Articles tagged Nelson Piquet Jr

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 43, May 2014

In brief

* The future of the Nürburgring has been saved after a new group took over the company that operates both the modern Grand Prix circuit and the Nordschleife. The Capricon Group, an automotive parts specialist, has paid €100 million (£83 million), of which one quarter will be invested in the facility. * Former Grand Prix driver Nelson Piquet Jr will race in the Blancpain Sprint Series this year....

Page 48, June 2014

New era for GT racing

Generous prize fund attracts quality entryBy Gary Watkins The two series that carry the Blancpain name arrive in the UK for races at Brands Hatch and Silverstone in May, at the beginning of a new era for international GT racing. The Blancpain Sprint Series, which takes over from the FIA GT Series, visits Brands for its second round on May 17/18, one week before the second event on the Blancpain...

Page 25, June 2012

Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck For Rosberg, China win could be the first of many Jean-Pierre Beltoise’s only F1 victory, 40 years on During his very irst Grand Prix, at Bahrain in 2006, Nico Rosberg – then just 20 – set the fastest lap of the race, and did it, what’s more, in a Williams-Cosworth. No disrespect to Frank’s team, but this was long after its golden age had ended; no disrespect, either, to Cosworth...

Page 18, November 2009

Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Singapore saga is no surprise in today’s ‘sport’ – No one had a way with words quite like Frank… A busy time it’s been in Formula 1, with three races – Valencia, Spa, Monza – in four weekends, and briefly the emphasis was on motor racing, in particular the glorious Indian summer of Rubens Barrichello, a well-loved man winning Grands Prix in his 17th season. Remarkable. By the...

Page 71, April 2013

Horse and groom?

F1 folk were surprised McLaren didn't sign him, but many believe Ferrari will. Meet Nico Hulkenberg, who has won titles at every stage of his career... bar one By Simon Arron Act one, Scene two : Silverstone, England, August 31, 2006. A cynic-ripe industry doubted A1 GP the self-styled 'world cup of motor sport' would ever get off the ground, but 20 cars were ready for testing as the second...

Page 52, January 2010

The story

Nine months in F1From the glorious to the ghastly, we’ve witnessed it all in a turbulent season of F1. And the repercussions are still being felt…By Rob Widdows March When the teams arrived in Melbourne in March precious few indicators pointed to who might have made the best use of a new set of rules. Pre-season testing at Barcelona suggested that Brawn could be the big surprise despite its last-...

Page 96, July 2009

The World Cup keeps turning

Cancelled races, recession, swine flu… all have affected A1GP, the unique World Cup of Motor Sport. But none of this, it seems, will halt its progress by Rob Widdows The Irish commentator was beside himself with excitement, almost choking on a surge of national pride. The Irish racing driver, arms aloft, was shouting with joy as he crossed the line. He’d worked hard for this. A frenzy of Irish...

Page 100, May 2010

2000s

Schumacher and Ferrari domination gives way to a new generation of hotshoes, all set against a backdrop of political strifeBy Adam Cooper It would probably be fair to describe the 2000s as a decade of two halves, at least in terms of results. The first was utterly dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari, who made up for the frustrations of the previous four years. The German won five...

Page 11, September 2012

Matters of moment

Forty years ago, Emerson Fittipaldi would never have admitted he was spooked. Today, he freely admits that three times he nearly quit the sport he loved because of the dangers that claimed the lives of so many around him. His interview with Rob Widdows, conducted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, is frank and revealing in a way it could never have been had they sat down together in the tumult of...

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