Articles tagged Big Al

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The DFX Files

One team's initiative provided the trigger for a spectacular Indycar success story - and a ground-breaking British designer was close to the project's heart By Gordon Kirby He would become a Formula 1 'visionary', the most coveted racing car designer of his generation — much like Adrian Newey today. In the 1980s John Barnard's MP4 series of carbon-fibre McLarens broke new ground in composite...

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“Foyt and the Unsers didn’t like him because he shook up the establishment. They feared him"

Tom Sneva was one of the fastest drivers around during a decade of lndycar racing – but he remains an enigma. David Malsher tracked him down to tell his side of the story Indianapolis track announcer Tom Carnegie was whipping the crowd up. "It's a new track record!" he called as Tom Sneva, driving the Penske-run McLaren-Cosworth, completed the first of four laps on his qualifying run for the 1977...

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