Articles tagged David Richards

Page 76, March 2011

Lunch with... Alex Wurz

Tall men are not meant to make top racing drivers, yet he had a busy 12-year career as F1 racer and tester. Now his heart is set on a third Le Mans winBy Simon Taylor Alex Wurz looks like Hollywood’s idea of a racing driver: alert, clear-eyed, charming yet steely, wiry and very fit. And tall. But, as we know, in real life the most successful racing drivers tend to be little guys. It’s not just...

Page 96, June 2014

Starter for 10

For the past decade, Aston Martin Racing has been a fan favourite at Le Mans. As founder David Richards and driver Darren Turner tell us, those 10 years are just the beginning Writer Damien Smith Ten years and more than 200 racing cars. Perhaps that’s the most significant statistic of Aston Martin Racing’s first decade. The big wins, most notably the back-to-back GT class successes at Le Mans,...

Page 96, August 2014

Wind of change

Can motor sport help Olympic legend Sir Ben Ainslie win the America’s Cup for Britain? He swaps the high seas for race track to find out more with Prodrive at Silverstone Writer Ed Foster Sir Ben Ainslie looks as though he’s just been released from a tumble dryer. He might be the most successful sailor in Olympic history, but he emerges wide-eyed after a few laps with two-time Le Mans class...

Page 92, November 2008

Fighting on the home front

Jimmy McRae never really carved out an international rally career – but he didn’t need to when the competition was so good at homeBy John Davenport To successfully take up rallying after the first flush of youth is not unknown in our sport. Eugen Böhringer did not start his career until 1958 when he was 36 years old, then went on to win the European Rally Championship and the Liège-Sofia-Liège...

Page 92, February 1998

The suvivor's guide to owing an F1 team

GP teams have come and gone, but Tyrrell has made it through the good times and bad… until now. Adam Cooper discovers the secret of keeping a team afloat in 1998 The 1999 season will see a significant change to the Formula One entry list. Tyrrell, the third oldest marque in the Grand Prix pitlane after Ferrari and McLaren, will no longer as exist as we know it now. In its place comes British...

Page 99, October 2011

Relight the fire

Alan Gow first took charge of the BTCC as it hit its Super Touring stride. Second time round, he’s manufacturing a different success story By Paul Fearnley Twenty years ago at Silverstone, the late Will Hoy, bless his fireproof socks, won the opening round of a new-look British Touring Car Championship. Saloonatics of all shapes and capacities had been door-handling since 1958; the difference...

Page 12, January 2005

Honda F1 team on horizon

Car giant promises increase in F1 profile Honda looks set to run its own team in Formula One for the first time since 1968 following an announcement that it intends to buy a 45 per cent stake in BAR. The Japanese giant, which has supplied engines to BAR since 2000, is widely tipped to complete a total buy-out and rebranding of the team within the next two years. It has already drawn up plans for...

Page 15, January 2009

Dennis to give motor sport safety lecture at NEC show

Ron Dennis has been lined up to deliver the 2009 Motorsport Safety Fund Watkins Lecture at the Autosport International show on January 9. The lecture at the NEC in Birmingham has become one of the highlights of the British racing car show and is named after former F1 medic Professor Sid Watkins, who has made the speech twice before. It is usually attended by some 500 delegates who are directly...

Page 63, August 2006

Colin McRae

For his first on-track race event, ‘McCrash’ chose the BTCC, at Knockhill in 1992. He was focused on rallying, but when the lights turned to green… Words: Anthony Peacock. Photography: LAT At the time of the British Touring Car Championship’s first visit to Knockhill, Scotland in July 1992, the most famous McRae was Colin’s father Jimmy – thanks to his five British Rally Championship titles....

Page 33, August 2008

Newsfeed

NASCAR Kasey Kahne took back-to-back wins at Lowe’s Motor Speedway, with victory in the All-Star Challenge and the Coca Cola 600. Kyle Busch won the Nationwide race. Busch won his fourth Sprint Cup Series race of 2008 at Dover. Scott Speed scored his first stock car win at Dover in the Craftsman Truck Series and took pole for the ARCA race at Pocono. GP2 Bruno Senna put the family name back on...

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