Articles tagged Jan Magnussen

Page 28, April 2006

In the hot seat - Anthony Reid

His sponsor hoodwinked Saab into going F3 but he might have come out of it OK if he'd been Brazilian, especially as he's always kept a lookout for antelopes on the apex You beat Jacques Villeneuve, Tom Kristensen and Rickard Rydell to win the1992 Japanese F3 title. How come they made it much further than you? Nick Hollis, Derbyshire I don't think Rickard made it much further than I did — apart...

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 31, June 2007

Mark Hughes

Coach Work Just how relevant is personal driver coaching in Formula 1? Sir Jackie Stewart believes the benefits could be manifold but another former GP winner disagrees fundamentally Ever wondered why F1 drivers do not have personal driving coaches? The world’s greatest tennis players, golfers and other athletes have them, so why not drivers? A coach wouldn’t need to be a better driver, just as a...

Page 22, June 1996

I've Started so I'll Finish

Jan Magnussen may be starring in the ITC, but he still hankers after an F1 opportunity. Marcus Simmons found out why They used to say that when you commented on the youth of policemen, you must be getting old. Nowadays it seems that, instead of the boys in blue, it's the lads racing touring cars that seem to be only just out of school. This year, it could well be that the International Touring...

Page 5, December 1996

Young, Free and Stifled

This month, we reflect on the career of Chris Amon, a man habitually recalled as one of motor racing's natural greats, even though not one of his 96 World Championship Grand Prix starts yielded a victory. At a time when Formula One drives are ever harder to come by, it is remarkable to recall that Amon got his first World Championship opportunity when he was still a teenager. It happened because...

Page 4, January 1995

The month in Motor Sport

November 17: Porsche unveils its new GT racer, the 450 bhp Turbo GT2, at the Essen Motor Show. 18: Ford Grand Prix applies for an official F1 entry with the FIA. It is the only new team to have done so by the deadline. 20: The Network RAC Rally starts in Chester. Colin McRae takes his now customary early lead. Father Jim heads the concurrent RAC International Historic Rally, but is eventually...

Page 37, December 1998

The Ones That Got Away

Jan Magnussen was famously described by Jackie Stewart - who hired him to race for his fledgling GP team - as the most talented driver since Senna. But in his brief and fruitless time in F1, he struggled to replicate the brilliant form he showed in F3 and now sits and watches as others aim for the top. So what went wrong? What stops some drivers from clearing that final hurdle? "It often comes...

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 142, July 1994

Good TIMES

Good T IL's been a battle. Gareth Rees' career up to now has not all been plain sailing. It's almost as if the Bath-born, Stoney Stratforddomiciled driver has been testing himself. One bad year, followed by one good (1990 Motorcraft FFI600 Champion and McLaren/Autosport Young Driver of the Year), one bad year, followed by one good (1992 Vauxhall Lotus Euroseries Champion), and then 1993, his...

Page 60, May 2005

Too much too young - Jan Magnussen

Jackie Stewart billed Jan Magnussen as the next Senna. Then he sacked him. How could arguably the biggest talent of the 1990s have failed so dramatically in F1? Andrew Benson unravels the mystery Jan Magnussen is under few illusions about his Formula One career. "I let myself down," he says, "and that always hurts. I planned to be world champion and it didn't happen." In another life — or perhaps...

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