Articles tagged David Richards

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Plans of hope and glory

Aston Martin returns to Le Mans this year hoping for a victory against the odds. Much as it did in 1959… By Rob Widdows Only mad dogs, Englishmen and Aston Martin go out in the midst of a recession to try and win Le Mans. Is this audacious, or brave, or simply mad? Or perhaps a combination of all three? Whatever it is, we hereby applaud the spirit. Aston Martin, that most British of cars (despite...

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Lunch with Ian Phillips

Messenger boy, writer, editor, circuit boss, charity director, team manager, sponsorship hunter... meet a man of many partsWriter: Simon Taylor | Photographer: Charles Best Something a bit different this month. The subject of this ‘Lunch With…’ is hardly a household name: indeed many motor sport enthusiasts may never have heard of Ian Phillips. Yet he has been a motor racing insider for more than...

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Lombard RAC Rally

RALLY REVIEW Lombard RAC Rally TRANSMISSION through all four wheels has never, prior to the 'eighties, really been successful in competition and those who tried it did not pursue the system for very long. Four-wheel-drive Capris proved to be abominable handlers on autocross tracks. Grand Prix teams gave it up after abortive and costly attempts, whilst American Motors were thwarted, after success...

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Aston's twin 24Hr charge

An Aston Martin-engined prototype will bid for overall honours in the 2008 Le Mans 24 Hours in what could be a precursor to a full factory return to the classic event at La Sarthe. Prodrive, which runs Aston’s motor sport programmes, will field one of Lola’s new LMP1 B08/60 coupés powered by the same six-litre V12 as in the DBR9 GT1 contender. It will run under the banner of Czech entrant Charouz...

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Back to where it belongs

Aston Martin is looking to put the LMP1 programme of 2011 behind it with an assault on the GTE title Before Aston Martin departed for the start of its new GT World Endurance Championship campaign, commencing with the Sebring 12 Hours on March 17, it launched its new V8 Vantage GTE car in London. Many believe that GT racing is where Aston Martin belongs, especially after its disastrous attempt at...

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The month in Motor Sport

March 15: Mark Blundell signs a surprise F1 test deal with McLaren. 15: Carlos Menem Junior, the rally-driving son of Argentina's President, is tragically killed when the helicopter he is flying collides with power lines in the north of Buenos Aires province. 15: Toyota Team Europe confirms that Ian Duncan will return to defend his 1994 Safari Rally victory in a works Toyota Celica Turbo 4WD,...

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Aston Martin heads back to Le Mans

Aston Martin is gearing up for a return to the Le Mans 24 Hours, the scene of its greatest racing triumph, with a factory-backed team in 2005. The British sportscar marque has set up a new competition division, Aston Martin Racing, in league with motorsport specialists Prodrive. Together they will build and develop a racing version of the all-new DB9 road car by the end of 2004. It will challenge...

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The choice of champions

By David SuttonISBN 0954286014Published by Live Wire Books, £18.00 It's sobering to see how rapidly a successful firm can crash. David Sutton was, through the Seventies and Eighties, synonymous with top-line rally success, running works teams for Ford and Audi, and gaining a world title for An Vatanen. Then recession and the Gulf War knocked him low (hence the chapter Saddam Hussein — His Part in...

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From our Archives - Ferguson Research by DSJ

After Stirling Moss had won the 1961 Oulton Park Gold Cup race with the Ferguson P99 four-wheel-drive car, in a most convincing manner, it looked as though the racing world might start to take seriously the advantages of the Ferguson ideas. Not just the 4WD arrangement, for many people had tried this in the past, but the Ferguson patent central differential which ensured complete control of the...

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Colour fast

While picking its favourite colour schemes, the Motor Sport editorial team noticed that one name kept cropping up: Peter Stevens. So Richard Heseltine asked the designer/stylist behind those beautiful Parmalat F1 Brabhams to contribute to and pass judgement on the final selection Liveries. You've got to love 'em. Or hate 'em. We all have our pet favourite, be it a Tarmac-spec Stratos in...

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