Articles tagged James Weaver

Page 20, June 1984

D.S.J. - j'accuse

"I was a train spotter at school, until I began to read MOTOR SPORT. I hold Denis Jenkinson personally responsible for the mess I'm in." - James Weaver on the viscissitudes of the life of a racing driver.

Page 106, September 2014

Lunch with... Perry McCarthy

Formula Ford champion, F3 front-runner, Grand Prix non-qualifier, pioneering Stig, works Audi driver and perennial optimist... Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell The road to Formula 1 is steep and stony. For every rookie who takes his place on a Grand Prix grid there’s a long queue of hopefuls who never get there. Among the ones who come closest, talent – pure talent – may not be...

Page 52, July 2014

Web Spin

Podcast extract from James Weaver on the 1986 Le Mans 24 Hours “I was driving for Richard Lloyd, who was running the Liqui Moly Porsche 956 for Mauro Baldi, Price Cobb and Rob Dyson. He was also running the factory Nissan team with two cars. We had the new R85V car, designed by Gordon Coppuck – it was absolutely stunning, a fabulous thing – and then we had the old bucket, which was the ’85 March...

Page 100, February 2014

Lunch With... Steve Soper

This serial race winner and straight talker remained a factory driver for almost 20 years. No shortage of anecdotes here, then...Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Most of the best drivers who earn their living in sports or touring cars have at least cut their teeth in the single-seater formulae. Steve Soper is different. This man racked up a fine career over more than 20 years,...

Page 124, July 2010

Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 wasn’t the car that Jaguar had promised its customers – in fact, in a happy twist of fate the end product turned out to be even betterBy Richard Heseltine Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was first mooted. Just imagine the pitch: a championship for racing drivers no younger than 50 years of age competing in identical Jaguar XJ220 supercars. Worth the best part of £500K...

Page 8, March 1988

IMSA: Daytona 24hrs

Tom cats lick American cream As important to Jaguar as victory itself in the Daytona SunBank 24-Hour race was the psychological boost that it now has the machinery to go the full distance with reasonable reliability, at a speed to beat the Porsches. Le Mans, here we come! The opening round of the IMSA Camel GT series, was as usual a punishing contest in which the winning car was the one with...

Page 45, August 1986

W.S.C. - Norisring — short and sharp

As World Sportscar Championship events go, the Norisring 200 Meilen was unique. Much against the wishes of most entrants for this round of the Drivers' Championship it was run as a single 79-lap race, all over and done with in 67 minutes, and for that afternoon's work Klaus Ludwig collected 20 points, as many as he might have garnered at Le Mans. It's Just as well that OSCAR, the entrants'...

Page 32, October 1984

BMW win, Jaguar star

BMW win, Jaguar star Silverstone, September 9th THE 48th RAC Tourist Trophy was dominated by two things, the presence of the works Jaguars and the weather. The Jaguars, always a big box office draw at home, were doubtless responsible for attracting a good proportion of a crowd of over 15,000 who came not only to see them win, but also to see Tom \Valkinshaw clinch the ETC Drivers' Championship....

Page 83, November 2011

Lunch with... James Weaver & Andy Wallace

Both had F1 ambitions before finding a firmer footing in sports cars, where they collected many an endurance success – along with a rich fund of anecdotes  By Simon Taylor Being a racing driver is, essentially, a selfish activity. Notwithstanding all that Jacky Ickx had to say on these pages last month, and however much the man in the cockpit may acknowledge his debt to his team and even to his...

Page 73, August 2003

Star performers

Today, racing drivers chase after points in title battles. When the BRDC was young it flirted with a championship series, but soon devised a more flexible award for merit Racing is built on awards, and no drivers club could live without its own set of gongs. When the infant BRDC sat down to plan its trophy list, it took a bold line: instead of counting points it would hand out a merit award — the...

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