Articles tagged Henri Pescarolo

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The Battles Continues . . .

The Battle Continues . . . THE new season of World Sportscar Championship racing which begins at Suzuka on April 8th shows every promise of being the finest in the history of Group C competitions, dating back to 1982, and will be if FISA doesn't throw its huge spanner in the works. In particular, the 24-Hours of Le Mans would be, and should be one of the most competitive events since 1923, and...

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Question over open-top cars

The new-for-2014 rulebook for the Le Mans 24 Hours could spell the end for the open-top prototype. One of the proposals is that the new breed of prototype, which will be smaller and lighter than the current cars, will have to be a coupé. This would bring to an end the long Le Mans tradition, interrupted only by the Group C era, of allowing open and closed prototypes to race together. Open and...

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An indoor pursuit

The new I-Way simulator offers an affordable and realistic F1 driving experience – and allows you to take on five of your mates in a virtual race By Ed Foster Most of us don’t have a hope of racing a Formula 1 car. Through the modern world of virtual reality we can get closer to the action than ever before without going anywhere near a circuit, but race simulators – at least those within reach of...

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Jody Scheckter - Better than trophies

Silverware doesn't mean much to me but the cars I raced through the '70s do. They are prized relics of my old life and each has a story of its own. They're not a bad investment, either By Damien Smith The past is of little relevance to Jody Scheckter. He lives in the moment, so buffalo, mozzarella and ice-cream fill most of his waking thoughts — and probably his dreams, too. Laverstoke Park, his...

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Matra magnet

The first MS650 is sure to draw buyers to France next month, while online auctions are also a big pull Every year Porte de Versailles in Paris fills with thousands of classic car enthusiasts for Rétromobile. If an auction house was looking for the right market, this is it – something that Bonhams proved last year by selling a 1929 Bugatti Type 43 Grand Sport for £1.2 million and a 1928 Mercedes-...

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Gulf wins "economy" Le Mans

The combination of a fuel-consumption formula (all the cars had to run for 20 laps or more without refuelling), the absence of many graded drivers, and—worst—the lack of Matra, Alpine, Ferrari or Alfa Romeo prototypes, all combined to make this year's Vingt-Quatre Heures du Mans decidedly a non-event, and the spectators reacted by staying away in their thousands. Victory always seemed within...

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Golden days (and nights) at Daytona

Florida’s sports car classic celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2012. Out of some great finishes during that half-century, we pick 10 stand-out races The origins of the Daytona 24 Hours can be found in the name of the track that this month celebrates the 50th birthday of the event. NASCAR founder Bill France Sr had christened the giant facility that emerged from the Florida scrub in 1958 the...

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Lunch with... Desiré Wilson

The talented South African remains the only woman ever to have won an F1 race. But she’s never thought of herself in those terms – she’s just a racing driverBy Simon Taylor Redoubtable females run like a thread through motor sport history, from Camille du Gast to Danica Patrick, from Kay Petre to Christabel Carlisle. But only two have raced in World Championship Grands Prix. Maria-Teresa de...

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The Motor Sport Month - International News

Audi snaps up di Grassi Former Grand Prix driver Lucas di Grassi has landed an Audi drive for 2013, following his starring performance on his debut with the German manufacturer at last year's Sao Paulo round of the FIA World Endurance Championship. Audi played down the chances of the Brazilian being contracted for 2013 after what it stressed was a oneoff, which came at the behest of race promoter...

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Formula One stars celebrate at Revival

Damon Hill drove a 1962 BRM P578 at Goodwood to lead a special tribute to his late father. The Revival Meeting celebrated the 40th anniversary of Graham's first Formula One victory, scored in the 1962 Glover Trophy at Goodwood at the start of his world championship-winning season. After a handful of laps in the car, Damon confirmed his admiration for the drivers of the era. "You are very aware of...

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