Articles tagged Henri Pescarolo

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"If he'd done F1 10 years ago he would have been world champion"

For the past five years Sébastien Loeb has totally dominated world rallying. But beyond that he is arguably today’s best all-round driver. Here’s why By Rob Widdows We are sitting in the lobby of the Marriott Hotel in Swansea on the eve of Wales Rally GB. You know, the one we still call the RAC Rally. The World Champion is dressed in the red of Citroën Sport. A PR lady is at his side, also...

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We go back a long way...

From spectating as a fan to reporting on Grands Prix, our Editor-in-Chief had a lengthy association with Team LotusBy Nigel Roebuck The name of Lotus, absent since 1994, returns to Formula 1 this year, and if that name is all it shares with its legendary forbear still I think it something to celebrate, not least because Jarno Trulli and Heikki Kovalainen, good men both, have survived the shake-...

Page 54 of May 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 54, May 1973

Bob Gerard looks back

The history of the ERA in pre-war "voiturette" races has been well chronicled and widely acknowledged as one of the first tentative steps which led towards the development of Britain's post-war dominance in international motor racing. But with the immediate years following the war, the ERA was campaigned with vigour by many private entrants against the measurably more powerful and up-to-date...

Page 29 of July 1976 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, July 1976

Le Mans 24 hours

lckx and Van Lennep win for Porsche; De Cadenet and Craft finish third for Britain Le Mans, June 12th/13th If you had believed all the advance publicity put out by the AC de l'Ouest, the 1976 edition of the 24-Hours of Le Mans was going to be the most dazzling, original, different looking Le Mans in history. Somehow the race on June 12th/13th didn't work out quite like that, for it was still in...

Page 53 of March 1991 archive issue thumbnail Page 53, March 1991

IMSA -- Daytona 24-Hours

The Perfectionist The Daytona 24-Hour race began as a test of speed and ended as a feat of endurance won, not unexpectedly, by Porsche. With the factory teams of Jaguar, Nissan and Toyota out of contention on Sunday morning it was left to Reinhold Joest, the perfectionist, to orchestrate the success. . . . the 18th Porsche win at Daytona since 1968, and perhaps the hardest to achieve. The drivers...

Page 18 of October 1986 archive issue thumbnail Page 18, October 1986

World Sportscar Championship: Nürburgring 1000kms

First win for Kouros Sauber-Mercedes The turbocharged, Mercedes V8-powered Kouros Sauber earned its first success in the World Sportscar Championship at the Nürburgring on August 24, Mike Thackwell having dominated proceedings with the help of Henri Pescarolo. Though the results reveal that Rothmans-Porsche and Silk Cut Jaguar lost all their cars it wasn't a hollow victory, for in dreadful...

Page 56 of April 1973 archive issue thumbnail Page 56, April 1973

Trio to the top—three future champions?

WORLD CHAMPIONS Graham Hill, John Surtees, Jackie Stewart and, of course, current Champion Emerson Fittipaldi are all still racing today. On the evidence of the first three rounds of the 1973 series it looks as if this year's Champion will come from one of the two latter men on the list. But who could be Champion in 1974 or '75? MOTOR SPORT takes a brief look at the careers of three drivers who...

Page 5 of July 1997 archive issue thumbnail Page 5, July 1997

editorial

When Lord March announced at the press launch of this year's Festival of Speed that it would contain a two minute 'noise' to celebrate the life of Denis Jenkinson, a spontaneous cheer went up in Goodwood House. Everyone knew that there could be no better way of saying farewell, no more greater send off for Jenks, a man who lived for his sport. And as it was to occupy just 120 seconds within a...

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Jaguar's Finest Day

The one nightmare shared by Jaguar's board members was the possibility of defeat at Le Mans. Last year the three entries were prepared beautifully, but lasted only 16 hours effectively, and even with five improved versions this time no-one could confidently predict success. If any Silk Cut Jaguar XJR-9LM was going to win, it was going to have to beat the Porsche 962C of Derek Bell, Hans Stuck and...

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Diesel cuts 'not enough' for Le Mans

Petrol-powered prototypes look unlikely to be able to race on equal terms with the turbodiesel Audis and Peugeots in next year’s Le Mans 24 Hours, despite another attempt to create a level playing field. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest revealed further cuts to the power of the diesels at the same time as a power increase for petrol LMP1s in August. New ACO sporting manager Vincent Beaumesnil...

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