Articles tagged Qatar

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Planes, new terrains and automobiles

Getting a Formula 1 team to all the races on an ever-expanding calendar is an organisational feat like no other. We visited Williams to see how it’s done A Grand Prix racing team spends a lot of time in the sky. More than 300 hours, zig-zagging 150,000 miles around the globe, hauling over 30 tons of equipment and up to 100 people to 19 races in 18 different countries, from Australia to Abu Dhabi...

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Mat Oxley

Angles of attack The new MotoGP season kicks off under Qatar’s entirely fatuous floodlights on March 23 and some people are already inscribing Marc Márquez’s name on the 2014 World Championship trophy. It’s easy to see why: if the youngster could beat everyone as a rookie, what will he do with a full season’s premier-class experience behind him? There is probably only one man capable of stopping...

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Nigel's electric Qatar

Another win for 1992 champ Nigel Mansell made it two out of two in the Grand Prix Masters series when he triumphed at the recently constructed Losail circuit in Qatar (below). The Briton was the only non-shock on the podium, where he was joined by ex-F1 backmarkers Christian Danner and Eric van de Poele. Danner, who had qualified on the front row, got the better of a mid-race battle with Eddie...

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Letters

Working with the Warwicks Sir, I write to say how very much I enjoyed Simon Taylor’s article on lunching with Derek Warwick in Jersey (April issue). Some 40 years ago my father, Samuel Lee, was company secretary to Warwick Trailers in Alresford and he always said Derek would be the next World Champion. Derek, as was stated, was frequently in the wrong car and place! I never met Derek but tales of...

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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 Middle East Programme

David Sutton Motorsport has two cars stationed permanently abroad for the Middle East Rally Championship. Both are 400 bhp Group B Audi Quattro A2s; one is used for competition, the other for practice. In addition there are two fully-equipped service vans, a massive amount of spares and an Audi 200 Avant chase-car which will stay out there until the end of December. A month before each event, two...

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Cheever on Warwick

The re-match: in May last year Derek talked about Eddie (left). Now the racing boot is on the other foot By Nigel Roebuck Cheever and Warwick…Warwick and Cheever… For several years, back in the 1980s, you spoke their names as one, and even now, when you think of the one, you think of the other. First, they were team-mates in Tom Walkinshaw’s Jaguar sports car outfit, then in Jackie Oliver’s...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – A meeting with Jim France at Goodwood – Cheever on Prost and the pity of GP Masters – Ronnie Peterson’s final race weekend What a pleasure it was, in the drivers’ enclosure at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, to meet Jim France, the executive vice-president of NASCAR, and son of the legendary Bill. Quietly spoken and charming, France has long had a passion for sports car racing, and...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Kawasaki has reversed its decision to leave the series, announcing that it will run a single bike for ex-Ducati rider Marco Melandri. n British Eurosport has signed a deal with Dorna to continue screening Friday and Saturday practice, plus the 125cc and 250cc races. The BBC will continue to air races live. Casey Stoner led the Qatar test with a time of 1min 55.744sec. Yamaha’s Jorge...

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Nigel Roebuck

Roebuck REFLECTIONS me A faces tne fa out after Ba nrdn dsgrace So wnat was troub Hg LeWs h Vonte Caro? nless private jets are part of your life, travel, as we know, becomes a little more unpalatable with every passing year. After getting to New York with BA (no problem), I boarded a Delta flight to Montreal, and when the captain announced we wouldn't be going after all — bad weather had closed...

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