Articles tagged Tom Walkinshaw

Page 26, May 1985

Mass and lckx Win Economy Run

Early last year there was a terrible shemozzle in the sports car world when FISA decided at short notice to "do a deal" with the American IMSA organisation. They scrapped the proposed fuel economy rules for a start, requiring a 15% reduction in the amount available for a 1,000 kilometre event, to 510 litres, and the works Porsche team was so upset that it withdrew its cars from Le Mans. All that...

Page 48, September 1984

European Touring Car Championship

The season so far: seven wins to Jaguar, two to BMW, Toyota, Rover and Volvo getting competitive. . . Ever since the creation of Group A racing, the once-moribund ETC series (formerly Group 2, unattractive to manufacturers) has begun to come to life. Now we are well into the third season, and the racing is getting better all the time. Silverstone may not be as exciting a venue as some, but this...

Page 68, April 1984

TWR Jaguars XJS: Walkinshaw's Coventry Express

As John Egan remarked to us at the Geneva Show, racing is part of Jaguar’s heritage. A carefully planned European Touring Car Championship programme brought the Coventry marque five outright successes last year, with engineering expertise and part of the budget coming direct from Jaguar, the build, development and race programme handled by the astute Scotsman, Tom Walkinshaw. Neither Renault...

Page 62, October 1987

Luck, skill and compatibility

Interview Derek Bell MBE, the reigning World Sportscar Champion, won Le Mans 24-Hour race in June for the fifth time. This is an achievement exceeded by only one man (his former driving partner Jacky Ickx, who had six successes – three of them with Bell) and, at the age of 45, Bell is by far Britain's most successful sportscar driver. After the race, the Englishman talked to us about luck, skill...

Page 52, September 2014

Reviews

Formula One Circuits From Above Bruce Jones In principle the idea is excellent: tap into the miracle of Google Earth to provide satellite imagery of the world’s classic racetracks, with explanatory footnotes detailing the finer points of each corner and scattered paragraphs outlining the great, the good and the successes they achieved locally. In parts this works well, but “legendary” seems an...

Page 173, July 2014

The end of innocence

Huge advances in safety corresponded with real-world political and financial machinations that would change motor racing forever. And it can all be traced back to one terrible Sunday afternoon Writer Andrew Benson Everything changed on the afternoon of May 1, 1994. When Ayrton Senna’s Williams hit the wall at Imola’s Tamburello corner, and the great Brazilian was killed by a suspension arm...

Page 78, November 2008

Lunch with... Johnny Herbert

After his horrific crash at Brands, Johnny used humour to get through the pain and carry on racing. But he’s not bitter about what might have been – he just wants to come back in the next life as Schuey!By Simon Taylor Think of Johnny Herbert and you think of the ever-cheerful, cheeky little guy from Romford, whose irreverent humour and constant teasing brought welcome relief to the increasingly...

Page 74, May 2014

Senna vs Schumacher, a rivalry unfulfilled

It was a tantalising prospect, if a little troubling for Ayrton Senna. How would the proven maestro handle a potential nemesis, fast emerging in the form of Michael Schumacher? Sadly, we’d never see them tussle at their respective peaksWriter Paul Fearnley Brother Ralf looked embarrassed and turned away. He didn’t understand. How could he? Mika Häkkinen had raced Ayrton Senna; had hoped for the...

Page 30, May 2014

“Michael and I had been in the trenches together”

Departed Mercedes-Benz team principal Ross Brawn analyses the key moments of a long, successful F1 career… and outlines the reasons for his decision to step down at the end of 2013 Ross Brawn and Adrian Newey have won all but three of 22 world championships for constructors since 1992. The current score is Newey 10, Brawn 9. These two, more than any drivers, have provided F1’s competitive thrust...

Page 22, March 2014

Brian Hart

1936-2014 Racer and engine builder Brian Hart died in January, aged 77. Best known for the turbocharged four-cylinder engine that took Toleman into Formula 1 and earned Ayrton Senna three podium finishes, Hart’s company was a saviour for F1 teams who could not land a major engine supplier, although in terms of victories rallying and F2 were more fertile. Starting as a driver in 1958, Hart raced...

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