Articles tagged Ilmor

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All mod pros and cons

Rose-tinted spectacles are a wonderful invention, but they don’t always focus accurately. Modern life, then, is not necessarily rubbish… Writer Andrew Frankel Although it probably didn’t seem so at the time, as the grid assembled in Melbourne for the first Grand Prix of the new millennium, the world of Formula 1 was a somewhat simple place to be, at least relative to where it is today. The cars...

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Pride of the Penske gene Pool

This all-American racer was the final winning car built for the US team in Dorset. It wasn’t the most successful Penske, but its explosive acceleration still exhilaratesBy Andrew Frankel It takes time for certain cars to assume their place in history. Cars that achieve firsts are easy to recognise and remember, for their importance is clear to see from the moment they achieve their fame. But what...

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Under Scrutiny - Scott Russell Race Engine Design and Development

Under the Cam Covers To those in the know, racing engines sometimes appear to resemble those Russian dolls; remove one layer, and another is revealed; remove that, and there is yet another underneath. The camshaft cover of an Indy engine may read Chevrolet, but the engine is actually the product of Ilmor, a British firm. In Grand Prix racing, the Ford engine is the Benetton was designed and...

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Forward thinkers

The next generation of F1 and Indycars must balance green technology with better racing. It’s a challenge that renowned engineers John Barnard and Mario Illien have been contemplating for years By Gordon Kirby For years the racing world has talked about introducing sweeping new technical rules, and last spring both the FIA and the Indy Racing League announced separate initiatives to create new...

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Bobby Rahal

A re-start and a finish... Huge news for Indycar racing this month with the announcement that General Motors is coming back as an engine supplier. This is a tremendous lift for the IZOD IndyCar Series, as well as for motor racing in general in the United States. The announcement (above, by GM vice-chairman Tom Stephens) of a Chevrolet engine deal for 2012, in partnership with Ilmor Engineering,...

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Project Trust

The Grand Prix Mechanics' Charitable Trust day at Silverstone on October 6, organised by Jackie Stewart, was adjudged a huge success. As detailed last month, participants paid £120 for the right to be chauffeured around the GP circuit by Luca Badoer, Mark Blundell, Martin Brundle, Erik Comas, Andrea de Cesaris, Mika Hakkinen, Johnny Herbert, Damon Hill, Pedro Lamy, Ukyo Katayama, Nicola Larini,...

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Driven by design

The greatest racing car designer of his generation was curious: how would it feel it away from the drawing board and be let loose in two of his own creations spanning 20 years of Formula 1 evolution? When Adrian Newey asked, we were thrilled to oblige BY DAMIEN SMITH Early September, a couple of days after the Belgian Grand Prix and a few before the Italian at Monza. Christian Homer has just...

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Miami advice

Who is well placed to win IndyCar races this year? And who will be in charge of the show 18 months hence? After one of the shortest off-seasons in memory, the 1995 PPG IndyCar World Series is upon us. Thanks to the "front loading" of the schedule (moving races to the spring and away from autumn to avoid going head to head with professional football in the television ratings), just 20 weeks...

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Global recession hits MotoGP

The vicious economic climate is hurting MotoGP just like it is hurting Formula 1. The world’s premier bike racing series has already lost one of its lower-ranking teams to corporate belt-tightening and is currently looking into cost-cutting measures that might prevent the grid shrinking further. Kawasaki, which had been due to run American John Hopkins and Italian Marco Melandri in 2009, has shut...

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