Articles tagged Dave Price

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Lunch with... Mark Blundell

His first home was a caravan, and the school of hard knocks was his only education. It would stand him in good stead on his climb to Formula 1 and beyond Nowadays karting is the kindergarten, where aspiring hotshoes learn to feel through the seat of their pants. But it wasn’t ever thus. Stirling Moss began, at six years old, to absorb those lessons on horseback. Archie Scott Brown demonstrated...

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Lunch with...Julian Bailey

He’d have liked ‘sensible’ Damon Hill’s Formula 1 career, but Julian reckons he wouldn’t have had nearly as much fun along the way… By Simon Taylor It’s a common complaint that today’s professional racing driver is too squeaky-clean, too focused on his career to have any fun out of the cockpit. His own personality must be subdued by the requirements of PR and brand image, and what little free...

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From our Archives

Formula Three Review It started in November 1982 and lasted until June this year: a one-man domination of F3 that broke all previous records and not a few spirits. And, just as surely as it did for Nelson Piquet in 1978, it will pave Ayrton Senna's path to Formula One. The determined Brazilian, already feared by many rivals even before he'd graduated from FF2000 (where he was equally dominant) to...

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Matters of moment

The RAC Rally The second RAC International Rally of Great Britain, sponsored this year by the Daily Telegraph, occupied from March 31st to April 5th, brought the ozone-towns of Hastings, Blackpool and Scarborough into the news—and in some ways disgraced the RAC. Out of 251 entries the only foreign drivers were Becquart (Jowett), Dr Angelvin (Simca), Gatsonides (Ford), Leiner (Mercedes), Merck (...

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What... in my backyard?

Those who thought Formula One racing at Oulton Park and Mallory Park had been consigned to the history were startled in 1978, when John Webb made this dream happen all over again. Gary Watkins describes the birth, life and death of the Aurora AFX F1 series Kids can be so greedy. Surely the spectacle of Gilles Villeneuve dragging half his Ferrari around Zandvoort and Alan Jones notching up a...

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T.C. Harrison wins the 1952 R.A.C. Trials Championship

The 1952 R.A.C. Trials Championship was contested over a sporting course at Gandalo Camp, Catterick, in Yorkshire, by kind permission of the War Department. The rocky ways were muddy rather than slimy but a lacing of ice made the going difficult. It is a great honour to qualify or be invited to compete in this annual Championship which winds up the trials year, so let us place on record the field...

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In the age before Bute

Johnny Dumfries made it to F1 and won Le Mans before returning to his duties as the Marquess of Bute. He talks to Marquess, er, Marcus Simmons Tap the name 'Johnny Dumfries' into any internet search engine and you get the grand prix encyclopaedia pages. You're told that he was born in a castle and that he is now a talented painter. So you get this image of a bloke who, either side of a racing...

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Where the customer comes first

At least that’s McLaren’s ambition, as the project to turn its latest road car to pacesetter on the track steps up a gear By Rob Widdows The McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is a beautiful racing car. In Gulf colours it’s the best-looking car in the paddock. So, it’s new, it’s beautiful and it’s fast. But does it have both the speed and endurance to be a regular winner? Well, this is McLaren, a company that...

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A baby's ability to learn: Michael Schumacher

"He was like a baby. By that I mean he had a baby's ability to learn. He learnt in one year what other people learnt in three or four years..." So says former Mercedes sports boss Jochen Neerpasch of his junior driver Michael Schumacher. Gary Watkins discovers how two years of sportscar racing helped a raw talent develop into a grand prix great. The new kid always gets the worst jobs. That's the...

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Persistence Is Its Own Reward

After all the years of disappointment, Nigel Mansell faces his sternest test as he dons the world champion's mantle Adelaide 1986 seems so very far away now, doesn't it? Nigel Mansell drove such a perfect race there, avoiding confrontation, holding back, putting himself in just the right position and taking nothing more out of the Williams-Honda than he had to. Third place was all he needed to...

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