Articles tagged Allan McNish

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Readers' letters

Letter of the month Jack the gentleman I had the humbling experience of Jack Brabham’s no-nonsense approach to racing car preparation; it was a wake-up call at the time. In 1988 I was involved with Derek Bell Racing, running his son Justin in Vauxhall-Lotus. Via our Camel sponsorship we also took on David Brabham from Australian Formula Ford. Preparing two recently delivered cars, I was at our...

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Reviews

Hidden Glory, The Story of the Crosslé Car Company Alan Tyndall Other volume racing car manufacturers have cultivated higher profiles – March, Lola, Van Diemen and Reynard, to name but four – but one of the UK’s most engaging cottage industries has been ravaged by one-make myopia and many famous names have either gone to the wall or else simply faded away as custom dried up. But not Crosslé. For...

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Audi R10 Diesel wins Le Mans 24 hours

Pirro, Biela and Werner take the chequered flag first Audi took a historic first diesel win in the Le Mans 24 Hours, on the R10 TDI’s debut in the Sarthe classic. Victory went to the car driven by Emanuele Pirro, Frank Biela and Marco Werner, while its sister car, driven by six-time winner Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello was third, three laps behind, after the car ran into a...

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Newsfeed

MotoGP Dani Pedrosa fractured his hand after crashing in the first pre-season test at Sepang but will return for Jerez. A1GP Christian Vietoris became the youngest-ever winner at Taupo, aged 18 years, nine months and 19 days. * Loic Duval scored Team France’s first win in 37 races, at Eastern Creek. Le Mans Toyota has denied plans to return to the Le Mans 24 Hours in 2010 with a petrol-electric...

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WEC, SIlverstone

“I tell you what,” said Mark Webber with a smile. “We’re going to have some good races this year.” His first taste of the World Endurance Championship had been the tonic he’d hoped for after the grind of Formula 1, but after a debut podium in the new Porsche 919 Hybrid shared with Timo Bernhard and Brendon Hartley his prediction can surely be judged a wry Aussie understatement. As this month’s...

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Lunch With... Dr Wolfgang Ullrich

Synonymous with Audi’s success in touring car and endurance racing, he’ll be chasing the company’s 13th Le Mans win in 15 years this June Writer Simon Taylor | Photographer James Mitchell Being a racer, and being a winner, takes many forms. The man in the cockpit climbs onto the podium and sprays the champagne, and he gets most of the glory. But without the serried ranks lined up behind him who...

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Harry Tincknell

A memorable class win on his Le Mans debut has justified an early switch to endurance racing, as this F3 race winner from Devon tells Damien Smith How many GP2 or GP3 drivers have stood on a podium with 60,000 people below them?” asks Allan McNish. Yet his 22-year-old protégé already has that in the bank, having anchored a great British class victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours at his first attempt....

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Audi claims LMS titles

Audi drivers Alexandre Prémat and Mike Rockenfeller joined a select group who have triumphed in a major international championship without winning a race when they took the Le Mans Series title at Silverstone. The pair claimed the drivers’ crown with a fourth-place finish in the Autosport 1000Km in September. They emulated the likes of Tom Sneva, who was winless on his way to the 1978 USAC...

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Busy year for McNish

World Endurance Champion Allan McNish will have a multi-faceted role with Audi in his first season after retiring from the cockpit. McNish, who called time on his front-line driving career in December, will act as a link between Audi’s LMP1 driving squad and development engineers from Audi Sport. At the same time, he will be involved in liaising with motor sport governing bodies around the world...

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Matters of moment

A few days before the big sports car season-opener at Silverstone, newly retired Allan McNish was in London to accept the Segrave Trophy at the Royal Automobile Club. The citation read: ‘First Briton to win the Tourist Trophy, the Le Mans 24 Hours and the FIA World Endurance Championship in the same season.’ Yes, 2013 – his last year as a full-time racing driver – was quite a campaign for the 44...

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