Articles tagged David Richards

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Adam Cooper's Track forward

F1 teams don't know what to expect. Praise be! After a winter dominated by debate over the long-term future of the sport the serious stuff finally gets under way in Melbourne on March 4. Only then will we see how the teams really compare, but thanks to the rule changes, practice and qualifying speed will not provide all the answers. Indeed the real fun will be had in the closing laps of the...

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Too old school for the playground

Modern race tracks are too easy, so says Darren Turner. Aston Martin’s GT ace prefers his racing with an edge, just like it used to be By Damien Smith Darren Turner isn’t like most modern racing drivers . He’s a throwback, in the best possible sense. In times past he’d have been another Roy Salvadori: popular among his peers, respected for his all-round ability and eager to drive whatever...

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Simon Taylor

Modern times: I doubt if many of Motor Sport's discerning readership are aware of a populist quiz show on British TV called Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Contestants have to select one of four possible answers to a general knowledge question, and if they answer 15 correctly they win £1 million. I was recently ambushed into watching this morsel of popular culture, and one of the questions was:...

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Aston Martin DBR9, DBRS9 & N24

Andrew Frankel drives the car which Aston hopes will finally bring it class victory at the 24 Heures Du Mans It seems strange to say it now, but I thought I would somehow be able to relate the experience of driving an Aston Martin DBR9 to that of driving an Aston Martin DB9. They looked similar, use the same basic engine and chassis… How much difference could one little letter make, anyway? I...

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Mad for it

1995: Oasis rule the music world and Colin McRae is the motorsport equivalent, dripping with attitude and zest. What's the story of his WRC glory? John Davenport looks back Ten years ago British rallying got the same kind of boost as that recently experienced by English cricket when, on November 22 1995, Colin McRae captured the title of World Rally Champion by winning the RAC Rally of Great...

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Aston chases three-car Le Mans entry

Aston Martin Racing could field as many as three Gulf-liveried LMP1 prototypes in the Le Mans 24 Hours. AMR, which is run by Aston chairman David Richards’ Prodrive company, revealed that it had entered three of its Lola-built LMP1 coupés for the 24 Hours. A final decision on whether all three cars will run in the big race in June has yet to be made. “There is a hope that we might run a third...

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Around and About

Drophead XJ 2-door produced Lynx Motor Co. of Station Road, Northiam, near Rye, in Sussex are offering to convert the increasingly sought-after XJ6 Jaguar coupe model into a convertible. At present they do not envisage doing the same for four-door XJs (which are in wider circulation, older and usually cheaper) but there may well be a convertible XJ-S from Lynx "in the not too distant future"....

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Who'd buy an F1 team?

Toro Rosso is up for sale, but buying a piece of the F1 action requires far more than just money. Still, there are rewards to be had  By David Tremayne F1 team for sale: it’s not exactly a new phenomenon. In these expensive days of Formula 1, teams tend to change hands quite frequently. At the beginning of 2005, Jaguar had become Red Bull; at the end of that season, BMW bought into Peter Sauber’s...

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Le Mans preview

Petrol teams seek priority Top petrol prototype teams were still lobbying for rule changes to bring them closer to the all-conquering turbodiesels in the Le Mans 24 Hours as Motor Sport closed for press. Aston Martin Racing and the French ORECA squad were seeking larger diameter air restrictors to boost the power of all petrol LMP1s in time for the June 13/14 race. They say that penalties...

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The start of something big

How did those BTCC repmobiles become such a roaring success? Marcus Simmons finds out Somewhere in the busy, cramped, higgledy-piggledy paddock at Knockhill, that acrobatic and rustic little bullring track in the Fife hills, British Touring Car Championship star Will Hoy is inhaling from an oxygen supply. He's just driven his heart out in the first of two races being run more or less back to back...

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