Articles tagged McLaren Group

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Formula 1's shifting sands

Forget Monaco – the setting for this year’s F1 business forum was the desert kingdom of Bahrain, a sure sign of motor sport’s growing love affair with the Middle East By Rob Widdows In the sweltering heat, on an island that floats in the Gulf of Arabia, they are building a Financial Harbour. There are plans for an Investment Wharf. They are constructing a new Bay of Bahrain, designed to be a mini...

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The king of kingmakers

No one was better than Martin Hines at turning promising young karters into racing royalty. Mr ZIP kart may be gone, but he leaves a lasting legacy… By Rob Widdows Quiz question: what do Lewis Hamilton, Gary Paffett, David Coulthard, Anthony Davidson and Jason Plato all have in common? Answer: their talents were discovered and developed by triple FIA World Superkart Champion and ZIP kart designer...

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In brief

* The Singapore GP organisers have announced that they will use ‘digi-flag’ displays which will be more visible at night. The electronic flag displays, which will be used alongside the flags traditionally waved by race officials, are based on a technology similar to that which guides pilots at major airports. * Super Aguri announced on April 16 that a planned takeover by the Magma Group had...

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Murray and McLaren part

Motor racing design legend Gordon Murray has split with the McLaren Group, ending an 18-year-long association. "After five world championships and a win at Le Mans, it certainly does rank as one of the most successful periods of my working life," he said. Murray's departure coincides with his decision to concentrate on his 'City Car' project on which he has spent 11 years working in private. "It...

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Give him

opit s41 ...And he takes a milestone victory. Peter Gethin's win at Monza in 1971 made the record books, but it was also his sole Grand Prix success BY ALAN HENRY into Parabolica they came for the 55th and final time with Ronnie Peterson's bright red March 711 just ahead. Right on his of Cevert tail was the dark blue Tyrrell of Francois Cevert with Mike Hailwood's Surtees next in the bobbing and...

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The perfect getaway

Released from his F1 responsibilities, McLaren boss Ron Dennis has been focusing his energies on production of the new MP4-12C By Rob Widdows When Bruce McLaren died in the summer of 1970 he left many dreams unfulfilled. One of these was to design and build the ultimate high-performance road car. A year before Bruce died while testing his Can-Am car at Goodwood, he built the McLaren M6GT and the...

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“I have so much ambition left...”

The traumas of 2007 have failed to kill the passion that Ron Dennis still has for McLaren and for Formula 1 By Rob Widdows Remarkable man, this Ron Dennis. He’s been through the wringer, and come out the other side as strong as ever. Battered and bruised, yes, but possibly more resolute than before. When a man faces a crisis, work or personal – and this man has been facing both – he may react in...

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A night to remember

Our inaugural Hall of Fame event attracted an array of stars to the Roundhouse in London for an evening that none of us will forget It never crossed my mind, watching Jim Morrison and The Doors play at the Roundhouse back in 1968, that one day I would be back there drinking champagne, celebrating the first ever Motor Sport Hall of Fame. The Victorian engine shed in Camden Town is now a smart and...

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Conspicuous consumption

With a turnover of £2.2bn in 2007 alone, Formula 1 is among the richest sports on the planet. Even more remarkably, it’s still growing By Christian Sylt & Caroline Reid Formula 1 has been at the peak of motor racing for more than half a century. But what was once a sport renowned for its privateer teams and gentleman drivers is now synonymous with the world’s biggest blue-chip companies and...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – The importance of the edge of risk in Formula 1 – Why losing traction control is symbolically vital – Life after Alonso and the spy scandal at McLaren At the end of the ’60s, when I was not long out of school, I read an interview with Joakim Bonnier, the Swedish driver who gave BRM its first Grand Prix victory, at Zandvoort in 1959. Wasn’t it the case, Bonnier was asked at one point...

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