Articles tagged Stephane Sarrazin

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 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 44, October 2014

International racing news

Toyota's rally taster Japanese giant tipped for world championship return from 2017 Toyota’s mooted return to the World Rally Championship gathered further momentum when the company’s president and CEO Akio Toyoda visited Rally Finland for a passenger ride with a difference. Tommi Mäkinen, the five-time Rally Finland winner and quadruple world champion, drove Toyoda through part of the Kakaristo...

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 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 31, February 2014

Auctions

RM Auctions/Sothebys @New York November 21 Art of the Automobile $62.8m sold in two hours 16 of 31 lots achieved over $1m 11 cars achieved world record prices, including: 1964 Ferrari 250LM, Class winner at Daytona, 1968: $14.3m 1938 Talbot-Lago T150-C SS Teardrop Cabriolet: $7.2m 1955 Maserati A6G/2000 Spyder: $4.5m Other notable cars: 1959 Ferrari 250GT SWB ‘Competition’ Berlinetta Special: $7m...

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 16, May 2012

Audi dominates as world series returns

Audi drivers Allan McNish, Tom Kristensen and Rinaldo Capello claimed a third Sebring 12 Hours together on the return of long-distance world championship sports car racing. The Audi trio followed up on their 2006 and 2009 victories, notched up in the R10 and R15 respectively, to win the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship aboard an updated 2011-spec R18 TDI LMP1 car. They became...

Page 28, August 2010

Audi gifted ninth Le Mans

On Saturday night at the Circuit de la Sarthe thousands of Brits turned away from the motor race in front of them to watch England's World Cup campaign get off to a faltering start against the USA. Victory was theirs for the taking, but they failed to deliver. Then as the fans switched their attention back to the motor race they witnessed another national team implosion. How Peugeot missed this...

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