Articles tagged Gordon Brown

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Nigel Roebuck

REFLECTIONS A revelation from Rubens, and a Monza masterclass When the Wood Brothers went to Indianapolis… A Grand Prix driver doesn’t often come out with something that takes your breath away in these days of PR control and ‘spin’. The press room is – of course – always alive with rumour and gossip, and as each season draws on there is increasing speculation about who goes where next year. It...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Winning Webber has the wunderkind in his sights – Spectre of Todt looms over fragile Formula 1… – Surtees tragedy proof that racing can never be safe When Rubens Barrichello superbly won the 2003 British Grand Prix for Ferrari, having outclassed Michael Schumacher all weekend, there was considerable pleasure in the paddock, for Rubens is among the most well liked of Formula 1...

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Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing

Gordon Brettell's Pre-war Austin Seven Racing ALTHOUGH the Austin 7 is not raced as much as it was before the war, when it represented almost everyone's first-car and an excellent beginner's competition proposition (apart from which, the factory ran very professional side-valve andtwin-cam racing Austins), there is still much interest in them, and this account of the pre-war competition...

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Lunch with... Brian Redman

Simon Taylor talks to the man who, almost unwillingly, became one of the world's fastest sports car racers, with multiple wins including the Targa Florio History takes a lot of notice of Formula 1, and not enough notice of the rest. Here's a great British driver remembered by F1 only because he turned down an offer from Ferrari, and was lucky to escape with his life from an accident in which he...

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Manoeuvres of the political kind

Don’t you just love politicians? While appreciating they have a tremendously exposed, difficult and demanding job to do, these too-often over-weeningly self-important, self-promoting (and variably incompetent) creatures have willingly set themselves up to claim our votes. And while I happily exercise my democratic rights I am certainly one of those many millions who vote for what seems to be the...

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Unique mystique

Mario Andretti’s childhood years in a refugee camp in Italy and early racing career on US dirt tracks gave him a background entirely different to those of his GP rivals – and real charisma  As I walked into the Donington Park GPLive paddock in May, a lot of folk were clustered together around somebody or something, and curiosity drew me towards them. In the middle of the crush sat a Lotus 49 in...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections– Schumacher is returning to a very different F1– Why Brundle has been revitalised by the Beeb– A ‘short-cut’ to solving the lack of overtaking… So… he’s back. You think about it now, about that Saturday afternoon at the Hungaroring, and you conclude that had Rubens Barrichello’s Brawn not shed a spring, which injured Felipe Massa, we would almost certainly never have seen Michael...

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PM Brown lauds Lewis at awards

Prime Minister Gordon Brown expressed the nation’s pride in new World Champion Lewis Hamilton when he presented the McLaren ace with one of five awards during the British Racing Drivers’ Club lunch at the Café Royal on Regent Street in December. The PM presented Lewis with the Richard Seaman Trophy at the annual awards, held for the second consecutive year in London. “On behalf of the British...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – F1 in crisis – but it need not have come to this – Surtees’s GP assessment still resonates today On Wednesday, December 3, I was due to attend Honda’s traditional end-of-season lunch, but on the Monday a letter, signed by Nick Fry and Ross Brawn, arrived by e-mail. In light of the prevailing economic situation, it said, and the fact that the company’s English plant was down to a...

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Nigel Roebuck

Reflections – Button’s patience finally rewarded in Melbourne – Bernie-and-Max react against FOTA uprising – Honda misses out as Brawn works his magic The weekend was summed up in a quiet moment before the drivers went on the podium. Ross Brawn embraced his drivers, Button and Barrichello, and then Rubens looked at his boss: “What a car…” he said. What a car, indeed. Designed very early, debuted...

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