Formula 1

A Lap with Elio • Zandvoort

Zandvoort is a high speed circuit and I really love to race on quick tracks – I prefer them to slow tracks like Detroit and Monte Carlo because I love the high-speed corners…

A Brother’s Memory

Elio De Angelis. I don’t think he was one of us. A normal person, I mean. Elio De Angelis represented, and represents even more today, an exception. A wonderful exception…

Roman Oratory

It’s a mad dash along the pit straight in fifth gear towards the Variante del Goodyear before you begin the great big slowing down process, selecting second gear just before you turn…

De Angelis scrive per noi

Il motore Renault è una bomba, il telaio eccezionale e siamo già più veloci di Prost. Però sono preoccupato per la sicurezza: senza minigonne si rischia troppo…

De Angelis writes for us

The Renault engine is a bomb, the chassis is outstanding, and we are already faster than Prost. But I’m concerned about safety: without miniskirts, you risk too much…

La victoire passa si pres

L’an dernier, il se battait pour se qualifier. Cette année, c’est en pensant aux premières lignes qu’il pilote généreusement sa monoplace. Le moins qu’on puisse dire est qu’il a gagné…

So close to victory

Last year it was a real effort for him to qualify. This year he aims at the front rows when he’s driving in practice. The least one can say is that he’s made the right choice by swooping from Shadow…

Quel fascino che proprio non si dimentica

Il giorno 15 maggio di trentasei anni fa ci lasciava de Angelis, a seguito di un incidente nei test privati al Ricard. In queste pagine il fratello Roberto traccia un commovente ricordo…

That charm that you just can’t forget

Thirty-six years ago, on 15 May de Angelis left us, following an accident in the private tests at Ricard. In these pages, his brother Roberto draws a moving memory…

Schwieger mutters Liebling

Das Klischee vom Millionärssohn paßt ganz hervorragend: ein schwerreicher Vater, ein wunderschöner Name, Rom als Geburtsstätte. Dazu spielt er konzertreif Klavier…

Mother-in-Law’s Favorite

The cliché of the son of a millionaire fits perfectly: a very rich father, a wonderful name, Rome as the place of birth. In addition, he plays the piano at a concert level…

La F1 1984 secondo Elio de Angelis

Interroghiamo un testimone di primo piano, anzi un protagonista dei Gran Premi, visto che nella classifica iridata alle spalle di “quei due” inafferrabili della McLaren c’è lui, Elio de Angelis…

The F1 1984 according to Elio de Angelis

We questioned a prominent witness, indeed a protagonist of the Grands Prix, given that in the championship standings behind “those elusive” McLarens there is him, Elio de Angelis…

Che emozione partire davanti a Villeneuve

Mi arrivano lettere che mi chiedono come si diventa corridori di Formula 1. Istintivamente la risposta sarebbe quella di parlare di tenacia, di volontà, di capacità…

How exciting start in front of Villeneuve

I receive letters asking me how to become a Formula 1 driver. Instinctively the answer would be to talk about tenacity, will, ability. Then, thinking about it, you realize…

Il testamento cristiano di Elio

Con commozione e dolore Elio De Angelis è stato ricordato in pubblico e in privato. A cercare di tracciarne la figura di uomo, prima che di pilota, sono stati in parecchi. Anche perché, nel «Circus»…

The christian testament of Elio

With emotion and pain Elio De Angelis was remembered in public and in private. Many have tried to trace the figure of a man, before that of a driver. Also because, in «Circus», Elio was an…

Nuances

The young man is still only twenty-six, but Dallas was his 81st grand prix, more than Rosberg or Prost. He started his F1 life as the son of a rich father, acquired a reputation as a dilettante…

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