Articles tagged Hermann Tilke

Page 114, November 2014

Green field to green flag

As a new circuit in Wales awaits the go-ahead, we investigate the challenges of shaping a new track Writer Gordon Cruickshank Dragonflies. That’s the latest snag to get in the way of a £300m race circuit proposal for central Wales. Gwent Wildlife Trust says the site near Merthyr Tydfil is important for rare insect species, but it hasn’t stopped the backers of Circuit of Wales announcing a five-...

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 21, December 2013

F1 dates still in doubt

The FIA World Motor Sports Council has approved a 22-race calendar for 2014 – despite the governing body’s own sporting regulations stating that the maximum number of events can only be 20. The schedule includes three races marked as provisional, and teams expect it to change by the time of the year’s final WMSC gathering in December. As previously announced India is missing, ostensibly because...

Page 81, January 2012

F1’s gateway to 1.2 billion people…

After pushing at India’s door for many years, it’s finally been opened from the inside – much to Bernie’s delight By Adam Cooper There was a telling sight at the front of the grid just before the start of the Indian Grand Prix. A minute’s silence for Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli, with drivers and team principals, had already ratcheted the level of emotion up a notch. Then shortly after they...

Page 16, September 2008

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – So, the British Grand Prix is saved. Or is it? – Lewis at Silverstone – a moment to savour – It’s time for Kimi to step up his game again He wasn’t to know it, but DC’s timing wasn’t the best. For some time the word had been that Sebastian Vettel would be partnering Mark Webber in the 2009 Red Bull team, as formally confirmed at Hockenheim, and Coulthard, at 37, had decided that the...

Page 20, January 2014

The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Ecclestone's future hangs on court verdict F1 tsar could be driven from his sport as London tribunal assesses conflicting evidence I By Christian Sylt Bernie Ecclestone's future as Formula 1’s boss could be determined by a London High Court trial verdict, which is due to be given early in 2014. The trial began at the end of October and was coming to a close as Motor Sport went to press. It has...

Page 65, November 2009

Don't shoot the architect

Hermann Tilke has faced criticism over his F1 circuit designs, but he’s often been confined by rules and budgets. And then came Abu Dhabi… By Adam Sweeting For the 17th and final Grand Prix of 2009, the Formula 1 teams are gearing up for the debut race in Abu Dhabi. Though drenched in dollars from oil, gas and financial services, Abu Dhabi is historically no mecca (if you will) of motor sport. To...

Page 14, January 2010

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Hello Abu Dhabi, goodbye Donington…– Bridgestone will be missed more than Toyota– What kind of president will Jean Todt make?– How Peter Ustinov created a comedy classic The Grand Prix season ended in Abu Dhabi, where the facilities – of an opulence never before seen – included the provision of air conditioning in the pits, for which the mechanics, so often overlooked, were suitably...

Page 77, June 2011

The great Texas gamble

Getting F1 back on America’s radar is a tough call, but promoter Tavo Hellmund is sure he’s about to hit pay-dirt – and Bernie believes in himBy Christian Sylt and Caroline Reid Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone jokes that he has known the 40-year-old Hellmund “since before he was born”. His father, Gustavo Hellmund-Rosas, was president of Mexico’s GP organising committee when the race returned in...

Page 44, October 2011

"Nowhere was as rewarding as the Nurburgring"

"Nowhere was rewarding as the „ iirburgring STIRLING MOSS Wnetner el a 7ormu a 1 or sports can tne cna enge of tne \ordscn dfe made oved and feared n equa measure BY NIGEL ROEBUCK always keep a-hold of Nurse, for fear of finding something worse'... It was somewhat after his time, but Hilaire Belloc might have been writing of the neue Niirburgring. When first we went there, in 1985, it's fair to...

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