Articles tagged David Richards

Page 27 of August 2009 archive issue thumbnail Page 27, August 2009

Peugeot takes Le Mans prize as Audi falters

Third time lucky for Peugeot, then. For the French team this was ‘La Belle Victoire’ at its third attempt with a diesel. Its cars were faster than the Audis last year but somehow they conspired to lose the Le Mans 24 Hours. This June, as well as the superior speed of the 908 HDI over the new Audi R15, Peugeot had that element of luck you need to win at La Sarthe. The weather was consistently warm...

Page 26 of January 1996 archive issue thumbnail Page 26, January 1996

Insight: Paradise found

Consider Colin McRae's World Rally Championship victory and it's easy to run out of superlatives. What lies ahead for the youngest-ever champion? Ka-pow! Colin McRae slammed shut the boot of his Subaru Impreza. It was the only visible sign of his frustration. Moments earlier, the RAC Rally leader had calmly stepped from his car to show the press corps assembled at the end of the Pundershaw stage...

Page 16 of October 2002 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, October 2002

Henri Toivonen

Sir, I'd like to add some memories of Henri Toivonen following your article last month. At the time of his F3 try-out in 1982, I was involved with the Rothmans-backed factory Opel squad, and in the process of setting up the Rothmans Porsche Rally Team at Silverstone in a unit next to Eddie Jordan's. Henri had always been interested in doing some circuit racing, and when he was offered the chance...

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New F1 team Prodrive wins FIA entry approval

New F1 teamRichards to set up team to run in 2008 world championship David Richards is set to return to Formula One in 2008 with a new Prodrive team. The former BAR and Benetton team boss's pitch for the last available place on the line-up was successfully received by the FIA, while bids from ex-Minardi man Paul Stoddart, Eddie Jordan and Craig Pollock foundered. Well-developed schemes from Jean...

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All-new Aston for Le Mans 2011

The first Aston Martin Le Mans contender designed from the ground up in more than 50 years will be on the grid at the Circuit de la Sarthe next June. Prodrive-run Aston Martin Racing has given the green light to a project to try to repeat the outright victory in 1959 of DBR1, the previous purpose-built Aston sports-prototype. AMR took the decision to build the petrol-engined LMP1 contender it...

Page 16 of November 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 16, November 2007

Colin McRae (1968-2007)

When a legend dies, it's always hard to find words adequate to mourn his passing, It is doubly so in the case of Colin McRae, killed in a helicopter accident near his home in Scotland. McRae was no ordinary man but someone whose charisma and enthusiasm extended beyond the world of international rallying, to genuinely enthuse a whole generation with excitement and ambition. It would be simple to...

Page 7 of May 2007 archive issue thumbnail Page 7, May 2007

An Astonishing coincidence

I’d like to say we planned our cover story to tie in with the sale of Aston Martin, but the truth is it just happened that way. However, the news that David Richards is behind the bid should come as a relief to all who care about the marque in general and its racing activities in particular. We should be grateful too that the clear-thinking Dr Ulrich Bez remains at the company’s head. Last time I...

Page 94 of March 2010 archive issue thumbnail Page 94, March 2010

Tour off duty

For F1 stars, rally heroes and the odd DJ, the Tour of Britain was a break from the day job. Then James Hunt, in a Camaro just like this, got serious…By Andrew Frankel For an event that attracted so many top teams, so many first-class drivers and blended more successfully than any other the worlds of rally and racing, it is amazing to see just how far into the mists of time the original Tour of...

Page 56 of October 1998 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, October 1998

The worst car I ever drove - Unreliable memories

Ari Vatanen – Ford Escort RS 1800 reg. no. RRK 425 W Ari Vatanen was the first Finn to win the World Rally Championship, no thanks, he tells John Davenport, to one particular Ford Escort When nine FIA World Rally Champions in the last 18 years have been Finns, it's good to be able to say, as Ari Vatanen can, that he was the first to earn that title. But the year in which it came was one of...

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Lunch with... David Richards

The multi-faceted motorsports tycoon discusses his rallying background, a laid-back management style, Aston Martin, helicopters and entry to F1By Simon Taylor You see David Richards everywhere. Go to just about any significant motor sporting event — the Le Mans 24 Hours, a distant grand prix, an overseas world championship rally, the Goodwood Festival of Speed — and there he is, smiling and...



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