Articles tagged David Sears

Page 32, September 1995

Turning point?

Hockenheim has played a pivotal role in the past two FIA F3000 series. And once again, it has created confusion in the perceived natural order of things... When Marc Goossens crossed the line to win the Hockenheim Formula 3000 race, it was significant for several reasons. It was a first F3000 victory for him, and for Derek Mower's small but effective Nordic Racing. It ended Super Nova's...

Page 30, October 1990

Controversy in East Midlands

Smoke pours from the vast, fat power station towers on the horizon between Nottingham and Derby, and although the gathering gloom concealed the fact at Donington Park, a smoke cloud of equal proportions rose above Tom Walkinshaw's motorhome. The Silk Cut Jaguars had been excluded from the results of the seventh round of the World Sports-Prototype Championship, on a track that might fairly be...

Page 58, April 2009

Lunch with Eddie Jordan

He’s the racer-turned-team boss whose wheeling and dealing helped him scale the heights of Formula 1 – and bring a sense of fun to the grid It’s safe to assume that we will never again see the like of Jordan Grand Prix. As the financial and political qualifications for entry into Formula 1 become ever tougher, and the paddock becomes more and more serious and straight-faced, so the possibility of...

Page 40, July 1994

FIA EUROPEAN F3000 CHAMPIONSHIP

trreble, Three races; three different winners; three drivers sharing the championship lead; was Formula 3000 ever anything other than congested? What has been the best news for Formula 3000 drivers in recent weeks? On a personal level. Gil de Ferran and Massimiliano Papis will have drawn great satisfaction from their victories in Pau and Barcelona, respectively. The most significant development,...

Page 8, January 1994

Jo Marquart

Respected racing car designer Jo Marquart died in his adopted Norfolk recently, following heart trouble. He was 57 years old. In the late 1960s Marquart was noted for his work at McLaren, before he went on to Huron, GRD and Modus. Thereafter, he founded Argo Racing Cars in 1977. The Argo JM6 was one of F3's pace-setters in 1979/80, in the hands of Roberto Guerrero, David Sears, Thierry Tassin and...

Page 94, February 2013

Lunch with... Oliver Gavin

He accepted that he wouldn't make it to F1 early on, but since then he's claimed five ALMS titles and four class victories at Le Mans By Simon Taylor Formula 1 is naturally the summit of every young driver's ambition, the goal that spurs him on to scale each successive rung of the ladder. When his early efforts go well, when the pundits' plaudits start to include prognostications of future...

Page 71, April 2013

Horse and groom?

F1 folk were surprised McLaren didn't sign him, but many believe Ferrari will. Meet Nico Hulkenberg, who has won titles at every stage of his career... bar one By Simon Arron Act one, Scene two : Silverstone, England, August 31, 2006. A cynic-ripe industry doubted A1 GP the self-styled 'world cup of motor sport' would ever get off the ground, but 20 cars were ready for testing as the second...

Page 95, March 2011

When the chips are up

He had success behind the wheel, but Chip Ganassi has really won big as a team owner In recent years Chip Ganassi has emerged as the only American team owner to rival the wide breadth of Roger Penske's achievements in motor racing. That may be presumptuous to say because Penske has long set the standard for American racing, not only in preparation and presentation, but also by winning many races...

Page 87, December 1995

Brighton Breezes

The official count gave the non-starters as 35, out of 468 entries, and estimated that some 15,000 gathered in Hyde Park to see the start. Those with problems that frosty morning included a 1900 Pieper and a 1903 Humberette, but both got going. Although this is not a race, there was some Childish speculation as to whether Stirling Moss, on a 1904 Mercedes entered by Dieter Ritter would be able to...

Page 26, July 1990

The year of the cat

Britain's soccer fans may not have created a good impression in Sardinia, but a vast army of 50,000 motor racing supporters who crossed the channel were well behaved and ecstatic with the 1-2 result achieved by the Silk Cut Jaguar team at Le Mans. They joined Tom Walkinshaw with fervour in singing the National Anthem and more than a few tears were shed... of happiness among those celebrating, of...

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