Articles tagged ANTHONY DAVIDSON

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Le Mans 24 Hours

The 2011 Le Mans 24 Hours was one of the most exciting races at La Sarthe for many years. The winning Audi R18 of Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer crossed the line a mere 13.854 seconds ahead of the second-placed car – the Peugeot 908 of Simon Pagenaud, Sébastien Bourdais and Pedro Lamy.  This was the closest finish since the Ford-Porsche duel of 1969, but how closely matched...

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A Mercedes-Benz world of fun

More than 13,000 eager fans attended the big ‘Powered by Mercedes-Benz Live’ event at Brooklands in November to celebrate the company’s successful year in motor sport. Formula 1 drivers both past and present were at the event including Lewis Hamilton – who entertained the crowd by doing donuts in a 2008 McLaren – Heikki Kovalainen, David Coulthard and Mika Häkkinen. New World Champion team Brawn...

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Preview: Goodwood Festival of Speed

Whether your taste is 1960s sportscars, Indy racers or today's F1 heroes, it's all at Lord March's party. Gordon Cruickshank looks ahead to June 24-26 There isn't a more colourful historic car gathering in the world than the Goodwood Festival of Speed, so it's appropriate that this year's theme is 'Racing colours — National Pride and Culture'. Expect to see quintessential machines spanning a...

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"As it is, our chances at Le Mans are very, very small"

Toyota had high hopes of Le Mans success when it launched the latest version of its hybrid sports-prototype. But now after the Spa 6 Hours it has grave doubts that Audi can be beatenwriter Gary Watkins The mood has changed in the Toyota camp. Big time. At the launch of the 2013 version of its T5030 Hybrid in February, the team and its drivers made no secret of their belief that they were...

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Davidson keeps works drive

Briton Anthony Davidson will remain with Peugeot for a second season in 2011. The former Grand Prix driver (left), who made a full-time switch to sports cars with the French marque this year, was told along with the other eight Peugeot drivers that they would be retained for next season. Davidson said he was delighted with the news “because I’ve learnt over the past couple of years that you...

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Toyota unbowed despite setbacks

Toyota is refusing to reset its targets for the Le Mans 24 Hours after the major accident that forced it to miss its only scheduled race appearance before the French enduro. The Japanese manufacturer is still shooting to be the fastest hybrid at Le Mans on June 16/17, according to Toyota Motorsport GmbH technical director Pascal Vasselon. He believes it is a realistic target in spite of the shunt...

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Peugeot adds Sebring to its tally

Peugeot has become the first French manufacturer to win the Sebring 12 Hours in the event’s 58-year history. The victory was also the first by a non-German manufacturer since Ferrari scored the last of its wins in the Florida enduro in 1998. Victory for team newcomer Anthony Davidson, Alex Wurz and Marc Gené means that Peugeot has now won the last three big enduros run to Le Mans rules – the 24...

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"There were beautiful moments as well as bad. The difficult ones I don't remember"

Were 21 years in F1 a matter of hardship or excitement? Gian Carlo Minardi sits down to chat over a plate of tagliataWriter Ed Foster The history books show that Minardi scored just 38 world championship points during a 21-year stint in Formula 1. Scratch the surface of those pages, though, and you see that not only did this little Italian team often punch above its weight, but the list of...

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Matters of Moment

The long shadow of Michael Schumacher still looms heavily over 2013. Not the slightly faded and frayed Mercedes-spec version of the past few years — I'm talking about the crisp original who, a decade ago, was busily and mercilessly ripping through the record books like some Formula 1 Terminator. A Ferrari superteam built around him, endless test miles and bespoke Bridgestone rubber all...

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In brief

* Having announced his retirement from Formula 1 last October, Alex Wurz has made a surprise U-turn and signed up as Honda’s third driver. His reserve role means he would race should either Jenson Button or Rubens Barrichello be unable to compete. * Champ Car star Graham Rahal enjoyed his first taste of F1 power during a demo run in a BMW at a makeshift course outside a Las Vegas exhibition hall...

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