Articles tagged David Leslie

Page 94 of August 2013 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, August 2013

Lunch with Win Percy

He was already 31 when his career began in earnest, but a late start was no impediment for one of racing's true gents Writer Simon Taylor Analyse the human make-up of successful racing drivers, and you uncover fascinating variety. There'll always be a powerful will to win, of course, although this may manifest itself in differing ways. Plus you'd expect aggression: maybe openly on display, maybe...

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The month in MOTOR SPORT

The month in MOTOR SPORT MARCH 18: Benetton reports that JJ Lehto will not be fit to race in the Brazilian GP. los Verstappen will deputise. 18: Arguments about TV coverage of World Championship rallying continue after a meeting between team principals, manufacturers and broadcasters fails to produce entirely positive solutions. 20: In the wake of Alain Prost's definitive decision to retire from...

Page 4 of December 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, December 1993

The month in Motor Sport

OCTOBER 13: The FIA's World Motor Sports Council ratifies changes to F1 technology, though no official regulations are forthcoming. As expected, traction control and other driver 'aids' are to be banned, while refuelling is made permissible once again. An F1 calendar is also issued. This includes Argentine and Pacific Grands Prix, at circuits which have still to be confirmed. South Africa and...

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Paul Newman on form at Daytona historic meeting

Twenty six IMSA, GIP and Group C sportscars provided the most memorable spectacle, and a thrilling finish, as an all-star 285-car entry tackled the fiat Historic event to be run at Florida's Daytona Speedway last month. Karl Singer won the hour-long GTP showpiece in his Porsche 962, although the similar car of film star Paul Newman and John Hotchkiss pipped him to the line, only to be hit by a...

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Web Spin

Guest editor Allan McNish on loud F1 cars and changing attitudes among younger generations Allan McNish: I remember Senna testing at Silverstone in the McLaren in 1989. Hearing that V10 screaming down the back straight gave you a tingle down your spine. It sounded so beautiful. I went with my son to Paul Ricard for the ELMS race. The first thing he did was put on his ear defenders saying ‘this is...

Page 7 of January 1989 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, January 1989

Aston Martin tests Group C Design

Aston Martin's Group C car had its first test session at Silverstone in early December, driven by David Leslie, Brian Redman and its builder Ray Mallock. Fitted with a 6-litre four-valve V8 developed by Reeves Callaway in Connecticut, the carbon-fibre and Kevlar monocoque features an unusually mounted radiator, over the Aston-built transmission where it is fed by two horizontal intake ducts...

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Remembering David Leslie

Two events this summer will commemorate David Leslie, who died in the Biggin Hill air crash on March 30. During the Knockhill Classic Speedfair on June 7/8, a ‘driver of the day’ award in his name will be presented during the Sir Jackie Stewart Trophy for Formula Ford 1600s. David Leslie Senior will choose the winner. In addition, the left-handed corner at the foot of Duffus Dip at Knockhill...

Page 4 of October 1993 archive issue thumbnail Page 4, October 1993

The month in Motor Sport

August 17: Rene Dreyfus, one of the last survivors from motor racing's Golden Age, passes away in his adopted New York, aged 88. 17: NASCAR drivers finish testing at Indianapolis, in preparation for the Brickyard's first stock car race in August 1994. Kenny Wallace left the circuit with a broken shoulder, and John Andretti with a red face, after losing control and prompting a multi-car accident....

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Lola ready for Leslie

Former touring car and Le Mans racer David Leslie plans to give his rebuilt Lola Mk1 sports-racing car its debut later this summer. Leslie acquired chassis BR32 in 1999 and has recently had a rebuild completed by Mark Lewis. Leslie has strong links with Lola as his wife Jane is from the Broadley family.

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Ford C100 lives on

Group C car in transition The sportscar which became a van has been returned to its first role and will race in 2007 Although its planned return was thwarted by overheating problems, the stillborn Ford C100 Group C project of 1983 should return to racing in 2007. After two seasons racing the original C100, Tony Southgate was commissioned to design a lighter and more aerodynamic car for 1983....

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