Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Thruxton British F3 - March 1988

Pitlane walkabout: Jyrki Jarvilehto shows off his blisters

Exhaust-blown rear wing

Ample opportunity for future Ferrari engineers to 'top-up' the fuel tank

Derek Warwick. For sure.

Steve Rider, looking haunted after being boot-lidded down the A303 by Des Lynam.

Interesting front anti-roll bar design. Note for aerodynamicists: those spiral things are called 'springs'.

And we're off! Martin Donnelly is on pole, but makes a poor start. In yellow is Philippe Favre, behind is Lehto, and to the outside is Damon Hill.

Donnelly and Favre are wheel-to-wheel through Allard, with Hill trying the wide-line, and Lehto sneaking through on the inside (hidden by Eddie Irvine).

By the end of lap 1, Favre has run wide into the complex, and both of the Cellnet cars of Hill and Donnelly have missed a gear. Lehto leads, and holds his lead to the finish.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

Brands Hatch F3000 1988

Johnny Herbert leads out of Paddock Hill Bend from Donnelly, Martini, Grouillard, Foitek, Moreno, Blundell, Alesi, Langes, Ferte and the rest.
Alesi exits stage left at Druids.
Martin Donnelly pressures Herbert in the early stages.
A battle for 3rd develops between Martini, Foitek, Moreno, Grouillard and Blundell.
Foitek creams Moreno into the tyre barrier at the top of Paddock.
Moreno's Reynard 88D sustains heavy damage.
At the restart, Donnelly leads away this time, followed by Martini, Herbert, Foitek, Grouillard, Blundell and the rest.
Catastrophe at Pilgrim's Drop.
Foitek is still in the car adjacent to the far barrier, and Grouillard is being freed from his GDBA Lola.
Medical assistance arrives for Johnny Herbert.
Andy Wallace is carried away, accompanied by GEM team-mate Gary Evans.
Herbert is worked on for something in the region of 40 minutes, during which time marshals fought a frequent battle to repel spectators trying to crawl up the undergrowth on the right of the track.
Martin Donnelly wins the re-started race.