Articles tagged ESPN

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In brief

* Richard Branson made a rare F1 appearance at Monza, as a guest of Force India. But it was nothing to do with a shared passion for F1 with fellow airline owner and team boss Vijay Mallya. In fact he was present because the team’s Dutch co-owner Michiel Mol has pre-booked a ticket on a Virgin space flight... * On race morning at Monza Max Mosley joined a number of veteran F1 personalities who...

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Jaguar XJ220

The XJ220 wasn’t the car that Jaguar had promised its customers – in fact, in a happy twist of fate the end product turned out to be even betterBy Richard Heseltine Oh to have been a fly on the wall when this series was first mooted. Just imagine the pitch: a championship for racing drivers no younger than 50 years of age competing in identical Jaguar XJ220 supercars. Worth the best part of £500K...

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F1 'golden age' on TV

If the 1970s was your decade, you can relive the best of that era’s Formula 1 battles on ESPN Classic. From March 31, the channel is showing a nightly one-hour episode from the Brunswick Films archive, covering every year from 1970 to 1980. Kicking off the run, 1970 follows the tragic season in which Jochen Rindt became F1’s only posthumous champion, while on April 1 the 1971 programme centres...

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ESPN Ultimate Nascar – 100 Defining Moments

Ryan McGee No, NASCAR doesn’t normally figure on my radar, but the format of this one offers a crash course in the rough, tough world of American oval stock car racing, giving you the greatest hits of the formula in an engagingly bullish style. Each spread details one ‘defining moment’ summarised in thoroughly transatlantic talk. (I thought I could read American, if not speak it, but I’ve no idea...

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Bobby Rahal

Racing lifeThe IRL plays away This month I’d like to look ahead to the new Indycar season which starts in mid-March with a new race in São Paulo, at least that’s the plan – I hear there’s still a lot of work to do. But those races in Brazil are always a little different. We’re coming off the back of a great season in 2009 but I think 2010 will be more difficult, financially anyway. Surprisingly,...

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Forlorn In The USA?

Will Formula One ever go back to the United States? Not necessarily, according to those David Phillips has spoken to One afternoon in March 1991, Ayrton Senna swept past the chequered flag at the corner of Jefferson and Third Avenues in Phoenix, Arizona to become the first driver in history to win five US Grands Prix. As it now stands, Senna may also have the distinction of being the last driver...

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Cult heroes -- Linda Vaughn

Resembling an escapee from a Russ Meyer exploitation epic, Linda Vaughn remains the greatest trophy queen of them all. This pneumatic blonde began her career in 1961 while still in her teens: persuaded to enter a beauty contest, she was crowned Miss Atlanta Raceway. Before long, The First Lady of Drag Racing was appearing at race meetings the length and breadth of the States and, in '65, the...

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Rubbin's racin'...

If there’s an essential art to stock car racing it’s using the fender. Seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt was a master of the art, winning quite a few races over the years by employing the technique. Earnhardt was known first as ‘Ironhead’ and then took on the mantle of ‘The Intimidator’, the man in the black No3. That image was the source of Earnhardt’s legendary popularity and the master...

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News in brief

Motor Sport in a bind Motor Sport binders are now available. The new items have been designed to fit in with the styles of former binders. Each fits 12 issues, and is available for £12.99, including postage and packing in the UK. To order, please call +44 (0)20 7349 3150. Goodwood dates The Goodwood Festival of Speed will take place over the weekend of June 22-24, 2007, and the Goodwood Revival...

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Senna The Making of a Screen Idol

He is known to motor radng fans everywhere, but thanks to the efforts of British film-makers, cinema-goers worldwide are now discovering the Ayrton Senna storyBy Adam Cooper Much touted by those who have been lucky enough to see it, the eagerlyawaited Senna movie finally makes it into UK cinemas on June 3. And the cinema is the place to see it — don't wait for the DVD. And don't confuse it with...

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