Articles tagged Hideki Noda

Page 95, August 2008

Hits and near-misses

From title shootouts to pitstop trauma, ex-arrows man David Lowe has seen it all. He spoke to Rob Widdows David ‘Dorky’ Lowe lived in the paddocks and pitlanes for more than 20 years. Why ‘Dorky’? “I can’t possibly tell you that,” laughs David, “not for printing in Motor Sport anyway.” Right, on with this month’s tale then. And we begin at Thruxton in Hampshire in October 1991. The British...

Page 4, August 1995

The month in Motor Sport

June 21: Allan McNish's Paul Stewart Racing-run F3000 Reynard sets the fastest time in the one-day test at Monza. 22: Lola wins the contract to supply the chassis for the F3000 replacement formula in 1996. Which company will provide the engine remains a closely-guarded secret. 23: Japanese driver Hideki Noda is seen with the Pacific team at Silverstone, and is expected to drive for it at 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 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 18, June 2002

Modern Times

In the Barcelona paddock, the main topic of conversation wasn't the continuing domination of F1 by Michael Schumacher, the perceptibly widening gap between Ferrari and Williams, or the apparent lack of power produced by the engine that Mercedes and Ilmor have built for McLaren this year. It was Jordan's recent decision to get rid of almost 60 of its staff, starting with long-serving managing...

Page 4, November 1995

The month in Motor Sport

September 14: Factory BTCC Ford driver Paul Radisich tests Team Dynamics' successful privateer Mondeo at Snetterton, sparking renewed speculation about the Blue Oval's 1996 plans. 15: Benetton releases Michael Schumacher's Italian Grand Prix telemetry in an attempt to absolve the world champion from any blame for the accident which eliminated him and Damon Hill. 15: Benetton test driver Emmanuel...

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 6, January 1994

The month in Motor Sport

November16: Rally driver Paul Frankland is one of a group of men arrested and charged with conspiracy to steal motor vehicles. Frankland had earlier been subject of an investigation by the BBC's Cook Report. 17: Golfer Nick Faldo, rock star Chris Rea, Jordan designer Gary Anderson and South African sports car racer George Fouche all have a run in a Jordan 193 at Silverstone. 17: Hideki Noda...

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 28, September 1994

Tour de farce?

Watching first qualifying for the German GP, at Hockenheim, whilst waiting for the Formula 3000 paddock to stir into life, a few people winced as Eddie Irvine's Jordan skated off on an oil slick at the first corner. Several other cars had already been caught out, and a tractor was in the process of hauling Jos Verstappen's Benetton clear of the gravel trap. Irvine ended up perilously close to the...

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