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  • #46
    Originally posted by editor View Post

    Mario Andretti said Carlo Chiti would not allow him to do any development. The breakdown between Andretti and Chiti was so complete that there was no chance Andretti would end up remaining with Autodelta. Frustrated by the autocratic Chiti, his jealousies and the chaos and disorganization he wrought, Andretti said in the summer of 1981 he was ready to walk out on the team there and then. Andretti, who suffered terrible injuries during his stint with Alfa that left him in pain for years, called accepting the ride a career mistake that drove him out of F1.

    Gerard Ducarouge termed Alfa's F1 effort an example of how not to go motor racing.

    The Alfa's aerodynamics were the result of work done by SERA.

    Thanks again editor.

    When did Mario get hurt in the Alfa?

    Was Chiti out of the picture by 1982? He is not in the development credits for the 182 chassis. I remember DeCrasheris leading Long Beach and thinking, Mario can't catch a break, the new car looks good. Until of course, Andrea sliced the side of the car off down to the tub....

    The 182's tunnel exits at the back of the car were very low and wide, even missing the halfshafts, unusual at the time. Almost Ike a modern diffuser.
    "Thank God for the fortune to be here, to be an American."--Alan Kulwicki, 11/15/92

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    • #47
      Originally posted by dalz View Post

      Thanks again editor.
      You're welcome.


      Originally posted by dalz View Post
      When did Mario get hurt in the Alfa?
      At Zandvoort.


      Originally posted by dalz View Post
      Was Chiti out of the picture by 1982? ...
      No.

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