Articles tagged Frank Stippler

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2014 Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort

Circuit Park Zandvoort’s third Historic Grand Prix event, on August 29-31, attracted a record 50,000 spectators and featured not only the cream of Europe’s racing championships but also competitors from as far afield as Australia, the USA and Dubai. Michael Lyons topped the scoring with three wins, a repeat of 2013’s FIA Masters Formula 1 result in the family Hesketh 308E and, splendidly, the...

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Oldtimer Grand Prix, Nürburgring

Incredibly, this was the 42nd annual running of the Nürburgring Oldtimer Grand Prix… so many of the cars entered hadn’t even been born when the event started. In the UK, historic racing leans towards the earlier days of motor sport, when the British were building cars and winning races across the globe. At this event, the Germans had a more ‘recent past’ emphasis, so British visitors were able to...

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Grand Prix Historique, Monaco

What is it about Monaco? The high-rise apartments have trashed the old Victorian elegance, the streets and traffic are brain-fryingly chaotic and the almost palpable smell of money leaves a vulgar aftertaste. And yet no matter how many times you go back, each visit lures you in. You become transfixed. Perhaps it’s the glimpse of lives most of us can barely imagine. Mostly, at least in the month...

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Goodwood Revival 2010

Tom Kristensen starred on his racing debut at this year’s Revival, there were tributes to John Surtees and BRM, plus a supermarket like no other… Just when you think the Revival can’t offer anything new, the team at Goodwood throws in another attraction or race that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The 2010 Goodwood Revival was another weekend of fantastic racing, stunning cars, period...

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Fangio's finest

Maserati is marking the 50th anniversary of the 1957 German Grand Prix by displaying the race-winning 250F at the Frankfurt motor show from September 13-23. Juan Manuel Fangio drove chassis 2529 to victory at the Nürburgring on August 4, 1957 and rated the performance the best of his career. The www.maseraticelebratesfangio.com website celebrates the ’57 season.  The Italian maker presented a...

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The drinking man's Le Mans

What’s the only thing more hardcore than racing at the Nordschleife for 24 hours? The throng of spectators who gather to watch… By Ed Foster The ADAC 24h Rennen Nürburgring first ran in 1970. Since then Niki Lauda, Hans-Joachim Stuck, Steve Soper, Sabine Reck (aka Sabine Schmidt, the famous ‘Miss Nordschleife’), Bernd Mayländer – the Formula 1 safety car driver – Pedro Lamy, Jörg Muller and Andy...

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Bracing Spa waters

Spa-Francorchamps. With Audi. For the 24 hours. It doesn't get a lot better. There is something so exciting about driving down to the Ardennes in the days leading up to a big race at this wonderful circuit. As assignments go, it's a good one, and I make no apology for another mention of the Audi Sport team here. It's an impressive outfit and I am always surprised that more manufacturers do not...

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Frank's Maserati flyer

Armed with a Tipo 61, Frank Stippler made up almost a minute on his main rivals to be a Le Mans Classic winner Former DTM and GT racer Frank Stippler’s victory in the unique Maserati Tipo 61 streamliner was one of many highlights of the fifth Le Mans Classic in July. More than 400 cars split into six eras turned up for the historic extravaganza, many of which are rarely seen on race tracks....

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Sytner return ends on podium

A year after the heart attack that nearly claimed his life, Frank Sytner made an emotional return to racing during the Donington Historic Festival. In last year's race Sytner crashed his Lola T70 Mk3B after his heart stopped beating. A year on, after stringent medical tests, he returned in the same car and scored a podium finish with co-driver Simon Hadfield. "I'm pretty happy with that," said...

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Events of the Month

Silverstone WEC Audi driver Allan McNish joined an illustrious list of winners of the 108-year-old Tourist Trophy after pulling back a half-minute deficit in the closing stages of the opening round of the FIA World Endurance Championship at Silverstone in April. The two-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner couldn't hide his satisfaction at getting his name alongside the likes of Tazio Nuvolari, Rudolf...

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