Articles tagged Damon

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Adrian Newey

My top six Formula 1 cars Formula 1’s finest technical brain of its generation – arguably of all time – is retiring from the sport in a few weeks. Adrian Newey, frustrated at the ever-greater restrictions imposed by the technical regulations, is seeking to challenge himself in other areas. Having spurned the opportunity of a mega-bucks move to Ferrari, he will retain a position at Red Bull, his...

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Lunch with John Coombs

That he ran so many top-line drivers is proof of how successful a car entrant John Coombs was. Today, in his eighties, his enthusiasm for enjoying classic machinery still burns bright By Simon Taylor Motor racing’s history is peppered with significant private entrants – highly professional operators who were content to provide cars for others to race, in return for the joy of being involved. In...

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Mat Oxley – MotoGP

Few were in Ivy's league Forty summers ago, Britain lost one of its greatest exponents of two- and four-wheel motor sport. If Billy Ivy hadn’t been killed in practice for the 1969 East German motorcycle Grand Prix, he might have gone on to match John Surtees’ unique achievement of winning World Championships both in cars and on motorcycles. Ivy won the 1967 125cc world title and quit bikes at the...

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Lunch with... Hans Stuck

As the son of a pre-war Auto Union ace, racing was in his blood. Today, ‘Junior’ is a cult hero in his own right It’s intriguing how often sons of racing drivers become racers themselves. In Formula 1 Nico carries on the work of Keke, as did Jacques for Gilles – although so far only Damon and Graham have achieved a World Champion son of a World Champion father. Sometimes grandsons follow to make...

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Advantage Prost

Another silky drive by the Frenchman restored his World Championship lead, but things weren't quite so smooth off the circuit... How long is it since Ayrton Senna qualified as low as eighth for a GP? It was a question many were mulling over just before the start of the Canadian GP, as the Brazilian and McLaren tried to put behind them an awful two days of qualifying in which the MP4/8s were in...

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Canon fodder

Prost silences his critics, in the wet and the dry An interesting race, the San Marino GP. To some extent it was not so much about what took place on track, although there was plenty of action in yet another good GP, but more about what was happening off it. It began in extraordinary circumstances as the circus gathered in the paddock on Thursday. Where was Senna? If you were diligent enough you...

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Modern times

Press schedules being what they are, I am writing this before, and you're reading it after, the Argentinian Grand Prix. But, going by the form of the first two rounds of this season, it seems a pretty safe bet that McLaren-Mercedes will maintain their crushing early-season form for a while. Unfortunately, that means we'll have to endure more wailing and whingeing from the newer members of Formula...

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Land Rover Defender 90

Damon Hill used to say that getting back in an F1 car after the winter break was always a shocking experience. I feel that way about Defenders. No matter how many you've driven, no matter how rude and crude you expect them to be, the moment they raffle into life you know that you are in for an experience unmatched by any other car. Just like Formula 1. It takes a little gaffing used to. The...

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McLaren overtakes Ferrari

Emotions run high in Adelaide, as Senna's 41st win dashes fairy tale retirement for Prost while pushing McLaren ahead of Ferrari in the all-time win stakes All in all, it was an emotional finale to the 1993 Grand Prix season, as the teams settled down in Adelaide. Alain Prost was preparing for retirement after 199 GP outings, 51 victories, 33 pole positions (the same as Jimmy Clark), 41 fastest...

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A family affair

Damon Hill did what father Graham never achieved when he won the British Grand Prix, and he did it in style. Phil Hill's Ferrari was just ahead. A little further in front of the American was team-mate Wolfgang von Trips' similar car. In his mirrors, Graham Hill could feel Jack Brabham hovering like a Nemesis. His own brakes were fading. Did he try to pass Hill before Copse, or dare he risk...

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