Articles tagged Dick Bennetts

Page 80 of January 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 80, January 2014

Racers, Rivals and fellow Scots

"It hardly seems possible that I've been racing cars for more than 25 years and karts for a few seasons before that. I've met some great people and driven some wonderful machinery along the way, but there have been a few conspicuous duds, too. Overall, though, the positives outweigh everything else..." 1. McLaren MP4-5B The Chassis McNish fine-tuned for Ayrton et al It was a very easy car to...

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Gugelmin Clinches F3 Championship

This year's Marlboro British Formula Three Championship has been the strangest in years for no one driver has emerged as the star of the series. It has also been one of the closest with the outcome being decided at the final round at Silverstone on October 13th. There, Brazilian Mauricio Gugelmin (Ralt RT30-VW) scored an emphatic win over Andy Wallace (Reynard 853-VW) so securing the title with...

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Hits and near-misses

From title shootouts to pitstop trauma, ex-arrows man David Lowe has seen it all. He spoke to Rob Widdows David ‘Dorky’ Lowe lived in the paddocks and pitlanes for more than 20 years. Why ‘Dorky’? “I can’t possibly tell you that,” laughs David, “not for printing in Motor Sport anyway.” Right, on with this month’s tale then. And we begin at Thruxton in Hampshire in October 1991. The British...

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In the hot seat - Anthony Reid

His sponsor hoodwinked Saab into going F3 but he might have come out of it OK if he'd been Brazilian, especially as he's always kept a lookout for antelopes on the apex You beat Jacques Villeneuve, Tom Kristensen and Rickard Rydell to win the1992 Japanese F3 title. How come they made it much further than you? Nick Hollis, Derbyshire I don't think Rickard made it much further than I did — apart...

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A racer in his own right

Motor racing glory runs in the Hill family, but Damon is determined not to bask in his father's shadow Not since Jackie Stewart stepped into a BRM back in 1965 has a British driver graduated to F1 with such good equipment, so early in his career. And nobody is more aware of the magnitude of the opportunity presented to him than Damon Hill. For weeks the prospect of getting the second Williams-...

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Lunch with...Allan McNish

At 18 McNish was hailed as the next Jackie Stewart; by 24 his single-seater career was in the doldrums. But the little Scot never gives up, and now a third Le Mans win beckons By Simon Taylor When Allan McNish was a wee pre-teen kart racer, his father gave him a piece of advice he’s never forgotten. “Dad said, ‘It’s not the good shots that make the good golfers. It’s the good recoveries. If you...

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Riders in the storm

A drop in manufacturer support and the absence of last year’s champion might suggest all is not well with the British Touring Car Championship. But with an emphasis on entertainment, the fans are still flocking to racesBy Rob Widdows Motor racing has been swimming against the tide these past two years, defiantly riding out the recession, and responding robustly to increased activity by those who...

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What's gone wrong?

In 1991, Allan McNish's hitherto meteoric racing career hit a serious stumbling block. Where does the young Scot go from here? Here is an interesting conundrum for statisticians. In 1987, after many years of karting success (thrice Scottish junior champion, once British junior champion, once British senior champion), Allan McNish celebrated his 17th birthday and immediately took up car racing. In...

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Put to the best

Ayrton Senna only drove ralts in F3, right? Wrong. He also drove a Sparton. A what? A Sparton. And, writes Nick Phillips, the Brazillian star thought it was pretty good Picture the scene: you're a young ambitious racing driver with a new Formula Three chassis built by your own company, which is attempting to step up after producing some reasonably successful single-seaters for lesser formulae....

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From our Archives

Formula Three Review It started in November 1982 and lasted until June this year: a one-man domination of F3 that broke all previous records and not a few spirits. And, just as surely as it did for Nelson Piquet in 1978, it will pave Ayrton Senna's path to Formula One. The determined Brazilian, already feared by many rivals even before he'd graduated from FF2000 (where he was equally dominant) to...

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