Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Jan Go » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00


     The GP was the Fench GP 89 in Paul Ricard. Car #27 is the
Ferrari of Nigel Mansell and the car up in the air is #15, the
March-Judd of Mauricio Gugelmin. Gugelmin took the second start in the
spare car and set his only fastest lap of his GP career in this GP.

       Jan
"Wait for me, I wont be long", Gilles Villeneuve

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Edwin Solhei » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00

John L. Pereira asked:

Quote:
> Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
involve
> are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor? Also
appreciated
> is the race and year in which it occurred.

The accident occoured on the opening lap of the 1989 US GP at Phoenix. (I'm
not quite sure if the venue is right)

The Barnard designed Ferrari 640 was driven by Mansell and the Leyton House
March (yep, the one with BP sponsorship) was piloted by Maurico Gugelmine
(sp?), now a CART driver.
--
--/
Edwin Solheim, Norway

Life begins at 7.000 r.p.m

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by John L. Pereir » Wed, 05 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers involve
are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor? Also appreciated
is the race and year in which it occurred.

Please send me the answers via email.

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Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Hakan Scha » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:
> John L. Pereira asked:

> > Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
> involve
> > are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor? Also
> appreciated
> > is the race and year in which it occurred.

> The accident occoured on the opening lap of the 1989 US GP at Phoenix. (I'm
> not quite sure if the venue is right)

No, it was in the French GP at Le Castellet. The year was right though.

Quote:

> The Barnard designed Ferrari 640 was driven by Mansell and the Leyton House
> March (yep, the one with BP sponsorship) was piloted by Maurico Gugelmine
> (sp?), now a CART driver.

Mauricio Gugelmin was indeed the driver of the inverted flying car, and Mansell
drove the Ferrari 640.

Quote:
> --
> --/
> Edwin Solheim, Norway

> Life begins at 7.000 r.p.m

At 7.000 r.p.m.?? I'd say 17.000 r.p.m.  :)

FORZA!

/HS

--

32 days to go. I can't wait!                    ________________________ _
     ___              Hakan Schang               |    _           _        

__[]=(_)=[]____http://www.ts.umu.se/~schang____ _|_  |_, |   |   |_| |   | ____

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Chee » Thu, 06 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > John L. Pereira asked:

> > > Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
> > involve
> > > are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor? Also
> > appreciated
> > > is the race and year in which it occurred.

> > The accident occoured on the opening lap of the 1989 US GP at Phoenix. (I'm
> > not quite sure if the venue is right)

> No, it was in the French GP at Le Castellet. The year was right though.

> > The Barnard designed Ferrari 640 was driven by Mansell and the Leyton House
> > March (yep, the one with BP sponsorship) was piloted by Maurico Gugelmine
> > (sp?), now a CART driver.

> Mauricio Gugelmin was indeed the driver of the inverted flying car, and Mansell
> drove the Ferrari 640.

> > --
> > --/
> > Edwin Solheim, Norway

> > Life begins at 7.000 r.p.m

> At 7.000 r.p.m.?? I'd say 17.000 r.p.m.  :)

> FORZA!

> /HS

> --

> 32 days to go. I can't wait!                    ________________________ _
>      ___              Hakan Schang               |    _           _

> __[]=(_)=[]____http://www.ts.umu.se/~schang____ _|_  |_, |   |   |_| |   | ____

Re at what RPM does life start...
Give Edwin some leeway - he races a Mini 1275 S
Regards,Doc
--

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Gulliv » Sun, 09 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> > Edwin Solheim, Norway

> > Life begins at 7.000 r.p.m

> At 7.000 r.p.m.?? I'd say 17.000 r.p.m.  :)

I recall an article in 1990 that said F1 engines idle at 7000 rpm.

--

Angus Gulliver


Question every piece of information that enters your mind...
...and it might grow bigger.

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Luiz Rodrigu » Sun, 16 Feb 1997 04:00:00


| Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
| involve are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor?
| Also appreciated is the race and year in which it occurred.

  The drivers was Nigel Mansell (in Ferrari) and  Mauricio  Gugelmin
  (in March).

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Hiroyuki Kamijo » Sun, 16 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

> | Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
> | involve are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor?
> | Also appreciated is the race and year in which it occurred.

>   The drivers was Nigel Mansell (in Ferrari) and  Mauricio  Gugelmin
>   (in March).

And the race would be the 1990 French GP at Paul Ricard. Gugelmin's
car was Layton House 891 Judd. Mansell's Ferrari was 640.

KMJ

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Luiz Rodrigu » Wed, 19 Feb 1997 04:00:00

| Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
| involve are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor?
| Also appreciated is the race and year in which it occurred.

Quote:
> The drivers was Nigel Mansell (in Ferrari) and  Mauricio  Gugelmin
> (in March).

| And the race would be the 1990 French GP at Paul Ricard. Gugelmin's
| car was Layton House 891 Judd. Mansell's Ferrari was 640.

  That's right.

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by The Sentien » Thu, 20 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> And the race would be the 1990 French GP at Paul Ricard. Gugelmin's
> car was Layton House 891 Judd. Mansell's Ferrari was 640.

If it was 1990, the car was designated the CG901B, with a Judd V8
indeed. Incidentally, the other Leyton House car, driven by Ivan
Capelli, scored a *second* place in this race, behind Prost and in front
of Senna.

JM

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Simon Gra » Fri, 21 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Re the 1990 French Grand Prix, if I remember correctly for a long time it
looked like a Leyton House 1-2. I can't remember how Gugelmin went out;
Capelli was caught by Prost very near the end.

Funny to think that in 1990 Capelli was definitely one of the coming men.
Unfortunely it was Ferrari he arrived at and he went again very quickly.

Simon

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by JUNT-KONG CHA » Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> | Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
> | involve are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor?
> | Also appreciated is the race and year in which it occurred.

> > The drivers was Nigel Mansell (in Ferrari) and  Mauricio  Gugelmin
> > (in March).

> | And the race would be the 1990 French GP at Paul Ricard. Gugelmin's
> | car was Layton House 891 Judd. Mansell's Ferrari was 640.

>   That's right.

It was the 1989 French GP, not 1990. In 1990 Prost and Mansell was
driving for Ferrari and the car numbers was 1&2 but in this pic the car
had the number 27 on it. I think the corners name was Le
Castelette(spelling correct?). On the restart if I remember correctly,
Mansell finished 2nd.
 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Stephen M Bain » Sat, 22 Feb 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Re the 1990 French Grand Prix, if I remember correctly for a long time it
> looked like a Leyton House 1-2. I can't remember how Gugelmin went out;
> Capelli was caught by Prost very near the end.

I've just looked back at the Autosports from the Mexican GP to check
what I remembered was correct - the previous race both Leyton
Houses failed to qualify! Gustav Brunner was quoted saying "The car
is not quick enough" He was then asked what could be done to improve
it. "We could set fire to it". Both cars were 4 seconds off the pole
time.

The race prior to that, Canada, Gugelmin failed to qualify, and
Capelli was 24th and qualified, ran steadily and finished 10th (ahead
of Nakajima's Tyrrell, Suzuki's Lola-Lambo and Grouillard's Osella).
This was the teams best result up to that point.

At the French GP they ran very well, in what was described by
Autosport as "the greatest comeback since Lazarus". The improvement
was described by Simon Keeble (the team manager) as being down to
"[The] work Adrian [Newey] had started, because underbodies take a
long time to come through it was only then that we got the
improvements". Newey had left the team just before the French GP, and
was replaced by Chris Murphy.

The report about LH is interesting and makes you think about Mr Hat
meeting Mr Mouth. "Basically Adrian Newey and Tim Holloway have gone
and we appointed Chris Murphy as the design director. [Mr Akagi and
Chris Murphy] knew what we needed to go racing and it was very much a
meeting of like minds..... Adrian was very good at aerodynamics but
Chris is more of an all-rounder and hopefully he will be able to put
together a good team of people."

The team qualified 7th and 10th. In warmup C. was 10th, G. 14th.
Capelli was in 6th by lap 27, 4th on 29, 3rd on 31, 2nd on 32 and
then took the lead on 33, which he kept till lap 78 (out of 80) when
Prost took the win. At the end the engine started to falter and only
just made it to the line, and only just ahead of Senna. The
problem with the engine was a lack of fuel pressure. The key was that
the set up on the car allowed the team to run the distance on one set
of tyres. This only came about because of Newey's new aerodynamic
package, which Brunner freely admitted "[The] changed aerodynamics
were from Adrian Newey -not from me".

The reason I remember it well was I had 25p each way on Capelli....

--
Stephen M Baines

F1/TouringCars http://web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/stephen.baines

 
 
 

Crash between Ferrari #27 and car with BP advertising

Post by Gulliv » Sun, 23 Feb 1997 04:00:00


Quote:


> | Can anyone tell me what the upside-down car is and who the drivers
> | involve are? That is, what car had British Petroleum as a sponsor?
> | Also appreciated is the race and year in which it occurred.

> > The drivers was Nigel Mansell (in Ferrari) and  Mauricio  Gugelmin
> > (in March).

> | And the race would be the 1990 French GP at Paul Ricard. Gugelmin's
> | car was Layton House 891 Judd. Mansell's Ferrari was 640.

>   That's right.

Nah, 1989. I've already told the guy in private e-mail.

--

Angus Gulliver


Question every piece of information that enters your mind...
...and it might grow bigger.