Articles tagged Nicolas Lapierre

Page 159, December 2014

Events of the month

BTCC Brands Hatch The crowd at Brands Hatch experienced something unusual during the BTCC finale: it wasn’t raining. Well, not for the first few hours, anyway. Not since 2011 had there been a dry championship decider, which has added to the excitement – or stress, depending on which side of the paddock fence you sit. But the track was dry as the grid lined up for race one, championship leader...

Page 72, November 2014

"It just keeps on giving"

Motor Sport was offered an exclusive opportunity to try Audi’s 2014 Le Mans-winning R18. Your chauffeur? Harry Tincknell, who scored an eye-catching class victory on his Sarthe debut Writer: Sam Smith Mid-August, Italy. Shutdown. The towns and cities have emptied, their citizens headed for the Adriatic. Bronzed tourists line up, sardine-like, and bake on the scorched beaches of Riccione. A few...

Page 140, June 2014

WEC, SIlverstone

“I tell you what,” said Mark Webber with a smile. “We’re going to have some good races this year.” His first taste of the World Endurance Championship had been the tonic he’d hoped for after the grind of Formula 1, but after a debut podium in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid shared with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley his prediction can surely be judged a wry Aussie understatement. As this month’s...

Page 129, August 2014

Le Mans 24 Hours

In a sparkling new era of fuel efficiency and high technology, how fitting that Le Mans should be the scene of a 24 Hours that harked back to how it used to be. We’ve taken astounding levels of reliability for granted in recent years, as top-line drivers select sprint mode for the great enduro, despite the length, duration and grind that awaits them. But this time, each of the ‘big three’ proved...

Page 48, April 2014

In brief

* Caterham withdrew its Le Mans 24 Hours entry soon after announcing its plans to return to the LMP2 category with the Greaves Zytek team. Caterham pulled the plug on its programme, which included an assault on the European Le Mans Series, after being listed as third reserve for Le Mans. * Toyota has reshuffled its driver line-up for this year’s WEC. Stéphane Sarrazin will join Alex Wurz and...

Page 18, January 2012

Wurz joins Toyota line-up for Le Mans

Alex Wurz is bidding to become only the fourth driver to win the Le Mans 24 Hours with three different manufacturers after signing up to drive Toyota’s new LMP1 petrol-electric hybrid next season. The Austrian, who won Le Mans with Porsche in 1996 and Peugeot in 2009, was announced for Toyota’s one-car 2012 campaign alongside Nicolas Lapierre and Kazuki Nakajima in October. He is bidding to...

Page 23, August 2012

Le Mans 24 Hours

The image of a Toyota prototype flipping through the air and slamming hard into a tyre barrier will be the lasting image of the 80th Le Mans 24 hours. That Anthony Davidson escaped with ‘only’ two cracked vertebrae was remarkable given the accident’s violence. once again the focus will fall on amateur drivers and their ability to race on the grande dame of all tracks. In an accident reminiscent...

Page 88, October 2011

THE HISTORY

THE HISTORY British Formula 3 is the world's oldest F3 championship. It started in 1951 and has remained one of the series you must compete in as an aspiring professional driver. One of the reasons it has been so successful for so long is that it regularly produces future Formula 1 World Champions. Sixty years ago the series ran 500cc cars, but by 1959 it had joined forces with Formula Junior and...

Page 66, January 2012

Lunch with... Christian Horner

In seven seasons, Horner has led Red Bull Racing from struggling F1 outfit to the dominant force in the pitlane. And all because he could admit to himself that he wasn’t going to be the next Vettel By Simon Taylor In the business world, management is all. The best managers earn the biggest salaries; companies with good profit growth are said to be well-managed. Management is studied at...

Page 126, July 2013

Brunch with... Anthony Davidson

From karting stardom to a testing time in Formula 1, this dedicated professional is now chasing victory at Le Manswriter Simon Taylor. Photographer James Mitchell Career in brief Born: 18/4/1979, Hemel Hempstead, Herts Karting: 1987-1999. Formula Ford: 1999-2000, won FF Festival and McLaren/Autosport Young Driver Award. F3: 2001 Carlin Motorsport F1: BAR test driver 2001-06, Minardi 2002, Super...

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