Articles tagged David Kennedy

Page 6 of August 2000 archive issue thumbnail Page 6, August 2000

Irvine for Belfast

Jaguar Racing's Formula 1 pilot Eddie Irvine has confirmed his intention to compete in the Belfast City Open+Direct Millennium Motorsport Festival on Monday 28 August, the day after the Belgian Grand Prix. The event will celebrate the marque's participation in the Tourist Trophy races at Dundrod, and Conlig-born Irvine will drive a Jaguar sportscar on the hillclimb course at Stormont Castle. Sir...

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Under scrutiny: Japanese sports-car teams

Full of Eastern promise It may be two or three years before all the benefits of FISA's attention to the World Sports-Prototype Championship can be gauged, but immediately evident is the strong Japanese presence in the entire series. Race organisers are guaranteed full grids this year, in contrast to the patchy entry lists of recent seasons, as Nissan, Toyota and Mazda join battle with Jaguar and...

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Notes on the Cars at Buenos Aires

Ferrari: As with many other teams curing the winter, the Ferrari factory took three of their 1979 cars and dismantled them down to the last rivet and then built up new and redesigned cars from the bare bones. The cars they dismantled were 312T4/037, 039 and 041 and the new cars that resulted were 312T5/042, 043 and 044 of which Scheckter took the first, Villeneuve the second and third was the T-...

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Lunch With... Derek Warwick

He never earned the Grand Prix wins he deserved, but the man once dubbed Britain’s next World Champion isn’t worried. He loves life just as it isBy Simon Taylor Twenty-five years ago Formula 1 drivers had already become, in their own eyes at least, pretty important people. Now they had motorhomes to hide in, and even a chat over a coffee had to be booked in advance via a stern PA, whose job it...

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David Kennedy returns with F5000 Mondello Park

Despite the foot-and-mouth threat, the Irish racing season began in May with races for the FORCE F5000 Transatlantic Challenge and Classic Grand Prix Cars at Mondello Park. After investments by new circuit owner Martin Birrane, it was appropriate that his Lola T330 won the opening race. The superbly-prepared car, owned by the man who now owns Lola Cars, was driven by former single-seater ace...

Page 25 of August 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, August 1991

WSC -- Le Mans 24 Hours

The writing was on the wall. Thousands of British enthusiasts made the ritual visit to the famous Restaurant des Hunaudieres, to find that this bastion of French cuisine, right alongside the fastest Part of the Le Mans circuit, had a new sign over the door: Shanghai les 24-Heures. The Orientals had arrived, and by Sunday evening they'd conquered. Mercedes were the pace-makers, running in...

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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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15 minutes of fame -- Chevron B41

1979 Aurora AFX Championship, Zolder Romanticising about a second place, especially in a backwater national series, may be over the top, but Tiff Needell's runner-up spot in the Belgian Cup was the closest Derek Bennett's Chevron marque ever got to F1 glory. With a proper F1 car, that is, even if the B41 was just a test hack. "Basically it was Derek's project," recalls Bennett's right-hand man...

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Cotton On

Corporate Cowardice Already hard-pressed for business and profits, the world's airlines are now hit again by the Gulf war crisis. Many major international companies have forbidden their staffs to board international flights, and the first effect of this in motor racing was the absence of Olivetti's Rolando Argentero from Daytona, on the first leg of his contract to time the IMSA series. This...

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Autopolis 430 km

Plaudits all round Peter Sauber, nice man that he is, shed a few tears. Dr Hermann Hiereth, the man responsible for Mercedes racing engines, looked dumbstruck. The virus that had plagued and destroyed the flat-12 engines on an hourly basis since August just cleared up and went away, simple as that! Michael Schumacher and Karl Wendlinger drove the race that they and the C291 have long deserved and...

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