Articles tagged Danica Patrick

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Nigel Roebuck

>>Straight-talkin’ Petty >>Prost on the present >>Double points farce A step into the obscene?The F1 field heads for Turn One at Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi in 2013. When the sport returns in November, drivers will be contesting the first double-points finale in the world championship’s 65-season history – a detail that sits uncomfortably with many. Regulators, thy name is...

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Indycar war is over

After 12 years of losing fans, sponsors and credibility, open-wheel racing in America has finally regained some semblance of common sense. Along with solidarity. There will be one series and one champion in 2008 after the Indy Racing League and Champ Car decided to bury the hatchet instead of each other. Tony George, who started this costly war when he launched the Indy Racing League in 1996,...

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Wheldon wins Indy 500 thriller

British star joins Jim Clark and Graham Hill in the history books Dan Wheldon has inscribed his name in racing history alongside motorsport legends Jim Clark and Graham Hill by becoming only the third British driver to win the Indianapolis 500. Wheldon, 26, came from 16th on the grid in his Andretti Green Racing Dallara-Honda to win the self-proclaimed 'biggest race in the world' on May 29. It...

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In the hot seat

Bobby Rahal He won at Indy but had to turn down a Le Mans drive with Sauber. He doesn't care if he's underrated but does promise not to be another overprotective 'race car dad' Your father was a pretty useful driver. Did he pass on any tips when you started racing, and do you do the same for your son Graham? Chris Rees, Bracknell I don't know if my father passed on anything except the love of...

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Events of the Month

Daytona 500 Rarely does the Daytona 500 provide much in the way of predictions about the outcome of NASCAR's 36-round Sprint Cup championship. Run with power-sapping `restrictor plates', which keep the cars jammed together in a giant slipstreaming pack, the 500 is more a lottery than a motor race. Typically, there are more than a few multi-car accidents which inevitably eliminate some of the...

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In brief

* John Britten (1931-2009), a key player in the rescue of four British tracks under the MotorSport Vision banner, has died aged 78. Britten was a business partner to Jonathan Palmer when MSV acquired Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park in 2004. “John played an active role in turning the circuits business round,” said Palmer. Having raced MG Midgets in the ’60s, Britten went on...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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Women, where's your place?

Motor sport has a history of great female competitors, but they’ve always been in the minority. It’s an imbalance that the FIA is now addressingBy Franca Davenport Last year I saw my first ‘grid boy’ in Valencia at the European Grand Prix. It was a refreshing sight, and thanks to his rare status he received far more attention than his female counterparts. Currently it seems the same is true for...

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Objectives of Desiré

Desiré Wilson could mix it with the best in single-seaters and sportscars. Richard Heseltine charts why, given a change of luck, she could have been a Formula One star A few weeks after storming the Brickyard in May, Dan Wheldon arrived for the Indycar race at the Texas Motor Speedway wearing a T-shirt announcing, 'Actually, I won the Indy 500'. While this could be interpreted as glory-mongering...

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Paul Dana

A former racing journalist, this 30-year-old was killed during the race morning practice session before the opening round of the IRL IndyCar Series at the Homestead oval near Miami. Paul Dana (below) was about to start what was intended to be his first full season of IRL competition with Rahal Letterman Racing, as team-mate to Danica Patrick and 2004 Indy 500 winner Buddy Rice. Dana, runner-up in...

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