Articles tagged Pedro Lamy

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 110, August 2014

The man that time forgot

Many drivers have the talent, but only a few get the breaks. Andrea Gilardi’s junior CV is a thing of wonder, a tale of titles won and future heroes conquered – Michael Schumacher among them. Sometimes, though, that simply isn’t enough Writer Rob Widdows It is July 1985, a roasting hot day in Northern France, and the stage is set for the climax of the Junior Kart World Championship on the Maison...

Page 26, November 2008

Audi claims LMS titles

Audi drivers Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller joined a select group who have triumphed in a major international championship without winning a race when they took the Le Mans Series title at Silverstone. The pair claimed the drivers’ crown with a fourth-place finish in the Autosport 1000Km in September. They emulated the likes of Tom Sneva, who was winless on his way to the 1978 USAC...

Page 36, January 1994

Seats of yearning

It's a brisk autumnal afternoon in southwestern France, where in two hours' time the final round of the 1993 European Formula 3000 Championship will take place. In the Nogaro paddock, Gil de Ferran is staring morosely at a plate of pasta under the Paul Stewart Racing motorhome awning. "I really hate this time of year," explains the Brazilian. "It's alright for you guys who'll still be employed...

Page 41, November 2012

Rookie with a record

It’s difficult to think of Simon Pagenaud as a rookie, given how long he’s been knocking around Indycar racing. The Frenchman was a promising 21-year-old with a background in Formula Renault when he decided to cast his lot in America in 2006. Since then, his Indycar career has been stop-start – which is why seven years later he’s become perhaps US single-seater racing’s most experienced Rookie of...

Page 10, May 1994

Against expectations

. c° )‘ +' expet tall'ons In the end, the Brazilian Grand Prix went against all expectations. Few would seriously have bet against the chances of Ayrton Senna, on his homeground, and the Williams-Renault. Even less so if you gave full credibility (and there was every justification to) to stories that the Brazilian had actually lapped Imola in recent testing another six tenths of a second quicker...

Page 31, September 1993

Taking the strain

Until lap 16 of the fifth round of the European F3000 Championship, the German GP support race at Hockenheim, David Coulthard appeared to be heading for an eight-point championship lead. Six days earlier, the Scot had taken his first F3000 victory at Enna, in bizarre circumstances of a kind which are unique to the outmoded Sicilian circuit. In Germany, infused with confidence, David was driving,...

Page 13, January 2008

Le Mans Series sealed

Pedro Lamy and Stéphane Sarrazin sealed the Le Mans Series drivers’ title at Interlagos on Saturday, November 10. They steered their Peugeot 908 HDi FAP to second place in the Mil Milhas endurance race behind the sister car. After claiming pole position, a raft of mechanical problems hobbled the champions elect but they climbed the order to take the runner-up spot, trailing the winning car by 12...

Page 42, May 1994

OPEN WARFARE

or a series that has been read the last rites more often than Barnet Football Club, the European F3000 Championship has a positively roseate glow to its cheeks. When it kicks off at Silverstone on May 2, there should be at least 26 cars present. And there could be as many as 30. Either way. that means a full grid, and in the current economic climate, that's no mean feat. Particularly so when one...

Page 44, December 2004

The diary of disaster

January 14 Benetton poaches Dutchman Jos Verstappen for its test driver just as McLaren is poised to sign him to a multi-year deal  January 21 JJ Lehto crashes at Silverstone in his first Benetton test and sustains damaged vertebrae. He will miss the first two GPs February 24 FIA President Max Mosley (right) warns of 'draconian penalties' for any team contravening the ban on traction control...

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