Tag Archives: Didier Pironi

klemcoll, Ferrari, Gilles Villeneuve, Imola

A Stab in The Back?

It was an infamous race. The San Marino Grand Prix was held at the Autodromo Dino Ferrari (as it was then called) at Imola on April 25, 1982. In this photograph are the two Ferrari 126C2 1.5 liter V6 turbo cars driven by Gilles Villeneuve and Didier Pironi. They would occupy the first two positions […]

Renault, Brabham, Piquet, Jabouille, Arnoux, Kyalami

Ascent of the Turbos

The first turbo era began with Renault in 1977 and their use in F1 lasted for 11 years. The team from the Régie Nationale was the first manufacturer to adopt the 1.5 liter turbo alternative versus the 3 liter normally-aspirated motors of Cosworth, Ferrari and Alfa Romeo. This is the start of the South African Grand Prix […]