Articles tagged Danny Sullivan

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One-lap Wonder

In 1986 Ferrari spent heavily on an Indy 500 contender. But, says its designer, it ran only a single test lap. By Gordon Cruickshank Can't play, won't play: Enzo Ferrari's response when things weren't going his way. He'd tried it before, and it looked like another such episode when in 1985 he announced Ferrari was going to America — to race in CART and win the Indy 500. The press portrayed it as...

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Sullivan calls time on racing

1985 Indy 500 winner hangs up his helmet after 33-year career American Danny Sullivan has called a halt to an international career that included victory in the Indy 500, an Indycar title and a season of F1. The 53-year-old made what he has promised will be his final start in a contemporary racing car in this month's Spa round of the Le Mans Endurance Series. Sullivan, who has contested six events...

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Jaguar's Finest Day

The one nightmare shared by Jaguar's board members was the possibility of defeat at Le Mans. Last year the three entries were prepared beautifully, but lasted only 16 hours effectively, and even with five improved versions this time no-one could confidently predict success. If any Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9LM was going to win, it was going to have to beat the Porsche 962C of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and...

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The Brickyard comes to Goodwood

This year's Festival of Speed will celebrate the Indy 500 centenary in style, with roadsters, racers - and even its own yard of bricksBy Rob Widdows Can you believe we are approaching the 19th Goodwood Festival of Speed? No, neither can I. But we are. And yes, we always say this, but it looks like being another absolute treat. We are rapidly running out of superlatives to describe what some...

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Obituaries

Rodney Felton The vintage racing scene is mourning the loss of this determined racer who died in mid-May. Best known for his fearless handling of vintage Alfa Romeos in VSCC events, he was a prime mover in the club's activities for more than a decade. Felton was an Alfa Romeo enthusiast and seldom, if ever, raced anything else. First in an 8C and later in a Tipo B, he claimed a number of major...

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Bell Again

The folklore of Le Mans insists that the 24-hour event in June is the supreme test of cars and drivers, the grand prix of speed and endurance. The French can go on believing that if they wish, but Derek Bell is adamant that the Daytona 24 Hours is far harder, and it is easy to see why. The huge banking, unlike the Mulsanne Straight, does not give the drivers a moment to relax at over 200 mph....

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Rahal all set for Tour Auto

Indycar champions Bobby(Porsche-E 904/61 and Danny Sullivan (Porsche Carrera RS) will head a magnificent 200-strong entry for 61st running of the Tour Auto. Starting from Paris on Tuesday April 16, this will be the 11th time the event has run for historic cars. Other notable entries include Stirling Moss (MGB), Rowan Atkinson (Jaguar MkVII) and Alain de Cadenet (Porsche Carrera RS). Most of the...

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Besotted by his craft

Talented but unrewarded in Formula 1, Bruno Giacomelli never stopped trying to make the best of whatever hand motor racing dealt himBy Paul Fearnley Even Ermanno Cuoghi, legendary mechanic of Pedro-and-Jo-in-Gulf Day-Glo and Lauda-at-Ferrari glory, knew motor racing has fewer ups than downs, yet his disappointment was palpable. His shoulders (and moustache) drooped as the PA system blared the...

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Can-Am: the sequel

No orange McLarens, no Denny Hulme... Gary Watkins looks back at Can-Am's second coming Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Bobby Rahal, Jacky Ickx, Al Unser (Senior and Junior), Patrick Tambay, Danny Sullivan and Al Holbert all won races in its glory years. Gilles Villeneuve, Chris Amon, Patrick Depailler, Jean-Pierre Jarier, Vern Schuppan and a whole load more besides never did. The racing was close, the...

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Long Beach reflections

So that was the end of Formula One racing through the streets of Long Beach in the shadow of the Queen Mary, for three years at any rate. Not because the city fathers or some busybody has made a protest or objection but for simple reasons of economics. There are people who think of America, and California in particular, as a bottom-less pit of dollars there for the taking, but it is not so and...

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