Articles tagged Jos Verstappen

Page 88, April 2014

Lunch With... Paul Tracy

This ever-determined, hard-charging Indycar driver didn’t always mind his Ps and Qs but invariably gave his all in the cockpit Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer Michael McNamara These days your average professional racing driver tends to be slight and slender. He is unfailingly polite to team personnel, to sponsors and to rivals, and speaks to the media in unexceptional sound-bites while a PR...

Page 102, November 2014

Lunch with... Kenny Bräck

He reached Formula 3, stepped back to Renault Clios and then went on to conquer Indianapolis... via an argument or two with Tom Walkinshaw Writer: Simon Taylor, Photographer: James Mitchell Every sportsman tends to be remembered, above all, for one particular achievement: one win, one record, one defining moment in his career. Kenny Bräck feels that most people primarily recall his victory in the...

Page 25, March 2004

This month in

1994 Juha Kankkunen (above) and Didier Auriol give Toyota a Portugal 1-2. Michael Schumacher takes Benetton to victory in Brazilian GP as Ayrton Senna spins; Eddie Irvine censured after huge shunt with Jos Verstappen, Martin Brundle and Eric Bernard. 1984 Alain Prost wins Brazilian GP (above) as leader Derek Warwick retires Renault RE50 with suspension failure. Hannu Mikkola takes Quattro to...

Page 78, November 2008

Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey!By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

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 145, March 2008

Racing Team Holland

Rob Wiedenhoff and Ed Heuvink Anyone who’s witnessed the fervour Jos Verstappen whips up among his countrymen knows how much the Dutch love their racing. This stylish book perfectly encapsulates this passion as it recounts the stop-start life of Racing Team Holland, set up in 1963 to further Dutch ambitions. The story starts with orange Porsche 906s, moves on to the Tecno DAF Formula 3 car, skips...

Page 24, July 1995

Simtek: F1's latest Catch 22 victim

Simtek's withdrawal from the Canadian Grand Prix was the precursor to its swift decline into receivership. Led by promising designer Nick Wirth, Simtek entered Formula One at the same time as Pacific Grand Prix, the team for which Bertrand Gachot drives. Its demise, following hot on the heels of those of Lotus and Larrousse, prompted the Belgian to reflect: "It's very sad to see a team that was...

Page 12, January 2005

Honda F1 team on horizon

Car giant promises increase in F1 profile Honda looks set to run its own team in Formula One for the first time since 1968 following an announcement that it intends to buy a 45 per cent stake in BAR. The Japanese giant, which has supplied engines to BAR since 2000, is widely tipped to complete a total buy-out and rebranding of the team within the next two years. It has already drawn up plans for...

Page 20, July 2003

Modern times

Simon Taylor Things are looking up for Formula One. After last year's worries about falling TV ratings and dwindling column inches, we've had two stories that were heaven-sent for the tabloids, and just right for getting the Sunday afternoon couch potatoes to switch over from the Eastenders omnibus. First, the world champion's car bursts into flames during a refuelling stop. Our superhero sees...

Page 20, August 2002

Modern Times

While Ferrari scored a predicted 1-2 at Silverstone, helped no end by the superiority of Bridgestone's wet-weather tyres over Michelin's, the chief excitement of the meeting surrounded the financial fate of the Arrows team. Non-payment of £3.2 million-worth of bills due to Cosworth for the team's engines meant that, on Niki Lauda's orders, the vital electronic control units needed to run at...

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