Articles tagged McLaren

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The other life of Brian

Brian Redman's Formula One record is poor compared to his sparkling sportscar career, yet he preferred to race single-seaters — and had plenty of success in them, too. So exactly why did he turn down Ferrari, asks Tim Scott? As a sportscar driver, on his day Brian Redman was a match for the very best: Ickx, Siffert or Rodriguez. But there is an incongruity in his CV. At a time when top drivers...

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The Motor Sport Month - Formula 1 News

Honda tipped for McLaren Woking team's Mercedes link in doubt, By Adam Cooper The famed McLaren-Honda partnership is set to return to Formula 1 in 2015, potentially leaving the team's current engine partner Mercedes in a difficult position. Honda has been rumoured for some time to be working on a 1.6-litre turbo for the new Fl regulations, and a reunion with McLaren is the logical option for both...

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Two too many

The six-wheeled Tyrrell P34 was not only one of F1's most radical innovations, it still sharply divides opinion. Was it a technical leap or a blind alley? Andrew Frankel decides "I actually had the idea back in 1968 but for a completely different application." The words belong to Derek Gardner, designer of the Tyrrell Project 34, one of the most memorable and innovative Formula One cars of all...

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Too good to be true?

Michael Schumacher is closing fast, but Alain Prost remains the most successful Formula One driver ever smoothness personified behind the wheel, a gent out of the cockpit. But it was this mix, believes Paul Fearnley, that left him high and dry in an age of the anti-hero This was no time or place to make your Formula One debut Even 'Happy' Jacques Laffite wanted out. He'd planted his Ligier on the...

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Oranges and Lemons

Was the arrival of Eddie Irvine in Formula One the onset of anarchy, or a breath of fresh air? It's hard to recall just when an F1 novice burst so insouciantly on to the scene, and made the sort of impression that Eddie Irvine did in Suzuka. His qualifying performance was excellent. All year rookie Rubens Barrichello had ruled a comfortable roost at Jordan, easily blowing off the enigmatic Ivan...

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Black Pearl?

The new Lotus Esprit GT1 V8 retired on its racing debut at Paul Ricard, but the team behind it harbours genuine long-term ambitions. Michael Cotton investigates Seasoned onlookers at Snetterton had difficulty believing their senses. What they saw was a Lotus Esprit GT being driven very rapidly by Jan Lammers, but what they heard was a crisp, exciting V8 sound that went by extremely quickly,...

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2000s

Schumacher and Ferrari domination gives way to a new generation of hotshoes, all set against a backdrop of political strifeBy Adam Cooper It would probably be fair to describe the 2000s as a decade of two halves, at least in terms of results. The first was utterly dominated by Michael Schumacher and Scuderia Ferrari, who made up for the frustrations of the previous four years. The German won five...

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Who'd buy an F1 team?

Toro Rosso is up for sale, but buying a piece of the F1 action requires far more than just money. Still, there are rewards to be had  By David Tremayne F1 team for sale: it’s not exactly a new phenomenon. In these expensive days of Formula 1, teams tend to change hands quite frequently. At the beginning of 2005, Jaguar had become Red Bull; at the end of that season, BMW bought into Peter Sauber’s...

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Lunch with.. Jody Scheckter

From World Champion racing driver, to million-dollar businessman, to his current guise as an award-winning organic farmer: all his life, Jody Scheckter has been driven to succeed By Simon Taylor If you’re a top Formula 1 driver, you are a driven man. As well as all those skills and physical attributes, you are motivated by abnormally high levels of determination, self-confidence, persistence and...

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Won for the road

This road-going supercar wasn't expected to even finish on its Le Mans debut 10 years ago. But the McLaren F1 GTR beat all the prototypes to win. By Gary Watkins The thing may have looked the part, but there was no way it could win the Le Mans 24 Hours. Not first time out anyway. The world's fastest street machine it may have been, but this particular supercar hadn't been conceived — in anyway,...

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