F1 Year Book – 1991

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“I’M BACK

Following a year marked by a lot of work, pressure, joy and sadness, I’m writing to you again, invited by our friend Francisco Santos, the publisher of this Yearbook about the ’91 Motor Sports season. Fortunately, I’m back to authoring the preface, an honor reserved for the Formula One world champion. Everyone that follows me closely knows about the obstacles I faced to win this year’s title and become a three-time F1 world champion. My first four victories in the year’s first four races (Phoenix, Interlagos, Imola and Monaco) made our team look better than it really was. I was well aware of that. When Williams-Renault – the season’s best set-up – got their car right, a championship that once seemed predictable became very hard. I had to give the folks at McLaren and Honda a stern warning, so we didn’t lag behind. Everyone worked hard in the season’s second half, and the victories in Hungary and Belgium proved crucial to the Honda Marlboro McLaren team morale and were a crushing blow to Williams-Renault. The Japanese Grand-Prix was just a big party. Our strategy worked and Berger won. It was a fair, touching decision that I believe rewarded the great audience we had in Fuji and watching us on the TV. Now, to the matter at hand: the well-written pages by journalist and my personal friend – Francisco Santos. Enjoy!”“I’M BACK

Following a year marked by a lot of work, pressure, joy and sadness, I’m writing to you again, invited by our friend Francisco Santos, the publisher of this Yearbook about the ’91 Motor Sports season. Fortunately, I’m back to authoring the preface, an honor reserved for the Formula One world champion. Everyone that follows me closely knows about the obstacles I faced to win this year’s title and become a three-time F1 world champion. My first four victories in the year’s first four races (Phoenix, Interlagos, Imola and Monaco) made our team look better than it really was. I was well aware of that. When Williams-Renault – the season’s best set-up – got their car right, a championship that once seemed predictable became very hard. I had to give the folks at McLaren and Honda a stern warning, so we didn’t lag behind. Everyone worked hard in the season’s second half, and the victories in Hungary and Belgium proved crucial to the Honda Marlboro McLaren team morale and were a crushing blow to Williams-Renault. The Japanese Grand-Prix was just a big party. Our strategy worked and Berger won. It was a fair, touching decision that I believe rewarded the great audience we had in Fuji and watching us on the TV. Now, to the matter at hand: the well-written pages by journalist and my personal friend – Francisco Santos. Enjoy!”