Articles tagged David Leslie

Page 62 of July 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 62, July 2002

Class distinction

Thousands of Brits arrived in the hope of seeing Jaguar beat Porsche. They were to be disappointed, but a tiny Brentford team upheld our honour, writes Gary Watkins Spice had the big organisation, Argo had the big horsepower and Ecosse had the big name. A tiny British team with a bitza car built by a band of enthusiasts in Germany was never going to feature as one of the pre-race favourites for...

Page 21 of July 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, July 1986

Bell's fourth Le Mans success

Derek Bell became the most successful English driver ever to compete at Le Mans when he notched up his fourth victory on June 1, driving the Rothmans-Porsche 962C with Hans Stuck and Al Holbert. Three of his victories were shared with six-times winner Jacky Ickx; Olivier Gendebien and Henri Pescarolo have won four times, and four drivers have won the 24Hour race three times. The list of...

Page 5 of April 1987 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, April 1987

Around and about

Swiftair sponsors Ecurie Ecosse Swiftair, the Royal Mail's express letter delivery service to all parts of the world, is to sponsor the Ecurie Ecosse team's challenge in the C2 division of the World Sportscar Championship this season. Thirty years after the Scottish team's great 1-2 victory at Le Mans with its Jaguar D-types, Ecurie Ecosse will be fielding its own car powered by a Cosworth DFL V8...

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Lunch with... Dario Franchitti

For more than a decade this Scot has proved there is a racing life beyond F1, emulating his hero Jimmy Clark with victory at Indianapolis and much more besidesBy Simon Taylor In today's Formula 1-obsessed world, the name of Dario Franchitti does not loom as large as it should. All those reference books and websites that believe motor sport starts and ends with Bernie's fortnightly round will...

Page 67 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 67, January 2014

Once upon a time in the West

Guest Editor... And 2013 World Champion, Allan McNish: "I'm delighted to be guest editor of Motor Sport this month especially in the wake of our title success in the World Endurance Championship. In the following pages, I discuss life as a modern-day sports car racer during a Texas road trip with the 'other' editor and also reflect on the personalities and cars (both good and bad) that have added...

Page 40 of November 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 40, November 1993

At the hop

The BMWs of Joachim Winkelhock and Steve Soper would squat down and catapult off the line as the lights flashed green. They would breeze past their front-wheel drive rivals, who would be consumed by wheelspin or, worse still, too much grip. Thus, weight transfer under acceleration was a vital factor in this year's hugely popular Auto Trader British Touring Car Championship; it mattered not where...

Page 70 of January 1990 archive issue thumbnail Page 70, January 1990

Aston Martin AMR-1

VICTOR Gauntlett looked the happiest man in the world at Brands Hatch on July 23, after seeing David Leslie and Brian Redman drive the Aston Martin AMR-1 to fourth place overall in only the car's third World Sports Prototype Championship race. Initially the Max Boxstrom-designed Group C car had not created a good impression on its first outing at Dijon in May, but the subsequent 11th place at Le...

Page 31 of May 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 31, May 1993

In celebration of Jimmy

Throughout the first weekend in April, Duns, Berwickshire, was buzzing. Commercial Street was choked with traffic. Formula One Lotuses, Super Sevens, Elites, Jaguar D-Types. It was choked with people, too. When Malcolm Ricketts tried out his Lotus 22 early on Saturday morning, running it up and down the public road, he was 'warned' by the police but let off, 'due to lack of witnesses'. It was all...

Page 25 of July 2012 archive issue thumbnail Page 25, July 2012

Donington Historic Festival

Donington Park, Derby On only its second running the Donington Historic Festival confirmed its status as one of the best UK events of the season. Wall to wall quality, big entries and some great racing was the story of the weekend; and when the sun came out on Sunday, so did the crowds. For a man whose mainstream racing career ended half a century ago, Sir Stirling Moss remains a huge draw and on...

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Why RML means business

From touring cars to paddock hospitality, Ray Mallock’s company is well established in the sport. But the boss still harbours Le Mans ambitions… There’s sentiment in all of us, but in top-flight motor sport you’ll generally find more hard-headed realists than dopey romantics. Willem Toet is very much among the former, an over-achiever with a gilded résumé that includes stints as Ferrari, BAR and...

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