Articles tagged Paul Tracy

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 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 38, January 1994

Thirtysomething

Penske Racing's car-building offshoot in Poole may be run on deadly efficient lines, but the man in charge is also one of the great motor sport enthusiasts It has been said of Nick Goozée that you can see all four seasons in a day on his face, but the fact that he's the one saying it tells you a lot about the man. "I guess I am lucky, because I probably struck right at the period of time. If you...

Page 14, April 2014

Contributors

We launch our new Formula 1 section this month, courtesy of Grand Prix editor Mark Hughes, who’s already proved a popular addition to our website. For Mark, and all of us at Motor Sport, the new season – which begins in Australia on March 16 – can’t come soon enough. The second of Simon Taylor’s three-part American mini-series continues this month, as he meets Canadian Indycar star Paul Tracy. We...

Page 14, December 2011

Wheldon killed in Indycar horror crash

Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon was killed in a massive 15-car accident on lap 13 of IndyCar's season-closing race, held on the high-banked Las Vegas Motor Speedway on October 16. Wheldon had started at the back of the 34-car grid and had passed nine or 10 cars to be running in the thick of the tightly-packed field. In only his third start this season, the Briton was trying to work his way to...

Page 46, February 2010

Pride of the Penske gene Pool

This all-American racer was the final winning car built for the US team in Dorset. It wasn’t the most successful Penske, but its explosive acceleration still exhilaratesBy Andrew Frankel It takes time for certain cars to assume their place in history. Cars that achieve firsts are easy to recognise and remember, for their importance is clear to see from the moment they achieve their fame. But what...

Page 4, August 1993

The month in Motor Sport

June 16: Having passed scrutineering at Le Mans, the Jaguar X122005 are declared illegal after it is observed that they are running without catalysts. After some discussion. TWR appeals and the cars are allowed to run pending the outcome. 16: Shortly after setting what was to be the Le Mans pole time, Philippe Alliot crashes his Peugeot. Although the car is initially declared to be a write-off,...

Page 50, October 1993

States school

And so the Nigel Mansell express was derailed at Mid-Ohio. Like Alain Prost, Mansell started the weekend of September 12 poised to clinch a championship. Unlike Prost, however, Mansell knew almost instantly on that Sunday that he'd have to wait at least another weekend (the Nazareth round took place as this issue of Motor Sport was being printed) before being crowned 1993 champion. With Mansells...

Page 27, April 2008

Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

Page 43, September 2008

Hamilton's day in the sun

Lewis celebrating his British GP win with the crowd at Goodwood was just one highlight of another superb Festival of Speed. Here follow some of the others Lord March couldn’t have asked for more. Just seven days after that brilliant wet-weather win in the British Grand Prix here was Lewis Hamilton at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, eager to meet his adoring public and bask in the deserved glory...

Pages

Subscribe to Motor Sport

Please select one of the following subscription offerings to gain uninterrupted access to over 92 years of Motor Sport archive.

Noticed a mistake on this page?

Tell Us About It