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#651 alansart

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 18:44

Andrea is in Laffites Ligier?

Looks like Zandvoort.

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#652 andrea

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Posted 13 October 2012 - 18:57

Andrea is in Laffites Ligier?

Looks like Zandvoort.


Yes, Andrea is in Laffite's car on Zandvoort test.

#653 eldougo

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:08

Having gained permission from Tony who took these photos back in 1980 at a test session at Pukekohe when Andrea had an off at railway corner,the team members tried to get the photos off a young Tony but he and his mate ran away.

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#654 andrea

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Posted 15 October 2012 - 08:50

Thanks, eldougo.

#655 eldougo

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 05:39

Ron could only see the Marlboro Money, thats what matter in F1.

#656 E1pix

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 06:51

DeCrasharis has the most well-deserved nickname in F1 history.

I see here he had this issue long before F1, a shocker. :eek:

#657 andrea

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 19:40

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07 United States Grand Prix (Detroit)

Practice


...To be fair, the impressive Alessandro Nannini, faster than Andrea de Cesaris in the first three sessions did not manage a lap on Saturday due to engine trouble with his Minardi...

Race

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08 Grand Prix de France


Practice

...To the thinly veiled annoyance of Andrea de Cesaris, his Minardi team-mate Alessandro Nannini qualified 19th, almost two seconds faster than the former Ligier driver. Andrea suffered turbo failures in both qualifying sessions and asked to borrow Sandro's machine to see if it was any quicker. It wasn't leaving Andrea simmering quietly back in 23rd place...

Race

...On the preceding lap (lap 5), de Cesaris's Minardi blew up in a big way, the inconsiderate Italian crusing round the infield section on the racing line as lubricant sprewed out of his Motori-Moderni V6...


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Posted 23 October 2012 - 10:11

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09 Shell Oils British Grand Prix

Practice

... Alessandro Nannini, once again qualified ahead of Andrea de Cesaris, the Minardis beating the Zakspeed of Jonathan Palmer in both sessions...

Race

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10 Grosser Preis von Deutschland

Practice


...In the Minardi camp Alessandro Nannini squeezed in ahead of team-mate Andrea de Cesaris yet again, taking 22nd place on the grid despite suffering two engine failures on Friday...

Race

...Both Minardis failed to make it to the finish, gearbox failure claiming de Cesaris's, while Nannini blew his engine...


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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:59

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11 Hungarian Grand Prix

Practice

...Minardi brought along their latest car for Andrea de Cesaris but handling problems left him slower than Alessandro Nannini in the older model...

Race

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12 Grosser Preis von Osterreich

Practice

... Andrea de Cesaris swapped about from the new Minardi M/86 to an older M/85B, eventually opting for the later, but Alessandro Nannini proved quicker in the new car, much to Andrea's irritation. Nannini qualified 19th, de Cesaris 23rd...

Race


...Further down the field both Minardis had expired as usual, de Cesaris's older M/85B succumbing to driveshaft failure, while Nannini's splendid progress with the new M/86 ended when its left-rear suspension broke...


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 18:06

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13 Gran Premio d'Italia

Practice

... In the Minardi camp things were definitely not going smoothly for niminal team leader Andrea de Cesaris who found himself upstaged once more by the considerably less experienced Alessandro Nannini . On Friday Andrea tried both the new M/86 and the more proven M/85B, switching to the earlier car after a turbo pipe kept blowing off the newer machine. The following day he lost time with a blocked water radiator, eventually taken the M/86 round to qualify 21st, while Nannini used his M/85B to line up two places higher...

Race

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14 Grand Prix de Portugal

Practice

... De Cesaris got the better of Alessandro Nannini older Minardi M/85B on this occassions, and his 16th place put him two grid positions ahead of his team-mate...

Race

...De Cesaris reverted to type and crashed his Minardi quite heavilly into the unyielding guard rails...


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 18:06

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13 Gran Premio d'Italia

Practice

... In the Minardi camp things were definitely not going smoothly for niminal team leader Andrea de Cesaris who found himself upstaged once more by the considerably less experienced Alessandro Nannini . On Friday Andrea tried both the new M/86 and the more proven M/85B, switching to the earlier car after a turbo pipe kept blowing off the newer machine. The following day he lost time with a blocked water radiator, eventually taken the M/86 round to qualify 21st, while Nannini used his M/85B to line up two places higher...

Race

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14 Grand Prix de Portugal

Practice

... De Cesaris got the better of Alessandro Nannini older Minardi M/85B on this occassions, and his 16th place put him two grid positions ahead of his team-mate...

Race

...De Cesaris reverted to type and crashed his Minardi quite heavilly into the unyielding guard rails...


#662 LittleChris

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 21:58

Andrea got a mention on the BBC Grand Prix programme over the weekend. When Eddie Jordan was asked who had been the drivers who had driven the Jordan team forward over the years he named Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi and Andrea.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:02

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Andrea de Cesaris driving bicycle in Jordan box.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:32

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15 Grand Prix de Mexico

Practice

...In the Minardi camp Andrea de Cesaris was faster than team-mate Alessandro Nannini, but both Motori-Moderni-engined cars were hampered by poor throttle response. The team had been expecting larger turbos to arrive from KKK especially for this race, but because they were not ready in time both drivers simply had to make do with standard equipment. Andrea used the new M/86 to lap a full second quicker than Nannini's M/85B, despite suffering an ebgine breakage in Saturday qualifying...

Race

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16 Foster's Australian Grand Prix

Practice

...Biggest surprise of the two days was Andrea de Cesaris. The Italian found that the latest Minardi M/86 handled extremely well over Adelaide's bumps and ripples, and the Italian's best qualifying effort of the season brought him into 11th spot. By contrast, Alessandro Nannini found the older M/85B a real pain and took a lowly 18th place on the grid...

Race

...Amongst the also-rans, de Cesaris accidentally activated the cockpit fire extinguisher as he came in for tyres, the Italian withdrawing from the race doused from head to toe in cold vapour...


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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:37

I'm continuing with sequences from “Autocourse 1987-88” about Andrea de Cesaris:

...When Andrea had a good day - Spa, Estoril, Jerez, Mexico - he was very impressive. But when in extremis, the Italian seemed to rearrange the appearance of his car with familiar ease. Some days, he did not get that far, the early abandonment of the Detroit Grand Prix because the Brabham was jumping out of second gear plumbing new depths of disinterest...

01 Grande Premio do Brasil

Practice

...A glance in the Brabham pit made it clear that Bernie Ecclestone's team was struggling along, a mere shadow of its former self. There was a little sign of sponsorship of any kind, never mind a major backer, and it was believed that the last-minute selection of Andrea de Cesaris was prompted by a deal which granted Marlboro the use of trackside advertising. De Cesaris's father, it should be pointed out, was a leading importer of Philip Morris tobacco products...
The practice times show de Cesaris to be one of the few drivers not to have improved on Saturday. The reason for this was quite simple, if rather odd. De Cesaris had been sent out on worn tyres and with a full load of fuel in order to complete a consumption check. Not that a qualifying set-up would have made mich difference since the Italian was far from fit and had to be helped from his car in the energy-sapping heat...

Race

...The Brabhams were among the retirements,a transmission failure saving de Cesaris the worry of collapsing with exhaustion...

02 Gran Premio di San Marino

Practice

...In the Brabham camp, Riccardo Patrese's Brabham BT56 was fitted with mechanical fuel injection for this race in the interests of improval consumption, team-mate Andrea de Cesaris retaining electronic injection on his machine.
...Andrea, troubled by second gear jumping out intermittently, ended up 14th, almost 2s slower than Patrese...

Race

...Andrea de Cesaris spun his Brabham off the track, following an over-enthusiastic return to the fray on new tyres after his routine stop...


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Posted 23 January 2013 - 15:42

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03 Grand Prix de Belgique

Practice

...Brabham, meanwhile, were fighting the good fight and Riccardo Patrese was once again making impressive progress with the BT56, the Italian being out at the right moment on Saturday to record a time which was a full three seconds faster than Andrea de Cesaris. At least the Italians kept out of trouble...

Race

...In fact, it was Andrea de Cesaris who spluttered to a halt on the last lap. The Italian, unaware that his third place was safe since he was a lap ahead of Cheever, leapt from the Brabham and desperately tried to push the car towards the line. It was a move which was both illegal and unnecessary. It took some time before the distraught Andrea was finnaly persuaded that his four points were quite safe...

04 Grand Prix de Monaco

Practice

...De Cesaris completed only a single flying lap on Thursday, posting 23rd-fastest time before missing a shift and over-revving BMW engine. On Saturday, daunted by the fact that second gear was jumping out intermittently, he failed to get into the swing of things and ended up a lowly 21st...

Race

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Posted 04 February 2013 - 15:59

05 United States Grand Prix Detroit

Practice

...The Brabham team continued to work without the full support they once enjoyed but the efforts of the mechanics were at least vindicated by ninth place for Patrese even though he clipped a barrier and broke a fron upright on Saturday afternoon. That was mild and forgivable when compared to the antics of Andrea de Cesaris, the Italian having one of his 'off weeekends'. On Friday, he gave the pit lane a full view of his worksmanship by spinning at the chicane and bringing the session to the halt. The following day he over-revved the engine in his race car and, after switching to the spare, Andrea tied himself in knots while trying to overtake Nakajima's Lotus. The resulting spin left the Japanese driver with no option but to ram the Brabham. De Cesaris was 17th and lucky to be that far up the grid...

Race

...It was not a happy day for Brabham either. Apart from news of Patrese's indiscretion, the beleaguered team were greeted by de Cesaris motoring slowly into the pits at the end of the third lap. What was wrong? The car had been jumping out of the second gear and the Italian said he'd had enough. The hard working mechanics were less than impressed...

06 Grand Prix de France

Practice

...Splitting the two Arrows in the final line-up were Brabham BT56s of Andrea de Cesaris and Riccardo Patrese, plus the revised Ligier JS29C of Rene Arnoux. Andrea opened the weekend's proceedings with an 'off' in Friday's untimed session, quite badly denting the underside of his BT56 when a front Goodyear deflated at Signes. That meant he had to start first qualifying in the spare, but Patrese commandeered it in the interests of turbo comparasion work, leaving de Cesaris without wheels until his race car was repaired. He made amends on Saturday with an 11th-quickest 1m 8.949s best, just easing out his team-mate...

Race

...De Cesaris's Brabham succumbed to a massive turbo fire on lap 3, keeping him out of Stefan's way for the rest of the afternoon...


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Posted 10 February 2013 - 20:44

07 Shell Oils British Grand Prix

Practice

...During the testing, Andrea de Cesaris had been one of the first drivers to spin at the new Woodcote complex and, just in case anyone missed his party piece, Italian did it again during qualifying on Friday. For the remainder of practice, however, Andrea behaved himself and came away with ninth-fastest time, half a second quicker than his Brabham team-mate, Riccardo Patrese...

Race

...De Cesaris stopped on the other side of the bridge when his Brabham caught fire not long after Stefan Johansson had stormed his way past the Italian...

08 Grosser Preis von Deutschland

Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris survived a spin on Friday to record a fine 1m 45.411s, lining up seventh on the grid, four place ahead of team leader Riccardo Patrese. There were minor specification changes to be seen on Mr. Eclestone's cars at this race, but nothing the contributed significantly to an improvement on their regular qualifying positions...

Race

...De Cesaris was next up, but only until his engine failed on lap 13, after which Berger moved up to seventh...


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Posted 14 February 2013 - 14:51

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09 Hungarian Grand Prix

Practice

...The Brabham BT56s spoted Minolta co-sponsorship for this race, the decals carried on larger front wing end plates, and apart from some slight reshaping of the rear undertrays, were unchanged since Hockenheim. Both Riccardo Patrese and Andrea de Cesaris enjoyed trouble-free runs on Friday, qualifying 10th and 13th respectively. On Saturday both men complained about lack of grip and, after Riccardo spun and his compatriot wildly over-revved his engine. Bernie's squad stopped running midway through the session...

Race

...At the end of lap 26 de Cesaris rushed into the pits to change a blistered rear tyre, resuming without losing ninth place...
...On lap 47, de Cesaris's gearbox seized in third...

10 Grosser Preis von Osterreich

Practice

...Lining up immediately behind him (Prost), but two seconds slower, was Andrea de Cesaris in the second Brabham-BMW. The Italian, perhaps wisely after an incident-free practice on Friday, was one of five drivers not to venture out in the wet on Saturday afternoon...

Race

...De Cesaris was next up, but only until his engine failed on lap 13, after which Berger moved up to seventh...


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11 Grand Premio d'Italia

Practice

...The fifth row of the grid was shared by the Brabhams of Andrea de Cesaris and Riccardo Patrese, although on Friday night it seemed possible that Andrea might not be taking part in his home Grand Prix at all. With a typically over-exuberant flourish, he slammed his BT56 over a high kerb on his first qualifying lap, cracking both sump and gerabox casing. He was extremely lucky it didn't rain the following day, for he was slowest (28th) on Friday, but kept sufficiently cool to lap in 1m 26.802s the following day...

Race

...Ninth was Fabi's Benetton ahead of the Brabhams, de Cesaris just leading Patrese. Riccardo became the race's first retirement, stopping on lap 6 with a seized engine, while his colleague lasted only a couple of laps more before limping into the pits with a broken front upright, almost certainly the legacy of hitting a kerb extremely hard...

12 Grand Premio de Portugal

Practice

...Team-mate Andrea de Cesaris had a wild spin on Friday, but fought his way down to a 1m 21.725s in the second session, lining up 13th overall...

Race

...Both Brabhams failed to go the distance, Patrese's suffering engine failure and de Cesaris's stopping with a broken injection pipe...


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Posted 26 March 2013 - 09:56

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13 Grand Premio Tio Pepe de Espana

Practice

...Half a seond apart, but sharing row five, Riccardo Patrese and Andrea de Cesaris would be keen to make the most reasonably encouraging practice for the Brabham team. Patrese felt he had wrung the neck of the BT56 to set his time on Saturday; de Cesaris prehaps proved the point by crashing into the barrier at the first corner during final practice...

Race

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14 Grand Premio de Mexico

Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris had been busy over the same few days. Apart from a couple of spins, de Cesaris tangled with Senna's Lotus on Saturday's morning. The incident was regarded by both drivers 'as one of those things'. It was also a portent of things to come, Andrea not feeling quite so charitable the following day as he walked back to the pits after another incident with the Brazilian...

Race

...There was, however, the prospect of Andrea de Cesaris finding a way past Senna to take what had become second place, albeit some 22 seconds behind Mansell. On lap 23, de Cesaris was missing and the television camera caught sight of the Brabham having come to a dusty halt in a run-off area. Andrea had done it again!
Not so. At least, not according to the Italian. 'Senna missed a gear and when I got alongside him he just drove me off the road.' A pity, since it had been a stirring drive by Andrea...


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Posted 28 March 2013 - 09:34

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15 Fuji Television Japan Grand Prix

Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris limbered up by graunching his BT56 over a high kerb on Friday, wiping off both undertray and water radiator, but stayed out of trouble in second qualifying to wind up tenth on 1m 43.618s...

Race

...Brindle and Nannini both succumbed to engine failure, as did Teo Fabi's Benetton, Alex Caffi's Osella and the Brabham of Andrea de Cesaris...

16 Foster's Australian Grand Prix

Practice

...Sporting bigger Olivetti decals than usual on their side pods, the Brabham BT56 were on hand for their final race outing. Andrea de Cesaris suffered a major engine failure on Saturday (recorded in vivid detail by the reawarded facing onboard camera) before turning a 1m 19.590s to sqeeze onto the grid in tenth place...

Race

...Danner was eight and de Cesaris ninth, the Italian's rather frayed Brabham having been 'buzzed' to over 13,000 rpm during the course of Andrea's wanderings. It stayed together, amazingly!

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Sergio Rinland and John Baldwin, pencilled the much-smarter BT56, which Riccardo Patrese used to promising effect on several occasions, although his team-mate Andrea de Cesaris as usual, dotted his uncertain way through yet another chaotic year, the highlight of which was a spectacularly fine run to third place at Spa. Perhaps he can only muster sufficient concentration when the danger is obvious...


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Posted 06 April 2013 - 14:02

I'm continuing with sequences from “Autocourse 1988-89” about Andrea de Cesaris:

... Italian Andrea de Cesaris sustained his F1 career with a switch to the newly formed Rial operation and continued to show that confusing blend of precision and unpredictability that has been the inevitable hallmark of his career. Sometimes he appeared clueless, yet his drive to fourth place between Detroit's unforgiving concrets barriers showed him capable of remarkable restraint. Sustaining it continues to be his problem...


01 Brazilian Grand Prix

Practice

...Eddie Cheever was on the eight row, well down amongst the 'atmos' and right behind Andrea de Cesaris in the neat new Rial ARC1...


Race

...De Cesaris's Rial, which had performed superbly on its outing, stopped with deranged valvegear seven laps from the finish after Andrea got carried away in his excitement and missed a gear...

De Cesaris and Rial:
new partrnership of hope


When the 1987 season came to an end, few would have bet on Andrea de Cesaris picking up another F1 drive. His tenure with Brabham had proved distinctly unproductive, on occasion downright destructive. Andrea's flaws as an F1 performer always seemed destined to let him down. Yet optomism has also been one of his most enduring characteristics and at Rio he bounced back once more - as driver of the new Rial ARC01.
Gunther Schmidt's previous efforts in F1 were hamstrung by his interventionist approach, but his new team - entered under the title of his Rial Wheels company - is a much more taulty organised outfit under the techical direction of Gustav Brunner. The former Ferrari engineer has pencilled a superbly compact little DFZ-engined chassis and de Cesaris began the season on a highly optimistic note. He qualified 14th between Gugelmin and Cheever, his only practice incident coming when a touch of over-exuberance spun him lightly into a barrier, slightly damaging a rear wing end plate.
In the race Andrea drove steadily, working his way up into sixth place before coming into the pits for a routine tyre stop. Subsequently the Rial's handling deteriorated and he was forced to make a second stop during which the grub screws retaining a rear disc bell were found to have worked loose. These having been duly tightened, he resumed the race and climbed back to ninth, before missing a gear and over-revving with seven laps remaining, which brought his race to an end. Rumours subsequently did the rounds to the effects that the under-tanked blue challenger had simply run out of fuel.
Rial denied this, but Imola - the next race appeared with an enlarged fuel cell!

02 San Marino Grand Prix

Practice

...In 16th place, Andrea de Cesaris was having a troubled weekend, more important off-track worries understandably keeping his mind off the Rial ARC1. He was concerned about the condition of his mother who was seriouly ill following a minor operation and, tragically, on race morning he learned that she had died. That he crashed heavily on Saturday, writing off his race car, then had differential problems in final qualifying with the spare (which was not made ready until the second day) could hardly have mattered less under the circumstances...

Race

...Andrea de Cesaris started from the pits only to retire at the end of the opening lap with the Rial's repaired front suspension beginning to show the signs of a repeat failure...


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03 Monaco Grand Prix

Practice

... Andrea de Cesaris could count himself lucky not to have been thrown out of the meeting on Thutsday when he invloved himslef in what could have been a fatal accident. An electrical problem had caused Berger to coast to a halt in the tunnel and the marshals wrer pushing the Ferrari to safety when they heard to gut-wrenching sound of a car behind them losing control and heading in their direction. It was only swift action and a strong sense of self-preservation which saved the marshals as they leapt back over the barrier seconds before de Cesaris slammed into the back of the Ferrari and wrecked thje Rial in the process.
De Cesaris later claimed there had been no yellow flags, but a video proved otherwise and he was fined 5.000 US dollars for his trouble. Rial were in hot water again on Saturday morning when their car stopped at the Loews hairpin with a dead battery. When the Rial mechanics arrived and replaced battery, the contravened the regulations concerning working on a car outside the pits. This time FISA were 10.000 Us dollars better off.
The new result of all this activity was that de Cesaris had to qualify in the spare car, with which he achieved the dubious distinction of beating Rene Arnoux in the troublesome Ligier...

Race

...Andrea de Cesaris retired with an engine failure...

04 Mexican Grand Prix


Practice

...De Cesaris recovered from a collision with Schneider's Zakspeed on Friday, in which the Rial sustained minor frontal damage, to enjoy an undramatic run the following day, qualifying 12th on 1m 22.245s,a fraction behind Boutsen's unpredictable Benetton...

Race

...Schneider's Zakspeed ran strongly until overheating claimed it on lap 17, while de Cesaris succumbed to clutch failure...


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Posted 10 April 2013 - 18:36

This is really magnificent reading.

#676 midgrid

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Posted 11 April 2013 - 15:26

Hi andrea, you may wish to have a look at this thread elsewhere.

#677 andrea

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 14:44

Thanks, midgrid. Although I've already have those articles about Rial and Andrea from Motoring News (I think).

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05 Canadian Grand Prix

Practice

...So, for that matter, was a place on the sixth row for the Rial of Andrea de Cesaris. The team had persisted throughtout with a tired engine which was losing out on the straights. In the final session a stone punctured both the water and oil radiators, leaving de Cesaris with the feeling that he could have gone quicker still...

Race

...De Cesaris, predictably, had run out of fuel after a drive which looked impressive if nothing else...

06 United States Grand Prix


Practice

...Streiff's best was 1m 44.204s, just over one-hundredth of a second quicker than his Italian rival, the Rial suffering a clutch problem on Friday caused by a leaking slave cylinder seal. On Saturday morning he sustained minor suspension damage in that tangle with Warwick, then got saved from behind a second time when Dalmas's Lola ran into him 30 minutes later. The Rial survived into second qualifying, Andrea improving his best time from Friday's session by one and a half seconds to earn 12th place on the grid...

Race

...The demise of the lone March allowed de Cesaris through the fourth place in the Rial...


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07 French Grand Prix


Practice


...Andrea de Cesaris did well to split the Arrows drivers since he lost out on Friday due to clutch and drivershift problems. By the time Saturday came round, the engine in the race car was becomin rather tired and 12th fastest was as muzh a credit to the Italian's driver's effort as it was a sign of the Rial team's budgetary restrictions was prevented an overdue engine change...

Race


...In the end, a neat and sensible drive earned Gugelmin eight place ahead of his team-mate and the Rial of de Cesaris, the Italian having pushed past Cheever as the handling of the Arrows deteriorated even further in the closing stages...


08 British Grand Prix

Practice

...De Cesaris did well in the Rial, although he started Friday on a tense note when a seized piston in a front caliper caused the brakes to lock on in thepit lane. Later he spun at Maggots, lightly damaging the underbody panels, then produced a 1m 13.438s on Saturday to line up alongside Cheever, 14th overall...

Race

...De Cesaris's Rial succumbed to clutch failure...


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09 German Grand Prix

Practice

...There was a new chassis on hand for Andrea de Cesaris but the main preoccupation within the Rial team seemeed to be a tug-of-war with Zakspeed over the future services of designer Gustav Brunner. After Gunter SchmidandErich Zakowski had allegedly exchanged blows during the test sessions the previous week, there was trouble of a different sort on Saturday when de Cesaris was hauled before the stewards for reaching 130 mph in the pit lane - a speed somewhat higher than the required 50 mph limit. There had not been much time to sort out the new car and, when he took to the older spare chassis in the final session, a clutch problem stranded Andrea out on the circuit...

Race

...De Cesaris's progress up and down the lap chart had been dictated by visits to the run-off areas, one particular excursion damaging the right-rear wheel. After a pit stop, the clutch packed up and then the gear lever came loose but he managed to keep going and finished 13th behind a battle between Schneider and Palmer which was finally settled in favour of the Tyrrell driver...

10 Hungarian Grand Prix


Practice

...Splitting the two Lolas were Andrea de Cesaris and Nakajima, the Rial driver grappling with a major handling imbalance on Saturday after electrical gremlins beset both his ARC1s the previous day. Faulty batteries were pinpointed as the cause and, once they had been changed overnight, the engine ran cleanly enough for Andrea to produce a 1m 31.523s...

Race

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11 Belgian Grand Prix

Practice

...As for Andrea de Cesaris, he was cursing yet more clutch trouble on the Rial, followed by a sheared fuel pump drive. And that was just morning. Friday afternoon saw one car blow an engine while the other had gear selection trouble...

Race

...The list of retirements had been opened on the third lap, Arnoux's Ligier colliding with the back of de Cesaris's Rial at Les Combes. The Italian was not impressed. 'It was stupid, quite unnecessary,' said de Cesaris. 'He tried to overtake me and drove into my rear wheel.' Arnoux merely shrugged and made not comment. The blue cars were abandoned on the spot...




12 Italian Grand Prix


Practice

...The progress of the Osella must have been galling for the Rial team as they struggled with various mechanical problems on the first day. Matters took a turn for the worse when the front suspension collapsed on Saturday morning while, in final qualifying, de Cesaris endeared himself to no one by spraying oil around the circuit - and then setting his best lap at the very end of the session...

Race

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13 Portugese Grand Prix

Practice

...Qualifying on the sixth row was a notible achievement for Andrea de Cesaris and Rial as they struggled along without the vast techical input evident at one or two teams ranged behind them on the grid. Apart from the almost traditional clutch problem on Friday morning, practice was uninterrupted, de Cesaris being 13th in first qualifying and improving further despite a misfire early in the final session...

Race

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14 Spanish Grand Prix

Practice

...At least he (Palmer) was ahead of Andrea de Cesaris on this occasion, the Rial simply not wanting to work on Goodyear's latest revised rear covers which were found to be fouling the rear suspension and body work...

Race

...Martini's Minardi succumbed to gearbox problems, while engine failures claimed Streiff and de Cesaris...


#683 midgrid

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 12:21

Andrea, you may be interested in this post on reddit, and this image in particular.

#684 andrea

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 09:55

Andrea, you may be interested in this post on reddit, and this image in particular.



Thanks, midgrid. I've never seen this picture before.

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15 Japanese Grand Prix

Practice


...The mood in the Rial camp should have been one of expetation, following two high-speed shunts. As Andrea de Cesaris tested tyre barriers and the sand-traps on Friday morning and during the final qualifying session. The first was blamed on a puncture, a suspension failure being mentioned in respect of the heavilly damaged car in the second accident. Andrea, as usual, stepped without harm from each wrech and felt he could have been much higher than 14th place...

Race

...Along the way, he must have incurred the wrath of Andrea de Cesaris, the Italian indulging in a particularly brainless piece of driving as he tried to bundle Suzuki off the road. Andrea was about to reduce the hazard factor for the rest of the field by retiring the Rial ovverheating, caused by dirt clogging the radiators. De Cesaris later said he had no idea how it happened...

16 Australian Grand Prix


Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris occupied 15th in the Rial after a catalogue of problems which included an electical failure which stopped him out on the circuit on Friday and running out of fuel in second qualifying. Luckily for him, Nannini's accident resulted in Saturday's session being red-flagged, and the Rial was retrieved. Andrea then went out again, posted a 1m 21.164s - and then blew the engine apart...

Race

...Further back, Alex Caffi's game midfield run came to an end when Dallara wilted with a broken transmission on lap 33, while de Cesaris, who drove superbly not only to fend off the recovering Boutsen, but also to pass Capelli for sixth place, found himself rolling to a halt on the circuit, out of fuel, with five laps to go...


#686 andrea

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:52

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Formula 1 Review 1988

Rial

Italian Andrea de Cesaris sustained his F1 career with a switch to the newly formed Rial operation and continued to show that confusing blend of precision and unpredictability that has been the inevitable hallmark of his career. Sometimes he appeared clueless, yet his drive to fourth place between Detroit's unforgiving concrets barriers showed him capable of remarkable restraint. Sustaining it continues to be his problem...


#687 andrea

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Posted 13 October 2013 - 14:37

I'm continuing with sequences from “Autocourse 1989-90” about Andrea de Cesaris:

 

01 Brazilian Grand Prix

 

Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris signalled the promising possibilites of the new Dallara by lining up 15th on 1 m 29.005s, his Friday progress hampered by the same fuel pump problems that prevented team-mate Alex Caffi from pre-qualifying...


Race

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 02 San Marino Grand Prix

 

Practice

 

...Andrea de Cesaris shooting from 27th (a broken undertray at a crucial moment on Friday) to 16th (a misfire spoiling his run on the first set of tyres on Saturday) - an effort which was put in the shade by his team-mate Alex Caffi...

 

Race

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03 Monaco Grand Prix

Practice

 

... Behind Patrese and Modena, Alex Caffi did a superb job to line his Dallara up on the inside of row five, just pipping team-mate Andrea de Cesaris. Andrea had been as high as seventh on Thursday while Caffi's best lap was spoiled when he lost second and sixth gears, but Alex's confidence that he would be quicker than de Cesaris if his car remained healthy proved wll founded in the second session. Andrea complained of slight braking problems on Saturday, but otherwise the Scuderia Italia duo were in good heart...

 

Race

...On lap 34 came probably the most remarkable single incident of the race as de Cesaris, by now elevated to a superb fourth and driving with all discipline he seems capable of mustering only on an intermittent basis, dived inside the tardy Nelson Piquet under braking for the Loews hairpin, intent on lapping the Lotus. Nelson yawed across his bows and the two cars became interlocked and shuddered to a halt in the middle of the road.

It was pure Jacques Tati farce material, the two men, separated only by their side pods, gesticulating furiously at each other. Eventually Andrea extricated himselkf from this road block - which forced Prost to brake to a halt for about 20 seconds - and toured back to the pits where repairs were effected before he resumed the chase. Piquet was out on the spot...

 

04 Mexican Grand Prix

Practice

 

...The Dallara team were struggling on Friday, so much so that both Andrea De Cesaris and Alex Caffi spun, the latter incident bringing out the red flag for the third time. By Saturday Italian team had made some progress, including finding straightline speed, and de Cesaris moved from 19th to 12th...

 

Race

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05 United States Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Andrea de Cesaris looked similarly confident in his F 189, but he shaved a wall too closely on Saturday afternoon and broke a steering arm as he negotiated what promised to be his fastest lap. That dropped him to 13th on 1 m 32.640s, only half a second covering the six places between the two Italian machines...

 

Race

...By lap eight there was quite queue building up behind de Cesaris's Dallara and Derek Warwick looked extremely anxious to get through into tenth place. Unfortunately, the Englishman fractionally misjudged his overtaking manouvre, the A 11's left-front wheel impacting very heavily against the Dallara's right-rear. Front suspension deranged, Warwick skated to a permanent halt in an escape road, but Andrea limped back to the pits, changed a punctured tyre and resumed at the tail of the field...

...Alex Caffi seemed on schedule for a good result until he was elbowed into the wall on lap 53 bu none other than his team-mate. De Cesaris, making up ground after his earlier delays, was seeking to unlap himself from Caffi, but ran round the outside of the other Dallara under braking for a left-hander, turned across Alex's bows and wiped him straight into the wall at the apex. Team manager Patrizio Cantu summed it up when he said, 'One of our drivers should have been second today - the other one should be in gaol!' No prizes for guessing which...

 

06 Canadian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Andrea de Cesaris was spared such a crushing inconvenience, but he was unable to beat Caffi because, he said, of problems with traffic. On Saturday morning the good Andrea created his own traffic problem by spinning, without harm...

 

Race

...And Andrea de Cesaris, having seemingly explored every blade of grass around the track, brought his Dallara home in third place. After months of blase scenes on the podium, the victory rostrum in Canada was a picturee of happinesss...



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07 French Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Team-mate Andrea de Cesaris just failed to make the cut, damaging his chassis beyond immediate repair with a kerb-crunching excursion on Friday.

A fresh chassis was brought from Italy in time toi built up into a new car for Saturday morning, but he then sufferd an engine failure. That meant tackling qualifying with a totally unsorted chassis, presenting him with an impossible uphill struggle. Joing him in the ranks of the non-qualified were Sala's Minardi, Danner's Rial and Moreno's newly completed Coloni...

 

Race

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08 British Grand Prix

Practice

 

...There was very little grip to be had and Arnoux was bumped off the grid when Andrea de Cesaris improved at the end of Saturday's qualifying session. The Dallara's  were hopelessly off the pace, however, neither driver being able to find a balance as they paid for their absence from testing. Caffi had been elimineted on Friday morning...

 

Race

...De Cesaris had retired with engine trouble...



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09 German Grand Prix

Practice

 

...There was a new chassis on hand for Andrea de Cesaris but the main preoccupation within the Rial team seemeed to be a tug-of-war with Zakspeed over the future services of designer Gustav Brunner. After Gunter SchmidandErich Zakowski had allegedly exchanged blows during the test sessions the previous week, there was trouble of a different sort on Saturday when de Cesaris was hauled before the stewards for reaching 130 mph in the pit lane - a speed somewhat higher than the required 50 mph limit. There had not been much time to sort out the new car and, when he took to the older spare chassis in the final session, a clutch problem stranded Andrea out on the circuit...

 

Race

...De Cesaris's progress up and down the lap chart had been dictated by visits to the run-off areas, one particular excursion damaging the right-rear wheel. After a pit stop, the clutch packed up and then the gear lever came loose but he managed to keep going and finished 13th behind a battle between Schneider and Palmer which was finally settled in favour of the Tyrrell driver...

 

10 Hungarian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Splitting the two Lolas were Andrea de Cesaris and Nakajima, the Rial driver grappling with a major handling imbalance on Saturday after electrical gremlins beset both his ARC1s the previous day. Faulty batteries were pinpointed as the cause and, once they had been changed overnight, the engine ran cleanly enough for Andrea to produce a 1m 31.523s...

 

Race

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11 Belgian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...As for Andrea de Cesaris, he was cursing yet more clutch trouble on the Rial, followed by a sheared fuel pump drive. And that was just morning. Friday afternoon saw one car blow an engine while the other had gear selection trouble... 

 

Race

...The list of retirements had been opened on the third lap, Arnoux's Ligier colliding with the back of de Cesaris's Rial at Les Combes. The Italian was not impressed. 'It was stupid, quite unnecessary,' said de Cesaris. 'He tried to overtake me and drove into my rear wheel.' Arnoux merely shrugged and made not comment. The blue cars were abandoned on the spot...

 

 

 

 

12 Italian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...The progress of the Osella must have been galling for the Rial team as they struggled with various mechanical problems on the first day. Matters took a turn for the worse when the front suspension collapsed on Saturday morning while, in final qualifying, de Cesaris endeared himself to no one by spraying oil around the circuit - and then setting his best lap at the very end of the session... 

 

Race

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#693 BenR

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Posted 26 November 2013 - 07:13

Hi,

Does anyone know of a way to contact Andrea?

I am building an autograph collection for my 1 yearold son Jaxon Senna and I really want to add him to it

Thanks everyone

Ben

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13 Portugese Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Qualifying on the sixth row was a notible achievement for Andrea de Cesaris and Rial as they struggled along without the vast techical input evident at one or two teams ranged behind them on the grid. Apart from the almost traditional clutch problem on Friday morning, practice was uninterrupted, de Cesaris being 13th in first qualifying and improving further despite a misfire early in the final session...

 

Race

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14 Spanish Grand Prix

Practice

 

...At least he (Palmer) was ahead of Andrea de Cesaris on this occasion, the Rial simply not wanting to work on Goodyear's latest revised rear covers which were found to be fouling the rear suspension and body work...

 

Race

...Martini's Minardi succumbed to gearbox problems, while engine failures claimed Streiff and de Cesaris...



#695 andrea

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Posted 07 December 2013 - 16:47

I'm sorry but I have to correct Andrea's parts in Autocourse 1989 book. Since German GP 1989 Andrea's parts in this thread are from Autocourse 1988, so these are the real parts:

 

09 German Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Unhappy on the faster circuit, both Dallara F189s were left trailing, taking 20th and 21st places with Alex Caffi fractionally ahead of Andrea de Cesaris, as the drivers had trouble reaching an optimum aerodynamic set-up for Hockenheim's fast straights...

 

Race

...In seventh place, de Cesaris emerged ahead of a battle between Brundle's Brabham and Martini's Minardi...

 

10 Hungarian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Even so, third place was excellent effort and good enough to prompt celebration all round in the Dallara garage. All of which must have made 18th place for Andrea de Cesaris that bit harder to take, a down-on- power engine on Friday and persistent understeer being cited as his major complaints...

 

Race

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11 Belgian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...That put him some six places ahead of de Cesaris, the hard-charging Andrea feeling somewhat grey on Saturday after his hire car had savaged a coach quite badly in a road accident on Friday night...

 

Race

...De Cesaris and a trailing Capelli were next (11th and 12th)...

 

 

12 Italian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Monza was proving to be disastrous for Dallara. The aerodynamic shortcomings of their car, coupled with the unsuitability of the Pirelli qualifiers, caused de Cesaris to slip from 11th to 17th on Saturday while Caffi dropped three places to 20th... 

 

Race

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13 Portugese Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Andrea de Cesaris was having a miserable time as he suffered from a stiff neck and a heavy cold, and found impossible to go faster in the final session, 14th place becoming 19th...

 

Race

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14 Spanish Grand Prix

Practice

 

...In 15th place Andrea de Cesaris complained about abiding understeer in the slowest corners which adversely affected his speed on the straight, a shortcoming echoed by his Dallara team-mate Alex Caffi. A brief off-track excursion for Andrea on Saturday morning didn;t help matters, but both men complained of traffic on their best lap and Caffi found himself unable even to squeeze into the top 20, languishing in 23rd on 1 m 23.763s...

 

Race

...De Cesaris was next (7th) with the sole surviving Dallara, ahead of Piquet, Warwick and the misfiring Palmer, rounding off a race made memorable only by Senna's textbook driving in a distinctly superior car...



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15 Japanese Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Fifteenth and sixteenth places were dissapointment for Alex Caffi and Andrea de Cesaris, the Dallaras suffering from poor straightline speed throughout an otherwise trouble-free weekend...

 

Race

...Having hauled his way into eight place, Pirro then lost the lot as he tried to lap de Cesaris going into Spoon Curve. The Benetton driver charitably put it down to a misunderstanding, but whatever the reason, Andrea had simply shut the door. And, as luck would have it, the Dallara continued whereas Pirro was out...

 

16 Australian Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Behind Mansell (7th) there were no fewer than five Pirelli runners: Stefano Modena's Brabham, Dallaras of de Cesaris and Caffi, Larini's Osella and Martin Brundle's Brabham, their performances testifying to the efficiency of the Italian qualifying rubber...

 

Race

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#697 Keke Rosberg

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 21:59

Hi Andrea

I found an article/interview with de Cesaris from the Chequered Flag magazine (May 1992), do you have that already?



#698 taran

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 12:59

I always liked De Cesaris since he drove for my fav team Ligier.

 

I always understood that his father held the Italian import license for Marlboro and allegedly was a racing dad that really pushed both Andrea and Marlboro into a mutual racing career (much like Diniz Sr. did with Parmalat in Brazil). Hence the marlboro link to Andrea's entire career.

 

And yes, it was his entire career. In 1984/85, Andrea indeed drove for Ligier which was sponsored by Gitanes but that was because there were no other seats available and Marlboro agreed to still sponsor him by paying the Ligier team but without any signage on the blue cars. Now that takes some impressive clout or just the ability to cost Marlboro a lot of ciggie sales in Italy. It also marks the year Marlboro started paying the salaries for Ferrari drivers and getting a small sticker on the Ferrari cars....A coincidence? I think not...

 

Andrea was indeed fired by Guy Ligier after a heavy crash but it was an open secret that Gitanes had been pushing for a seat for Philippe Streiff, then a coming man in French racing and heavily sponsored by Gitanes. 

 

De Cesaris retired to become a banker/money trader and is doing very well, apparently earning considerably more than as a driver. He also is much happier now that he is no longer a driver according to a short interview I read. 



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Posted 23 February 2014 - 14:01

I'm continuing with sequences from book “Autocourse ” about Andrea de Cesaris, This time from “Autocourse 1990-91 ”:

 

01 United States Grand Prix

Practice

 

...Alesi would fulfil a starring role when it came to the race, but for the moment he was overshadowed when Pierluigi Martini's Minardi M189 popped a 1m 28.731 s to join Gerhard Berger on the front row. Andrea de Cesaris's new Dallara squeezing into third place with 1 m 29.019 s...

 

Race

...Boutsen was now left running in fourth place, behind Piquet and ahead of  de Cesaris, the Dallara dropping off the pace slightly after its clutch packed up...

...Engine failure eventually claimed de Cesaris after 25 laps...

 

 

02 Brazilian Grand Prix

 

Practice

...Andrea de Cesaris gave his usual energetic performance as he put Martini under severe pressure, but any hopes of finding the necessary tenth of a second were not helped by the higher temperature on Saturday. Then when Alesi went faster, de Cesaris found himself in ninth place. And he would have reason to think even less kindly of M. Alesi on race day...


Race

...A combination of a good start by de Cesaris and a bad one by Alesi had seen the Dallara shoot ahead of the Tyrrell. Alesi was soon into his stride and, not about to be squeezed out, maintained his line as they reached the braking area for the first corner. Unfortunately, there was not enough room for Dallara and the Tyrrell as they tried to run round the outside of Patrese's Williams. Alesi and de Cesaris made contact, the Dallara hurtling backwards into the gravel trap, Andrea's race over...



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03 San Marino Grand Prix

 

Practice

 

...The Benetton team received a major setback on Friday when Alessandro Nannini's B190 was damaged beyond immediate repair when he tangled with the inattentive Andrea de Cesaris at Tamburello. The Dallara driver, exiting the pits with typical enthusiasm and lack of consideration for the fellow competitors, ran slap into the side of his bemused countryman, consigning Sandro to the team's spare chassis for the rest of the weekend...

 

Race

...On the softest available race tyres the Ferrari was the fastest car on the track and Mansell was using every ounce of its potential. Little by little, he haulked back the deficit, not helped by the antics of some tail-enders, notably de Cesaris, who elbowed the Ferrari, onto the apex kerb, at Rivazza in another public demonstration that his Dallara's rear-view mirrors were mere cosmetic accessories...

 

04 Monaco Grand Prix

Practice

 

... And into the bargain, Andrea de Cesaris had squeezed between the Lotus drivers (11th and 13th), the Italian complaining of a damaged tendon in the right wrist...

 

Race

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