Articles tagged David Leslie

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World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Lloyd does it again Last September Bob Wollek and Mauro Baldi won then first World Sportscar Championship race together, but there was no pleasure on their faces as they received the garlands at Spa; their Lancia had won a race shortened by the death of Stefan Bellof and celebrations were cancelled. At Brands Hatch in July there was nothing to mar the victory they achieved in the Liqui Moly...

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Home and dry, James

Last month's article on Roy James (September issue) brought a smile to my face and stirred memories of the 1976 Formula Ford season, when I met him on many occasions. This was my first full year in cars and a mutual friend of Roy's and my father Ian Walker introduced me to him as he knew we were doing Dunlop Star of Tomorrow FF1600 and Roy wanted some advice. My father and Roy met during Formula...

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Laguna blues

There has been some encouragement for our columnist of late, notwithstanding John Cleland's current form... I spent the bulk of last month chasing John Cleland's Vauxhall Cavalier. Since I won the first race at the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, he has collected four victories in a row to move into a healthy British Touring Car Championship lead. I used to like the guy! My Williams Renault...

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Luigi Chinetti

Luigi Chinetti, who passed away recently, knew Enzo Ferrari way back in the '30s, but though the former scored the first of the latter's nine victories at Le Mans with the 166 Mille Miglia Ferrari in 1949 (and owned the car that took the last of them), and though he sold countless of II Commendatore's products as North American distributor, theirs was a relationship based on ambivalence. As a...

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World Sportscar Championship: Brands Hatch 1000kms

Almost in the bag Victory in the Shell Gemini Brands Hatch 1000kms race has taken the Silk Cut Jaguar team to within one step of securing the World Sportscar Championship teams' title. The two Jaguars were clearly the fastest cars on the track, challenged only by the Britten Lloyd Racing Liqui Moly Porsche which finished between them. Raul Boesel and John Nielsen beat Johnny Dumfries and Mauro...

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Sensible season

I was ready. I wasn't going to be caught out. I'd heard all about it, the backhanders, the back biting more moves than the Kasparov/Short epic, they said. I bought a brand new notebook, sharpened my pencil, and waited by the 'phone for the inevitable cacophony of calls. . . Nothing. And lots of it. And I was so looking forward to silly season; it was not something I had come across in three years...

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The month in Motor Sport

January17: Al Unser Jnr escapes with a shaking after crashing his Penske heavily during testing at Phoenix. 18: Franck Lagorce, one of the European F3000 Championship favourites, signs for Apomatox. 20: Ayrton Senna laps quickly at Estoril during his first run for Williams. Eddie Irvine, whose position at Jordan has just been confirmed, is second quickest, half a second shy of the Brazilian. 20:...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

JUNE 22: Gerhard Berger signs an extension of his Ferrari contract, ensuring his place in the team for 1995. 22: F1 teams test at the revised Silverstone; Michael Schumacher is fastest. The circuit gets a favourable response from participants. 23: Renault launches the Clio Maxi, its rallying kit car (top). 26: Despite a quadruple roll during testing the previous week, Giampiero Simoni bags BTCC...

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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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Three's company

Weaving in and out of the bright new lights of the GT era, Peugeot and Toyota slugged it out for overall honours at Le Mans. After a fierce early struggle, there was a one-sided outcome Testing. There had been a lot of that, four or five endurance trials each for Peugeot and Toyota in recent months. The 905s and TS010s have this year covered a greater distance at the Paul Ricard circuit than in...

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