Articles tagged David Leslie

Page 24 of April 1992 archive issue thumbnail Page 24, April 1992

An offer he culdn't refuse

In 1988 Steve Sydenham gave up banging his head against a brick wall and reluctantly folded Racing for Britain. Now he wants to bang his head again Remember Racing for Britain, the innovative scheme launched back in 1981 with the express aim of helping British drivers into F1? It started out as a brave new dream, and ended in acrimony and a near nervous breakdown for the man behind it, Steve...

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SEASONAL REVIEW - BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

Alfa's man, Alfa’s biscuit. Twenty minutes beforehand he had looked like death warmed up, ensconced in his Alfa Romeo swathed in so many coats that he resembled Michelin's Mr Bibendum. Now he and his mechanics were celebrating with the euphoria that the hapless Franco Baresi and Roberto Baggio Italy's World Cup Final penalty-fluffers must still dream about. Gabriele Tarquini had defied a chronic...

Page 32 of June 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 32, June 1993

New age travellers

Peugeot... Toyota... Porsche. Group C cars will be battling away at Le Mans for the last time, probably, to win the 24 Hours in style. Once the race is over, the V0 powered Peugeots and Toyotas will be consigned to museums, their short, shrill and exorbitantly expensive careers done with. The Automobile Club de l'Ouest will then have to decide, and quickly, on regulations to last out the 20th...

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The right stuff

The annual Revival is justifiably promoted as a magical step back in time. In case you’ve never been, here’s why By Robert Stride The important thing about the Goodwood Revival is to get the point, and understand what Lord March is trying to do with this extraordinary event. It is not a historic motor racing meeting, it is an eclectic collection of happenings designed to entertain, to bring a bit...

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TIME TRAVELLERS

TIME TRAVELLERS FOR THREE AMAZING DAYS YOU CAN SUSPEND REALITY AT THE ANNUAL GOOD WOOD REVIVAL PAUL LAWRENCE IS YOUR GUIDE TO A WEEKEND OF UNADULTERATED NOSTALGIA — BOTH ON AND OFF THE FAMOUS TRACK Ills THE ULTIMATE IN MOTOR RACING TIME TRAVEL. Over the weekend of September 6-8, Goodwood race circuit winds the clock back 40 years and more to a golden era. But this is more than a series of races...

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Sytner masters Donington as Mercer spices up Group C

GP Masters | Donington | Aug 28-29 Frank Sytner's Penske PC3 claimed yet another brace of Grand Prix Masters wins at Donington Park. In the opening round he fought off a first-lap challenge from Chris Perkins before the Fittipaldi F5A driver spun at the Old Hairpin. Rob Hall's BRM P201 then took up the challenge and traded the lead with Sytner until the Penske went ahead for good on the exit of...

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Cotton on....

Shambles! No self-respecting sport, other than motor racing it seems, would tolerate the shambles that its governing body "arranges" each year when publication of the calendar is due. FISA has neglected the World Sports Prototype Championship almost absolutely for many years now, except to tell the manufacturers and entrants what they cannot do, but in the midst of his extraordinary tirade at Le...

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In the hot seat -- Brian Redman

  Enzo Ferrari thought he was a nice boy but Brian Redman turned down his advances; failing to win at Le Mans still rankles but don't dare call him 'reliable' or 'consistent' You competed in your first race in a Morris1000 Traveller. Do you think that It had an aero advantage?  -- Martin Shaw, via e-mail Certainly not!  Well, not for my first race at Rufforth, in 1959. But for my second race at...

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Disunited States?

24: At an informal lunch with the media, F1A President Max Mosley points out that severe penalties will be imposed on any Fl teams who fail to comply with the 1994 regulations. 23: Goodwood confirms that its Festival of Speed will take place on again this year, in the grounds of Goodwood House (see page 357 for details). 24:Ayrton Senna has his first run in the Williams FWI6 at a sodden...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

August 19: NASCAR star Ernie Irvan is critically injured after a qualifying accident at Michigan. Happily, his condition steadily improves during the following week. 20: Sunday newspaper reports hint that Michael Schumacher is considering quitting Benetton, following the post-Hockenheim allegations of irregularity in the team's refuelling procedure. There is also growing media speculation, denied...

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