Articles tagged Carl Haas

Page 88, April 2014

Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

Page 102, November 2014

Lunch with... Kenny Bräck

He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...

Page 31, November 2008

Champ Car convert gains ground

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing has had a tough 2008. After winning four consecutive Champ Car titles, the team has struggled in making the eleventh-hour switch to the IRL. Minimal testing, a serious parts shortage, more crashes than expected, and a punishing 14 races in 16 weeks meant all the ‘transition’ teams were playing catch-up. At the St Petersburg street race in April Graham Rahal drove...

Page 56, January 2006

Past, present, future

Lola is about to produce a new run of the beautiful T70. So we thought it would be nice to whet Ian Flux's appetite with an ex-Bonnier car. Flux is right of course. It really is beautiful. In your mind's eye, this is how a sports-prototype should look, all beefy and curvaceous: none of that geometric, square-cut nonsense. A car that was conceived with the aid of nothing more exotic than a vivid...

Page 12, August 1999

Modern times

In politics, you're only as good as your last speech. In motor racing, too, memories are short. Happy the World Champion who chooses just the right moment to retire, while he is still remembered for his glories, and not for the afternoon drives of his career. On 13th October 1996, in the melee of well-wishers, hangers-on and press that clogged the muddled area behind the Suzuka pits after his...

Page 24, December 2004

AJ'S comeback

Alan Jones (left) looked all set for a return to Formula One in 1985. The 38-year-old was due to sign for Carl Haas' new GP squad. With American footwear giant Beatrice providing $80 million in backing, the team was expected to use a Lola chassis fitted with a TAG-Porsche V6.

Page 46, September 1989

Broadley speaking

It is hard to pinpoint precisely when Eric Broadley went from being a special builder to becoming a constructor, but in 1958 he appeared with his Lola-Climax Mk1 and at the beginning of the 1959 season there were four of them and he was on his way. At the time 1100cc sports-car racing in Britain mast serious business, the equivalent of Formula Three today, and Lotus dominated by running works...

Page 85, November 2002

Aussie rules

No-one defined the Australian racing driver better than Jonesy – acerbic wit but also self-deprecating humour, gritty determination and fairness in the heat of battle. He talks to Adam Cooper about his career of surprises "For me, racing was very much a natural progression," says Alan Jones. "I remember Dad used to let me take the odd Monday off school so I could go and watch him race. And as far...

Page 34, October 1974

Sports Round-up

Formula 5000 One International formula which seems to thrive on both sides of the Atlantic (as well as in Australia and New Zealand) is the Formula 5000 single-seater category, a class of racing which took quite a long time to get off the ground but now commands a loyal following. In Europe the F5000 Championship is backed by Rothmans and, over the past month or so, Bob Evans and Peter Gethin...

Page 32, February 2006

In the hot seat

Bobby Rahal He won at Indy but had to turn down a Le Mans drive with Sauber. He doesn't care if he's underrated but does promise not to be another overprotective 'race car dad' Your father was a pretty useful driver. Did he pass on any tips when you started racing, and do you do the same for your son Graham? Chris Rees, Bracknell I don't know if my father passed on anything except the love of...

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