Articles tagged Sébastien Bourdais

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 28, April 2008

Newsfeed

MotoGP Dani Pedrosa fractured his hand after crashing in the first pre-season test at Sepang but will return for Jerez. A1GP Christian Vietoris became the youngest-ever winner at Taupo, aged 18 years, nine months and 19 days. * Loic Duval scored Team France’s first win in 37 races, at Eastern Creek. Le Mans Toyota has denied plans to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 with a petrol-electric...

Page 12, November 2008

Rising star Vettel is youngest F1 winner

Sebastian Vettel’s astonishing victory for Scuderia Toro Rosso in the Italian Grand Prix has rewritten the history books – and marked the young German as an obvious future target for top Formula 1 teams. He remains firmly under contract to Red Bull Racing, however, for the next three seasons. Having turned 21 on July 3, Vettel first became the youngest F1 poleman at Monza, and then the youngest...

Page 127, May 2014

Sebring 12 Hours

Florida, USA At the first time of asking, Chip Ganassi has added victory in the Sebring 12 Hours to his triumphs as an entrant in the other blue-riband American motor races — the Indy 500, Daytona 500, Daytona 24 Hours and Brickyard 400. His team came out on top at the end of a thrilling second round of the United SportsCar Championship, in which no fewer than nine cars finished on the lead lap...

Page 122, May 2014

More than just a tall story

Once a bright British prospect whose F1 career was equal parts bafflement and brevity, Justin Wilson has now spent more than a decade in America. He’s forged a fine reputation in his adopted home, thanks in part to his habit of conjuring victories for unfancied teams…Writer: Simon Arron It is almost 20 years since Justin Wilson created a piece of history that will forever be his. He was one of...

Page 139, April 2014

Rolex 24 Daytona

Florida, USA Gear selection bothers were a nuisance, a spurious late-race caution period rather more so. Action Express Racing looked to have this year’s Rolex 24 – the 52nd Daytona 24 Hours – firmly in its control as the final 20 minutes approached… but then the 26th-placed Porsche 911 slid harmlessly into a tyre wall, reversed out and continued without a murmur. No need for a full-course yellow...

Page 48, April 2014

Gordon Kirby

Christian soldiers onward America’s Tudor United SportsCar series made its debut with this year’s Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona in January. The race was the first of 12 rounds in the inaugural TUSC championship, a merger of the formerly competing ALMS and Grand-Am series, and the clearest message from Daytona was that the Action Express Corvette DP team and regular drivers Joao Barbosa and Christian...

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 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...

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