Articles tagged Casio

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Timing is everything

The symbiosis between watchmaking and motor racing is complete. In both worlds, time and accuracy are all that count. It's no wonder that some of the most familiar commercial partnerships in the sport, between teams and individual drivers, have been forged between the timepiece elite and their track counterparts. Here, in this special supplement, we acknowledge that bond and investigate how — and...

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Taking Red Bull by the horns

It is 30 years since Casio entered motor racing - and the firm now finds itself at the sport's cutting edge Many of Motor Sport's readers will remember the 1983 European Formula 2 title fight between Mike Thackwell and Jonathan Palmer. Both were equipped with Ralt-Honda RH6s and their rear wings sported a 'Casio' motif. It was the watch company's first foray into motor sport, and its last until...

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Porsche 924 Turbo

With 170 b.h.p. on tap, Porsche's turbocharged version of their 924 is claimed to be the most powerful 2-litre production sports car in the World. It will reach 60 m.p.h. from a standing start in 7.6 sec and has a maximum speed of 140 m.p.h. Maximum power is produced at 5,500 r.p.m. and compares with 125 bhp at 5,800 r.p.m from the standard fuel injected 924. Torque is increased from in 121.5 lb-...

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Formula 2 review: Palmer closes on Gabbiani

After the first five rounds of this year's European Championship for Formula Two, it looked as if one man was going to walk away with the title. Beppe Gabbiani won at Silverstone, Thruxton, Nurburgring and Vallelunga and although he retired at Hockenheim, he was clearly the class of the field. "No one who has won four out of the first five races, has ever lost the championship" quoth the sages,...

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Limited revolution

When Formula Two was fading, Bernie Ecclestone came up with an alternative. -- A new home for a castrated DFV. By Damien Smith Michel Ferté was on a mission. This was going to be a tight finish. The Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit is a daunting challenge at the best of times, but in this weather it was lethal. The race had been stopped after 31 laps when the threatened downpour was finally...

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Readers' Letters

Stacey’s sock tactics Sir, Interviewed by Simon Taylor in July, Peter Warr mentioned Alan Stacey who had lost part of his right leg in a motorcycle accident. One of my National Service pals, Dave Pearce, worked with Alan at de Havilland and recalled one of his favourite stunts. Before using an electric pistol drill near anyone unaware of the artificial limb he would say, “I’ll just test this one...

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Herbie Blash & Charlie Whiting

"The fan car was maybe the real turning point for Bernie: he was more interested in the future of F1 than he was in the future of Brabham" Ex-Brabham men Herbie Blash and Charlie Whiting are F1's ultimate poachers turned gamekeepers and in both roles they've been working for Bernie Ecclestone. Adam Cooper listens to their story It wasn't always like this. The FIAs Charlie Whiting and Herbie Blash...

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F3000 A Promising Start

The idea of Formula 3000 as a replacement for F2 has been around for couple of years, the impetus coming partly as F2 shrivelled and partly due to the final decline of the Cosworth DFV engine. The main reason why F2 failed was escalating costs and the reluctance of sponsors to invest ever-increasing amounts into a category which attracted relatively small crowds and, in Britain at least, almost...

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Tom Onslow-Cole

The saloon racing ace who has one eye on a helicopter – and the other on his favourite watch The 2006 Renault Clio Cup champion has been in the British Touring Car Championship since 2007. Now a Casio Edifice ambassador, he has picked up seven race wins and has recently moved to Airwaves Racing in a bid to win the championship in 2014. Who’s been your biggest inspiration? “It’s quite difficult to...

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Never Mind The Quantity

The Le Mans 24 Hours was, after all, a success if measured as a sporting event, though a financial failure for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest. Next year's race will not be submitted to FISA for the Sportscar World Championship, and since Jean-Marie Balestre (president of the FIA and of the French Federation) has done a complete backflip and given the ACO his support, it seems unlikely that FISA...

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