Articles tagged CVC Capital Partners

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Matters of moment

Following our revealing interview with FIA president Jean Todt last month, you may recall that we posted a copy of our ‘Formula 1 manifesto for change’, printed in our April issue, to Luca di Montezemolo. The Ferrari chairman has taken it upon himself to cajole the major players to discuss the future of Grand Prix racing, and we couldn’t resist giving him a nudge towards our ideas to shake up the...

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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...

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Nigel Roebuck

Warring team-mates, matters acoustic, Senna and Ferrari When Jochen Rindt’s Lotus crashed massively at Montjuich in 1969, he was extraordinarily fortunate to escape with relatively light injuries. This was the time of the ludicrous ‘tall’ wings, and the flimsy supports on Rindt’s car simply collapsed, as they had – a few minutes earlier, at the same spot – on the sister car of Graham Hill, the...

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Matters of moment

It’s become something of a running joke in these parts that editor-in-chief Nigel Roebuck doesn’t ‘do’ social media, particularly since he wrote about his reservations on our website a few months ago. Of course, by submitting that article he inadvertently made himself a talking point for a few hours, suitably enough, on Twitter. How exquisite. Perhaps it’s just as well for Nigel to avoid the ‘...

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"I'm a car guy"

Racing driver, team owner, car collector, historic series promoter… Zak Brown loves his motor sport. But it’s as a sponsor gatherer for Formula 1 where his real influence lies. We track him down after his dream test day, and ask the big question: is this man the next Bernie? Zak Brown just loves talking about racing cars. But not as much as he loves buying and driving them. He’s just returned...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Moss and Jenks’s record average speed run – An F1 deal, Schuey, and a pain in the neck… – Reasons for BMW to follow Honda out of F1 ’ll tell you something amazing,” said Stirling Moss. “Well, I thought it was amazing, anyway – for some reason I only realised the other week, and it absolutely staggered me…” We were chatting about May 1, 1955, which many regard as Stirling’s day of...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – So, the British Grand Prix is saved. Or is it? – Lewis at Silverstone – a moment to savour – It’s time for Kimi to step up his game again He wasn’t to know it, but DC’s timing wasn’t the best. For some time the word had been that Sebastian Vettel would be partnering Mark Webber in the 2009 Red Bull team, as formally confirmed at Hockenheim, and Coulthard, at 37, had decided that the...

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Matters of moment

Formula 1 driver racing a six-year-old up and down a shoe shop – on a spacehopper. As sponsor PR stunts go it was certainly “memorable”, as Mark Webber put it with Saharan understatement. The Aussie can at least console himself on such occasions by the paycheque he receives, but there’s clearly much about F1 he won’t miss when he walks away from Grand Prix racing at the end of this season....

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS - How F1 has gone from one extreme to the other - JYS on being global news and a fair deal for fans - News Corp, CVC and further troubles in F1 Though not absolute, as ule of thumb it seems increasingly to me t at one's attitude to the new rules in Formula 1 — KERS, DRS, short-lived tyres et al — may have something to do with the generation of motor racing in which one grew up, and...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The return of Räikkönen, the decline of Massa – How the party turned sour for Ireland at Lotus Save that the order was different – and unique in 2011 – with Mark Webber winning and Sebastian Vettel finishing second, the Grand Prix season finale in Brazil was pretty much a reflection of the whole year: the Red Bulls away on their own, with McLaren next up and then Ferrari (or, to be...

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