Articles tagged Al Unser Jnr

Page 105 of May 2006 archive issue thumbnail Page 105, May 2006

Marcus Pye's Diary

Opposites attract our columnist this month, from a Can-Am monster to a dainty, and obscure, Rhodesian GP winner Goodwood: Incongruous it most definitely looked against the elegant backdrop of Goodwood House, but that is precisely why the 1982 March Can-Am dinosaur was the car of last month's press day for me — and editor Simmons! It's not that I don't appreciate the intricate engineering of a...

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Blackballed at the Brickyard

When the CART establishment discovered that Team Lotus was building another Indycar, the reaction was far from positive. Gordon Cruickshank describes the car that became an outlaw It's tough being a new kid on the block, especially if you come from somewhere far away. That's what Lotus found when Colin Chapman decided to tackle Indianapolis. He was doing things a different way, and that didn't...

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You were there

This month our series of photos taken by you features Long Beach, Can-Am at Riverside, and damaged Mirages This atmospheric shot was taken by Stephan Pattengale during the 1977 grand prix at Long Beach. "I had recently moved to southern California and, as a lifelong motor racing fan, was thrilled to finally have the opportunity to attend an F1 race just a short drive away. Early Friday morning I...

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A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

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Different Class

While the Indy Racing League stumbles uncertainly into life, David Phillips contends that things have never looked better for the CART/PPG World Series How times change. For years critics of IndyCar have lambasted the PPG Indy Car Series for courting casual fans at temporary circuits while real fans and permanent race tracks withered on the vine. Last month, the new Indy Racing League, conceived...

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Fast acting hero

Paul Newman might be a movie legend, but it's racing that lights his fire, he tells Gordon Kirby When you think of Paul Newman does Butch Cassidy spring to mind? Yeah, me too. That's the thing about surviving as one of the great icons of Hollywood: you might be 79, but to the rest of us you will always be 44, immortalised by that wry smile and those piercing blue eyes. Newman was the type of guy...

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Stateside, CART Championship review

The right stuff! Indycar racing witnessed a clear shift in its delicate balance of power in 1988, although its turbocharged formula continued to provide more competitive racing than Formula One could a new Penske chassis took over from March or Lola as the thing to have, while Ilmor's Chevrolet V8 finally ousted Cosworth's DFX as the dominant powerplant — a combination of circumstances which...

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Saving The Best For Last

Honours well spread and a nail-biting finale for the IndyCar season, by David Phillips Did the 1996 PPG IndyCar World Series produce a champion, or simply a man who had accumulated more points than his rivals at the season's end? Whatever, it was set for a dramatic Laguna Seca finale thanks to a sequence of events at Vancouver which saw Michael Andretti score a dominant victory, Al Unser Jnr...

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Courage Best?

He may not be doing much since he retired from single-seater racing, but the Le Mans 24 Hours still gives Mario Andretti a buzz like little else. He told David Phillips The final weekend of April was a good one for lndycar drivers past and present. First, Al Unser Jnr, Robby Gordon and Scott Pruett finished 1-2-3 in round two of the IROC series, then Jacques Villeneuve earned his first Formula...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

APRIL Mercedes-Benz confirms that it will supply engines via Ilmor to Penske for the Indianapolis 500. Successful Formula Ford racer Roger Eccleston dies after a lengthy illness. Eccleston was particularly well-known for his exploits with a Crossle 25F in the Midlands and the North-West. Michael Schumacher takes a second straight F1 win in the Pacific GP at TI. Pole-winner Ayrton Senna retires in...

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