Articles tagged Nick Fry

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 23, September 2014

Reflections with... Nigel Roebuck

The thoughts of chairman Lauda, why politically correct is incorrect In a changing world there is always Niki Lauda, and thank the Lord for that. As Formula 1 ties itself in ever more convoluted knots, a chat with Lauda is always refreshing, not least for the reassurance that one is not alone in being dismayed by the showbiz path on which F1 appears increasingly set. A few minutes with Niki and...

Page 7, December 2008

Alonso expected to stay at Renault

The final gaps in the 2009 F1 entry list will be plugged when Fernando Alonso finally confirms his plans after the Brazilian Grand Prix. The Spaniard told Motor Sport: “I know what to do 99 per cent, but after Brazil, everybody will know.” It is widely assumed he will stay at Renault rather than take up an offer from Honda, the team’s recent surge in form having tipped the balance in Flavio...

Page 12, August 2008

Mosley outcome could 'scare off future sponsors'

The feared exodus of sponsors from Formula 1 following the FIA’s vote of confidence in Max Mosley looks unlikely to happen, but the long-term repercussions remain a concern. F1 is home to over 300 brands providing its 10 teams close to £500 million and making up the bulk of their budgets. It was expected that brands might announce their departure from F1 following a Mosley victory due to the...

Page 19, July 2012

Mercedes still out in the cold

Mercedes remains the only Formula 1 team yet to agree terms to commit itself to the sport from next year until 2020, as Bernie Ecclestone continues to play hard-ball with the Stuttgart firm. In March this year, Ecclestone announced that Red Bull, Ferrari, McLaren and most of the other top teams had already agreed to sign up to the new Concorde Agreement, the binding document that contracts teams...

Page 89, June 2009

"It's mildly embarrassing to have my name on the car"

The Brawn GP story is a modern F1 fairytale, but Ross & Co are still seeking their happy ever after By Adam Cooper It was about an hour after the end of the Australian Grand Prix that Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello were finally able to break free of their media commitments and return to the Brawn GP garage. Darkness already enveloped the track as the pair strode along the pitlane, to...

Page 112, January 2014

Lunch with... Gil de Ferran

He never raced in F1 but achieved great success in America, and remains one of the foremost Brazilian racers of his generation.Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell There’s a history of young Brazilians who came over to learn the European motor racing way, grabbed everyone’s attention by winning the British Formula 3 Championship, and rapidly rose towards the upper slopes of Formula 1...

Page 105, February 2010

Marking time with Brawn

Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix team bosses Ross Brawn and Nick Fry were in Neuchâtel this month to celebrate the first year of their new partnership with Swiss watchmaker Graham-London. Eric Loth, CEO of Graham-London, presented both Brawn and Fry with the exclusive, limited-edition watches that his company has made to mark the team’s achievements in winning both the drivers’ and constructors’ World...

Page 13, February 2009

Honda withdrawal leaves team in fight for survival

Honda’s withdrawal from F1 has sent shockwaves through the sport, and left Ross Brawn and Nick Fry scrambling to find a new team owner before the start of the season. Coming 40 years after Honda closed its original F1 operation, the decision was made public in Tokyo on December 6, although the management had known for a week. Prior to the announcement rumours had begun to sweep round the...

Page 44, January 2010

The legend

Ross BrawnHe’s been the driving force behind the most remarkable zero-to-hero tale in F1 history. Here he takes us through a momentous yearBy Nigel Roebuck At Interlagos it was typical of Ross Brawn that, in the immediate aftermath of clinching both the World Championships, he should remember those in his team made unavoidably redundant in the economic wasteland of last winter. As everyone hailed...

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