Articles tagged Nissan

Page 32, February 2001

Big in Japan

In Japan some passage of time is usually required before an event, an artefact or an era can be defined as a classic. But the 1976 Japanese GP was different In pouring rain on a circuit built in the shadow of Mount Fuji, what was possibly the most exciting season of Formula One came to a spectacular conclusion in a race memorable for many different reasons. Because it was the Hunt versus Lauda...

Page 28, July 1997

Beyond Le Mans: The career highlights

Henri Pescarolo's four wins and 30 starts at Le Mans have given him a unique place in motor racing history. Along the way he's driven for Matra (1966, '67, '68, '70, '72, '73, '74), Ferrari ('71), Ligier ('75), Rondeau ('76, '79, '80, '81, '82, '83), Porsche ('77, '78, '84, '89, '90, '91, '93), Lancia ('85), Sauber-Mercedes ('86, '87), Jaguar ('88) and Courage ('92, '94, '95, '96). However, the...

Page 42, December 1984

ivory coast rally

Ivory Coast CONVERSATION after the Sanremo Rally seemed to centre not on the World Championship title duel between Stig Blomqvist and Markku Alen, but on the remarkable way in which An Vatanen and Terry Harryman had driven one of Peugeot's four-wheel-drive cars to its second major victory, trouncing both the Audis and the Lancias. The new car had twice made an appearance, and had twice got among...

Page 74, January 2010

When Mercedes turned it up to 11

Twenty years ago the marque teamed up with Sauber to produce the C11 – a car that ruled all and influenced a return to F1By Gary Watkins The first pure-bred Mercedes-Benz racer for 35 years. A World Championship winner. The car that gave us Michael Schumacher. The machine that laid the foundation stone of the German manufacturer’s graduation to F1. The Mercedes-Benz C11 can claim all those...

Page 27, October 1990

Shoot for the Stars

I drove my heart out for 300 miles. I took no prisoners on the track, and then I got disqualified on a detail like that. I am totally overwhelmed". Martin Brundle was dejected and angry the day after the Donington round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, his solo drive to third place in the Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-11 expunged from the records by the FISA stewards. The offence was to...

Page 15, February 2012

Brundles pair for Le Mans

Former Le Mans 24 Hours winner Martin Brundle will end a decade-long absence at the French enduro to share a car with son Alex in 2012. The Brundles will join up in a Zytek-Nissan Z11SN LMP2 prototype (below) entered by the British Greaves Motorsport squad, winners of the P2 crown in this year’s Le Mans Series. Alex, 21, will also contest a full schedule with the team in the renamed European Le...

Page 27, September 1990

Omnipotence Reigns!

It was predictable, really, that the Sauber Mercedes team would return to Dijon-Prenois in a determined mood. Last year's result was the one blot on the team's record sheet, and that was motive enough. Then, Sauber had the luxury of developing and testing the C11 right through June, when all the rival teams were preparing for Le Mans and recovering from the ordeal. The result? Mercedes' third 1-2...

Page 61, October 1994

Tommi gun

Given a rare opportunity in a top works rally car on home soil, Tommy Mäkinen didn't waste it As the 1994 World Rally Championship heads towards its close, three drivers have emerged with a chance of securing the title: Didier Auriol and Juha Kankkunen in Toyotas and Subaru's Carlos Sainz. In Finland, at the end of August, where the Neste 1000 Lakes Rally was the eighth qualifier of the 10-round...

Page 52, February 2000

Reality Bytes

With more computers than an early NASA rocket the latest Nissan Skyline GT-R should be almost as much of a blast. So why, ask Gavin Conway, does the sum not equal the parts? It was the most awful car I have ever driver. Even a massive dose of technology had failed to redeem what was an execrable driving experience; the thing had a simply mind-bending number of different settings for steering and...

Page 20, January 1990

Group En-ergy !

Group En--ergy! WHEN the organisers of the Ivory Coast Rally distributed publicity material in advance of the 1989 event, they emphasised that it would not be a car-breaker and that rough roads would be avoided as much as possible. However, when crews went out to begin their reconnaissance they soon discovered that the expression "not rough" was merely relative, and that the route was as rugged...

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