Category Archives: Centrale

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Reject Games: Checkered Flag

After the video games crash in 1983, it could be argued that the previously-successful Atari were the biggest losers in the whole debacle. Credited with taking gaming out of the arcades and into the living room, Atari tasted huge success with the 2600 (and considerably

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Profile: Miguel Ángel Guerra

Nationality Argentinean Date of Birth 31st August 1953 Team Osella (1981) Races Entered 4 Races Started 1 Best Result Ret (San Marino, 1981) There is an oft-discussed obscure Formula One record: who had the shortest Formula One racing career? The driver most often cited for

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When stand-in Winkelhock stood out in the rain

If you like your Formula 1 seasons to be packed with more stories than a bookworm’s Kindle, then the 2007 season is for you. It had everything: a young upstart embroiled in an increasingly toxic championship battle, subterfuge, politics and plenty of on-track drama; at

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Stefan Grand Prix: A Tale of Persistence

Every few years or so, the FIA opens up a tender process to add potential new entries to Formula 1. CNC magnate and NASCAR team owner Gene Haas was the last recipient of an official FIA entry, which he wisely deferred until 2016 to give

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Power Strangers: Asiatech’s short F1 stint

After seven years in Formula 1, Peugeot Sport decided to pull the plug on its engine supply program having achieved relatively little during its time in the sport. Spiralling costs and the deterioration of the partnership with Prost Grand Prix became the final nail in

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Analysis: Prost’s setup for miserable millennium

If you were to look up the phrase “annus horribilis” in any contemporary Latin dictionary, you could be forgiven for expecting a picture of a world-weary Alain Prost, circa 2000, with fingernails neutorically gnawed down to the quick. Annus horribilis became an almost clichéd phrase

The number 34 Porsche 550 takes to the track at the Nürburgring the first winged car to do so.

Reinventing the wing: how a reject almost changed motorsport

The mid-1950s were simpler times. Full employment was widespread in the Western world. Stalin had just died, and the Khrushchev thaw was in full swing. The internal combustion engine reigned supreme. As atomic research made huge leaps year after year, the status quo was satisfactory

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Ten of the Best: Rejects at the Indy 500

In case you haven’t heard, Fernando Alonso will be competing in the Indianapolis 500 this year, to which we say: good on him. He’s far from being the first F1 driver to do so, as the field including Juan Pablo Montoya, Takuma Sato and our