Articles tagged National Football League

Page 34 of April 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 34, April 2014

Talk about a revolution

The future of Formula 1 has never been more uncertain. Here, Motor Sport presents its vision of how Grand Prix racing can be reborn. It’s radical – but echoes of the past are clear Greed has damaged Formula 1, turned it from a vibrant, vivid, alive, unsettled and exciting environment, where anything might happen, into a predictable, codified template of commercial success, where everything is...

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"Car Badges of the World"

By Tim Nicholson. 138 pp. 8 4/5 in. x 6 1/2 in. (Cassell and Co. Ltd., 35, Red Lion Square, London, WC1. £1.65.) The prolific Nicholson had an obvious one when he thought up a car-badge compendium and sold the notion to Cassells. The finished product catches the eye by reason of the carefully executed coloured badges—130 of them—by John Stokes. These cover cars old and new, from 14 different...

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POSTCARD FROM AMERICA - CART AT THE CROSSROADS

A second-tier sport? Improved though it might be, IndyCar racing still has hurdles to overcome if it is to be regarded as a truly major league sport Indycar racing stands at a critical juncture in its history in this autumn of 1994. Much that is good has happened in the past year and a half, but that only makes the next 18 months all the more crucial if the sport is to take advantage of the...

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GPs make most cash

The sporting group of Deloitte has calculated that individual Grands Prix are the world’s highest revenue-generating annual events. The company says that in 2007 each GP had an average revenue of $217 million, which compared with $24m for NFL football games and $8m for Premier League football matches. On overall return, F1 ranks third with $3.9 billion, behind the NFL on $6.5bn and Major League...

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Bang goes another day

In a 38-race year, NASCAR Sprint Cup cars survive for just two events. It's relentless, tough, and more sophisticated than you think, as ex-F1 engineer Steve Hallam has found, By Gordon Kirby After 27 years in Formula 1 with Lotus and McLaren Steve Hallam moved to North Carolina two years ago to begin a new life as director of competition for Michael Waltrip's three-car NASCAR team. Hallam goes...

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Full credit available

At the risk of being branded a heretic, I'd like humbly to suggest that observers of IndyCar racing have been a tad harsh in criticising Championship Auto Racing Teams over the years. True, the restless team owners reversed their field once again last month in Indianapolis when they tossed out the five-vote/seven-man Board of Directors in favour of the "one-franchise/one-vote" Board system that...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Why Singapore saga is no surprise in today’s ‘sport’ – No one had a way with words quite like Frank… A busy time it’s been in Formula 1, with three races – Valencia, Spa, Monza – in four weekends, and briefly the emphasis was on motor racing, in particular the glorious Indian summer of Rubens Barrichello, a well-loved man winning Grands Prix in his 17th season. Remarkable. By the...

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Better from America

There have been doubts about whether America would embrace Austin's Grand Prix - but it sure did... By Adam Sweeting Will Ferrell's NASCAR movie Talledega Nights featured Sacha Baron Cohen as gay French F1 driver Jean Girard, who was fond of listening to opera, drinking espresso and reading Albert Camus as he lounged pretentiously at the wheel. A farcical caricature obviously, but might the...

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The great divide

The differences between the ALMS and Grand-Am have allowed each to prosper. Yet both want the same thing: to be the best US sports car series By Gary Watkins Two sets of rules, two calendars and two points of view, but just one country. That could sum up the Champ Car versus IRL IndyCar Series battle. Until you add in that both championships appear to be co-existing quite happily. The split in...

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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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