled to glimpse the tops of pine trees which abounded around the race track, knew in an instant that he was in very grave danger, those few seconds would be etched deep into the pilot’s mind for the rest of his days. A red missile, the car speared into the skies at over 170 mph. The pilot closed his eyes and waited for the end. On a grim German morning in August 1982 and Formula One World Championship leader Didier Pironi was putting his Ferrari through its paces, one of only a few cars to venture out of the...
Full Story »
6mo ago from GrandPrix247.com 0
Share

You May Also Be Interested In...

Kvyat hits back at Weber's 'wimp' comment

Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat has hit back at Willi Weber's criticism of...
6mo ago from TheF1Times.com

Chilton to race at Goodwood Revival

Marussia’s Max Chilton will become the first contemporary Formula...
6mo ago from Formula1.com

Nascar driver Tony Stewart hits & kills racer Kevin...

Nascar driver Tony Stewart hits & kills racer Kevin Ward JrPosted On...
6mo ago from ThisIsF1.com

Sauber to keep Ferrari engine despite problems

Esteban Gutierrez in the Ferrari powered Sauber C33 Sauber has vowed to...
6mo ago from GrandPrix247.com

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On MotoGPToday.com

Crash costs Espargaro track time in Sepang

Two crashes blighted Pol Espargaro's week in Malaysia but overall the...

MotoGP: Intrigue, gossip and rumour

A little of what went on behind the scenes at Sepang
1d ago from BikeSportNews.com

Sepang Michelin test ends in fast crashes for front...

The first test of next season’s new MotoGP control Michelin tyres has...

VIDEO: Iannone - The Ducati is fantastic!

Andrea Iannone has high hopes for the 2015 MotoGP World Championship...
2d ago from Crash.net

Popular On TotalWRC.com

M-Sport column: Back in WRC, back to form

In the latest exclusive M-Sport World Rally Team column on Crash.net for...
4h ago from Crash.net

Tanak has altitude concerns ahead of Rally Mexico

Ott Tanak says the trickiest element of Rally Mexico is coping with the...
6h ago from Crash.net

Ostberg: My style suits Mexico stages

The León-based gravel rally never drops below an altitude of 1,800...
5h ago from WRC.com

Why no love for tarmac rallies?

According to 'sources', World Rally Championship does not want another...
19h ago from WorldRallyBlog.c...

Popular On GunnersToday.com

Arsenal v Everton – MATCH FACTS

MATCH FACTS Arsenal have now gone five games without a win against...
4h ago from Nastytackle.com

'Wenger needs rolling deal'

Arsenal should follow Manchester United's lead with Sir Alex Ferguson and...
3h ago from SkySports.com

Three key battles vs Everton

Arsenal face Everton at Emirates Stadium in what will surely be a baptism...
3h ago from AllArsenal.com

Everton preview: can we bounce back?

Imagine, for a second, that you are Roberto Martinez. How would you...
3h ago from Arseblog.com

Comments

comments powered by Disqus

2014 GPToday.com
GPToday.com is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.