Articles tagged McLaren

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Virgin gets McLaren tech help

Virgin gets McLaren tech help Marussia Virgin has established a technical partnership with McLaren after splitting with Nick Wirth following the Monaco Grand Prix. The team's original business model was built around its relationship with Wirth and his WRT design concern, and to ease its planned transition to having a single independent base it has bought the WRT facility in Banbury. The...

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1980s

When two tribes go to war… it’s Senna vs Prost, Mansell vs Piquet as the superpowers turn the wick up on their turbo missilesBy Nigel Roebuck It was the era of Margaret Thatcher, relished by some, despised by others. It was a time of plenty, even excess, not least in motor racing, which went through perhaps the most convulsive decade in its history. The ’80s. “In my time,” said Patrick Tambay, “...

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS Why Schumacher should have been banned It’s time to change the rule on team orders Watching the Edmonton IndyCar race on TV, I was more than a touch nonplussed when Hélio Castroneves was given a penalty in the late laps for allegedly blocking his Penske team-mate Will Power immediately after a restart. This cost Castroneves the race, and afterwards he freely advised officials of his...

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Where the customer comes first

At least that’s McLaren’s ambition, as the project to turn its latest road car to pacesetter on the track steps up a gear By Rob Widdows The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is a beautiful racing car. In Gulf colours it’s the best-looking car in the paddock. So, it’s new, it’s beautiful and it’s fast. But does it have both the speed and endurance to be a regular winner? Well, this is McLaren, a company that...

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McLaren M7A

It was sink or swim when a 21-year-old was given sole charge of a new F1 project: Keith Howard talks to the young man who wrote his own rules Robin Herd CBE is perhaps best known as a co-founder, along with Max Mosley, Alan Rees and Graham Coaker, of March. But his first job in motor racing was as chief designer at McLaren, during the time it successfully battled Chaparral in Can-Am and took its...

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Grand Prix Cars in 1966

At the Monaco Grand Prix two more 1966 Formula 1 cars made their first public appearance, these being the V8 McLaren and the H16 B.R.M., both unsupercharged 3-litre cars. The McLaren took part in the race, whereas the B.R.M. was only used during the first two practice periods. The change effected by Bruce McLaren, from being a works driver for the Cooper team to becoming a manufacturer, has been...

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'It's been a great ride'

A few words this month about Roger Bailey’s remarkable career in racing, which spanned more than half a century until his recent retirement from running the Indy lights series. Bailey grew up in Cambridgeshire and started his career working in a local garage while attending Peterborough Technical College. his first job in racing came in 1959 when he was 18, working on Jim Russell’s cars....

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Modern Times

The unseemly fight between Jaguar and McLaren — and thus, between the giant resources of the Ford Motor Company and Daimler-Chrysler AG — over who should pay Adrian Newey 170,000 a week for his design talents underlines a crucial shift in the whole structure of Formula One. It has long been a truism that if you put Michael Schumacher in a Minardi he'd be hard put to score a point. Moreover,...

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1978 British Grand Prix race report - Simply unreal

  Variety is something which the British Grand Prix always provides, fluctuating as it does from the pleasant garden-party atmosphere of the Silverstone airfield circuit to the wire-mesh fence confines of the cramped and over-crowded stadium at Brands Hatch. Carlos Reutemann leads in the Ferrari during the 1978 British Grand Prix. Photo: Motorsport Images Anyone who was at the British Grand Prix...

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1968 British Grand Prix race report - Win for a Sportsman

Win for a Sportsman With Great Britain's major race taking place on London's back-door step, almost within the sound of Bow Bells, a short rush up the A20, one of our worst "race-track" main roads, and some hurried printing has enabled a report of the meeting to be squeezed into this issue, albeit limited in space and scope, so the following is a potted account from our potted circuit. As the...

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