Articles tagged Gary Brabham

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Th Guv'nor

Reflections on the only man to win Formula 1 titles as both driver and constructor, by a Motor Sport contributor who knew him well Writer Doug Nye On hearing of Sir Jack Brabham’s recent death – at the age of 88 – Australian enthusiast Alec Hawkins sat down at a computer keyboard and submitted the following to one of the internet motor racing forums. I believe his words speak for a generation of...

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Fast, Furious and Fun

If you haven't been to watch Formula Three this year, you have missed some of the best racing ever. Only two competitive chassis (Ralt and Reynard), three engines (Toyota, Alfa and Volkswagen), control tyres (Avon), yet more than a dozen drivers who can be within a second of each other in qualifying — and that is just out of the thirty Class A cars. In Class B, for cars of at least a year's...

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In Father's footsteps?

Gary Brabham Racing dynasties have become positively fashionable in the Eighties. The extended working lives of top Americans such as Mario Andretti and the Unser brothers have even led to second generations racing directly against their fathers, and international sportscar racing could yet see Justin and Derek Bell competing in the same arena. Here in Britain we have many examples of the racing...

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Formula 3000

Allez France This time one year ago, Formula 3000 was the focus of attention for all the wrong reasons. A spell of midsummer madness led to no fewer than six stoppages in four consecutive races. Several drivers were injured and the final step on the ladder to a Grand Prix berth did not seem like a good place to be. Happily, there has been no repeat. Instead, we have been treated to a fascinating...

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Lunch with... Martin Donnelly

The Irishman was a star graduate of the junior leagues, which is where he earned a living after the horrific accident that ruined his Formula 1 dreams A hot, dusty afternoon in southern Spain. It’s September 28 1990, Friday qualifying at Jerez. With eight minutes left, Jean Alesi’s Tyrrell has just produced a ripple of interest in the press room by setting a surprise quickest time. The McLaren-...

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F3000

Trouble and strife It has not been a happy start to the 1989 FIA European Formula 3000 Championship season. The results of two of the opening four races are still subject to appeal following post-race protests, but that's only part of the reason for the fragmented relationships in the once sociable surroundings of the F3000 paddock ... FISA would do well to explain some of the ludicrous decisions...

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Demeaning of life

Bruno Giacomelli 1990 LIFE F190 Italy's economy boom threw up some strange F1 outfits, but none stranger than life, whose bizarre W12 engine gave 440BHP less than the Honda unit of the period. There are many contenders for the worst F1 car of all time, but surely none comes dose to matching the performance of the truly awful Life F190, a beast that makes even the infamous Andrea Moda look like a...

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Incentives to Win

When Audi Sport UK announced its sudden withdrawal from rallying in July this year, one of the questions which needed answering was whether that decision affected Volkswagen, the other arm of VAG. Volkswagen has been involved in the sport in Britain for a number of years, both in rallying and racing. The 8-valve 2-litre engine, for instance, has almost been de rigueur in the British Formula Three...

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World Sportscar Championship: Le Mans 24-hrs

Coventry anti-climax "I don't think we can ever do better than I that" said Jochen Neerpasch at the end of the Le Mans 24-Hour race on June 11, having seen the third-generation Silver Arrows cross the line in formation to claim first, second and fifth places. Appointed this year as Mercedes' competitions manager, Neerpasch had been saying for months that this year's effort was unlikely to succeed...

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One that got away -- Derek Daly

1992 Sebring 12 Hours His plan had been to retire at the end of 1991. But the chance of making history scotched that. "Nobody had won Sebring three times in a row. I wasn't driven by it — had the team said no I would have happily walked away — but they wanted to do it." And so Derek Daly's career had two more races left: Daytona and Sebring in '92. The former ended with a shunt for co-driver Gary...

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