Articles tagged Franck Montagny

Page 42, November 2014

International news

The electric age dawns Prost/Heidfeld shunt provides talking point in China | By Gary Watkins The new FIA Formula E Championship hit the headlines at the first time of asking in Beijing. The inaugural round of the 2014/15 series was big news courtesy of a last-corner accident that sent Nick Heidfeld’s Venturi Spark-Renault electric racer flying into the debris fencing. The talk after the first ‘...

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 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 31, February 2014

Auctions

RM Auctions/Sothebys @New York November 21 Art of the Automobile $62.8m sold in two hours 16 of 31 lots achieved over $1m 11 cars achieved world record prices, including: 1964 Ferrari 250LM, Class winner at Daytona, 1968: $14.3m 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet: $7.2m 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder: $4.5m Other notable cars: 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Competition’ Berlinetta Special: $7m...

Page 28, August 2010

Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

Page 23, April 2009

Top seat for Brabham

David Brabham will try to emulate older brother Geoff by winning the Le Mans 24 Hours in a Peugeot. Brabham was the surprise announcement when the Peugeot team launched its 2009 sports car campaign at company headquarters in Paris in February. The 43-year-old British-based Australian was named alongside Peugeot returnee Sébastien Bourdais and seven drivers who raced the 908 HDi last season....

Page 106, October 2012

Insight: Audi vs Peugeot: Inside the duel

For five incredible years Nicolas Minassian was privileged to find himself at the heart of the greatest sports car rivalry of modern times. Peugeot versus Audi, between 2007 and 2011, produced some of the tightest battles ever seen at Le Mans. Here, Minassian offers a first-hand account of the titanic duel between two thoroughbred – but very different – factory teams "Ah, it was fantastic. It was...

Page 21, December 2011

Petit Le Mans

Road Atlanta, USA PEUGEOT MADE IT THREE WINS FROM three in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup at Road Atlanta in October. Franck Montagny, Stéphane Sarrazin and Alex Wurz sealed a series hat-trick for the French manufacturer's second-generation 908 turbodiesel at the Petit Le Mans 1000-mile enduro after a nip-and-tuck baffle with arch-rival Audi, which lasted seven of the event's nine and a half...

Page 18, June 2011

Events of the Month

Sebring 12 HoursFlorida, USA Last year at Le Mans Hugues De Chaunac cried tears of despair after an engine failure cost his ORECA team victory. At Sebring in March, the tears flowed again but for very different reasons. De Chaunac is an emotional Frenchman who for many encapsulates the true spirit of modern sports car racing. ORECA's first-generation Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was an outside bet for...

Page 100, November 2011

It pays to be a league player

The Superleague Formula, a self-styled ‘destination championship’, has a generous prize fund for F1 aspirants The Superleague Formula is on our Money Tree, but series bosses don’t want it to be viewed as a route to Formula 1. They think of it as a ‘destination championship’, stating “we want to be what World Superbikes are to MotoGP”. But are young drivers really content to aspire to Superleague...

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