Articles tagged Derek Mower

Page 122, May 2014

More than just a tall story

Once a bright British prospect whose F1 career was equal parts bafflement and brevity, Justin Wilson has now spent more than a decade in America. He’s forged a fine reputation in his adopted home, thanks in part to his habit of conjuring victories for unfancied teams…Writer: Simon Arron It is almost 20 years since Justin Wilson created a piece of history that will forever be his. He was one of...

Page 32, August 1993

Power,

but where's the glory? It's been so bloody quiet, its a joke. The guys have been kicking their heels, taking four days to complete a job that normally takes one. There's not much else for them to do." Dave Stubbs, team manager of Paul Stewart Racing's Formula 3000 team, chuckles at the situation, but you sense that behind his observations there lies a sense of frustration. Here we are, in the...

Page 42, May 1994

OPEN WARFARE

or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 28, June 1996

Growing Pains

Grand Prix racing's new-style feeder formula is well populated, but Simon Arron witnessed a baptism that wasn't wholly smooth Formula 3000 makes its big step into the future, into a world devoid of extravagant technology but which promises simultaneously to reduce costs, increase public awareness and to serve as a broader shop window of talent for Formula One scouts. D-day is May 12, at the...

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 34, May 1993

No such thing as a certainty...

When is a U-turn not, officially, a U-turn? Er, when it's practised by FISA, apparently. A few weeks ago, Formula 3000 was in the midst of a sticky patch, its future uncertain after FISA delivered a potentially lethal one-liner back in December. It's too expensive, said the governing body, so we're going to replace it. After a series of meetings between interested parties, FISA finally hit on the...

Page 54, June 1994

Follow my leader

Formula 3000 cars are exciting in themselves, certainly, but the opening round of the FIA European Championship, Silverstone's International Trophy, proved once again that the cars' inherent speed isn't sufficient to guarantee a spectacle. Talking a few days before the event, Gil de Ferran, one of several pre-season championship favourites, explained that the modern F3000 car Is great to drive, (...

Page 4, March 1993

Diary

JANUARY 19: The March F1 team appears set to be sold. 19: At a meeting chaired by John Macdonald, there is healthy support for the 1993 British F2 Championship. Around 35 UK-based entrants state their intention to compete. If the series can generate decent support, a generous prize fund and TV coverage are promised. 21: FISA issues its entry list for the World Championship. Unsurprisingly,...

Page 32, January 1996

Breaking the price

The launch of the new Lola Formula 3000 car heralds a new era on the final rung of the Grand Prix ladder. Will it work? FM President Max Mosley is confident about its prospects Only six months ago, the future of Formula One's ante-chamber was still not clearly defined. Indeed, the identity of the engine supplier to the new, one-make Formula 3000 was only confirmed two days before the unveiling of...

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