Articles tagged Al Unser Sr

Page 36 of May 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 36, May 2010


Time to clip wings? Sir, Having just watched the boredom that was the Bahrain Grand Prix I now realise that, like MPs and their expenses, Formula 1 just does not ‘get it’. Wings are things that should be fitted to aeroplanes, not land vehicles. The amount of grip still generated means that any decent long corner is flat out and the high-speed braking so good that outbraking, even at the end of...

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"He Didn't Need a Kiss and a Cuddle"

Little Teo Fabi had an inner steel that made him tougher than he looked. Which was just as well for an Indycar and F1 ace who was dogged by bad luck By Paul Fearnley Only four Indianapolis 500 rookies in 100 years have started from pole: Teo Fabi in 1983 is one. Prematurely balding and softly spoken, his puppy-ish face often apparently bemused, occasionally morose, he was a beautifully smooth...

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Gordon Kirby – The US Scene

Hélio won, but who watched? There was no stopping Roger Penske’s team and Hélio Castroneves at Indianapolis this year. At the end of the 500 miles Castroneves was in a class of his own as he maintained a comfortable cushion over his snaking line of pursuers to beat 2005 winner Dan Wheldon by a shade under two seconds, a lifetime on a big speedway like Indy. It was Castroneves’s third win at...

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Lunch With... Emerson Fittipaldi

The Brazilian star looks back on two championship-winning careers, in Formula 1 and CART racing By Simon Taylor The Hamilton phenomenon has rewritten the Formula 1 record books. But Lewis’s meteoric progress doesn’t diminish the achievements, 37 years ago, of a Brazilian tyro called Emerson Fittipaldi. Emerson was already 22 when he arrived in a cold, unwelcoming England in February 1969. Two...

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A BIT OF INDY MAGIC Gordon Kirby THE WEATHER WAS GLORIOUSLY HOT FOR THIS YEAR'S 100TH anniversary running of the Indianapolis 500. After days of rain and uncommonly cool, overcast skies, the sun and humidity burst forth on race day and what a race we had! Furiously fought all the way, it turned into a game of fuel strategy at the end. Scoff Dixon and Dario Franchiffi in Chip Ganassi's pair of...

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When Britain swept the 'Yard

When Britain swept the 'Yard...and we don't mean 1965. By the 1980s every car on the Indianapolis grid was built in the UK – and that goes for the engines too By Ian Wagstaff The majority of Americans watching the 1982 Indy 500 probably didn't realise its significance. It was to be the last time, with the exception of the 2004 race, that a car built in their country would win the event. For the...

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Goodwood Festival of Speed preview

Social Climbing Loved for its atmosphere as much as the machines taking part, the 1998 Goodwood Festival of Speed seems set to be the best yet. Marcus Pye studies the form guide To the dedicated historic motorsport enthusiast, June can mean just one thing: Goodwood. Since Lord March's evocative Festival of Speed first captured the imagination of British car nuts and socialites alike back in1993,...

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"There was something great about those cars"

The revised Can-Am series of the late 1970s had it all – mighty cars, classic tracks and star drivers. But it wasn’t enough to save it from the threat of CART By Gordon Kirby Born amid apathy and ignorance, it flourished briefly but then died from a lack of interest. The ‘new era’ Can-Am lasted only 10 years from 1977-86 and came to life because America’s road racing track owners were desperate...


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