Articles tagged Carl Hogan

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Reluctant hero

He pulled Niki Lauda from the wreckage of his blazing Ferrari, fought in Vietnam and now pilots humanitarian flights for seriously ill children, but Brett Lunger plays down his many achievements… Writer Andrew Marriott Brett Lunger has always been understated, self-analytical, supremely fit and serious. That was his manner back in the 1970s when I handled his public relations in Europe and now,...

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Lunch with... David Hobbs

The results didn't always come his way, but over three decades this expat Brit enjoyed the sort of variety in his racing career that today's F1 stars can only dream about, By Simon Taylor David Hobbs is 71 now, still the quintessential Englishman with the deadpan humour that stayed with him through a 30-year-plus racing career. By his own assessment, misfortune and missed opportunities meant he...

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Mission imperative

. mrsercitnte The 1994 IndyCar season, which kicked off at Surfers Paradise as this issue was being printed, is expected to be a barnburner. Intriguing stories abound: Nigel Mansell's defence of his PPG title; Al Unser Inr finally driving for one of the sport's genuine powerhouses; Mario Andretti's retirement; the improving maturity (we hope) of Paul Tracy and Robby Gordon; an influx of more new...

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Reflections

By Nigel Roebuck The inexorable growth of aero clutter Missing AJ Foyt at the Daytona 24 Hours Dario Franchitti’s love of motor sport history When Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton pulled the wraps off the McLaren MP4-27, it was a relief — and perhaps a bit of a surprise — to note that the car did not have the 'stepped nose' common to all the other new cars revealed to that point. A rule...

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The month in Motor Sport

July 18: Manuel Gião loses his victory in the recent Nürburgring Formula Opel Euroseries round. After a protest, the Portuguese is deemed not to have been running when the race was halted (he had spun into a gravel trap) before winning the restart. Jason Watt inherits the spoils and cuts Gião's points advantage. 22: Sources suggest that Reynard is instigating action against the FIA through the...

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The big left turn

Ovals are just about turning left, right? Mario Andretti, Rick Mears and Dario Franchitti beg to differ and tell David Malsher about life at 350ft per second Peter Twiss captured the World Air Speed record in the Fairey Delta 2 back in 1956. He wrote a book on the subject and its title, Faster than the Sun, is based on scientific fact: at 1132mph, Twiss was travelling quicker than the earth...

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Hobbs at the Brickyard

Few Britons have featured in the results at the infamous Indianapolis 500, with the notable exceptions of Jim Clark and Graham. This year David Hobbs finished fifth in his Carling Black Label-sponsored, turbocharged Offenhauser-powered works McLaren M16C/D, while American team-mate Johnny Rutherford went on to win. Hobbs has kindly sent Motor Sport this account of the race and the build-up to it...

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American Comment

Sponsorship Clashes Hit USAC The USAC Championship Car series, which runs throughout the year in America almost entirely on oval tracks and includes such races as the Indianapolis 500, the Pocono 500, the Ontario 500 and a multitude of other smaller events, has run into sponsorship problems. During 1971 the series was sponsored by Marlboro cigarettes and thus became known as the Marlboro...

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Twin Peaks

Two World Championships, two racing careers – and Emerson Fittipaldi plans to break more new ground for 1996 There has always been a storied even fanciful quality to Emerson Fittipaldi's career, almost as if it's been infused with the same other-worldly spirits that are so much a part of the fabric of everyday life in his native Brazil. For example, Fittipaldi's meteoric rise from Formula Ford to...

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Is America ready for touring cars?

There is widespread agreement that FIA Super Touring sedans will be racing in the United States in 1996. The creation of the North American Touring Car Campionship, at the behest of Gerald Forsythe, Roger Elliott and Alan Gow, has seen to that. The question is, will Championship Auto Racing Teams sanction the NATCC? More significantly, the manner in which that question is decided will speak...

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